Craven County Digital History Exhibit

CSA 1864 $20

Accession Number TP.1986.043.001

Title

Confederate States of America paper currency, value twenty dollars

 

Maker

Keating & Ball, Columbia, South Carolina, lithographers

 

Material

Laid paper, type, ink

 

Origin

[Virginia, Richmond]

 

Date:

1864

 

Dimensions:

OH:  3 1/8” (7.9 cm); OW:  7 1/16” (18.0 cm)

 

Description:

Lithographed twenty dollar bill printed in black on (faded) redish network background; wide borders on left and right sides; on left side “TWENTY”; on right side “20” in a seal (upper right) and a portrait of Alexander Stephens, vice president of the CSA (lower right). Main text: “two years after/ the/ ratification of a/ treaty of peace/ between” and “the confederate/ states/ and the/ united states of america.”/  (Serial letter) C/  N o 97331 on either side of a vignette of  the Tennessee State capital at Nashville/ the/ Confederate States of America/ Will pay twenty dollars to the bearer/ on demand .Richmond. February 17th 1864. [Illegible signature]  for Register [illegible signature] for Treasurer./  “Keatinge & Ball Columbia, S.C. below portrait. Parallel to left border “Series 2.” Reverse of bill printed in green. Design: “20” in seals at four corners; “TWENTY” in large letters in center; “twenty” in center of upper and lower borders. Pencil inscription on left end: “Franklin.”

 

Source:

Unknown

 

Relation:

 

 

Comments:

Formerly on loan to the UDC Confederate Museum, Attmore-Oliver House, New Bern, N.C.

 

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: August 19, 2009

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