50 Cents "Postage Currency" - 1st issue

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1862
Value 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Paper
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 285781
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 100
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

Depiction of five 10 Cent U.S. Postage stamps featuring George Washington

Script: Latin

Lettering:
POSTAGE CURRENCY
FURNISHED ONLY BY THE ASSISTANT TREASURERS
AND DESIGNATED DEPOSITARIES OF THE U.S.

RECEIVABLE FOR POSTAGE STAMPS
AT ANY POST OFFICE.

Reverse

Script: Latin

Lettering:
EXCHANGEABLE FOR UNITED STATES NOTES
by any Assistant Treasurer
or designated U.S. Depository
in sums not less than
FIVE DOLLARS. Receivable in
payment of all dues to the U.States less than
FIVE DOLLARS.
Act approved July 17, 1862

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1862  P#100a. 12 perforations per 20 mm. ABNC monogram on back.
1862  P#100b. 14 perforations per 20 mm. ABNC monogram on back.
1862  P#100c. Perforated edges. No monogram.
1862  P#100d. Straight edges. ABNC monogram on back.
1862  P#100e. Straight edges. No monogram.

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