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Inventory - CSA - 1861 - 1862 - 1863 - 1864:
 

Below are our current 1864 CSA offerings. 1864 Material is selling at a rate which is unequaled in the last 39 years. Fresh 1864 notes are impossible to keep in stock.Visit the Terms page to order. THE BEST WAY TO REACH ME IS BY EMAIL. I RESPOND TO ALL EMAILS WITIHIN HOURS; UNLESS AT A SHOW (SEE "UPCOMING SHOWS".


 

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 1864  $500  T-64   CR-489

 

PMG Choice AU 58

         EPQ

  CHOICE UNC

Serial # 23008. Simply a superb example of this ever popular 1864 $500 Confederate Treasury note. Portrait of Stonewall Jackson to lower right. Confederate battle flag and war implements to left. Why this note is graded AU 58 is beyond me. Four razor sharp corners, no folds and as well trimmed as this issue is found. The very tiniest of foxing is barely noticeable at the top center. Perhaps this is why PMG grades the note Choice AU 58; although there are no comments on the holder as to the light foxing. I have no reservations grading the note Choice Uncirculated. A Confederate note will most often pick up the AU 58 grade by virtue of a tiny, tiny corner fold at one of the four corners. This could occur during re-holdering the note over the course of time or a myriad of other reasons. I see no such corner "bumps" or folds of any kind here. Irregardless, an immaculate T-64 which is under graded in this writers opinion. Superb eye appeal, earning PMG's "Exceptional Paper Quality" designation. In the unlikely event that the reader does not know I speak in jest; I do! A super T-64 and well underpriced for a CU note.

PMG

Choice About Unc 58

EPQ

My grade:

CH UNC

 $875  

Reverse

 1864  $500  T-64  CR-489 Serial # 22644. A wonderful, dusty pink color adorns the face of this totally flawless T-64. Exceptionally tough to locate without any handling. This note bears no signs of ever being touched. Just the way it was when it came of the press 150 years ago; as crisp and fresh as new. Amazing. No pinholes, chinks or any problems whatsoever at this lofty grade level. A superb T-64 which can be had without breaking the bank.  CU  $1095  

Reverse

 1864  $500  T-64    CR-489 Serial # 32533. Engraved date of February 17, 1864. Confederate battle flag; seal of the Confederacy and war implements to left. Portrait of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to lower right. Plain back. While not the finest T-64 on the market by any means; a very viable, problem free note. No tears, pinholes, soiling, stains or other problems. Irregular trim, which affects nothing and not all that uncommon. Good body, detail, clarity and eye appeal. Here offered is a very pleasing example bearing good color for those who do not deem it necessary to spend a good deal of additional money for another T-64 which would not be that much better than this one. I rarely see any 1864 $500 note grading very good to fine at coin/paper money shows priced at less than $500. A solid, sound note. Many would have no reservations grading this note very fine. By old school standards, it just doesn't make it...in my opinion. An amazingly attractive note for the grade.

Fine+

 

 

MKT

Grade

VF-25

 $410  

Reverse

 1864  $500  T-64    CR-489     

 

 

 

 

 

PMG Very Fine 35

Serial # 8245. Engraved date of February 17, 1864. Confederate battle flag; seal of the Confederacy and war implements to left. Portrait of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to lower right. Plain back. An extremely well inked example with resulting excellent clarity and contrast. A lovely pink color adorns the front; which the image does not do justice. The very slightest bit of foxing is noted at the upper left back and totally non distracting. One may rest assured that if this were a problem; PMG would have so noted it. Getting tougher to locate problem free at this grade level. PMG's VF 35 is but one notch away from Extremely Fine. A wonderful note which bears superb eye appeal.

PMG

Very Fine 35

 $575  

Reverse

 1864  $ 500  T-64    CR-489 Serial # 22892. Engraved date of February 17, 1864. Confederate battle flag; seal of the Confederacy and war implements to left. Portrait of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to lower right. Plain back. Original embossing remains upon this lovely pink 1864 $500 issue. The note likely never circulated, as far too much body exists and the note bears razor sharp corners. Superb trim, crackling crisp and exceptionally well inked. Not one pinhole and totally problem free. Sold to me as a Choice AU note, very close examination reveals it to be closer to Extremely Fine. Three faint folds are present. Superb eye appeal and as stated, immaculate trim. As the T-64 bore no frame lines; well trimmed examples are the exception rather than the rule.

Choice Extremely

       Fine             

 $650  

Reverse

 1864  $ 500  T-64    CR-489B

 

 

 

 

 

 PCGS VERY FINE   

         30 PPQ         

 

 

 

 

 

 

   CHERRY RED

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serial # 35768. Engraved date of February 17, 1864. Plate letter "D". Confederate battle flag; seal of the Confederacy and war implements to left. Portrait of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to lower right. Plain back. Superb, vivid red color. A most unusual opportunity to acquire a 489B in the upper mid grade range. Based upon my experience, these are most often seen (when seen at all) in higher grade. I suspect that many never left the Treasury Department in Richmond before the Civil War ended. Most were destroyed when Union forces took Richmond just prior to Lee's surrender. This example circulated to a very limited degree and presents one the ability to acquire a bright red Cr-489B for one third of the current expense of a higher grade example. High end 489B's now cost well over $2200.00 for a quality example. Many collectors have long desired to add a bright red 1864 CSA $500 note to their collection, although did not desire to pay the rather large sum required to obtain an example. This is certainly understandable. Well trimmed all the way around and in fact, extra selvage may be seen at the right side when viewed from the front. Superb clarity and contrast with the initial appearance of a much higher grade. Simply outstanding  eye appeal. A small, dark, as made, vertical "alignment line" may be observed at the middle bottom of the note's back. This note (plate "D") was the bottom note of a four subject sheet. No distracting spots or problems of any kind or character. Signed to the left for Register by V. Penrifoy (Mrs. V. M.) and to the right, for Treasurer by A. Baker (Miss E. A.). The example here offered also earned the PPQ or Premium Paper Quality designation from PCGS. A splendid example of the dark red 1864 Confederate $500 note seldom seen bearing GEM eye appeal in upper mid grade.

PCGS VERY FINE

     30 PPQ

 

 

PREMIUM

PAPER
QUALITY

 $765

 

Reverse
Pic 2

 1864  $100  T-65***  * I HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF THESE IN STOCK...FAR TOO MANY TO LIST HERE. If you need a T-65 in any grade, please let me know and I will be more than happy to send you a very detailed scan.      

  1864  $100  CT-65  CR-492

 

 

 

 

 

 Contemporary

   HAVANA

   Counterfeit

 

 

 

   PMG Choice

 Uncirculated 64

      

 

 

 

 

 

 Superb Trim

 

 

Serial # 537517. No series. Plate "D". Central portrait of Lucy Holcombe Pickens, wife of Francis W. Pickens, Governor of S.C.(1860-62) and former United States Ambassador to Russia at center. Two soldiers to lower left. George W. Randolph, Grandson of Thomas Jefferson, Confederate Brigadier General and Secretary of War in 1862 to lower right. Six digit serial number. Roughly 1/4 inch shorter than original T-65. Very different, much lighter shade of blue upon back "HUNDRED" ink registry. The front of this Havana counterfeit is as faithful and near original to the genuine note as any contemporary counterfeit comes. Less difficult to locate than it's mate; the 1864 $50, CT-66. Volumes could be written about this issue; and have. Crisp, bright and a very attractive example of an issue that becomes ever more difficult to locate. Graded Choice Uncirculated 64 by PMG, it would be most interesting to see what they deem a Gem New 65. Perhaps the note does not grade 65 or higher due to the lack of a perfect straight line along the outer margins. It is my believe that this fact causes some to "trim" notes in order to achieve " perfect, straight" outer margins. In my humble opinion, the modern day trimming of these old notes is simply unconscionable. I am of the opinion that these wonderful pieces of history should remain original and I refuse to "trim" a note in order to achieve what the grading services are looking for. A wonderful note with immaculate eye appeal with a true story to tell. Simply an amazing, totally original example of this most intriguing "Havana Counterfeit".

PMG CHOICE

UNCIRCULATED

        64

 

 

 $375

 

 

 

 

Reverse

 186  $100  CT-65  CR-492         

 

 

  PCGS CHOICE

 ABOUT NEW 58

        PPQ

 

      HAVANA COUNTERFEIT

Serial # 537010. All bear Plate Letter "D". No series. Plate "D". Central portrait of Lucy Holcombe Pickens, wife of Francis W. Pickens, Governor of S.C.(1860-62) and former United States Ambassador to Russia at center. Light blue reverse ink register. A choice example of this faithful contemporary counterfeit. To this day; there exist very knowledgeable people who do not think the "Havana" counterfeit is actually counterfeit. Irregardless, an exceptionally choice example bearing more than ample margins along with excellent eye appeal. I would imagine the note is assigned a Choice About New 58 grade due to the fact that the upper right corner from the front is slightly furled over. It is there, merely somewhat furled over. It is barely noticeable and not a problem. A very striking "Havana Counterfeit $100 note.

PCGS CHOICE

ABOUT NEW 58

         PPQ           

 

PREMIUM

PAPER
QUALITY

  SOLD

 

Reverse

 1864  $100   T-65    CR-494

 

 

 

   PMG CHOICE

UNCIRCULATED

       64 EPQ

Serial # 509. Series II. Plate Letter "A". Another immaculate example of this 1864 issue. Very seldom encountered graded Choice Uncirculated by the grading services. Superb color, trim and well inked. At least 80% of the "CSA" Treasury Department seal may be seen at the upper right front. All three letters of "CSA" and the palm tree within the seal are readily apparent and easily readable. A gorgeous note bearing wonderful eye appeal and obviously; problem free.

PMG

Choice Uncirculated

    64 EPQ

 

Exceptional

Paper

Quality

 $450  

Reverse

 1864  $100  T-65    CR-494           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  PMG CHOICE          

 UNCIRCULATED      

       63  EPQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Intriguing Note

Serial # 590. Series II. Plate letter "A". Printed date of February 17th 1864. Central portrait of Lucy Holcombe Pickens, wife of Francis W. Pickens, Governor of S.C.(1860-62) and former United States Ambassador to Russia at center. Two soldiers to lower left. George W. Randolph, Grandson of Thomas Jefferson, Confederate Brigadier General and Secretary of War in 1862 to lower right. Deep, dark blue ink register upon the back which is very well centered and presents a very rare glimpse into the actual printing process of these gorgeous notes. The T-65 was printed four notes to a sheet; from top to bottom lettered "A", "B", "C", and "D" wherein each note upon the sheet bore the same serial number. The note here offered; plate letter "A", was the top note upon the sheet. The front and back of the note were printed at different times upon different plates. Out of necessity, a means of positioning the blank white paper to produce the back was required prior to placing the paper upon the reverse plate for printing. Consequently, we see the dark, black line at the lower right reverse. This line allowed those printing the note to have some idea of exactly where to place the larger piece of blank, white paper upon the reverse plate. Nearly always trimmed away and very, very rarely seen. While a few CSA issues may be observed with "alignment" dots or much smaller red lines (T-41) for trimming purposes, this black line was utilized for printing purposes and is rare. "Alignment lines" or dots upon T-41 were placed at the middle top or bottom of the note; not at the side. Space does not allow for a more in depth discussion, although the example offered here represents a very rare opportunity to observe a portion of the extremely difficult printing process utilized to produce these wonderful pieces of history. In addition, the line sheds more light as to why these notes are so very, very difficult to locate bearing a perfectly centered back. This example possesses a reverse which is only a tiny, tiny fraction from being dead centered and I am at a loss as to why it grades only Choice Uncirculated 63. Irregardless, a gorgeous T-65 bearing no problems at all and bearing a very clear and vivid portion of the Confederate States Treasury seal at the upper right reverse. Provided one has a T-65 in their collection; this note would still make a wonderful addition due to it's very high quality and extremely interesting attributes.

PMG

Choice Uncirculated

    63 EPQ

 

Exceptional

Paper

Quality

 $425  

Reverse

 1864  $100  T-65    CR-494           

 

 

 

 

 

   PMG CHOICE          

 UNCIRCULATED      

       63  EPQ

Serial # 11252. Series II. Plate letter "B". Printed date of February 17th 1864. Central portrait of Lucy Holcombe Pickens, wife of Francis W. Pickens, Governor of S.C.(1860-62) and former United States Ambassador to Russia at center. Simply a stunning note and proof positive that not all notes graded Choice Uncirculated 63 are equal. Far superior to many, if not most I have seen so graded. The day will soon be upon us when we will look back with a chuckle and say "I remember when those were that cheap". Fully framed, bearing selvage outside of the frame lines, which is somewhat difficult to see against the white background. Superb centering of the blue web reverse. Superb color and extremely well inked. This issue is much, much more difficult to locate in this state of preservation than many think. Very few possess the eye appeal of the note here offered. A lovely piece which carries with it the one essential element which cannot be described upon a grading service holder or priced in any book - tremendous eye appeal.

PMG CHOICE

UNCIRCULATED

         63 EPQ

 

EXCEPTIONAL

PAPER

QUALITY

 

 

 $395  

Reverse

 1864  $ 50  T-66 *** *** I have an excellent supply of T-66's. These grade from Choice CU to VF. Various Criswell numbers. If you would like a T-66; please send an email and I will be more than happy to provide a scan. These notes are available from $45 to $170.      

 1864  $ 50

T-66     CR-497

PCGS VF 30 PPQ

Serial # 36433. 2 Series. Central portrait of Jefferson Davis in oval. Blue, web "FIFTY" reverse with nearly one half of a red CSA Treasury stamp at lower left back.

PCGS

VF 30

PPQ

  SOLD

 

Reverse

 1864  $ 50  CT-66  CR-501

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        Choice

 Havana Counterfeit

 

 

 

 

 

  

Serial # 86953. 1st series. Engraved date of February 17, 1864. Flourish over "CON" in Confederate. Plate "ZA". Portrait of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America in center. Much lighter shade of blue "FIFTY" ink register upon back. Many multiples tougher to locate than it's cousin, the Havana 1864 $100 contemporary counterfeit. It would be nice to buy at prices listed for this issue in Mr. George Tremmel's "Guide Book of Counterfeit Confederate Currency" published in 2007, as I would acquire all I was offered. At this point in time, one is fortunate to locate the $50 Havana at all. I may come across one a year; if that. Even more desirable bearing the forged signatures of S. Johnson for Register (to lower left) and A. Baker for Treasurer (to lower right). Much, much more difficult to locate than one might expect. No pinholes or other problems. Razor sharp corners and immaculate centering upon the back; unlike the vast majority of the Fifty Dollar Havana counterfeits extant. Superb trim and eye appeal. Having placed this note under intense scrutiny, I can locate one very faint, small "bend". It required holding the note at several different angles along with intense light to locate. There does exist the very slightest of handling which is not distracting and of no significance. The handling is very, very faint and quite common. 40 years ago, I would never have dreamed the $50 Havana would be as difficult to locate as it is in the day and time. Simply a gorgeous example which would be a superb addition to any collection. A breath away from Gem and a note which many would so grade. Superb.

Choice AU++

  SOLD

 

Reverse

 1864  $ 20  T-67 *** *** I have a very large supply of choice T-67's. In fact, far too many to list here. Prices range from $35 to $125. I can assure you I have the grade you want at the price you want to pay. Please feel free to email me for a scan if you are interested in a nice T-67. I am more than happy to provide a scan or scans for you to choose from.      

 

 186  $  20  T-67    CR-504A        

           PF-2                  

 

 

 

 

 PMG VERY FINE 30   

 

 

 

 

 

      DOUBLE

  RATIFICATION

      ERROR                

Serial # 2426. Printed date of February 17, 1864. Central vignette of Tennessee State Capitol building at Nashville. Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America within oval to lower right. Blue, web "TWENTY" reverse. An extremely attractive example of this classic old time error. There exist two "Ratification" clauses located at the top of the note. The left clause should read "Two Years After The Ratification Of A Treaty Of Peace Between" upon a normal T-67. The right clause should read "The Confederate States And The United States Of America" upon a normal note. The double ratification error contains two ratification clauses. The error note offered here reads at the left, "Six Months After The Ratification Of A Treaty Of Peace Between" while the right reads "Two Years After The Ratification Of A Treaty Of Peace Between". A highly sought after error and collected since the beginning. A solid note which bears wonderful bright red color upon the important side; the front. Typical, dullish blue color as is usually seen upon T-67 on the back. Irregardless, a totally original, problem free note and a true classic. A note which most collectors aspire to own to compliment their type set or merely to own an example. Here offered is a gorgeous "Double Ratification" T-67 which one could never go wrong with. In reality, a very high quality example of this timeless error.

PMG VERY FINE

         30           

 $2350  

Reverse
Pic 2

 1864  $ 10  T-68 *** *** Again, I have a huge supply of nice T-68's available. Some are from the old antebellum home referenced above. I have the grade you want at very reasonable prices. Starting at $35 for a nice VF or better and up.    

 1864  $ 10  T-68    CR-546

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         GREEN

   "BOGUS BACK"

   "STAGE MONEY"

Serial # 98292. 4 Series. Printed date of February 17, 1864. An interesting T-68 to say the least. When this elaborate green overprint was placed upon the back of this T-68 is not known. However; it is the general consensus among experts that the overprint was placed upon the note shortly after the Civil War. Unlike the Green, Red, Pink or Yellow designs we occasionally see upon the back of T-39, T-40 and T-41. Also unlike the "ONE THOUSAND DOLLAS" green overprint sometimes found upon various types of Confederate Treasury notes (see T-13 in 1861 section). Seldom seen, the overprint upon this note may be found on upon a few different types of Confederate Treasury notes. More akin to the term "Stage Money" in my humble opinion; although I have deep reservations that this was it's actual purpose. Crackling crisp with no pinholes. I can find no folds, nor can I feel any; although will grade the note AU, as the possibility of a light bend exists beneath the tremendous amount of green ink required to cover the original dark blue ink register. Extremely interesting and very difficult to locate. Perhaps future research will tell us what the purpose of this scarce overprint actually was.  AU+  $150

 

 

Reverse

 1864  $ 10  T-68   CR-540

 

 

 S.D. McClure & Co.

       Bankers

  Memphis, Tenn.

Serial # 3509. No series. Central vignette of field artillery scene. R.M.T. Hunter to lower right. Blue, web "TEN" registry on back. As crisp and bright as new. Trimmed just a bit tight at the upper left top from the front. Another example of the extremely scarce brokers stamp of "S.D. McClure & Co Bankers, Memphis, Tenn".  This stamp was placed upon the note during the Civil War; not after and is vivid and very legible. As mentioned previously, the McClure stamp was never seen frequently...even in the "ancient" days of the 70's.  More Montgomery issued notes are known that those bearing this stamp. McClure was a broker in Memphis and marketed these notes in that city. As Memphis fell early in the Civil War, I would think there would been a great demand for Confederate Treasury notes there; as it was one of the largest cotton centers in the South. While much study remains to be done, we know that a broker such as McClure would acquire notes elsewhere and attempt to sell them at a slight profit. Memphis would indeed be an interesting location to do so; however, I feel confident that the demand was present. The most puzzling aspect in my mind is why are they so scarce? One would think that more of them would be seen had something not gone as McClure planned. . Further; by this late in the Civil War, grave inflation had set in and this $10 note likely had 10% of the purchasing power a $10 Confederate note had in 1861. Whatever the case may be; an intriguing piece of Americana begging for further study.  XF  $295  

Reverse
Pic 2

 1864  $ 10  T-68   CR-540

 

 

 

  Super Ad Note

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The Mahogany

      Palace

 

 

 

 

 Providence, RI

 

 

 

 

"Bass Ale Drawn

  from the Wood

   a specialty"!

Serial # 106059. No series. Field artillery scene. Blue, web "TEN" reverse. Simply a superb advertising note from around 1880 or so. The note is a genuine Confederate T-68. After the Civil War, merchants found that advertising upon old "Rebel"" money was most effective. Locations in the North were especially intrigued by this "rebel" money; although it was used to some degree in the South. The largest problem facing merchants who chose to advertise upon Confederate treasury notes was the extremely limited supply. Sporadic, very limited supplies of notes were available from time to time between 1880 and 1890 or thereabouts. The earliest date I have ever seen upon a Confederate advertising note was 1876. While the piece here offered is undated; as are most all advertising notes, it is safe to assume a time period of between 1880 and 1890. Merchants soon found the supply completely depleted; as the U.S. War Department seized all remaining CSA notes at Richmond after it's fall. The notes along with all CSA documents were retained for several decades by the U.S. Treasury Department in hopes of finding evidence that could potentially tie Jefferson Davis to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Irregardless, merchants had extremely limited access to genuine notes and soon turned to printed "facsimiles" for advertising purposes. Consequently; genuine CSA notes with ads upon them are scarce and most frequently; when seen, have serious problems. Any advertising note bearing a saloon ad or which mentions the sale of alcohol is excessively rare. The merchant had a very limited supply (especially in Rhode Island) and the survival rate was extremely low. The note here offered is totally problem free and was obviously used during the Civil War. One can read the ad by clicking on "Reverse". "Bass Ale, drawn from the wood, a Speciality". Bottled ale was available as well. Located in the Narragansett Hotel Building at 132 Broad Street in Providence. Amazingly; no tears, chinks, soiling, pinholes or other problems. An incredible piece of American History which I could ramble on about for more than the reader cares to listen! Rare.

CHOICE

  FINE

 $395  

Reverse

 1864  $ 10  T-68   CR-549

PCGS XF 45 PPQ

Serial # 84000. 7 Series. Central vignette of horses pulling cannon. R.M.T. Hunter to lower right. Blue, web "TEN" reverse. Keep in mind that it costs around $40 to have one of these graded and that is if you want to wait "only" 6 months to get the note back in your hands.

PCGS

XF 45

PPQ

 $105  

Reverse

 1864  $ 10  T-68   CR-549A

PCGS AU 53 PPQ

Serial # 83999. 7. Series. Central vignette of horses pulling cannon. R.M.T. Hunter to lower right. Blue, web "TEN" reverse.

PCGS

AU 53

PPQ

 $110  

Reverse

 1864  $ 10  T-68   CR-549A

PCGS AU 53 PPQ

Serial # 83998. 7. Series. Central vignette of horses pulling cannon. R.M.T. Hunter to lower right. Blue, web "TEN" reverse.

PCGS

AU 53

PPQ

 $110  

Reverse

 1864  $ 10  T-68   CR-549

PCGS VF 35 PPQ

Serial # 75509. 7 Series. Central vignette of horses pulling cannon. R.M.T. Hunter to lower right. Blue, web "TEN" reverse.

PCGS

VF 35

PPQ

 $ 75  

Reverse

 1864  $ 5  T-69 *** *** Presently, I have a very good number of T-69's in stock. Grades range from VF to Gem CU. Cost is $35 and up for the higher grade notes. Please drop me an email if you are interested in a T-69. Scans and quotes are free!!    

 1864  $ 5

T-69   CR-560

 

PCGS XF 40 PPQ

Serial # 7002. Series 2. Central vignette of Capitol of the Confederate States (Virginia State Capitol building at Richmond). CSA Secretary of the Treasury, Christopher G. Memminger to lower right. Blue, web "FIVE" reverse. Again, an 1864 CSA $5 note exactly like this one was found in President Lincoln's wallet after his assassination.

PCGS XF 40

PPQ

 $100  

Reverse

 1864  $  2         T-70               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      NEW

 GROUPING 

  I recently acquired a somewhat sizeable group of 1864 material consisting of T-64 thru T-71. The notes were put together over time by a collector some 5 decades ago who, given the quality, acquired one or two different 1864 types at a time. His eye for quality was truly amazing; as I have never seen a single grouping of 1864 material of this caliber at one time, wherein each and every note was high grade. In most instances, my acquisition of 1864 CSA notes entails grades ranging from fine to AU and can number anywhere from 50-2500 notes. This group consisted of 475 notes (mostly $10 & $20 & $50 issues) all ranging from XF+ to Choice CU. Most unusual for a single group or collection of these. There were also some spectacular $1, $5 and $100 issues. We all are aware of just how difficult T-70 is to locate well trimmed. It would be economically unfeasible for me to have these notes graded. This would prevent me from passing along the tiniest of mark ups to you, the ultimate "decider" and buyer. Some of the notes bear consecutive serial numbers and some do not. All bear incredible quality They are presented just as I acquired them. No trimming, pressing or tampering with and totally original. ** Denotes a note from this superb group only recently acquired and off the market for decades. All possess immaculate eye appeal and a more beautiful group of notes have eluded me for over 40 years. Problems, if any, are called out. These are very detailed scans.  
 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 18490. Engraved by Keatinge & Ball, Columbia, S.C."; "Lithog'd by Evans & Cogswell." No period before either plate letter. Choice CU  $150  

Reverse

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 18491. Uncirculated  $130  

Reverse

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 18492. Choice CU  $150  

Reverse

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 18493.

Choice CU

Near GEM

 $150  

Reverse

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 18494. Gorgeous. Near invisible, light diagonal "bend" at mid lower, left back. Light foxing-back. Choice AU++  $125  

Reverse

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 18495. Choice CU  $150  

Reverse

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 18496. Extremely faint "bend; upper right back. More like handling. Choice AU++  $125  

Reverse

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 18497. Not pinhole, rather small "indentation" at mid, right back. Does not penetrate paper. Light fold upper right back. Near gem. Choice AU+  $120  

Reverse

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 18498. As made sheet crimp at upper right back. Same "indentation" as above which does not come through to front. Incredible color.

CHOICE CU+

Near Gem (66-67)

Sheet Crimp

 SOLD  

Reverse

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 18499. Incredible color and trim. One pinhole. None of these notes circulated during the Civil War; consequently, any folds, bends or the like are due to handling either during the Civil War or after. Breathtaking.

Extremely Fine

     Plus

 $115  

Reverse

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 22916.  Rich, vivid color and superb trim. Extremely Fine

  SOLD

 

Reverse

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 22936. From the same 100 note pack as # 22916 above. Extremely Fine

  SOLD

 

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 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-569 ** Serial # 22944. Two as made sheet crimps. These are "raised" and not folds. Nonetheless, we shall treat them as such. Extremely Fine  $110  

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 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567 ** Serial # 89147. "Engraved and Printed by Keatinge and Ball". No periods before either plate letter. Near gem, with only the very faintest light bend in center. Incredible trim for the issue. Choice AU++  $125

  SOLD

 

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 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567 ** Serial # 110784. Same light bend as above. Very hard to see. Choice AU+  $120  

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 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567 ** Serial # 94517. Very minor handling. No folds with superb trim and eye appeal. Choice CU  $150  

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 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567 ** Serial # 116257. What a group of T-70's. Just enough handling for me to go AU on this one. Just barely though. The note is closer to CU. Choice AU+  $120  

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 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567 ** Serial # 87935. As made print error at left, upper back. Don't recall ever seeing this before. Not an old mount or the like and contemporary to the printing of the note. Extremely interesting. Choice CU+  $150  

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 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567 ** Serial # 106935. Breathtaking and a wisp away from a Superb New 66 or 67 grading service holder.

Choice CU++

Near Gem

 $150     

  SOLD

 

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 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567 ** Serial # 106769. A total gem, save for a small area of foxing at the upper right back.

Gem CU

Foxing spot

 $130  

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 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567 ** Serial # 106776. The lowest grade T-70 of this grouping. Hard to believe.

VF++ / XF

 $100  

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 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567 ** Serial # 91550. An amazing T-70 for the price.. Uncirculated +                         $135  

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 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567 ** Serial # 63642. A very faint horizontal fold; extremely difficult to see. Choice AU++

  SOLD

 

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 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567 ** Serial # 66699. Amazing trim and eye appeal. Counting at far right back.  CU  $140  

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 1864  $  2  T-70    CR-569           

 

 

 

 

                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

  PMG CHOICE

 UNCIRCULATED

       63 EPQ                

 

 

 

 

  

                                          CHERRY RED    

  

 AMAZING NOTE         

                       

Serial # 37877. Portrait of Judah P. Benjamin, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (1852-61); Confederate Attorney General (1861), Secretary of War (1861-62); and Secretary of State (1862-65) to far right. Plain back. At the end of the Civil War, Benjamin escaped to England and began a new law career. Simply an incredible example of the issue. Rarely, if ever seen with the cherry red color this note possesses. Such notes are rare; as many things were required to come together in order for such a piece to exist today. First, the note had to survive for the last 154 years without sustaining a corner bump, edge ding, margin chink, handling, getting dirty or any other minimal damage. Secondly, far too much expensive red ink was utilized when printing the note than was intended by the CSA Treasury Department. By order of CSA Secretary of the Treasury Memminger, the T-70 was intended to be a light brown to dusty pink color. Red ink was very expensive in 1864 and the South was not in a position to use it to the degree you see here; especially upon lower denomination issues. Razor sharp corners, bright white paper and not one single blemish. One can literally "throw away the book" when it comes to acquiring notes bearing incredible color to this degree. Colorful examples such as this T-70 are always much more desirable to a very wide array of collectors and competition for them is fierce upon the rare occasion an example might appear. Normal prices for an "uncirculated" example of a particular issue are totally irrelevant under these circumstances. To illustrate; I personally witnessed a PMG 64 graded T-71 sell at auction roughly 8 years ago. The note was sold at the FUN (Florida Numismatic Association) auction in Orlando upon a pre-sale estimate of $250-$350 and bore color such as this piece. The note hammered at $1,750. I have seen this scenario repeated several times over the years. It is deemed eye appeal. My entire point is that such deep, dark red; high quality T-70's are quite rare. Add the fact that the note remains in very high grade and we have the makings of a very, very scarce opportunity for a collector to add an immaculate T-70 to their collection, the likes of which are not likely to be encountered soon. The front of the note is illustrated in "Pic 2" scanned against a white background; whereas the first two are against a black background. No settings are changed (wouldn't know how anyway). An amazing piece which vividly speaks for itself. A true prize for any collector of Confederate Treasury notes.

PMG CHOICE       

UNCIRCULATED         63 EPQ         

 

 

Exceptional

Paper

Quality

 $775  

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Pic 2

 1864  $ 2  T-70  CR-567

 

 

 

PMG Choice Unc 64

Serial # 76198. A choice example of the issue and much like the T-71; nearly impossible to locate bearing all outer frame lines to the left. Excessively difficult to locate as such. While it is not difficult to locate an uncirculated T-70; locating an example which is "all there" is incredibly difficult. This example is well inked, bright and has no problems whatsoever. I have looked at hundreds and hundreds of T-70's and failed to locate an example which does not have at least one outer frame line trimmed away. The grading services do not assign a higher grade to this note likely due to the fact that there exists "more" paper on the right end than the left. In other words; it is not perfectly symmetrical on the right and left. One can look for a long, long time and not locate a T-70 as nice as this one. The first I have seen in a very long while. Very, very few T-70's will meet the "perfection" criteria used by the grading services when it comes to requiring exactly the same amount of extra paper (selvage) to surround the note. Never mind that these notes were trimmed by untrained personnel with large sheers 15-20 sheets at a time. Not trimmed into the frame lines at any point and as clean as they come. A gorgeous and scarce T-70 this well trimmed..

CHOICE

  UNC

 

PMG

Choice

Uncirculated 64            

 $475  

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Pic 2

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567             

 

 

    PCGS CHOICE          ABOUT NEW 58                    PPQ               

Serial # 94545. Engraved date of February 17, 1864. "Engraved & Printed by Keatinge & Ball". No periods before plate letters. Portrait of Judah P. Benjamin within oval to far right. Additional, very informative information may be found with regard to Benjamin within the description of the PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 example above. A note which represents a classic illustration of the discussion I set forth relative to Choice Almost New 58 notes in the "Grading Standards- Eye Appeal" section which may be reached by clinking on the "Grading Standards" link at the top of the page. Superb eye appeal. A very light fold may be seen from the back running just across Hunter's portrait. Even with the aid of strong light and magnification, razor sharp corners with nary a bump or fold. Fully framed and a beautiful note.

PCGS CHOICE

ABOUT NEW 58

       PPQ

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $295  

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 1864   $ 2  T-70   CR-567 Serial # 90738. A flawless example. The very slightest of handling barely noticeable on back. Cut a tiny fraction tight at the left margin. Crisp, bright and fresh. Problem free.  UNC+  $160  

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 1864  $ 2  T-70 ***  *** A great deal of T-70's available. All types of shades of red, orange, pink and other colors. Various Criswell numbers ranging from VF to Choice CU. Please inquire and I will be happy to send a scan and quote. It simply is not practical to scan and list all of the 1864 issues here.      

 1864  $ 1  T-71   CR-574

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 UNCUT SHEET OF SC MERCHANT SCRIP PRINTED

    ON BACK

 

 

 

 Ridgeway, SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

    3 KNOWN

 

 

  PCGS Extremely

     Fine 45

Serial # 77663. Printed date of February 17, 1864. Central portrait of Clement C. Clay, U.S. Senator from Alabama (1843-61); Confederate Senator from Alabama (1862-64) and Confederate agent in Canada (1864-65). Plain back. A lovely rose colored; fully framed T-71 which bears superb eye appeal in and of itself. The reverse is the key to this great rarity. We find a complete, uncut sheet of extremely rare Ridgeway, South Carolina merchant script printed thereon. The sheet consists of a 5 cent, 10 cent, 25 cent and 50 cent denomination. The notes upon the uncut T-71 are dated at Ridgeway, S.C. September 1, 1864. Bearing the imprint "Daily News" Print, Winnsboro', S.C. ". I cannot begin to emphasize the rarity and significance of this incredible piece. There are no known issued notes from Ridgeway and it is doubtful that this merchant ever opened for business. This close in time to the end of the Civil War, the South was in utter chaos and it likely would not have been the best of times to open a store. No local residents had money and were reeling from the desecration occasioned by the war. It would remain this way in the South for the next 20 years. The example you see here is the one and only instance wherein actual Confederate Treasury notes were utilized to print scrip or any type of "money" upon. Whomever this merchant was apparently acquired a few fully issued T-71's within a few short months of the end of the Civil War; had the design drawn out and the note sent to the printer at Winnsboro. Simply an incredible piece of American history and beyond rare. Three T-71's such as this one are known. One reposes in an astute collectors holdings in Chicago. The other resides in South Carolina and finally, the example offered here. As we are aware, paper was scarce in the South during the Civil War, as we see many examples of obsolete bank notes and various State notes printed upon the backs of bonds, other unissued obsolete notes, bank drafts and the like. However; never before have we seen any medium of exchange printed upon the back of an actual Confederate Treasury note. One feels an indescribable feeling when holding this note; seeing incredibly rare Southern merchant scrip printed upon the back of a gorgeous Confederate T-71. It would make no difference if you had ten type sets; this note would make a superb addition to any collection, anywhere. High quality and great rarity; a combination you cannot go wrong with.

     PCGS

  EXTREMELY

     FINE 45

 $4250  

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Pic 2

 1864    $1  T-71   CR-574 Serial # 60207. Printed upon high quality bank note paper, this Keatinge and Ball product is very pleasing to the eye. Graded CU upon my acquisition of the note; I believe the note is just a tick away from that grade due to being trimmed just a tiny bit tight ( and I do mean tiny) at the upper left. No folds, pinholes or chinks; this note is as crisp and fresh as they come. A light shade of pink and with superb eye appeal. Only a mere 8 serial numbers away from the note offered below. Another highly desirable T-71 and sure to please.   UNC+  $225  

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 1864    $1  T-71   CR-574 Serial # 60215. Another high quality; atheistically pleasing T-71. These notes are much tougher to locate than one might think without spots, pinholes, margin chinks, etc.. This note possesses no problems and is as clean and bright as they come. As crisp as any modern bank note one could locate at their local bank. Just a touch of handling and cut a fraction tight at the left. Graded Choice Uncirculated when I acquired it; in my humble opinion, the appropriate grade for this note is uncirculated. Simply a beautiful CSA note.   UNC  $200  

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 1864  $ 1  T-71    CR-574            Serial # 79484. Engraved date of February 17, 1864. Central portrait of Clement C. Clay, United States Senator from Alabama (1843-1861) and Confederate Senator (1861-1864). Clay was also an agent in Canada from 1864 until the end of the Civil War. "1" on die to Clay's right and left. Periods before each plate letter. Pinkish/red overprint. Plain back. Exceptionally well inked, thereby possessing superb clarity and contrast. Each and every detail is sharp, distinct and vivid. Clear, legible signatures and serial numbers. A gorgeous T-71. I have no clue what the grading services would grade this note. Personally, I cannot see how it could grade less then 64-65 EPQ.

Choice

Uncirculated

 $325  

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 1864  $  1  T-71    CR-574           

 

 

 

 

   Superb Note

Serial # 79488 and from the same original pack of 100 notes as the above. Dated February 17, 1864. A striking note bearing incredible eye appeal. Totally problem free and a classic illustration of when it is wise to "stretch" a tick for a note. I know I certainly did not hesitate to "belly up to the bar" with regard to this note. As crisp and fresh as the day it was printed 154 years ago. This note bears that indescribable "ummph" which is nearly impossible to verbalize; however, can best be seen when holding the actual note. Totally spotless and free of any problems whatsoever. Razor sharp corners and a note which one never tires of looking upon.  Included is a scan of the note against a white background (pic 2), as the white background seems to purvey the actual color of the note somewhat more accurately. I do not utilize a white background in many instances, as the white background can make it difficult to observe the selvage or extra white paper surrounding the note which is located outside of the outer frame line. No settings have been changed....that is never, ever done with regard to any note listed upon this website. A truly amazing note worthy of any collection and a note which one would be most proud to own.

Choice

Uncirculated

Near GEM

 $360  

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Pic 2

 1864  $   1  T-71    CR-574 Serial # 79490. Dated February 17, 1864. Same design and as the above CR-574's. On rare occasion, one will be fortunate enough to locate a few notes from the same original pack which are simply beautiful. Such is the case with the T-71's you see listed here bearing serial numbers 79484, 79488, 79400 and 79492. While I have seen and owned a fair number of original packs of this issue; seldom, if ever, do they rise to the quality level you see here. Corners will be ever so slightly bent, handling, poor trim or some other minute problem seemed to exist. An original pack must have been stored properly, not handled for over 154 years and left alone in order for the notes to remain this well preserved. Even at that, perhaps only 10-12 notes from that pack remained in this state of preservation. Granted, it has been since the "ancient" days of the late 1970's to early 1980's that original packs of T-71's were sometimes available. Here offered is another immaculate T-71 from the same pack as the above two notes. From that pack of 100 notes, there were 9 which were as nice as the note you see here. We have a tendency to think that material such as the note here offered will "be around" forever. Even though not a rare note, such is not the case. Believe me....I used to think choice extremely fine T-22's would "be around" forever. Irregardless, a simply gorgeous note bearing superb eye appeal and a "notch" above that normally encountered.

Choice

Uncirculated

 $350  

Reverse

 1864  $  1  T-71    CR-574 Serial # 79492. Dated February 17, 1864. Another problem free example emanating from the same original pack as the above three notes. Crackling crisp and as fresh as one could ever hope for. Cut a fraction, and I do mean a fraction, close at the left. Superb clarity bearing outstanding eye appeal. The pack which this note came from was obviously printed with fresh, unworn plates, as each and every detail is bright and vivid. A solid note.

Uncirculated+

Near Choice
 $275  

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 1864  $  1  T-71    CR-576A

 

 

 

 

 

   PMG CHOICE         UNCIRCULATED              63 EPQ            

 

 

 

   Superb Color          

Serial # 33849. Engraved date of February 17, 1864. Period in front of left plate letter "D". The tougher variety of the issue. Central portrait of Clement C. Clay, United States Senator (1843-1861) and Confederate States Senator (1862-1864) from Alabama in center. Clay was also a Confederate agent to Canada from 1864-65. "ONE" in panel, far right and far left. Plain back. A superb example of the issue, bearing superb color and extremely well inked. Clean, bright and absolutely stunning with immaculate eye appeal. Extremely difficult to locate at this grade level; as most often there exists a tiny fold or corner bump. Insignificantly trimmed just the tiniest fraction tight at the very far lower left; otherwise this note would be assigned a higher "number" and the cost multiples of what you see here. A portion of the CSA Treasury Seal may be seen at the lower left front. A breathtaking T-71 which one would have a very difficult time improving upon.

PMG CHOICE

UNCIRCULATED

 63 EPQ

 

Exceptional

Paper

Quality

 SOLD  

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  1864   50 Cents   T-72  CR-578 S/N  83434. Nearly choice. Just a tick tight at bottom right. Great embossing. UNC+  $70

 

 

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  1864   50 Cents   T-72  CR- 578 S/N  83435. Nice although tight at bottom. No problems. UNC

$ 60

 

 

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 1864   50 Cents  T-72   CR-578

 

PMG Choice Unc 63

Serial # 75919. 1st Series. The only note in the entire CSA series to bear printed signatures; other than the Essays. Machine stamped serial number. At this late point in the Civil War, the production of a 50 cent note made little sense, as it was of little use in commerce. Rampant inflation had taken hold in the South as the end of the War was near and such a small denomination note was not needed. Irregardless, a nice uncirculated example housed in a PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 holder.

UNC

PMG

Choice Unc 63

 $125  

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