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New Jersey colonial currency (1759)


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dated 1759 and is for thirty shillings. Quite unique being torn in half and then sewn back together. This was a practice of banks transferring funds. In order to reduce casualty or loss, the banks would tear the notes in two, send one carrier down one route and another down a second route until met at their destination. Thieves planning a robbery would be disappointed when discovered a bag full of half notes (worthless)