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Confederate States of America ten dollar bill

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Printed by:
Walker, Evans & Co., American, 1855 - 1982  Search this
Designed by:
Keatinge & Ball, American, 1861 - 1864  Search this
Subject of:
Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, American, 1809 - 1887  Search this
Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 3 1/16 × 7 1/8 in. (7.8 × 18.1 cm)
American paper money
Place made:
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
February 17, 1864
Confederate States of America ten dollar bill featuring a central illustration of a war scene. Men in uniform are at center riding horses while in the background soldiers stand near a cannon on wheels. More fighting can be seen in the back right. On either side of the illustration are two dark shields with the inscriptions, [TWO YEARS AFTER / THE RATIFICATION OF A / TREATY OF PEACE / BETWEEN] and on the right, [THE CONFEDERATE / STATES / AND THE / UNITED STATES / OF AMERICA.] The identifying number of the bill is printed and handwritten below on both sides of the illustration, [No. / 63785]. Underneath the illustration, printed in large block letters is the inscription, [THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA / Will pay / TEN DOLLARS TO / Bearer. / RICHMOND / February 17th 1864. / 10]. The bottom is signed on the left by [M Anderson for Regr.] and on the right by, [J Wilson for Treasr.]. Below Coffin's signature is inscribed the engravers, [Keatinge & Ball, Columbia S.C.]. The left edge of the currency has a border that is densely patterned surrounding the word, [TEN] printed vertically. Along the inner edge of the border are the printers’ name, [Ptd. by Evans & Cogswell.] On the right is a heavily decorated scalloped edge circle with the number [10] in the center. Below in an oval is a portrait of Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter. The back of the note is all in blue ink. On each corner of the rectangular shape are decorative concentric designed circles with the number [10] in the center. The word [TEN] is in bold lettering with horizontal stripes at the center of the note. There is some dark staining on the bottom right.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Government  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture