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Currency & Bonds - Confederate Bonds 1863-1865
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$100,000.00 CONFEDERATE DOLLARS! 1864 Dated Confederate Call Certificate
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Here is one of the coolest Confederate pieces of currency that we have ever been able to offer. This is the pattern that is listed in the Confederate bond book as Ball 353 and in the Criswell book as #162I. It is an original Confederate $100,000 Call Certificate dated from 1864. These call certificates state they they were to "... reduce the currency and to authorize a new issue of notes and bonds." This was approved on February 17th 1864 by an act of the Confederate Congress. This one has the serial number of 170 written in brown ink on this highest denomination for call certificates. This one was issued for "ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS". The Confederate Government was borrowing from the "South Western Rail Road Bank". The piece of paper measures 120mm long as compared to 155mm long for some Ball 353 pieces. This one is signed by E. Apperson and it has some light ink erosion in his name and in the penned date. The Ball-Simmons reference does not list Apperson as a signer for any call certificates but here it is as proof. There is also ink erosion in the Columbia endorsement on the back that was executed by Depositary Alex Laughlin. There is a tiny tear in the corner at upper right. This is a fantastic thing when you thing about holding $100,000 Confederate dollars in your hand.

Item #: B697
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