Issued at Richmond, VA on March 13, 1862 during the early days of the Civil War. Great portrait of Virginia State Auditor Jonathan Bennett at center and the Virginia State Seal on the right. A well preserved Choice Crisp Uncirculated example.
- This is from a group of notes printed in early 1862 for the State of Virginia, issued in Richmond.
- Housed in an archival quality currency sleeve.
- A sharp Crisp Uncirculated example.
- Face: Great portrait of Virginia State Auditor Jonathan Bennett at center, and the Virginia State Seal on the right. Bold green and black colors with the obligation, denomination, and ornate engraving on the front.
- Back: Intentionally left blank.
- Printed by Keating and Ball.
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Catalogued in Criswell as CR#13.
Beginning in the late 18th century, a need for currency as a medium of exchange forced cities, states, banks and even private businesses to print paper money, just as the U.S. government did during the Civil War.
This note is in Crisp Uncirculated condition and was printed for the State of Virginia and issued at Richmond. This city, which is the capital and fourth most populous city in Virginia, was founded in 1737.