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Confederate Currency Collection

Title

Confederate Currency Collection

Description

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.

Provenance

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

Access

Confederate Currency Collection finding aid (pdf)

The collection is available to all researchers. Request materials for use in the Special Collections reading room.

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