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Eight Shilling Bank Note

Riksens Ständers Wäxel Banco19th Century

Economy Museum – Royal Coin Cabinet

Economy Museum – Royal Coin Cabinet
STOCKHOLM, Sweden

"The bearer of this note has the right to recieve eight Shilling Banco, that have been deposited into the Bank of the Government Exchange." This is a good example of what a bank note originally was: a promissory note. The bank vouched to pay the bearer of the note a certain sum if necessary. As with all contracts one should read the small-print: "He who copies or forges this bank note will be hanged, but he who exposes the copyist, forger or utterer will be rewarded according to the Royal Decree of 8 July 1818."

Details

  • Title: Eight Shilling Bank Note
  • Creator: Riksens Ständers Wäxel Banco
  • Date Created: 19th Century
  • Location Created: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Physical Dimensions: h 18, w 13.8 cm
  • Type: Bank note
  • Rights: CC BY
  • External Link: Economy Museum – Royal Coin Cabinet

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