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.
PF-4. CR11. A beautiful fully bordered example that exhibits strong ink resting upon crisp original paper. Signatures are bold and distinct. Only 37,155 notes were printed and pieces are difficult to acquire in all grades. Notes are seldom seen at this grade level and this would be an excellent addition to an advanced collection.
Slaves hoeing cotton vignette. A pleasing crispy note with margins wrapping around a little over 3 sides and the entire design still intact.
A beautiful note that exhibits 4 full margins, a fresh appearance, and 3 interest stamp payments. Very desirable.
A nearly new note with strong color and bright paper.
Slaves hoeing cotton vignette. A pleasing original note with margins wrapping around a little over 3 sides and the entire design still intact.
A nearly fully framed note with a narrow border but the design is fully intact. A small 'T' appears to the left of the Hoer vignette which Fricke indicates as an R-7 variety. A stamp confirms when the note was issued. Wonderful eye appeal and very desirable.
Portrait of Lucy Pickens. Green reverse. July, 1863. An attractive note that exhibits strong ink and signatures, bright paper, and good embossing. Very eye appealing.
A 'premium' crispy note with strong ink and bright paper. An example that would fit in quite well with a collection of uncirculated notes.
Portrait of Clement Clay. Bold ink rests upon crisp white paper with even margins and a fresh appearance. The eye appeal is excellent on a note seldom seen this nice.