Economic Education through Numismatics

1861 $5 Bank of Owego


VG-F details frayed, splits

CR O-950, HA-NY-2155-G32c

Ballston Spa native Abner Doubleday didn't invent the game of baseball in Elihu Phinney's cow pasture in Cooperstown in 1839, despite what the baseball founding myth says.

But Doubleday, a professional Soldier, was second in command of Fort Sumter, South Carolina when the shots that started the Civil War rang out on April 12, 1861 and did fire the first United States Army shot in the war