Huntsville, Arkansas. J.C. Smith, 1862, $2.50, Obsolete Scrip Note

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Paper Money - United States Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:625.00 - 1,250.00 USD
Huntsville, Arkansas. J.C. Smith, 1862, $2.50, Obsolete Scrip Note
400.00USD+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2023 Nov 21 @ 12:09UTC-5 : EST/CDT

PH: 1-201-944-4800
FAX: 1-201-839-3336
Web: www.archivesinternational.com
Email: info@archivesinternational.com

Snail Mail: Archives International Auctions
1060 Main Street, Suite 202, River Edge, NJ 07661

The auction will take place on November 21, 2023 at AIA's office located at 1060 Main St., Suite #202, River Edge, NJ 07661 beginning at 11:00 AM
Huntsville, Arkansas. June 4th, 1862, J.C. Smith. $2.50, (Rothert 316-6), Issued obsolete scrip note, Dated June 4th, 1862, Black text on face "Payable in Confederate Notes when $10, $20 or $50 is presented at my shop in Huntsville." with faded design at left, Signature in black ink on back, S/N 3285, VF to Choice VF condition. Rarity 7 in Rothert. The only previous example of this type to be found at auction was the low condition Rothert plate note. This example is far superior to that example. John Calvin Smith was born October 13, 1830 in TN and died January 29, 1901 in Tarrant County, Texas. He married Elizabeth Caroline Fagan on January 28, 1849 in Cannon County, TN. J.C. Smith was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and moved to Huntsville Arkansas in about 1853. he operated a general store on the Huntsville square and thus the reason for issuing this note. This note is dated June 24, 1862 before the Civil War really came home to Huntsville. From late 1862 through 1864, the war would ravage Huntsville as it did most of north west Arkansas.