Almost Uncirculated series 1864 $2 note issued by the Confederate States of America.
- This is from the last series of notes issued by the Confederate States in 1864 during the Civil War.
- Housed in an archival quality currency sleeve.
- This note is in Choice AU condition with vibrant colors, printing, and bold signatures.
- Face: Numerous locations of the denomination and an oval portrait of Judah P. Benjamin in an oval on the right.
- Back: Blank reverse.
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Catalogued as T-70; Hand-signed and serial numbered.
Judah Benjamin served in several positions in the Confederate cabinet, first as Attorney General, then as Secretary of War, and finally as Secretary of State.
This note has seen some minimal wear and is intact without the usual damages typical of these CSA paper money issues due to the quality of paper being used. This note is an affordable example of CSA paper money used during the Civil War.
Confederate issues were once scorned by collectors, but are now in demand and rising in value. They have become a favorite with collectors due to the different issues and variety of designs.
The necessity of financing military operations during the Civil War forced the Confederate government to print paper money, just as the U.S. government did for the first time.