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Designed by:
Howell, American  Search this
Subject of:
Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 3 3/4 × 7 1/2 in. (9.5 × 19.1 cm)
American paper money
Place made:
Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
April 6, 1864; reworked 1958
State of Georgia five dollar bill adhered to a brown rectangular piece of paper. The front of the currency has a central image of a Grecian woman lounging against a box overlooking a pile of goods, a Grecian temple, and woods. Above, printed in large letters, is the place and date when the currency was made, [MILLEDGEVILLE, / APRIL 6TH 1864. / THE STATE OF GEORGIA]. Under the vignette is the inscription, [PAY TO THE BEARER FIVE DOLLARS AT HER TREASURY]. At the bottom, the note is signed on the left by [J. M. Beall/ for Compr. Genl.] and on the right by, [R. M. Cartellaw for Treas]. In the center of the signatures is a five pointed star with rays shooting out and written above, [REGISTERED]. Underneath Beall's signature is the designer, [HOWELL. ENGR.] The left and right edge of the currency has a border that is densely patterned surrounding the numbers, [5 / V / 5] printed vertically. Much of the right border is missing. The back of the brown paper is blank except for the handwritten inscription, [OSSM / 1956 / MBW].
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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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture