FARNHAM NEW BANK 2d NOTE

In 1793, France declared war on Britain. The resulting shortage of currency (due to stockpiling of gold by the populace) led the Government, in 1797, to lift the restriction on banknotes of less than 5 in value. The partnership of Wilkins, W. Trimmer, M. Page & Co. took advantage of this and made a sundry issue of banknotes of 2d denomination, that same year. The banknotes were payable at the "Goats Head" public house, 76, Castle Street, Farnham (presumably from where the bank operated) and the "Spurs Inn", The Borough, Southwark.

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