Confederate States of America Money

Sometimes working in an archive can feel a lot like rummaging around your grandparents’ attic. Sometimes you find things which were tucked away years ago but have great historical value. For instance, on August 8, 1980, several Confederate States of America $10 and $100 bills were apparently found in the back of the library director’s desk. While their provenance – the history of how they came to be at the library and who gave them – cannot be known, they are a valuable addition to the archival collection.

Have you ever found something of value that had been long forgotten? Tell us about it!

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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