RARE 12 SHILLING COLONIAL CURRENCY NOTE JOHN HART SIGNED: An excellent example of a rare New Jersey 12 Shilling Colonial Currency Note #7634, March 25, 1776. Signers include JOHN HART (1708-1779). signer of The Declaration of Independence, public official and politician in Colonial New Jersey who served as a Delegate to the Continental Congress, Johnathan Johnston, and John Stevens junior. Mica flakes show clearly on this fine example.