25 Cents "Fractional Currency" - 4th issue

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1863
Value 25 Cents (0.25 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Paper
Size 98 × 48 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 203689
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 118
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Washington left side, 25 on right side, big red treasury seal in middle. Allison-Spinner signatures
March 3 1863 (4th issue) treasurer and designated

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ACT APPROVED
MARCH 3ᴰ 1863.
United States
FRACTIONAL CURRENCY
Twenty five
CENTS
Furnished only by the Assistant
Treasurers and Designated Depositories of the United States.

NATIONAL BANK NOTE Cᴼ. NEW YORK

Engraver: Douglas C. Romerson

Reverse

25 in middle 25 twenty five on side

Script: Latin

Lettering:
THIS NOTE IS EXCHANGEABLE FOR
UNITED STATES NOTES BY THE ASSᵀ.
TREASURERS AND DESIGNATED DE-
★POSITAIRIES OF THE UNITED STATES★

★IN SUMS NOT LESS THAN THREE★
DOLLARS RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT
OF ALL DUES TO THE UNITED STATES, LESS
THAN FIVE DOLLARS, EXCEPT CUSTOMS

Signatures

John Allison (JA) Register of the Treasury
Francis Elias Spinner (FES) Treasurer of the United States

Comments

"Brown" seals on these notes are the result of oxidation after printing.

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Date Signatures VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1863  JA, FES 4% 40mm Dark purple-brown seal (RARE)
1863  JA, FES 33% Fr# 1301 40mm Red Seal. Wmk. paper w/pink silk fibers
1863  JA, FES 29% Fr# 1302 40mm Red Seal. W/o wmk. paper w/pink silk fibers
1863  JA, FES 29% Fr# 1303 40mm Red Seal. Bluish tent at right. Paper w/violet silk fibers
1863  JA, FES 4% Fr# 1307 38mm Red Seal. Bluish tent at right.

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