Beautifully printed certificate from the Confederate States of America
dated January 6, 1862. This historic document was printed by Hoyer & Ludwig, Richmond, Virginia and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of Commerce, Ceres with British shield and a sailing ship in the harbor. This item is hand signed by the Registry of the Treasury, Robert Tyler and intialed by Henry Dickson Capers. EF. 4 unused coupons attached to bottom of certificate. There were only 1000 of these bonds issued.
Robert Tyler (1816-1877), the second register, 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.
Henry Dickson Capers was a reporter for a Charleston newspaper at Montgomery when C. G. Memminger hired him as his chief clerk. Capers held this job for the one year's duration of the Provisional Congress, before he left to join the artillery.
History from ConfederateBonds.com
( Confederate Bonds Historical Website)