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Object Name Note, Confederate
Common Name Currency
Catalog Number 1949.7
Maker Keatinge & Ball
Date 02/17/1864
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-3.125 W-7.063 inches
Description The note is a 7th issue $20, series 4, from plate A on beige paper. The serial number is 30769. It is located to the right and left of the central image and is hand written in ink. The obverse has a pink background pattern. On the left side is a black pattered rectangle with the word "TWENTY" in it in white. The central image is a lithograph of the Tennessee Capitol Building in a landscape. In front of the building two men and one women are pictured standing before the building. Above and to the left of the central image is a black shape or plaque with light writing states, "Two years after the ratification of the treaty of peace between." Below the plaque is the word "No." then the serial number. Above and to the right of the central image is a black shape or plaque with light writing states, "The Confederate States and the United States of America." Below the plaque is the letter "A" then "No." and the serial number. Below the central image is inscribed "THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA/ Will pay TWENTY DOLLARS to bearer/ on demand/ Richmond, February 17th 1864." Below this are the signatures for the register and the treasurer. On the bottom edge, right of center is "Keatinge & Ball, Columbia, S.C." In the upper right corner is a black patterned circle with a scalloped edge and the number "20" in it in white. Below this is the image of Alexander Stephens in an oval frame. Both are surrounded by decorative flourishes.

The reverse has a blue web pattern with "20" in each corner on a round medallion. In the center is the word "TWENTY" which is filled in a horizontal line pattern in blue and has a drop shadow in dark blue on the right. Above and below this is a decorative flourish with the word "TWENTY" in it in blue.
Notes This note is one of the most common of all Confederate States of America currency.
Alexander Stephens served as vice president of the Confederate States of America.
Collection Samuel Upton Collection
Event American Civil War
People Stephens, Alexander H.
Keatinge & Ball
Subjects Money
Bank notes
Bank note vignettes
Search Terms American Civil War
Confederate States of America
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS