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.
Liberty with Eagle and Shield. PCGS notes that this is a cross cut cancelled note. This is the normal type of cancel used on CSA notes.
T-25, Vignette of Hope with Anchor. A gorgeous note at first glance though PCGS uses the apparent designation to note that the upper left corner has been replaced and the design in that area redrawn.
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 l; Hunter r. Red X's. Scarce!
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.
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 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.
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.
Jefferson Davis with Green Tint. Some minor discoloration.
Ceres on cotton ctr; RMT Hunter r. Nice!