The North Carolina Collection has very few examples of Civil War-era Texas
currency in its numismatic holdings. One specimen is this rare 1862
fifty-cent note, which was circulated and could be exchanged for
Confederate treasury notes when presented in Brownsville, Texas, at "J. R.
Palmers'" office. This note and others that were, as stipulated, secured
by $10,000 in Confederate nationals that were on deposit in the Rio Grande