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Selection of Notes from Other Southern States
Virginia One-Dollar Note
Dated "July 21st, 1862."

Here is a one-dollar 1862 Virginia note designed by the lithographic firm of Hoyer & Ludwig of Richmond. This dollar's central vignette depicts a maiden sitting on a log and holding a bucket. At the left is a portrait of Virginia Governor John Letcher. Hoyer & Ludwig also printed currencies for other southern states and for the Confederacy's national government. In addition, the firm designed the Confederate government's first official postage stamp. In October, 1861, Hoyer & Ludwig began issuing green five-cent stamps bearing the portrait of CSA President Jefferson Davis.

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