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Confederate Currency Collection


Confederate Currency Collection


This collection includes 50 cent, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollar bills. All the bills in this collection were printed in Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy. They were printed from 1861-1864 and were signed by a variety of treasurers and registers. The bills are in various physical conditions, with many having wrinkles, holes, stains, and tears. Images on the bills included many famous Confederate figures such as Jefferson Davis, R.M.T. Hunter, Judah P. Benjamin, and Lucy Pickens. They also depicted symbols and figures the Confederacy considered important, such as bales of cotton, the goddess of war Minerva, and the capital building in Richmond, Virginia.


The collection was donated to the University of Missouri Library by the Secretary of the Treasury Department, Washington, D.C., on May 18, 1912.


Available online: Confederate Currency Collection in the University of Missouri Digital Library. The collection is available to all researchers. Request materials for use in the Special Collections reading room.