Confederate Currency- CSA notes, or Confederate States notes, were issued a year earlier than the U.S. government issued notes. CSA notes were issued annually in 1861, 1862, 1863 and 1864. Colonel Grover Criswell was a coin dealer who amassed millions of dollars in face value in Confederate currency in the 1940s through 1970s. Criswell wrote the standard references on the subject using a T-## designation for each type of note. Those T numbers are still in use today as one for each of the 72 different types of CSA notes.
The Confederate states issued paper money in denominations from $0.50 to $1,000 dollars. Those notes are an important part of American history and are very collectible today. Assembling a collection of one of each type is a significant accomplishment.
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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