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
date made
ca 1862
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Catasauqua
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
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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