This Beautifully engraved certificate CSA bond was issued in Richmond. It is Criswell number 121 and Ball number 221. The $500 bond serial number 13364 authorized by the Act of 20 February 1863 was issued on 2 March 1863. It was lithographed by Evans & Cogwill, Columbia SC. It was signed by Robert Tyler, the second Register of the Treasury. The coupons are signed by Johnson. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a Confederate Soldier warming his hands over a campfire. A total of 26249 were issued. Seven coupons are present.
Robert Tyler (1816-1877), the Registry of the Treasury, was a son of U.S. President John Tyler by his first wife. Tyler was head of the Democratic party in Pennsylvania and a personal friend of President James Buchanan before he had to flee to the Confederacy. Through his father's influence, he procured the post of Register of the Treasury, which he held from August 13, 1861 to the end of the war. After the war Tyler moved with his family to Alabama, where he became a newspaper editor. He also became the head of the Democratic Party in Alabama.
Inventory Number: CUR 034