1st Issue Fractional Currency 50 Cents CU (FR#1312)
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Scarce 1st Issue Fractional Currency. AKA Postage Currency since the note displays 5 of the very popular George Washington 10c issue that was on a then-current 10 cent postage stamp.
- Housed in an archival quality currency sleeve.
- Graded Crisp Uncirculated example with nice coloring.
- This is the straight edge type with the ABC monogram on the back—Friedberg #1312.
- Face: An engraving of five of the contemporary issue of Ten Cent postage stamps featuring a bust of George Washington.
- Back: Black printing of the obligation at center surrounding a large numeral “50”, 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 50 Cents to your cart today!
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