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november 2021 us currency auction to feature t-1 montgomery note

T-1 Montgomery $1000 Featured in November 2021 Auction

By Chris Dahncke Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

Author: Christopher Dahncke / Thursday, November 18, 2021 / Categories: Paper Money of the Week

​The November 2021 U.S. Currency sale is available for viewing and bidding at StacksBowers.com. In this sale we are pleased to offer lot 20018, a T-1 1861 $1,000 Confederate Currency note graded Very Fine 20 Net Restoration, Stains by PMG (No. 181, Plate A).

The keynote of the "Big Six" of Confederate currency, just 607 of these 1861 $1000s were issued and today around 150 are known to survive. These National Bank Note Company produced notes are immediately recognizable for their brilliant green tints. The portrait of John C. Calhoun appears at bottom left while Andrew Jackson is at bottom right. Intricate counters occupy the top corners. These $1000 notes, as well as the first $500s, $100s and $50s were issued while the Confederate capital was in Montgomery and thus, they are known as "Montgomery notes." The offered note does not have punch cancellations. PMG comments "Restoration, Stains."

Our entire November 2021 Auction can be found at StacksBowers.com. We are currently taking consignments for our monthly online auctions and our March 2022 Showcase Auction. To consign your U.S. paper money and world paper money, contact a consignment specialist at 800-458-4646 or visit StacksBowers.com. For more information on viewing lots or for assistance in registering to bid, email your inquiry to: [email protected] .