Item #60612 Greenbacks for bonds. One currency for the government and the people, the laborer and the officeholder, the pensioner, the soldier, the producer, and the bondholder
Greenbacks for bonds. One currency for the government and the people, the laborer and the officeholder, the pensioner, the soldier, the producer, and the bondholder

Greenbacks for bonds. One currency for the government and the people, the laborer and the officeholder, the pensioner, the soldier, the producer, and the bondholder

[New York: publisher not identified, 1868]. Broadsheet (approx. 9½" x 7¾"), printed in green and black; some wear and one small tear in the margin (no loss); very good. The United States had issued a large quantity of bonds during the Civil War, and the statutory language authorizing them did not say whether repayment should be in greenbacks or gold. At the time, a $1 greenback was worth 71 cents. "Greenbacks for Bonds" was a campaign issue espoused by Democratic presidential nominee Horatio Seymour in 1868, and there was even a campaign song with this title. Populists were in favor of it, and financiers were opposed. Rare campaign broadsheet with numismatic interest. Only the Clements Library in OCLC. Item #60612

Price: $500.00