Navigation with capstan to the left. Commerce, Agriculture, Justice, Liberty and Industry in the center. George Washington statue in Boston to the right. Issued from November 13, 1861 through May 15, 1862.Rarer C plen - on same plate as the T-15 and T-19 with the same print run. This is another of the beautiful red Confederate Treasury notes. It was printed by the Southern Bank Note Company in New Orleans, which was the name of the branch of the American Bank Note Company headquartered in New York. Due to an article in a June 1903 Charlotte (NC) Observer, the statue at right was thought to be John Marshall, the Chief Justice of the U. Supreme Court from 1801 through 1835. In reality, it is a reproduction of the statue of George Washington which stands in the main hall of the State House in Boston, Mass. At left is a figure representing Minerva, the Goddess of War. There are two varieties of this note printed on thick red fiber paper. The A and B plate T-31s were printed on a sheet of four with a corresponding A and B plate T-22s. For some unknown reason, a small number of the T-31s were issued with red ink serial numbers, an interesting rarity, and quite difficult to find. This is one of the most underrated types in VF and above. As it was a low denomination, it circulated heavily, and is hard to find at a show in better than F-VF, as the few higher grade examples are tightly held.
Occasionally, a VF or VF+ appears. The T-31 was made on thick paper and retains body even on a well circulated note, which a VF is not.A note about 3rd party grading. PCGS and PMG do a good job putting a floor on quality within a grade range and have become proficient in detecting repairs (though occasionally they miss something, or see something that is not there, as we all can). Notes housed in Net or Apparent holders have a wide range of quality from very nice (in rare cases may be nearly choice) to dogs with major problems, so each needs to be evaluated on their own. However, PMG and PCGS focus on technical grading due to circulation and damage and do not have a mechanism for evaluating condition or eye appeal - whether a note is average, better than average, choice or gem for the grade based on its color, trim and margins. The exception to this are slabbed notes of New or Uncirculated grades to some degree. This is important as Very Fine, Extremely Fine or AU notes can have a wide range of values depending on these factors not reflected in the slab grade. A fully framed Confederate or obsolete note is worth considerably to a lot more than one that is trimmed into the margin for the same grade. These factors can affect the value of a note by 50%, 2-1 or even 3-1, e. I will continue to use the terms plus for above average, choice and gem to mean varying degrees of superiority of condition and eye appeal of a note within a grade as documented in my book which is based on what collectors seek out and pay premiums for.
In coins, weve seen the third party graders add things like full bell lines, full head, full bands which reflected the market. The item "T-31 PF-2 $5 Confederate Paper Money 1861 PMG Very Fine 20 rarer C plen" is in sale since Sunday, March 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Paper Money\ US\Confederate Currency". The seller is "armynova" and is located in San Antonio, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.