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Confederate CSA - money ** ANY IDEA/COMMENT ON THESE CSA ITEMS?

JWPJWP Posts: 16,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

I have acquired these 3 items in the last few months and would appreciate your thoughts on the value/condition of them. The 1861 is an Authtenic reproduction as it was minted with the original 1861 CSA die, possibly 100 plus years later. The 50 Cent note is in very circulated condition, but for $20 I could not pass on it. The $10 note is in nice condition for a circulated note and I got it for $34. I don't know whether the 2 notes are authentic, but maybe someone here has a better knowledge of CSA notes. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.






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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2024 7:24PM Answer ✓

    The Confederate Cent was struck circa 1961 or 1962 from transfer dies made from the cancelled original dies. That one looks like it may be one of the goldine examples. (They were struck in quantity in copper (or bronze?), goldine and silver. Many other metals and other materials were also used to make small numbers. They were highly publicized and advertised at the time they were made and marketed in the early 1960s.

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  • JWPJWP Posts: 16,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth Thanks, a wealth of knowledge about this coin. I had somethings right, but Your info is super. Thanks for your input.

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  • JWPJWP Posts: 16,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OK

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The early 1960s "restrikes" are known as Bashlow restrikes after the man who produced them.

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  • lcutlerlcutler Posts: 490 ✭✭✭✭

    The notes look totally legit to me.

  • JWPJWP Posts: 16,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the info.

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  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,362 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, the notes are 100% authentic.

    The 50 cent is a good buy at $20. The $10 is OK at $34 in this grade (VF) but look to buy notes with full margins all around when you can find them.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • JWPJWP Posts: 16,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I read that the CSA did not have the paper cutting machines to cut the currency, so scissors were used to cut the currency by hand.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JWP said:
    I read that the CSA did not have the paper cutting machines to cut the currency, so scissors were used to cut the currency by hand.

    Most large size US National Bank Notes were cut by hand well into the twentieth century. This was not unusual for that period.

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  • JWPJWP Posts: 16,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the currency info.

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  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,362 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 6, 2024 8:11AM Answer ✓

    @JWP said:
    I read that the CSA did not have the paper cutting machines to cut the currency, so scissors were used to cut the currency by hand.

    This is true. And since people were hired to sign these, dozens of different signatures and even more combinations can be found on these.

    And by the time this note was issued as the last issue of the War, these were being put into circulation as fast as possible, so the cutting became more careless. Finding these with nice margins all around isn't as easy as you would think. And being printed on somewhat fragile paper, problem-free examples are in the minority.

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  • JWPJWP Posts: 16,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @sellitstore Thanks for thr info. These items become more interested with every comment.

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  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,344 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2024 8:35PM

    @JWP said:
    @291fifth Thanks, a wealth of knowledge about this coin. I had somethings right, but Your info is super. Thanks for your input.

    Note there is no such thing as an original CSA cent, just the oldest tribute souvenir or token. Even the examples of the “originals” were all made after the War in the Philadelphia by a deadbeat drunk with no known connection to the south or CSA government which were then all conveniently found by a local dealer and marketed. The whole story is coin dealer stick obscured with the fog of time.

    The only known CSA coins are the 4 half’s with CSA reverses and serval normal issues struck after the O,C & D mints were nationalized from the federal government such as the famous 1861D dollar.

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