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North Carolina State Issue, 1863
NC Five-Dollar Note
Printed date "Jan. 1st, 1863."
Flanked by the goddess of liberty and a portrait of North Carolina Treasurer Daniel W. Courts, the central vignette on this note depicts a cityscape and port scene. Perhaps to personalize this issue geographically, the printer, J. T. Paterson & Company, labeled the scene "Wilmington N.C." Some doubts are cast on this image being an actual view of Wilmington, for Paterson employed the very same scene on one-hundred-dollar notes produced by that firm for the State of Mississippi.

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