With the outbreak of the U. S. Civil War in 1861, the Confederate States of America began issuing its own paper money. Over the years, seven different series of currency were issued. Counterfeiting became a significant problem for the South, as did depreciation and inflation. By the end of the war, the notes were worthless, but within the decade their collectability was on the rise. Today, some notes can easily garner thousands of dollars. Uniquely designed and hand-signed, the paper money of the South tells the story of the new nation. Confederate currency expert Pierre Fricke illustrates the history of the South's money and explains the origins of the various notes issued by the South, putting the money into historical context. Fricke also briefly discusses the dissolution of the Union and examines the collectability of Confederate currency.
About the Author
Pierre Fricke is an expert on Confederate currency and an award-winning author of several books on the subject. He also operates a highly respected rare coin and paper money collecting business (visit www.csaquotes.com). He has been collecting coins since 1969 and currency since 2000. The author lives in the Boston, MA area.