Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 89

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(CURRENCY.) Fractional currency shield with mounted specimen notes. Engraving, 24 x 19 3/4 inches, printed in gray on stiff board, with 39 mounted specimen notes, many of them signed by Treasury Department officials; moderate foxing, trimmed to the image along the entire right half, mounted in early shield-shaped mat with tape and adhesive for an attractive presentation. [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.