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Object Name Note, Confederate
Common Name Currency
Catalog Number 1949.6.3
Maker Keatinge & Ball / J.T. Paterson & Co.
Date 04/06/1863
Material(s) Paper/Ink
Dimensions H-3.063 W-7.063 inches
Description The bill is a 6th issue, 3rd series $5, from plate B. It is printed on beige paper. The serial number is 72977. The obverse is in black ink and has on the left a pattered rectangle with the word "FIVE" in it. The top border includes a banner with "FUNDABLE IN STOCKS OR BONDS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES." At the center is an image of the Confederate Capitol building. Inscribed above the image in an arch is "TWO YEARS AFTER THE RATIFICATION OF A TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN THE CONFEDERATE STATES & THE UNITED STATES" Beneath the image is inscribed "The Confederate States of America/ WILL PAY TO Bearer FIVE DOLLARS." Below this on the left is printed "No." and hand written in ink "72977." Next is inscribed "Richmond / 5 / April 6th 1863." Beneath that are the signatures for the register and the treasurer. On the right side is a decorative medallion with the number "5" in it. The lower right corner has an oval with floral border with the image of C. G. Memminger in it. The bottom border includes a banner with "RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES." In small letters beside and above this banner is " / J.T. Peterson & Co." and "Engraved by Keatinge & Bell."Between the graphics on the right and the central image is a red stamp with "JULY 1863." stamped on end, facing the left side of the note.

The reverse has a blue web pattern with "5" in each corner on a round medallion. The same round medallion and "5" is in the center over a large Roman number "V" which is filled in a horizontal line pattern in blue and has a drop shadow in dark blue on the right. Decorative flourishes are found on both ends and near the bottom toward center.
Notes Christopher Gustavus Memminger was the first secretary of the treasury for the Confederate States of America.

The Confederate Capitol Building was located in Richmond, Va.
Collection Mary T. Gans Collection
People J.T. Peterson & Co.
Keatinge & Ball
Subjects Money
Bank notes
Bank note vignettes
Search Terms American Civil War
Confederate States of America
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS