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Framed Civil War Fractional Currency and Early Paper Currency

Auction:
2482
Lot:
494
Sold for:
$4,148$3,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Framed Civil War Fractional Currency and Early Paper Currency, thirty-nine fractional currency notes arranged on an engraved patriotic shield, (1862-1876), the currency was used during and after the Civil War due to the shortage of coins, (water staining, small tear) 19 1/2 x 24 in. (sight), framed; accompanied by eight loose examples of fractional currency and eight bank notes, a 1776 Philadelphia six dollar bill, a 1778 Philadelphia thirty dollar bill, a ten dollar Confederate bill, three 1864 Richmond four per cent Call Certificates, and seven foreign currency notes.


Estimate $400-600

Most of the loose bills are in pretty worn condition.

Keywords

Philadelphia, bank notes, Cent, Dollar

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