Due to widespread hoarding of coins during the Civil War era, Congress authorized the printing of fractional currency notes (with values less than a dollar) from 1862-1876. This 50¢ note is from the 1874-1876 Fifth Issue (and final issue) of fractional currency. The note bears a red Treasury Seal and a portrait of William H. Crawford, secretary of the war and treasury departments from 1815-1825. This prized Civil War-era collectible is printed on light pink paper with silk fibers.
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