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Un-Issued Civil War $20 Missouri "Defense Bond" Currency With State Seal
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This is a scarce Civil War $20 from the State of Missouri. Across the top of the note it proudly proclaims "MISSOURI DEFENSE FUND" as well as "THE STATE OF MISSOURI". This one is in very fine unissued condition. It was never signed and numbered but they didn't make these after the Civil War so we know it was Civil War production. In the upper left hand corner of the note it has the image of Lady Liberty seated with pole and liberty cap next to a shield depicting a cotton plant. In the distance behind her you can see the factories and a bridge. In the center of the note it has the large red ink protector "TWENTY" printed onto the paper in script style letters. This was to help in the prevention of counterfeiting of the note. Above this print it has the riverboat style steamboat with steam rolling out of the funnels. Down in the lower right hand corner it has the famous Missouri state seal. On the reverse of the note it has ornate green ink printing. In the center of the reverse it states "Missouri Defense Bonds are secured by a pledge of all the STATE REVENUES and receivable in payment of all Taxes and DEBTS DUE THE STATE". It also has the "20" denominations flaking the writing on each side. This is a very desirable note that is in uncirculated condition and it displays superbly. The overall size of the mote measures 7-1/8th inches by 3-1/8th inches and was printed by Keating & Ball of Columbia, South Carolina. It comes in an acid free holder for display and preservation.

Item #: A8155
Shipping Weight: 0.4 lb
Your Price:$195.00 USD
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