Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1861 $1

Accession Number TP.1986.040.001

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 ¼” (5.7 cm); OW:  5 ¼” (13.3. cm)

 

Description:

Typeset one-dollar Bill with engraved figure of 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. 10465  will pay to bearer/  [Serial letter] A/ ONE DOLLAR/ at the [small image of a sailing ship] treasury/ On or before January 1st 1866./ Raleigh, Oct. 16th, 1861. (signed in ink) Henry [illegible]  for Pub. Treasr.” Printed on reverse in ornate red design with red san serif type: “ONE DOLLAR.”

 

Donor:

Unknown

 

Relation:

Differs from TP.1986.039.001 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. Currently on display in the New Bern Academy Museum.

 

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.”

Obverse Image
Reverse Image

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

Last edited: November 20, 2014

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