Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lincoln's CSA $5 Note-- Part 1

From the October 1, 2013, Numismaster in Coins Magazine "Lincoln carried CSA $5 Note in Billfold" by Fred Reed. //// On April 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln toured the fallen Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, accompanied by son Tad and a military escort. At some point he acquired a Series 1864 $5 Confederate Treasury Note, Series 5, position A, serial number 75901. (a photo of it accompanied the article). //// It was found hidden in a box containing the contents of his pockets when he was assassinated. That box was sequestered in the Library of Congress for a generation. //// More to Come. --Old Secesh

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