1861 One-Dollar Antique Note
At one time it was perfectly legal for any bank, company, or even individual to issue paper money. The money was only as good as the reputation of the issuer. This practice was outlawed when the U.S. government started issuing its own paper money regularly, during the Civil War.
This One Dollar Note was issued by The Southern Manufacturers Bank of Richmond, Virginia on May 1st, 1861. It portrays George Washington in the center. No image on reverse.
This is an original note, not a reproduction. Antique money is NON-RETURNABLE.