Dartmouth, £1 note

Devon, England, AD 1806

This note was issued by Benjamin Tanner, a shipbuilder. War with France increased the Navy's demand for ships, and Tanner started a bank hoping to raise money to fund expansion of a shipyard. This vignette of ships in dry-dock, anchors and a shield with Tanner's initials bears witness to his optimism. Unfortunately both his businesses failed in 1807, the year after this note was issued.

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Dartmouth, £1 note

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    Detail of vignette


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Height: 118.000 mm
Width: 195.000 mm

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CM CIB 472


Chartered Institute of Bankers Collection


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