What Did Virginia Confederate Money Look Like?


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The state of Virginia and local municipalities issued their own currencies during the Civil War, resulting in many different styles of money. The city of Leesburg issued small bills worth less than $1; the currency was called dog money because it featured the image of a dog.

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The Central Bank of Virginia issued notes that had several images on the front, including that of a school child, a farmer and an eagle. The notes have red overprinting on the front, and they are plain on the back. The Bank of Petersburg issued notes with a large red V and an image of the goddess Ceres in the center.

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