One-shilling banknote

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Issued by the Mason Barrowman Company, Edinburgh

Postcard of One-shilling banknote.
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One-shilling banknote

This one shilling banknote was issued by the Mason Barrowman Company of Edinburgh. It is dated 1 October 1764.

One-shilling banknote, Mason, Barrowman Company, Edinburgh, 1 October 1764, one of three versions of propaganda notes relevant to the abolition of the Option Clause, 1765

The note was an item of propaganda in the debate surrounding the 'Option Clause', under which the issuing bank had the option of deferring payment, plus interest, for six months. The clause was abolished in 1765.

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Online ID: 000-100-045-612-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.OIA 41
Date: 1 October 1764
Material: Paper
Dimensions: 163 mm x 92 mm
What: Banknote / propaganda note
Who: Mason, Barrowman Company, Edinburgh (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
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