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Story of Money


Section 13: The Civil War era Previous | Next | Section Index
Paper money filled the gap
Still later, special issues of “fractional currency” replaced change. These small notes became known as “shinplasters” because they were the size of small adhesive bandages.

3¢ fractional note

15¢ fractional note

5¢ fractional note

25¢ fractional note

50¢ postage note

10¢ postage note
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