Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1861 $1

Accession Number TP.1986.039.001

Title

North Carolina paper currency, value one dollar

 

Maker

Unknown

 

Material

Type on plain paper, ink

 

Origin

North Carolina, probably Raleigh

 

Date:

1861, Oct. 16th

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 7/16” (5.9 cm); OW:  5 5/8” (13.9. cm)

 

Description:

Typeset one-dollar Bill with engraved figure Minerva leaning on a pedestal; narrow border on left inscribed: “Receivable in payment of Public Dues”; narrow border on right: (san serif type) ONE DOLLAR.” Inscription: “the State of North Carolina/ No.283  will pay to bearer/ [Serial letter] A/ ONE DOLLAR/ at the [image of a small sailing ship] treasury/ On or before January 1st 1866./ Raleigh, Oct. 17th, 1861. (signed in ink)”E Blackwood”  for Pub. Treasr.” Printed  in ornate red on reverse with in red san serif type: “ONE DOLLAR.”

 

Donor:

Unknown

 

Relation:

Differs from TP.1986.040.001 in date of issue and signature.

 

Comments:

Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom, technical skill and invention. Formerly on loan from the United Daughters of the Confederacy to the Oliver-Atwood House.

 

Language:

En

 

Rights:

Permission to use the photograph must be obtained in writing from Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina. It must be accompanied by the caption” From the collection of Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archive and History.”

 
 

Images scanned by Dean Knight
Text prepared by Nancy Richards and Victor T. Jones, Jr.

Last edited: November 20, 2014

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