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1st Issue Fractional Currency 25 Cents VG (Fr#1281)

1st Issue Fractional Currency 25 Cents VG (Fr#1281)

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From the first issue of U.S. Fractional Currency issued during the Civil War. An excellent addition to any collection!


Certificate Highlights:
  • Housed in an archival quality currency sleeve.
  • Very Good condition.
  • Plain edges, with ABC monogram (printed by the American Banknote Company).
  • Face: Displays 5 of the very popular Thomas Jefferson 5c issue that utilizes the same portrait that was on the 5 cent postage stamps of the era.
  • Back: Black printing of the obligation at center surrounding a large numeral “25”, with an intricate engraving.
  • This is the straight edge type with the ABC monogram on back which denotes this as Friedberg #1281.

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!

1st Issue Fractional Currency which was actually labeled Postage Currency due to the design on the front.

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