Item: Confederate Two Dollar Note - 1862
Design: The front shows the personification of the South striking down the Union in the center with a portrait of Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of State and Secretary of War for the Confederate States of America. The note is hand numbered in red and signed. Printed on the note is "SIX MONTHS AFTER THE RATIFICATION OF TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN THE CONFEDERATE STATES & THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / SECOND SERIES / THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA / Will pay TWO DOLLARS to Bearer / RICHMOND June 2. 1862. / FUNDABLE IN EIGHT PER CENT STOCK OR BONDS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES/ RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES / B. DUNCAN, COLUMBIA, S.C." Rear is blank.
Approximate size: 2-3/4 x 6-1/8 inches.
Condition: Fair. There is creasing, wrinkling, several pinholes and edge wear. The paper is soft and discolored.
Reference: Criswell T-42
Comments: This original Confederate two dollar note will come in a clear sleeve for preservation and display, and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War note or general relic collection.
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