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Counterfeit United States fractional currency
Description Three counterfeit $0.50 United States fractional currency notes. Note .1 features a drawing of allegorical figure of Justice with scales and a sword as well as a Federal eagle with a shield in the background. Signatures of B Colby (Register) and F E Spinner (Treasurer). Note .2 features a portrait of Treasury Secretary Francis E. Spinner and is signed by he and B Colby (Register). Note .3 features a portrait of George Washington with a commerce scene (trains and ships) on the lower half and a "PAID" stamp in blue.
Quantity 3 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 4 3/8 inches width 5086.1
2 inches height 5086.1
4 1/2 inches width 5086.2
1 7/8 inches height 5086.2
2 1/2 inches width 5086.3
1 3/4 inches height 5086.3
Nomenclature Paper money
Creation Made in (possibly) Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Subjects Made in (possibly) Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Used during Civil War
Numismatics & Philatelics. Currency
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 03/03/1863 - Approximately 1863
Date act approved
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 5086.1-3