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    Ascension, LA - Parish of Ascension $2 Dec. 24, 1861
    Particular to Louisiana are its Civil War-era Parish or county issue notes. Only Louisiana had this parochial system of necessity currency, which grew out of French Catholic localities. The organization by parishes persisted after statehood in 1812. Prior to the Civil War, there were forty-eight note-issuing authorities that are well known by their eager collectors. A very scarce series of Parish notes with multiple denominations as low as the rarely seen 20 cents type. These Parish notes could be redeemed in $50 Parish Bonds payable in three years paying 8% interest (oh the good old days of getting paid interest on bonds). PCGS Apparent Very Fine 25 due to some small edge repairs.

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