Counterfeit Treasury notes.
--It seems that there are some individuals on this side of Mason
's line who are base enough to engage in the nefarious work of counterfeiting.
informs us that the Bank of the City of Petersburg rejected, on Thursday, a counterfeit of the Confederate Government notes, of the denomination of five dollars. As they are doubtless also in circulation here, as well as elsewhere in the Confederacy
, we append a description:
In the counterfeit bill the following stipulations are left out of the body of the note, but are above and below on the border: "Receivable is payment of all dues except export duties," and "Fundable in Confederate States
bearing eight per cent. interest." The has no vignette, while the genuine has a centre vignette, comprised of a with a pole and liberty cap, and eagle left of the female, and on the left end of the the figure of a sailor.
The numbering and filling up in the counterfeit are very indifferent.
The notes should be well scanned before received, as doubtless the whole of the denominations issued by the Confederate Government have been counterfeited, and are now in circulation.
The counterfeits are signed "S. Summerson
, Register," the "for" being omitted, and "A. L. Ressoff
, Treasurer," the "for" also omitted here.
They purport to have been lithographed by J. Manouvrier
, New Orleans.
The genuine were lithographed by Hoyer & Ludwig