1861 State of North Carolina One Dollar Confederate Currency Note - This one-dollar note, dated October 12, 1861, has a serial number of 13481. The original notes were uniface, that is printed on only one side. Old remainder stock was cut and printed on the blank side and the words “4 Dollars” was overprinted on the back to show that the activated side was the actual denomination. (The overprinted side has no signatures or date. Bank notes were activated by signing and dating them by hand. Bank note paper was difficult to get, especially under the economic conditions in the Confederacy). The face of the note has the figure Minerva at the left, the Roman goddess of wisdom, who appeared frequently on paper money at the time.
The Confederate State of North Carolina issued currency during the years 1861, 1862, 1863 and 1864. The most recent state currency issue prior to this were the Colonial banknotes issued during the 18th century. Many North Carolina banks also issued currency during this period.
Inventory Number: CUR 029