Item: Confederate Five Dollar Note - 1861
Printer: Hoyer & Ludwig of Richmond, VA.
Design: The note is dated September 2, 1861, hand numbered in red ink, and signed. The front center shows a seated figure between a sailing ship and train. To the far left is a sailor. Printed on the front of the note beginning at the top edge:
"RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUES/RICHMOND, VA. / September 2, 1861 / Six Months after the Ratification of a Treaty of peace between the Confederate States and the United States, / THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA / Will pay FIVE DOLLARS to bearer / HOYER & LUDWIG RICHMOND / FUNDABLE IN CONFEDERATE STATES STOCK BEARING EIGHT PER CENT INTEREST".
The rear is blank.
Approximate size: 3 x 6-7/8 inches.
Condition: Good. The semi-crisp paper has creasing, soiling, and several small pinholes. The borders are complete.
Reference: Criswell T-36
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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