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1874 5th Issue 10 Cent Fractional Note -Circ-
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1863 15 Cent Liberty Civil War Fractional Currency Note -Circ-

Itemnumber: 855597

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Coin/Currency Type: PaperNote

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This 1863 15 cent Fractional Note is in circulated condition. The note bears a portrait of Lady Liberty on the left hand side. This type of note was issued for stamps and other smaller purchases.Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Chase proposed to authorize postage stamps of some type as a new currency.Much of the public were using stamps as in lieu of change due to a severe shortage of coins.The post office did not like selling stamps for currency and they did not provide refunds for soiled stamps.Congress and President Lincoln approved the Postage Currency Act on July 17, 1862, which authorized an issue of 5, 10, 25, and 50 cent notes.
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