Beautifully printed certificate from the Confederate States of America dated May 5, 1862. This historic document was printed by Hoyer & Ludwig of Richmond, Virginia and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of Commerce on a Bale of Cotton. The bond was issued under the Confederate Congress Act of August 19, 1861. This certificate has been hand signed by the Registry of the Treasury, Robert Tyler or by C. S. Jones. There were only 1132 of these bonds issued (800 signed by Tyler and 332 signed by Jones) but it is unknown how many survived over the years. Folded and minor foxing. Overall in Very Fine Condition. 6 coupons attached on bottom.
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.