From the first issue of U.S. Fractional Currency issued during the Civil War. The note displays five of the very popular Thomas Jefferson 5 Cent issue that was on the 5 cent postage stamps of the era.
- Housed in an archival quality currency sleeve.
- This note is a Extra Fine example.
- Face: An engraving of five of the contemporary issue of Five Cent postage stamps featuring a bust of Thomas Jefferson.
- Back: Black printing of the obligation at center surrounding a large numeral “25”, with an intricate engraving.
These were issued starting in 1862 to help alleviate the shortage of coins due to public hoarding caused by the Civil War. Add this First Issue Fractional (Postage) Currency of 25 Cents to your cart today!
This is the straight edge type with the ABC monogram on back which denotes this as Friedberg #1281.