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Friday, August 10, 2012
Civil War Photo Friday: Confederate Currency
You don't hear much about Confederate coinage. Banknotes were more common because most metal went to the war effort. This half dollar was struck in 1861 in New Orleans, shortly before the city fell to the Union.
For more on Confederate currency, check out the Rebel States Currency webpage. It has lots of information and pictures!
Photos courtesy Wikimedia Commons.