$5 CSA CURRENCY 1861

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Item Code: 172-5873

This is a nice example of an earlier form of Confederate Currency, printed in September 2, 1861 series by Blanton Duncan.  Duncan served with the Confederacy forming a Kentucky volunteer infantry where he was Lieutenant Colonel.  After his short service he moved to Richmond setting up a print shop and worked with the CSA treasury till 1863.

What’s unique about the bill is currency Type 37 were lithographs printed on good paper, not engravings.  It contains a myriad of Southern symbolism starting with a lithograph portrait of C.G Memminger, Secretary of Confederate States Treasury, in the bottom left corner.  The opposite corner are the Roman figures Ceres and Prospernia holding the number “5”.  Centered on the bill an image of a sailor seated beside bales of cotton.  The bill contains Serial numbers 71290 and corresponding signatures of the Treasurer and Register.  Overall, the bill is in good condition with a few pin holes in the bottom left corner.

This $5 note is an interesting part of a turbulent history of southern currency, and a great addition to anyone interested in Confederate bank notes. [mk] [ph:L]

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