This note depicts an allegorical representation of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, who is seated on bales of cotton which was the primary cash crop of the South. To the left is a sailor in contemporary dress.
- 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.
- A decent note in Very Fine condition that has normal wear and some staining.
- Face: Nice vignettes of the goddess Ceres seated on a bale of cotton at top center, with a sailor in contemporary garb at left.
- Back: Blank reverse.
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Catalogued as T-36. Hand-signed and numbered.
This note has seen moderate 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.