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1862 Dated City of Cleveland, Ohio City Order for 5 Cents
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Here is a neat note from Civil War Ohio. This one is from Cleveland, Ohio and was issued by the The City of Cleveland. They made these in the 5¢; 10¢; 25¢; 50¢ denominations and this is the 5 cent version. This one has the printed date of October 16, 1862. These Cleveland issued city orders in October 1862 to relieve the public of sticky postage stamps which seemed to make up the bulk of emergency alternatives to coinage which had disappeared from circulation. The city authorized $50,000 in these orders and began issuing them to the public on November 5, 1862. Two weeks later, public demand was so high that a near riot broke out when not everyone was able to obtain the notes. Surprisingly for a city the size of Cleveland, there were very few private scrip issuers during the Civil War. The note measures 3-1/2 inches by 2-1/8th inches. It comes in an acid-free holder for display and preservation.

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