Item: Confederate Five Dollar Note - 1861
Printer: B. Duncan of Columbia, SC.
Design: The note is dated September 2, 1861, hand numbered in red ink, and signed. The front shows a seated sailor amid bales, barrels, and sailing ships. To the far left is a portrait of C. G. Memminger with Justice and Ceres to the far right. Printed on the front of the note beginning at the top edge:
"FUNDABLE IN EIGHT PER CENT STOCK OR BONDS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES. / RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES. / SIX MONTHS AFTER THE RATIFICATION OF A TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN THE CONFEDERATE STATES & THE UNITED STATES / THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA / Will pay FIVE DOLLARS to Bearer / Richmond / September 2, 1861 / SECOND SERIES / B.DUNCAN / COLUMBIA S.C.".
The rear is blank.
Approximate size: 3 x 6-7/8 inches.
Condition: Good. The semi-crisp paper has creasing and several pinholes. The borders are nearly complete.
Reference: Criswell T-37
Comments: This original Confederate five dollar note will be an excellent addition to any Civil War note or general relic collection.
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