Eight Shilling Bank Note

Riksens Ständers Wäxel Banco19th Century

Economy Museum – Royal Coin Cabinet

Economy Museum – Royal Coin Cabinet

"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."


  • 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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