NC Five-Dollar Note
Printed date "Jan. 1st, 1863."
This is another variation in style of five-dollar notes issued by North
Carolina's state government. Some currency references often identify the
goddess depicted here as Ceres. Given the complete absence of
agricultural elements, the more likely identification is that of Minerva,
the Roman goddess of wisdom. Compare this figure with other images of
Ceres and with the image of Minerva on North Carolina's 1861 one-dollar