Small-denomination notes of the Civil War that were once wartime waifs are now princely paper and highly desired collectibles. | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Small-denomination notes of the Civil War that were once wartime waifs are now princely paper and highly desired collectibles.

A contemporary observer reported that the small change panic "apparently absorbs the entire attention of the people to the exclusion of the war, the condition of the army, the new call for troops, the doings of Congress, or even the policy to be pursued with regard to the Negro."

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