Posting ID : A1068502956
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Antiques By Owner
Here is a great and rare find. You know that modern currency serial numbers are printed on the face. Imagine finding two matching serial number dollar bills in virtually mint condition? That is unlikely at best of course. Yet here, over one-hundred fifty years later are two matching serial numbered Confederate North Carolina state $2.00 bills in near perfect condition.
The bills are serial numbered 2871, which is low number of the tens of thousands printed. Printed in 1863 these are from the original plate which printed twelve bills to a sheet with each being assigned a letter. The letters used were A-M, omitting the letter J. These two notes are letter G and K from that sheet of twelve bills with the serial number 2871. (See, "A Guide Book of Southern States Currency," by Hugh Shull, 2007, p. 287, for confirmation and additional information).
Both these bills are in excellent condition with sharp corners, smooth paper and great borders. The engraving in the center is of the North Carolina capital in Raleigh with superb detail. The color and condition is much superior to the inadequate scan of my ancient scanner. You can look for a long time and not find two matching serial numbered bills from any Confederate state, much less in such perfect condition.