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Dartmouth, £1 note

  • Detail of vignette

    Detail of vignette

 

Height: 118.000 mm
Width: 195.000 mm

Chartered Institute of Bankers Collection

CM CIB 472

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    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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