10 Cents, Fractional Currency, United States, ca 1874

Description (Brief):

One (1) 10 cent modified note

Description (Brief)

United States, ca 1874

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Man with nightgown and glasses drawn on him.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: FRACTIONAL CURRENCY / 10 / UNITED STATES / X CENTS / I / SERIES OF 1874 / 42 / WILLIAM M. MERE / ENGRAVED AND PRINTED AT THE BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING / TREASURER / REGISTER

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Geometric design in green ink.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: FRACTIONAL CURRENCY / TEN CENTS / ACT OF JUNE 30TH 1864 / COLUMBIAN BANK NOTE CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / X / THIS NOTE IS EXCHANGEABLE FOR UNITED STATES NOTES BY THE ASSISTANT TREASURERS AND DESIGNATED DEPOSITARIES OF THE UNITED STATES IN SUMS NOT LESS THAN THREE DOLLARS. RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL DUES TO THE UNITED STATES LESS THAN FIVE DOLLARS, EXCEPT CUSTOMS.

Portraits on paper notes are easy targets for satire. This example of fractional currency, a paper note worth less than one dollar, features the portrait of William M. Meredith, secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 1849 to 1850. With ink pen, Meredith has been transformed into a less dignified figure.

Date Made: ca 1874

Maker: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: The Chase Manhattan Bank

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.79.112.CM01831C.03Accession Number: 1979.1263Catalog Number: 79.112.CM01831C.03

Object Name: modified notefractional currency

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5.4 cm x 8.3 cm x .01 cm; 2 1/8 in x 3 9/32 in x in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746af-bbf9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1671427

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