Great vignettes on this note, with Lucy Pickens in the central portrait portraying the strength of Southern womanhood. To the left is a pair of Confederate soldiers while on the right is George W. Randolph, who served as the Secretary of War.
- This is from the last group of notes to be issued by the Confederate States during the Civil War.
- Housed in an archival quality currency sleeve.
- Graded Very Fine condition.
- Face: Central vignette of Lucy Pickens, wife of Governor Francis Pickens of South Carolina with a portrait of George W. Randolph, CSA Secretary of War at lower right.
- Back: Ornately engraved with the denomination in blue.
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Catalogued as T-65.
This note has seen some wear, but is intact without the usual damages typical of these CSA paper money issues due to the quality of paper being used.
These 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.