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Early Paper Money of America / Connecticut / 1755 January 8

£7,500 ($25,000) in Treasury Notes dated May 8, 1755 and due May 8, 1758 in lawful money with 5% interest issued for French and Indian War military expenses, payable in lawful money equal to 9d sterling per shilling and prohibited from being legal tender by the 1751 Act of Parliament. Printed by Timothy Green, Jr., the son of the previous printer, from delicately detailed engraved cuts and set type on both the face and back. Hand near top of Colony Arms points to left on some denominations and to right on others. The former motto in the Colony Arms was rearranged and abbreviated on a ribbon as QUI TRA SUS or QUI TRAN SUST. (What is transplanted survives) and SIGILLUM : COLON CONNECTICENSIS (Seal of the Colony of Connecticut) was added. These were signed and numbered in red ink. Signers were Joseph Buckingham, John Chester, William Pitkin, and George Wyllys, with three signers on each bill.

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