Yankee Currency - Bank of Quincy - 1861 -
illinois 1861
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Yankee Currency - Bank of Quincy - 1861 -

Copy of historical banknote, feels and looks like the original.

State if Illinois, Bank of Quincy (1856 - 1862)

1 Dollar
Date: 1861


Note the detailed drawing of the Indian hunting a Buffalo.
The Bank of Quincy was founded in 1856 and closed in 1862.

General information:

When the Civil War started, there were two types of money in circulation in the North. The largest part was "hard" money. Silver and Gold coins of the U.S. government. The rest was papermoney, issued by prominent State Banks. As the war progressed, more and more hard money disappeared as people began to hoard coins.

In 1862, the U.S. government began issuing "Green backs" (as federal currency became called) to supplement the states papermoney. Green backs were soon in widespread use, amounting to more than half of the currency in circulation. Fractional currency ("Paper Coin") also became prominently used.

The Federal government passed strict banking laws in 1863, these laws along with heavy taxes soon caused most of the papermoney of private banks to disappear. The laws did not become effective in the South until after the war was over in 1865
CIVIL WAR - Union (North)
UNC - NEUF - KFR - Novo - Lujo
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