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    Ball 151 Cr. 114 Cotton Certificate $1,000 1862 Fine.
    One thousand of these cotton certificates were prepared, but none were issued, and many were later destroyed. The example in this lot is one that was prepared, as it is signed by the Confederate Registry of the Treasury Robert Tyler, signed on the back by J(ames) M(urray) Mason as Commissioner, and serial numbered, which in this case is 736. As a sidebar, in 1861, Confederate diplomats Mason and John Slidell were caught up in what became the Trent Affair when they were removed from the RMS Trent, a British mail steamer packet, by the US Navy ship, the USS San Jacinto. The Ball-Simmons reference discusses the particulars for this cotton certificate on page 163. It has earned a rarity rating of R7, 11 to 20 known. We have now offered just three examples of Ball 151. This example has edge wear and internal splits with the longest tear being approximately two inches. There will be no returns on this lot for any reason.


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