One Shilling Piece - Colonial Note from 1776 Printed by James Adams


This one shilling note was issued pursuant to the Sept. 2, 1775 Act in Delaware. Engraved and printed by James Adams, who worked for Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia. Thick paper containing blue thread and mica flakes holds well today. Signed by John McKinly, Thomas Collins (in faded red ink), and Boaz Manlove. English arms appear sideways on front, stalk of wheat with "To counterfeit is death" appear on rear. No.37657