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New York, State of, Payment of Civil War Bounties (1865)

$79.00

SKU: 7448
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique bond certificate from the state of New York dating back to the 1860's. This document, which is signed by a State Comptroller, was printed by the National Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 7" (h).

 

This certificate features a vignette of an allegorical female figure (Liberty) with an eagle, shield, and fruits and grains.

 

Very desirable piece!

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

Historical Context

For years after the end of the Civil War in 1865, New York State sold bonds in order to eliminate the more than $27 million debt it incurred as a result of offering bounty money to prospective recruits during the war.