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.
An attractive early issue that exhibits strong color, fresh premium paper, and a virtually new appearance.
An early issue with strong color and bright paper.
Printed by Southern Bank Note Company, this early issue saw a print run of 58,860 notes. Good color remains, the paper is solid and wear is even. Very desirable.
Portrait of Christopher G. Memminger. Solid for the grade with even wear. While borders are a little tight, the inner design makes a full appearance.
A central vignette depicts a portrait of George Washington. A pleasing note that exhibits a full interior and inner frame. The outer frame is nearly full. Both inks and paper are solid.
Slaves hoeing cotton vignette. A pleasing crispy note with margins wrapping around a little over 3 sides and the entire design still intact.
Slaves hoeing cotton. Strong inks rest upon original paper. Very eye appealing.
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.
Slaves hoeing cotton vignette. Solid for the grade with with a premium paper designation seldom seen at this grade level.
Vignettes include a portrait of Stonewall Jackson. A pleasing note with 3 full margins, good black and pink inks, and solid paper with plenty of remaining brightness.