At the height of one of the most turbulent times in American history, The Confederacy began printing Confederate currency. Most of the Confederate currency was used to purchase goods from England to aid in their war effort against the United States. Much of what was left of the printed Confederate Currency was used in merchant transactions in the South as well as for purchasing war bonds and other investments in the fledgling so called “Republic of the South” so that they could gain some solvency in their international relations. Confederate currency played an important role in the Southern states for the few short years of their independence from the Union.
Once reunification took place after the Civil War’s end, the Confederate currency became obsolete, putting an end to the legal tender status of Confederate currency and marking the beginning of the collectible status of the Confederate currency notes. Confederate currency has enjoyed a fairy regular demand on the open numismatic markets for many decades.
Unfortunately, with the demand for Confederate currency also comes the unscrupulous counterfeiting and reprinting of the Confederate currency notes. To the properly trained numismatist, these Confederate currency notes are easily detectable. Gauging the paper quality and the cut of the Confederate currency notes are key factors in making these kinds of determinations.
Generally, unless they are rare variations of the Confederate currency notes, the authentic notes can be worth as much as third of their face value or more on the collectible markets. This, of course, is assuming they are in a well preserved condition. Confederate currency notes that are tattered or torn can be worth significantly less. In addition, the higher denomination Confederate currency notes will carry more of a premium simply because they are in a slightly higher demand. When selling your Confederate currency notes, you’ll want to be at ease knowing you’re dealing the the most respected and best trained staff in Las Vegas. That staff belongs to Nevada Coin & Jewelry.
Our numismatic professionals have many decades of combined experience in authenticating and evaluating Confederate currency notes and are eager to put our trained eyes to work for you in appraising and buying your Confederate currency notes. We make the biggest cash offers in town so there’s no reason to wait any longer. Just call or come in to any of the Nevada Coin & Jewelry locations serving the Las Vegas valley today.