Presented by the Laurens County Historical Society, Dublin, Georgia. For questions and information, please contact Scott B. Thompson, Sr. at dublinhistory@yahoo.com.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

LAURENS COUNTY MAN'S PICTURE ON U.S. CURRENCY

For most of the last century, our paper dollars have featured the images of Presidents and important national figures.  During the decades before the Civil War, state chartered banks issued their own currency, currently called obsolete currency.  These notes were traded and used like money is today.  After the war, these beautifully engraved bank notes were considered worthless until collectors began to seek them out and find the best conditioned examples.

Here are the five known Georgia obsolete bank notes which show the image of Gov. George M. Troup of Laurens County, who died in 1856.












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