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  

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 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  

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 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  

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 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

 $550  

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  

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 1864  $ 500  T-64    CR-489B

 

 

 

 

 

 

   BLAST RED

 

       GEM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUNNING COLOR

   and TRIM

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. Without reservation, one of, if not the finest, bright red 489Bs I have ever encountered. The 1864 $500 was printed in sheets of four notes per sheet. All four notes upon the uncut sheet bore the same serial number and were lettered from the top note "A" going down the sheet to plate letter "D". Thus, we know that this note was the bottom note upon the sheet; providing the lower margin of the note a "fighting chance"' to possess nice trim. As may be seen; it does, as do the remaining three margins. T-64 had no frame lines; thus locating a well trimmed example in any grade is extremely difficult. This stunningly colorful example is as well trimmed as one could ever hope for. Simply a breathtaking note in all respects. As usual; visible from the back lies the classic illustration that this sheet, prior to trimming, was laid atop another wet sheet in a stack and a light amount of black ink transferred to the back. This is not the least bit uncommon and in fact, should be expected with choice, high grade notes such as this. The slight transfer did not have the opportunity to wear off during circulation; as this note did not circulate. Signed to the left for Register by V. Penrifoy (Mrs. V. M.) and to the right, for Treasurer by A. Baker (Miss E. A.). Remember, two women could sign Confederate Treasury notes together or two men. The signing by a man and a woman upon any given note was not allowed. In my humble opinion, undervalued when encountered this immaculate; especially when compared to other CSA type notes. As I have suspected and observed, the availability of pristine, colorful, superbly trimmed 1864 $500 notes such as that here offered has diminished greatly within the last few years. Their cost; on the rare occasion they may be found, has predictably reacted accordingly. Much, much tougher to locate this superb than one might think. GEM CU

  SOLD

 

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 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-490

 

 

 

 

 

 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 notes is simply unacceptable. 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

 

 

 $395

 

 

 

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 1864  $100  T-65    CR-494

 

 

 

 

 

 

PMG GEM UNC 65

       EPQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Incredible color.

 

  Deep, Dark Blue

 Ink Register-Back

 

     Red Front

Serial # 33242. Series II. 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. Amazing deep, dark blue ink register upon the back. In the "ancient" days of the late 1970's and early 1980's, one could on occasion acquire original 100 note packs of T-65's. No matter if one was looking through an original pack or a group of several hundred uncirculated examples of this issue; the combination of appealing red color on the front and dark blue upon the back was rarely found. If one was fortunate enough to locate a well trimmed example which bore nice red color upon the front; the back would be a washed out light blue. The same bore true in the opposite direction. If the back had a dark blue color (which very, very few did); the front color would be mediocre. If one "hit the jackpot" and located the front and back color this note has; invariably, it would be trimmed into the frame line. This note took my breath away when I first laid eyes upon it. The odds of locating a well trimmed T-65 are somewhat remote, although quite doable. Add the difficulty of locating the combination of stunning color, front and back and the odds become astronomical. The Exceptional Paper Quality designation by PMG is certainly an extra bonus. At auction, this piece could well realize double what it is being offered for here. I have never seen the demand for high quality 1864 material such as it is now. Pic 2 is included with a black background in order to illustrate the deep red hue penetrating the back of the reverse scan. In other words, the color is so strong upon the front that is actually makes the back look off white in the scan. Believe me, it isn't when viewing the actual note. Simply an incredible T-65 and the best I have seen in a long, long time. Extremely scarce this nice and a note which one would never have to upgrade. Notes bearing the color, trim and eye appeal such as this piece possesses very, very rarely become available.

   PMG GEM

UNCIRCULATED

       65  EPQ

 

 

 

Exceptional

Paper

Quality

 SOLD

 

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Pic 2

 1864  $100   T-65    CR-494

 

 

 

   PMG CHOICE

UNCIRCULATED

       64 EPQ

Serial # 509. Series II. 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

 $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++

 $425

 

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 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.      

 

 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

 

 

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 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  

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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

 

Reverse

 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  

Reverse

 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

 

Reverse

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

Reverse

 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  

Reverse

 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  

Reverse

 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  

Reverse

 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  

Reverse

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

VF++ / XF

 $100  

Reverse

 1864  $  2  T-70  CR-567 ** Serial # 91550. An amazing T-70. 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-567

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    PMG GEM

 UNCIRCULATED

       65 EPQ

Serial # 93610. 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. Rarely encountered with all three frame lines to the left; much less fully framed all the way around. Even in the "ancient" days of the late 70's and early 80's, when full packs of this issue surfaced on occasion, a fully framed "all there" note was rarely found. This one has it all. Superb clarity and contrast . Bold , vivid signatures and serial number. I have no clue why this note does not grade higher, unless PMG's reasoning is that more selvage exists on the left side than the right...which is the way this issue was printed. If the grading services are waiting until they see the outer lines on the left side match the right to grade a note 66; it is not going to happen. The design and print layout of T-70 do not provide for three lines at the right.   T-70 simply does not come any better than this and the issue is rare in this lofty state of preservation. Signed by L. Norris (Mrs. L. A.) for "Register" to the left and by S. Scott (Miss) for Treasurer to the lower right. Remember, two women could sign together or two men; however, not a man and a woman.  As time has passed, it has become readily apparent that very few Confederate Treasury notes exist (even 1864) that will qualify for a Gem Uncirculated 65 grade utilizing the very strict and sometimes unfair standards (hand trimmed vs machine trimmed, paper quality, etc.) the grading services utilize to grade these notes. If the situation were otherwise, we would be encountering hundreds of these notes housed in Gem 65 holders rather than the very, very slow trickle of two or three a year we see today. This fact is even more applicable to T-70. As clean and bright as one could ever hope for bearing immaculate eye appeal. If you seek a Gem T-70 or like to collect the very highest quality available, you cannot go wrong with this note.

PMG GEM

UNCIRCULATED

       65 EPQ

 

 

 

Exceptional

Paper

Quality

   SOLD

 

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 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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 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 destrction occassioned 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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 1864    $1  T-71   CR-574 Serial # 60207. Printed upon high quality bank note paper, this Keatinge and Ball product is very pleasing. 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 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  $195  

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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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