CIVIL WAR-ERA UNION STATES CURRENCY Antiqued Reproductions

CIVIL WAR-ERA UNION STATES CURRENCY
CIVIL WAR-ERA UNION STATES CURRENCY
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When the Civil War started, there were two types of money in circulation in the North: the largest part was "hard" money - silver and gold coins of the U.S. government; the rest was paper money issued by prominent banks. As the war progressed, more and more hard money dissappeared as people began to hoard coins. In 1862, the U.S. government began issuing "Greenbacks" to supplement the states' paper money.

This set includes reproductions of paper money from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Washington, D.C., New York, Maine, and Nebraska.