Subject of
Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro, American, 1809 - 1887
Printed by
Walker, Evans & Co., American, 1855 - 1982
Designed by
Keatinge & Ball, American, 1861 - 1864
Subject of
Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865
Date
February 17, 1864
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 3 × 7 in. (7.6 × 17.8 cm)
Description
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. / 44931]. 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 [[illegible] for Regr.] and on the right by, [[illegible] 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. There is staining at all four corners showing where the note had previously been adhered to something. 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.
Place made
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Coins and Currency
Type
money
american paper money
Topic
American South
Commerce
Government
Slavery
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2017.108.9.15
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fc03e62f-6ce2-4d77-85a7-c28f495a4f69
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