A Look at Confederate States Coin Restrikes
Coin production in the Confederate States occurred during a relatively brief period of just a few months, yet it yielded an eclectic array of numismatic curiosities that enjoy a robust crossover market reaching both the coin hobby and the wide-ranging realm of Civil War memorabilia.
After the Civil War ended in 1865, numismatic interest in the coinage of the confederacy began growing. There were certainly plenty of private Confederate tokens issued during the Civil War, with estimates suggesting more than 50 million pieces representing some 10,000 designs cumulatively. There are several restrikes out there, though the collector must be wary of pieces minted after the Civil War and billed as “restrikes” but are rather fantasy pieces – not bona fide restrikes of actual Confederate coins.
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