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Confederate Currency and Bonds

After the Civil War broke out in 1861, the newly established Confederate government began to issue its own money as legal tender to the citizens of the South. The first note from the Government of the Confederate States of America was issued in April of 1861. From the on, notes were issued on through 1864.

Almost every Confederate note was painstakingly hand signed and numbered. It is not uncommon for these nots to have uneven or rough borders since scissors or shears were used to hastily cut the sheets of notes apart.

Counterfeiting became a major problem for the South. The North played a big role in this action by printing counterfeit notes and distributing them in the South causing massive inflation.

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Confederate Currency and Bonds