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Old and beautiful currency…

Old and beautiful currency… not only Artistic, but also backed by actual value not empty promises... Shouldn't "HISTORY TEACH OUR YOUTH" again... ???

Five-cent US Postal Currency, first issue, featuring Thomas Jefferson. Gold, silver and copper coins were horded at the start of the Civil War and postages stamps became a popular form of currency; however the adhesive back was a serious impediment. On July 17, 1862, Congress authorized printing of Postal Currency notes in the denominations of 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents.