1861 CITY of PORTSMOUTH ( VIRGINIA ) $1=FRONT & $27=BACK Infrugal times, when paper was at a premium, it was common touseone-side printed paperfor another pass, so to speak. As was the case with a group of these whole or part City of Portsmouth bond coupons ( 9 ), each denominated for $3. Although with multiple folds and a touch of dirt, this note is in pretty good shape with no holes or tears and corners that are better than in our picture. CENTER VIGNETTE SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS ( THIS TO THE TYRANTS = STATE SYMBOL of VIRGINIA, also the PHRASE SHOUTED by BRUTUS at the ASSASSINATION of CAESAR and JOHN WILKES BOOTH to ABRAHAM LINCOLN ). SERIAL NUMBER 4106. Signed by the Treasurer and Pres of Council.