Smithsonian

One Shilling Note

The back of this shilling bill, printed March 25, 1776, in New Jersey by Isaac Collins, features a nature print of a sage leaf. The paper contains mica flakes and is watermarked "New Jersey." It is oriented to be read from the back. The notes were made legal tender on September 20, 1776, and recalled by January 1, 1780.

Credits: One shilling note ("Tis Death to counterfeit"), National Numismatic Collection, National Museum of American History.