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    Valdosta, GA- County of Lowndes 25¢ April 9, 1869
    The years following the conclusion of the Civil War were difficult for most southern states but were especially challenging for Georgia, where the scale of the destruction, both human and economic, was unprecedented and only perhaps rivaled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. As tax revenues plummeted from prewar levels, public finance became difficult, and in many cases near impossible, to sustain, leading to widespread short term borrowing by municipalities and counties throughout the state. This piece is typical of those issued, with payment guaranteed in April of 1870, a year after this note was dated. PCGS Apparent Very Fine 20, with more than a few flaws and repairs, but the only note from Lowndes County our consignor could find during forty years of searching.
    From The Alan Dorris Collection of Georgia Obsolete Currency


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