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Maker:
Connecticut  Search this
Green, Timothy II  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
thread (part material)
newspaper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 90 mm x 68 mm; 3 9/16 in x 2 11/16 in
Object Name:
paper money
note
Place Made:
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Date made:
1776
Date on object:
1776-06-07
Description:
One can't be too careful. This Connecticut note was falling apart when someone backed it with part of a contemporary newspaper, full of news about the war between England and France in the Caribbean. But simple glue would not suffice to mend the note. Someone carefully stitched the note again and again, covering it with an irregular but very strong reinforcement.
And it worked. The bill was later canceled and retired by means of a cut from the center to the bottom margin, and it still held together-as did the dreams of the patriots who created and kept it in circulation.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related Publication:
Zoomable Image and Details
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
Credit Line:
Mr. Carl H. Jaeschke
ID Number:
NU.71.122.1117
Catalog number:
71.122.1117
Accession number:
297844
Serial number:
6236
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-a8ac-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1289279