Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1863 $20

Accession Number TP.1988.023.002

Title

North Carolina paper currency, value twenty dollars

 

Maker

J. T. Paterson & Co., Augusta Ga., printer

 

Material

Type on laid paper, ink

 

Origin

Georgia, Augusta

 

Date:

1862, May 1

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 11/16” (6.8 cm); OW:  7 9/16” (19.2 cm)

 

Description:

Engraved Bill with broad border on left: “XX”/ vignette of corn and wheat/  “20” on a circular seal. On right edge: “J.T.Paterson & Co.  Augusta, Ga.” Main text: (Serial letter) “B”, vignette of railroad train in landscape, “20” on a circular seal/ No 1232 (in red ink)/ the STATE of NORTH CAROLINA/ Will pay TWENTY DOLLARS to Bearer/ at the Treasury on or before 1st Jan 1865./ Raleigh May 1 (in red ink) 1862 (in red ink)/  “[illegible] Womble for Commt.  [illegible] for Pub. Treasr.”  Overprinted on the train vignette in red: “FUNDABLE/ ONLY/ in six per cent. bonds.” Reverse is blank.

 

Donor:

John G. Dunn, Jr.

 

Relation:

 

 

Comments:

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: August 19, 2009

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