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    RARE CONFEDERATE MILITARY ISSUER-CHEROKEE NATION NOTE

    French Point, MO - T. R. Livingston & Co. Redeemable at J. M. Bryant's Store, C.[herokee] N.[ation], or at my Headquarters 25 Cents July 1, 1862. PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent.
    This is a fascinating and historic note issuer and series. Along with his half-brother, Missourian Thomas Robinson Livingston ran a lead mine, smelter, and store in French Point. Livingston, a Confederate army major, fought under Stand Waitie's First Cherokee Mounted Rifles among other assignments. He died leading a battle on July 11, 1863. This note is printed on delicate pink rag paper without imprint. Intricate ends and corners contain the typeset text within. Town and date are at the top, "25 CENTS" is underneath" and the Gothic "In Confederate Money" is bolded across. The obligation near the bottom states it was "Redeemable at J. M. Bryant's Store, C.[herokee] N.[ation], or at my Headquarters." The issuer is engraved. Livingston's countersignature is on the blank back. Noted as "Stained" and with "Edge Splits and Tears." Issued by a prominent Confederate officer, this is certainly an intriguing and storied scrip note tied to the Cherokee Nation.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    May, 2017
    3rd Wednesday
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