Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1863 $2

Accession Number TP.1986.041.001

Title

North Carolina paper currency, value two dollars

 

Maker

J. T. Paterson & Co., Augusta Georgia, (lithographer)

 

Material

Lithograph and type on paper, ink

 

Origin

North Carolina, Raleigh

 

Date:

1863, January 1st

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 11/16” (6.9 cm); OW:  6 ¼”  (15.8. cm)

 

Description:

Lithograph two-dollar bill with narrow borders on all four sides; border at top: “issued under act ratified 20th dec r 1862”; bottom border: “receivable in payment of all public dues”; inside left border (san serif type): “j. t. paterson & co. augusta., ga.”  Main text: “2” on elaborately engraved oval seal, engraving of the state capitol building at Raleigh, “2” on an elaborately engraved oval seal/ (Serial letter) K/ the STATE of NORTH CAROLINA/ Will pay TWO DOLLARS to Bearer/ at the Treasury on or before 1st Jan. 1866/ Raleigh, January 1st 1863./ No. 142/ (in ink) Thos W. Dewey for Pub. Treasr”.   Reverse is blank. Printed in black on plain paper

 

Source:

Unknown

 

Relation:

 

 

Comments:

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.”

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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