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Frank and Virginia Williams


This is a Confederate ten-dollar bill with an illustration of men in uniform at the center, riding horses while in the background soldiers stand near a cannon on wheels. On either side of the illustration are two dark shields with the inscriptions, "Two Years After The Ratification of a Treaty of Peace Between" and on the right, "The Confederate States and the United States of America". The identifying number of the bill is handwritten below on both sides of the illustration, No. 70042. Underneath the illustration, printed in large block letters is the inscription, "The Confederate States of America Will Pay Ten Dollars to Bearer, Richmond, February 17th 1864. 10". The bottom is signed on the left by M Anderson for Regr. and on the right by, J Wilson for Treasr. Below Coffin's signature is inscribed the engravers name. The left edge of the currency has a border that is densely patterned surrounding the word, "ten", printed vertically. Along the inner edge of the border are the printers’ name. On the right is a heavily decorated scalloped edge circle with the number "10" in the center. Below in an oval is a portrait of Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter. The back of the note is all in blue ink. On each corner of the rectangular shape are decorative concentric designed circles with the number "10" in the center. The word "ten" is in bold lettering with horizontal stripes at the center of the note. This bill was found tipped into pages 40-41 of volume six of Abraham Lincoln : A History by John G. Nicolay and John Hay.

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New York : The Century Co

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Money--Confederate States of America; Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro, 1809 - 1887;

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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Nicolay and Hay’s Abraham Lincoln, Volume 6, pages 40-41


The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana Repository

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Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

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Ten-dollar Bill from the Confederate States of America, February 17, 1864