Craven County Digital History Exhibit

CSA 1864 $50

Accession Number TP.1986.044.001

Title

Confederate States of America paper currency, value fifty dollars

 

Maker

Keating & Ball, Columbia, South Carolina, lithographers

 

Material

Laid paper, ink

 

Origin

[Virginia, Richmond]

 

Date:

1864

 

Dimensions:

OH:  3 3/8” (8.4 cm); OW:  7 ¼” (18.5 cm)

 

Description:

Lithographed fifty-dollar bill printed in black on a redish network background; narrow borders on all four sides with “fifty 50 fifty 50…”  Central vignette: Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. Main text: “50” in seal in upper left and right corners; “Two Years after the  Ratification of a Treaty/ of Peace between the   Confederate States/ and the  United States/ THE CONFEDERATE/ No/ 7280 (stamped)/ STATES OF AMERICA/ Will pay to the bearer on demand/ FIFTY DOLLARS/  Richmond, Feby17th1864/ y C Howell  for register  [illegible] for treasurer   (Serial litter) Ay/ Keating & Ball, Columbia S.C.”  Reverse printed in blue: “50” in seal at all four corners, “FIFTY” in center, and “fifty” in top and bottom border.

 

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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