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  • Currency Exchange @ Missouri 1861

    Currency Exchange

    All goods, services, gambling, and etc. will be conducted in period Missouri (and surrounding States) currency. This currency will be fully backed by US dollars. The rate of exchange is 10% of the face of the bill. Meaning, if you send $1.00 USD, you will get $0.10 in period currency.

    Now, to keep this historically correct and add to the historical complexity, bills from let us say Iowa will be discounted to 50% of the 19th Century face. For example, if you sent $1.00 USD, you might end up with $0.20 of Iowa Currency, but with the buying power of $0.10. You end up with the same amount of money, but the makeup of the currency changes. Such sub exchange rates will be posted by the merchant. Welcome to the 19thCentury and a non-standardized currency. Additionally, currency supplied by the Missouri State Guard, checks, and other such currency will be utilized as appropriate.

    Couple of the things to keep in mind, please do NOT bring your own currency and try to use it. The currency in use is fully backed modern USD and all authorized bills have been serialized and signed.

    Exchange Process:
    The most preferable method is to Paypal ajkasmar@yahoo.com with the amount of currency you would like. Please note your name in the comments section and use Friends and Family. You can do this up to 5 days before the event but earlier the better to allow the team to produce the currency in a timely manner. Cash or Paypal exchange at the registration table will be accepted at a limited basis.

    At the end of the event, all unused currency can be exchanged back to USD. Or, if you desire, it can be donated to the Civil War Preservation Trust.
    2. As with many merchants, 1861 was a grand opportunity to cash in on the war, and the good merchants of Missouri were certainly no exception to this rule. As early as January 1861, Missouri merchants began advertising an increasing number of military goods, fieldwares (beyond those more commonly seen for Western expansion), military cloths, and an increasing number of military goods and arms. Accordingly, Ben Jenkins will be operating a small merchant shop on the event site, with wares and goods that are well documented to Missouri during the summer of 1861.

    Please see below for the current goods listing:

    All prices are adjusted to the 10% currency exchange rule:

    Tinware/Iron Ware: Lanterns - 2.50 Cups - 1.50 Plates - 1.50 Canteens - 3.50 Cigar Tins - 1.50 Patent Tin Spoons - 1.00 Round Match Tin - 1.00 Zinc Mirror - 1.50 Fry Pans - 3.50 Misc Cutlery - .80 Patent Fork/Knife - 1.50

    Personal Hygiene: Wooden Mirror - 1.00 Wooden Hand Mirror - 1.00 Pomade - .75 Tooth Powder - .50 Tooth Brush - 3.00 Razor - 1.00 Shave Brush - 1.00 Shave Soap - .50 Soap - .50 Comb - .50 Cologne - .50 Tin Pill Box - .25 Shoe Brush - 1.00 Shoe Polish -.75

    Personal Wares: Handkerchief - 1.50 Playing Cards - 1.00 Scissors #1 - .50 Scissors #2 -1.00 Rings - 1.00 Gutta Percha Haversack - 3.50 Suspenders - 3.00 Watch Chain - 2.50 Laces - .50 Brass Bayonet Candle Holder - 1.50 Candles x2 - 1.00 Matches - 2.00 Wooden Match Safe - 1.00 Canteen Sling Webbings - 1.00 Canteen Sling Leather - 3.00 Pocket Knife - 1.50 Wool Blanket - 13.50 Tobacco Bag - 1.00

    Clothing/Misc: Rain Cape - 7.50 Drawers - 6.50 Linen Shirt - 8.50 Silk Cravat - 1.50 Wool Socks - 3.50 Cotton Socks - 1.00 Shoes - 14.50 2pc Brass Belt - 3.50 Wool Overshirt - $12.00 Shirt Kits (copied from known examples found in a Missouri steamboat wreck and made from custom printed fabric) - $4.50

    Misc: Rope - 1.00 Twine - .25 Camp Chair - 10.00 Misc Buttons - .05 Misc Buckles - .25 Writings Wares: Stone inkwell - 1.50 Glass Inkwell - 1.50 Pencil Bundle - .60 Pens - .50 Small Notebook - .50 Large Notebok - 2.50 Gum Eraser - .20 Envelope Bundle - .50 Stamp Bundle - .50

    Drinks: ALL DRINKS .25 each

    Tobacco: Plug - 1.00 Twist - 1.00 Smoking - .50 Pipes - 1.50 Cheroots 6x - .50 Large Segars 3x - .50 Snuff Jars - 1.50 French Import Cigarettes Packs - $1.00

    Eatables: Pepper Sauce Bottle - .50 Essence of Coffee Tin - 1.50 Bottle Of Pickles - 1.00 Oyster Can - .25 Sardine Can - .25 Chocolate - .50 Cookies x 5 - .10 Pies - .25 Canned Fruits - .25 Fresh Vegetables - TBD Fresh Bread (per loaf) - .50 Fresh Cheese - TBD Olive Oil bottle - .50 Misc Sauces (per spoonful) - .10

    Additionally, a number of both reproduction and original firearms will be for sale (mainly civilian rifles and shotguns). Exact pricing has not yet been determined, but I anticipate it to be $20-$40.00 for most.

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    Most respectfully yours,

    Sam Galyon
    Trans-Miss Hellcats

    "Like True Badgers" -- 4th Wisconsin @ 155th Port Hudson
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