50 Cents, Fractional Currency, Bank of Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, ca. 1862

Description (Brief)
One (1) 50 cent note, Bank of Catasauqua
Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, ca 1862
Obverse Images: Man with plough being pulled by two horses; woman with pail of milk standing in front of two cows with a cottage surrounded by mountains in the background; an eagle with arrows in its talon; and a bull.
Obverse Text: BANK OF CATASAUQUA / NO / CATSAUQUA, PA / OCTOBER 1, 1862 / WILL PAY THE BEARER FIFTY CENTS / FRIEDENSBOTE PRINT
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
Description
Fractional currency, coined or paper money of smaller denomination than the standard denomination, was used in America during the Civil War. Fractional currency came in many forms. This fifty-cent note issued by the Bank of Catasauqua, Pennsylvania is another example of fractional currency.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
ca 1862
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 15.1 cm x .01 cm; 2 3/4 in x 5 15/16 in x in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Catasauqua
ID Number
2013.0023.003
accession number
2013.0023
catalog number
2013.0023.003
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Civil War
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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