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Object Name Note, Confederate
Common Name Currency
Catalog Number 1903.12
Maker Keatinge & Ball
Date 02/17/1864
Material(s) Paper/Ink
Dimensions H-3.25 W-7.875 inches
Description The note is a 7th issue $100, series 1, from plate C. The serial number is 5509. It is located on both sides of the central image in a black ink stamp. The bill has a patterned background in red ink. In the upper left corner is a patterned circle with the letter "C" in it. Below this is an outdoor scene with two soldiers, both with long rifles. The central image is Lucy H. Pickens to represent "Woman of the South." To the left above this image is inscribed "Richmond." Under this is a plaque with the words "TWO YEARS AFTER THE RATIFICATION OF A TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN" in it. To the right above the central image is "Feb.y 17th 1864." Below this is a plaque with the words "THE CONFEDERATE STATES AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." Surrounding the central image from the top to the bottom is inscribed in various fonts "CONFEDERATE / States of America / Will pay to the bearer on demand / ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS." Below this are the signatures for the register and the treasurer. At the bottom is inscribed "Keatinge & Ball, Columbia S.C." In the upper right corner is a pattered circle with scalloped edge with the number "100" in it. In the lower right corner is the image of George W. Randolph in an oval frame.

On the reverse in blue ink is a web pattern. In the center is the word "HUNDRED in a horizontal line pattern." Above and below this inside a decorative design is the word "HUNDRED" in an almond shape. In each corner is a patterned circle with a white border with the number "100" in it. Along the right edge is hand written in pencil "BB 493 JJ."
Notes Lucy H. Pickens was the wife of Civil War era South Carolina governor Francis Pickens.

George W. Randolph was a member of the Confederate cabinet.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Event American Civil War
People Keatinge & Ball
Pickens, Lucy Holcombe
Randolph, George W.
Subjects Money
Bank notes
Bank note vignettes
Search Terms American Civil War
Confederate States of America
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS