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.
Deep orange and black inking that is still vibrant rests upon paper that still looks quite well for the grade. Pre-war stock vignettes were used to allow for speedier production . An early note of the Confederacy that is seldom seen and highly desirable.
Locomotive & train center, straight steam. Woman with basket right. Interest paid stamps on reverse.
Locomotive with Diffused Steam. Interest paid stamps on the reverse.
A beautiful note with dark red underprint (PF-3) and bold inking of the vignettes. The signatures are distinct and the borders quite nice for the grade. The paper quality is exceptionally fresh and the 'EPQ' designation is well deserved. An outstanding example of a very popular and highly desirable issue.