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.
Vignettes include Hunter on the left, Minerva on the right and General Marion's 'Sweet Potato Dinner' in the center. A bright note with strong color.
An attractive note with good color and light even wear. The design is complete and the outer frame is just a little shy of full.
Tougher first year of issue note.
Contemporary Counterfeit. Vignettes include a slave picking cotton. A well done counterfeit that appears to have seen only light usage.
A full inner frame and most of an outer frame surround strong color and pleasing paper. Nearly new and plenty of eye appeal.
Portrait of Secretary of the Treasury C.G. Memenger. A pleasing note with good color and even wear.
Vignettes include Ceres, goddess of agriculture, on bales of cotton in the center. A reissued note by the Trans-Mississippi Department under General E. Kirby Smith due to a lack of available notes. A red stamp marked the reissue. Solid for the grade with a clear stamp.
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!
Well inked pink paper and 4 full margins.
Portrait of Clement Clay. Pleasing color and fresh premium white paper. Three margins are wide and eye appeal is strong.
PF-2. Portrait of General Stonewall Jackson. Strong black and pink inks rest upon bright paper. Just shy of new.
Vignettes include a portrait of General 'Stonewall' Jackson. A lovely blend of strong inks, sharp signatures, and fresh paper.
Vignettes include a portrait of Stonewall Jackson. Good color and solid paper provide pleasing eye appeal.