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1864 $3 State of Mississippi Note


Grade:  Extra Fine or Better  
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Now you can own a scarce Southern States $3 “change” note – still colorful and attractive even after more than 150 years. I’m pleased to offer you these Extra Fine and Crisp Unused notes – available thanks to a special purchase where our buyers personally hand selected each of the historic 1864 notes offered here.

Issued at Macon, MS the capital of Mississippi during the Civil War after Jackson fell, these uniface notes recall the Blue & Gray’s struggles to control the Mississippi River, culminating in the Battle of Vicksburg. Early in 1863, Grant developed plans to capture the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg. After several smallerbattles, Grant sent Sherman to take Jackson, MS while he moved on to Vicksburg. For 47 days, this critical battle played out. Finally, on July 4th, the Confederates surrendered, giving up control of the Mississippi River. And, these handsome $3 notes, with the vivid red three overprint and the soldier standing guard at the center, pay tribute to the heroism of the Union and Confederate soldiers.

Used to make change during a time when coins were hoarded, these high-quality Civil War-era notes from Mississippi are extremely challenging to locate,especially in a group. Today, well over a century has passed, and whoknows how many still survive in the desirable grades offered here. Our supply is limited, so don’t wait to get your historic Mississippi note!

  • Year: 1864
  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Denomination: $3