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Paper Shortages
Greensboro Mutual 50¢ Note
Printed date "Feb. 1st, 1862."
Even in the early stages of the war, the printers of state currencies often found it difficult to locate or maintain adequate supplies of paper. For private companies, coping with such shortages required even greater ingenuity. In place of regular paper, some printers used lining papers or wallpapers for the production of their notes, such as the paper used to print this type issued by the Greensboro Mutual Life Insurance Company in 1862.

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