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Early Paper Money of America / Pennsylvania / 1785 March 16 Act

£150,000 in Bills printed by Francis Bailey on paper watermarked PENSYLVANIA in two lines. The Commonwealth Seal in various shapes is on the face. The backs have a new set of nature and cloth prints. Signers were John Baker, James Bayard, Peter Baynton, Robert Bridges, Levi Budd, Samuel Caldwell, John Chaloner, James Collins, John Duffield, Edward Fox, James Glentworth, George Goodwin, William Grey, Stacy Hepburn, Thomas Irwin, H. Kammerer, Reynold Keen, Joseph Ker, George Latimer, George Leib, J. Loughead, Joseph Marsh, James McCrea, Francis Mentges, John Miller, Samuel Murdoch, Andrew Pettit, Joseph Redman, John Rhea, Charles Risk, J. Shortworth, Michael Shubart, Robert Smith, William Smith, John Steele, John Taylor, William Tilton, William Turnbull, Andrew Tybout, Francis Wade, and William Wirtz. The two lowest denominations have one signer, the next three have two signers and the others have three signers, with one signature and numbers often in red ink.

3d ($3/90) Pennsylvania [54,546]
9d ($9/90) Pennsylvania [54,546]
1s6d ($18/90) Pennsylvania [54,546]
2s6d Printer’s name misspelled BAILLY. Pennsylvania [54,546]
5s ($2/3) PENNSYLVANIA [54,546]
10s ($1 1/3) PENNSYLVANIA [54,545]
15s ($2) Pennsylvania [54,546]

20s ($2 2/3) Pennsylvania [54,545]

Leo Shane notes that the 1s6d (18d) note includes the notation "XVIII Ninetieths of a Dollar." This refers to the fact that the Spanish dollar represented 7s6d, or 90 pence in Pennsylvania money.

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