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.
A lovely uncancelled Richmond $50 with strong color, attractive paper, and a well deserved 'EPQ' designation. Three vignettes include George Washington. Signatures are still bold and while margins are narrow to tight, the design is fully intact. Great eye appeal!
A beautiful note that exhibits 4 full margins, a fresh appearance, and 3 interest stamp payments. Very desirable.
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 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.