During the Civil War, the Confederate states attempted to solve their vast financial problems by issuing their own paper money. Issued into circulation in 1861, the currency ran through 1864. Notes were printed in denominations of $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000. Beginning with the issues of 1861 and running through 1864, there were 72 major types beginning with Type 1 (T-1) in 1861 and ending with Type 72 (T-72) in 1864.
Confederate notes held little monetary value due to the lack of gold and silver reserves by the Confederacy and their setbacks on the battlefield. Although these notes were not official legal tender, Southerners traded them as a medium of exchange.
These beautiful and interesting notes were hand signed, the designs portraying many different scenes of the daily lives of Confederates. The images feature various depictions from classic portraits and structures to military personnel and slaves at work.
Today, Confederate notes have gained a large following among collectors, and are an important part of United States history. They make a perfect addition to any currency collection, or for the collector of Civil War memorabilia. All of our Confederate notes are guaranteed authentic (except those that are clearly described as contemporary counterfeits), and have been carefully inspected and graded by a professional numismatist.
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