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.
Solid for the grade and plenty of eye appeal.
A crisp original note with a full inner thick black border line. The lighter outer black border line is just shy of this distinction in the lower left but is ever so close. Paper is bright and signatures are sharp. A near 'Gem' with great eye appeal.
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 vignette. Quite attractive with strong ink and crisp paper. Margins are full around the entire note.
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. Vivid ink and fresh paper provide great eye appeal. The border is nearly full.
An attractive original note with just enough border to be considered fully framed.