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$500 Confederate bond, dated February 24, 1863
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$500 Confederate bond, dated February 24, 1863
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American Jewish Historical Society
Judah P. Benjamin’s image was engraved on Confederate two-dollar bills and $500 bonds, making him the only Jewish American whose likeness appears on currency. The bond is divided into $20 increments, redeemable with 8% interest on January 1, 1875.

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