When the Confederacy seceded from the Union in 1861, it immediately began issuing paper currency. The Confederacy struck no coinage, so paper money was the staple of everyday commerce.
Between 1861 and 1865, the Confederate States of America issued over 100 varieties of currency, some very rare, others very affordable. All are colorful and historically important, and feature vignettes of Confederate heroes, officials and buildings. You can find notes portraying Jefferson Davis, Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and the Confederate capitol of Richmond.
With increased interest in our Civil War history, the issues of the Confederate States have become more and more desirable, with the earlier issues becoming increasingly hard to find. We try and stock as many interesting Confederate notes as we can as we have seen interest in this fascinating area of collecting explode in recent years.
Vignette of South Striking Down the Union. A very rare engraving error as this design was not intended to be an 1861 issue but rather an 1862. A very seldom offered rarity.
Five Females, Uncancelled. One filled pinhole. Excellent original pen signatures.
A lovely Richmond $50. Bold detail with excellent color. A true prize that has earned the coveted PPQ designation indicating Premium Paper Quality from PCGS. This designation generally only appears on much higher graded CSA currency.
A wonderful high grade example of this beautiful Richmond green and black note. Graded by PCGS at VF-35 which is the highest possible level for a VF. The next step would be to XF. Both rarity and quality make this a very desirable note.
Slaves hoeing cotton ctr. John C. Calhoun r. Red tints.