NC Five-Dollar Notes
Written date "Feb. 15th, 1862."
Three different designs for North Carolina five-dollar notes were issued
in 1862. The same small train scene (far right) was used in the
location on two of the three designs. It was a common practice for
printers to reuse engraved images, even on currencies issued by different
states. Featured here is yet another variation of the Roman goddess
Ceres. This identical image of Ceres with the same sailing ship in the
background can be found on ten-dollar Confederate currency produced for
the State of Missouri in 1862. It should be noted that while Missouri did
not formally secede from the Union, a sizeable portion of that state's
population supported the South's fight for independence.