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.
R.M.T. Hunter at left, young girl at right. Uncancelled and scarce as such.
Hope with Anchor
Hope with Anchor, cut cancelled.
Indian Family. Beautiful orange and black note. quite scarce. Miniscule split at the top of the center fold. Virtually invisible if we didn't mention it. A great looking note.
R.M.T. Hunter; young girl. Orange tints. Some mild discoloration. Scarce
R.M.T. Hunter at left, young girl at right. Uncancelled, Quite scarce in this high quality.
Hope with Anchor ctr. Memminger r. Some foxing of the paper. Scarce!
Hope with anchor ctr. Memminger l; Hunter r. Red X's. Scarce!
Hope with anchor ctr., Memminger rt. Beautiful quality.
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.
Very attractive and quite scarce black & green issue. Has the normal dual cross cut cancellations. They are done so well as to barely even be visible.
An outstanding grade for this Confederate green and black rarity. It also has a very nice gutter fold error diagonal at the right.
Alexander Stephens ctr. Super green tints. Uncancelled and very scarce as such. The trim is slightly skewed at the bottom left. This is fairly common in early CSA issues.
Sailing ship center. Super margins! A very scarce type.
Five Females. Uncancelled. Very scarce and very nearly making the VF level.
Five Females. Uncancelled and quite rare as such. A couple minor discoloration spots but overall very nice for the grade.
Vignette of 5 Females, Scarce.
Five Females, Uncancelled. One filled pinhole. Excellent original pen signatures.
Jefferson Davis with Green Tint. Some minor discoloration.
Portrait of Jefferson Davis. Cut Cancelled, Very attractive with excellent original pen signatures.