1862 PARISH OF POINTE COUPEE LOUSIANA 50-CENT NOTE

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Item Code: L14107

An original piece of Louisiana currency, being the 50 cent note featuring central artwork of a steam engine pulling numerous boxcars. Dated March 24th, 1862.

It has the word "FIFTY CENTS" over-print in yellow lettering across the front. This was added at the printer help aid in the prevention of counterfeiting. The note is correctly hand signed and numbered in ink.

The note is in circulated condition. Yellow overprint is faded. The overall size of the note measures approximately 5 ¾” by 2 ¾”. The bill retains good detail. Has a vertical tear at lower left; with a partial tape repair on the reverse.

Pointe Coupee Parish is located along the Mississippi River in central Louisiana. It was organized in 1805 as part of the Territory of Orleans (statehood followed in 1812). It was originally called Pointe Coupee County, and was one of the original 12 counties of the Territory of Orleans. It was renamed as Pointe Coupee Parish in 1816.     [jet] [ph:L]

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