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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 4, January 27, 2008, Article 39

BARREL OF CONFDERATE NOTES FOUND IN PETERSBURG, VA

While unrelated, the previous story about a barrel of
counterfeit Guyanese notes reminds me of something I
read this week in an article by the late Brent Hughes
in the January/February 2008 issue of Paper Money, the
official journal of the Society of Paper Money Collectors.
In "Collecting Confederate Currency Began Early" Hughes
writes: "I know of one barrel half full of Confederate
notes which survived until 1960 when one lucky collector
happened to discover it in an old grocery store building
in Petersburg, VA.  Because the barrel was relatively
light, the store owners over the years had assumed the
barrel was empty and it sat there for almost a century."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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