||Jackson, MS - State of Mississippi $100 Dec. 14, 1861 pay in 1863 Cr. 1b Kraus 49453Ac. PCGS About New 53. The Civil War State of Mississippi notes varied in style and complexity as the war progressed. The initial series notes printed on red fiber bond paper from plates engraved by the American Bank Note Co. N.Y. & N.O. are beautifully crafted, state of the art types. The Criswell listings (now Shull-Criswell listings published by Whitman) separate issue dates and date payable in the future date combinations. At the top center, field hands work in a cotton field, with the man in the foreground holding a basket brimming with cotton bolls. At the upper left is History, an allegorical female writing, with a child at her feet. At the bottom right is the portrait of state treasurer Col. M.D. Haynes, engraved for this series. The note has a handsome vermillion tint plate added with an outlined white 100 across the bottom center die work and "C" counters flanking the center vignette. This has the handwritten 1861 date, to be paid in 1863. This vibrant note has modest handling only and is always popular. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,292.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19201. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.