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Object Name Note, Confederate
Common Name Currency
Catalog Number 1941.20
Maker Duncan, Blanton
Date 06/02/1862
Material(s) Paper/Ink
Dimensions H-2.75 W-6.188 inches
Description The bill is a 4th issue $2, series 1, plate 5 note printed in black ink. The serial number is illegible. The blank is located left of center near the bottom. In the upper left corner is a image of Judah Philip Benjamin in an oval frame. Just below the image on the left edge is the number "5." Below this is a decorative patterned rectangle with the word "TWO" in it. In the lower left corner is a rectangle with "RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF All DUES EXCEPT EXPORT DUTIES" in it. The central image is an allegory of Confederacy striking the American eagle with a sword over a prostrate Union whose shield lays behind her. On both sides of the image is a patterned shape with the number "2" in it. Above and below the central image in a variety of fonts is "Six Months after the Ratification of a Treaty of peace between the Confederate States and the United States THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Will pay TWO DOLLARS to bearer RICHMOND, June 2, 1862." Below this are the signatures for the register and treasurer which are illegible. In between the signatures is a small shield shape with the number "2" in it. On the right edge is a rectangle with "FUNDABLE IN EIGHT PER CENT STOCK OR BONDS OF CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA" in it on edge. A small "5" is in the lower right corner.

The reverse is blank.
Notes Judah Philip Benjamin served as secretary of state, secretary of war and states attorney general for the Confederate States of America.
Collection John Cowden Collection
People Duncan, Blanton
Benjamin, Judah Philip
Subjects Money
Bank notes
Bank note vignettes
Currency
Search Terms American Civil War
Confederate States of America
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS