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Confederate States of America twenty dollar bill

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Subject of:
Alexander H. Stephens, American, 1812 - 1883  Search this
Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865  Search this
Designed by:
Keatinge & Ball, American, 1861 - 1864  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 3/16 × 7 3/16 in. (8.1 × 18.3 cm)
Type:
money
American paper money
Place made:
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February 17, 1864
Description:
Confederate States of America twenty dollar bill featuring a central illustration of the Tennessee State Capitol. 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. / 3117]. Underneath the illustration, printed in large block letters is the inscription, [THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA / Will pay TWENTY DOLLARS to the Bearer / on demand. Richmond February 17, 1864.] The bottom is signed on the left by [B Clarke / for Register] and on the right by, [P Dell / for Treasurer]. The left edge of the currency has a border that is densely patterned surrounding the word, [TWENTY] printed vertically. On the right is a heavily decorated scalloped edge circle with the number [20] in the center. Below in an oval is a portrait of Alexander H. Stephens. Below the portrait is the engravers name, [Keatinge & Ball, Columbia S.C.]. 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 [20] in the center. The word [TWENTY] is in bold lettering with horizontal stripes at the center of the note.
Topic:
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
Object number:
2017.108.9.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Coins and Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53286b734-fa34-4f43-be17-9b13e0dc0752
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.108.9.11