Economic Education through Numismatics

1860 $1 Merchants & Planters Bank, Savannah

$30.00

very  nice vignettes, G-VG frayed edges

CR-Unl, HA-GA-315-G2 (no red overprint-scarcer variety)

Georgia's population passed 1 million residents for the first time in 1860. Census figures that year indicate that more than 591,000 of those residents (56 percent) were white, and nearly 466,000 (44 percent) were black.

These figures reflect a 16.7 percent increase in the state's 1850 population, a somewhat slower growth rate than Georgia had seen in the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s, due largely to outmigration by Georgians headed west.

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