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Early Paper Money of America / Georgia / 1755

£7,000 sterling in legal tender Bills of Credit authorized by the Feb. 17, 1755 Act subject to the approval of the Crown and to be issued as the General Assembly directed. Commissioners of the General Loan were to use the bills for loans on security and provide for repayment of the issue by Dec. 1762. Bills of 2s and under were typeset. Bills of 2s6d and over were engraved and indented. Bills of 5s and over were dated. All bills were printed in Charleston. The sum of £2,785 was issued in 1755; £838 7s 1 1/4d on July 28, 1757 (£200 to replace worn bills); and £799 8s 11d on Mar. 27, 1759 for the public magazine, Tybee Island lighthouse and church improvements. Signers were Patrick Graham, Francis Harris, Clement Martin, James E. Powell, Edmund Tannatt, Alexander Wylly, and Henry Yonge. There were five signers on bills of 5s and over.

2d [3,600] 
3d [3,600] 
4d [3,600] 
6d [3,600] 
9d [3,600] 
1s [3,600] 
1s3d [3,600] 
1s6d [3,600] 
2s [3,600]
2s6d Rose [3,600]
3s [2,000] 
3s6d [2,000] 
4s [2,000] 
5s Bee [2,000]
10s Bush and sickle [2,000]
20s Woman operating thread winder [2,805]
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