This is the very desirable "sweet potato note" from the first year of issue for the Confederate States of America.
- From the first series of notes to be issued by the Confederate States in 1861 during the Civil War.
- Housed in an archival quality currency sleeve.
- In Very Fine condition.
- Face: Central vignette of a "Sweet Potato Dinner". It also depicts an oval portrait of R.M.T. Hunter, who served as the Confederate Secretary of State, at left, and the goddess Minerva on the right.
- Back: Blank reverse.
This note is a good example of CSA paper money used during the Civil War! Add one of these classic collectibles to your cart today!
Catalogued as T-30. Hand-signed and serial numbered.
The 'Sweet Potato Dinner' nickname came from the more detailed depiction of General Francis Marion, Revolutionary War hero and native of South Carolina with an aide standing at a table with sweet potatoes.
This note has seen some circulation, but is not damaged as many CSA paper money issues are 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.