This must have reference book for the Confederate bond collector includes color photos of all major types of bonds, identification guide to portraits and artwork, the number of bonds issued, the names of the engravers and printers, current estimates of bond value, and inventory notes and checklist.
Filled with fascinating history and an easy-to-use, full-color catalog of issues, the twelfth edition of Confederate States Paper Money will delight and inform every Confederate note collector, from novice to expert. It features:
A photographic guide to Confederate currency issued by the Confederate States Government during the War Between the States (US Civil War). This must have book for the Confederate currency collector is loaded with reference material and current banknote values. Contains color photos of the actual currency.
With the outbreak of the U. S. Civil War in 1861, the Confederate States of America began issuing its own paper money. Over the years, seven different series of currency were issued. Counterfeiting became a significant problem for the South, as did depreciation and inflation. By the end of the war, the notes were worthless, but within the decade their collectability was on the rise. Today, some notes can easily garner thousands of dollars. Uniquely designed and hand-signed, the paper money of the South tells the story of the new nation. Confederate currency expert Pierre Fricke illustrates the history of the South's money and explains the origins of the various notes issued by the South, putting the money into historical context. Fricke also briefly discusses the dissolution of the Union and examines the collectability of Confederate currency.
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