Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 101

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(CURRENCY.) Fractional currency shield with mounted specimen notes. Engraving, 24 x 20 1/2 inches, printed in gray on stiff board, with 39 mounted specimen notes, many of them signed by Treasury Department officials; dampstaining in left corners not affecting shield or currency, otherwise minimal wear. [Washington: Treasury Department, circa 1867-68]

Additional Details

These shields were issued to aid in the detection of counterfeits among the fractional currency issued during the Civil War. See Kravitz, Collector's Guide to Postage & Fractional Currency, page 136.