Beautifully printed $1000 Bond Certificate from the Confederate States of America
dated February 21, 1862. This historic document was printed by Evans & Cogswell and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of Liberty holding the Confederate Flag on Shield with ships. It was issued under the Act of August 19, 1861. This certificate has been hand signed by the Registry of the Treasury, Robert Tyler. There were only 993 of these bonds issued but it is unknown how many survived over the years. Folded and minor foxing. Two coupons attached. Overall in Very Fine Condition.
Robert Tyler (1816-1877), the Registry of the Treasury, was a son of U.S. President John Tyler by his first wife. Tyler was head of the Democratic party in Pennsylvania and a personal friend of President James Buchanan before he had to flee to the Confederacy. Through his father's influence, he procured the post of Register of the Treasury, which he held from August 13, 1861 to the end of the war. After the war Tyler moved with his family to Alabama, where he became a newspaper editor. He also became the head of the Democratic Party in Alabama.