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United States Banknotes: Confederate and Southern States Issues

Confederate States of America

Virginia, Richmond - $10 Confederate States of America
No. 30566 - December 2, 1862 (Signed)
Plate F
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina; Printed by B. Duncan
Criswell 373, Type 52, "3 . Series ."

Note: Type 52 was the first Confederate note to be printed on pink paper and the first $10 note to use the X in medallion design. R. M. T. Hunter on obverse.


Virginia, Richmond - $100 Confederate States of America
No. 87859 - February 17, 1864 (Signed)
Plate C
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell 493, Type 65, "Series I"


Virginia, Richmond - $20 Confederate States of America
No. 49694 - February 17, 1864 (Signed)
Plate D
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell 505, Type 67, "Series 2"

Note: State Capitol at Nashville, TN in center, A. H. Stephens in right oval


Virginia, Richmond - $20 Confederate States of America
No. 82440 - February 17, 1864 (Signed)
Plate D
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell 509, Type 67, "5 . Series"


Virginia, Richmond - $20 Confederate States of America
No. 31540 - February 17, 1864 (Signed)
Plate B
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell 510, Type 67, "VI Series"


Virginia, Richmond - $10 Confederate States of America
No. 2430 - February 17, 1864 (Signed)
Plate D
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina; Printed by Evans & Cogswell
Criswell 543, Type 68, "2 Series"

Virginia, Richmond - $10 Confederate States of America
No. 101771 - February 17, 1864 (Signed)
Plate H / 51
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina; Printed by Evans & Cogswell
Criswell 548, Type 68, 6 . Series.


Virginia, Richmond - $10 Confederate States of America
No. 82242 - February 17, 1864 (Signed)
Plate F / 7
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina; Printed by Evans & Cogswell
Criswell 551, Type 68, "9 Series"

Virginia, Richmond - $5 Confederate States of America
No. 25991 - February 17, 1864 (Signed)
Plate E
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell 559, Type 69, "1 Series"


Virginia, Richmond - $5 Confederate States of America
No. 33906 - February 17, 1864 (Signed)
Plate A
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell 563, Type 69, "Series 5"


Virginia, Richmond - $100 Confederate States of America
No. 87400 - November 20, 1862 (Signed)
Plate Z
CSA vertical watermark, two interest paid stamps on reverse
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
T-41

Alabama

Alabama, Montgomery - $1 State of Alabama
No. 37034 - January 1, 1863 (Signed)
2nd Series (small letters)
Plate E
J. T. Paterson & Company - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell Alabama 2

Alabama, Montgomery - 50-Cents State of Alabama
No. 15663 - January 1, 1863 (Signed)
Plate B
J. T. Paterson & Company - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell Alabama 3

Note: Oval portrait of Mrs. Juliet Opie Hopkins, who was instrumental in providing hospital and medical care and facilities for Southern troops during the war.

Alabama, Montgomery - 50-Cents State of Alabama
No. 58889 - January 1, 1863 (Signed)
2rd Series
Plate I
Engd. by J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Ga.
Criswell Alabama 4


Alabama, Montgomery - 25-Cents State of Alabama
No. 77692 - January 1, 1863 (Signed)
2nd Series (small letters)
Plate M
J. T. Paterson & Company - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell Alabama 6

Alabama, Montgomery - 25-Cents State of Alabama
No. 843 - January 1, 1863 (Signed)
3rd Series
Plate F
Engd. by J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Ga.
Criswell Alabama 7


Alabama, Montgomery - 50-Cents State of Alabama
No. 34258 - January 1, 1863 (Signed)
1st Series
Plate H
J. T. Paterson & Company - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell Alabama 9


Alabama, Montgomery - 50-Cents State of Alabama
No. 27995 - January 1, 1863 (Signed)
1st Series
Plate C
J. T. Paterson & Company - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell Alabama 11
Georgia

Georgia, Milledgeville - $5 State of Georgia
No. 37067 - January 15, 1862 (Signed)
Plate A
Howell, English - Savannah
Criswell Georgia 5


Georgia, Milledgeville - 50-Cents State of Georgia
No. 34371 - January 1, 1863 (Signed)
Plate G
Unframed Georgia coat of arms bottom center
Treasury seal stamped in green on obverse
HOWELL . Engraver .
Criswell Georgia 14


Georgia, Milledgeville - 25-Cents State of Georgia
No. 7280 - January 1, 1863 (Signed)
Plate G
Unframed Georgia coat of arms bottom center
Treasury seal stamped in green on obverse
Howell - Engraver
Criswell Georgia 15


Georgia, Milledgeville - 10-Cents State of Georgia
No. 24959 - January 1, 1863 (Signed)
Plate O
Unframed Georgia coat of arms bottom center
Engd by R. H. Howell
Criswell Georgia 18


Georgia, Milledgeville - 5-Cents State of Georgia
No. 11,173 - January 1, 1863 (Signed)
Plate M
Unframed Georgia coat of arms bottom center
Engd by R. H. Howell
Criswell Georgia 19


Georgia, Milledgeville - $5 State of Georgia
No. 10831 - April 6, 1864 (Signed)
Plate I
Unframed Georgia coat of arms bottom center, one green Treasury seal on obverse right
Howell. Engr.
Criswell Georgia 26


Georgia, Milledgeville - $5 State of Georgia
No. 10860 - April 6, 1864 (Signed)
Plate A
Unframed Georgia coat of arms bottom center, one green Treasury seal on obverse right
Howell. Engr.
Criswell Georgia 26


Georgia, Milledgeville - $5 State of Georgia
No. 16089 - April 6, 1864 (Signed)
Plate A
Unframed Georgia coat of arms bottom center, one green Treasury seal on obverse right
Howell. Engr.
Criswell Georgia 26


Georgia, Rome - 10-Cents Empire Bank (1860s?)
November 6, 1862 - Unissued, Unsigned (Redeemable in Confederate Notes)
No plate letter
Printed at Mason's Job Office - Rome, Georgia
Fate: Unknown
Criswell --; Haxby --


Georgia, Rome - 25-Cents Empire Bank (1860s?)
November 6, 1862 - Unissued, Unsigned (Redeemable in Confederate Notes)
No plate letter
Printed at Mason's Job Office - Rome, Georgia
Fate: Unknown
Criswell --; Haxby --

Note: Denomination misspelled VWENTY-FIVE


Georgia, Rome - 50-Cents Empire Bank (1860s?)
November 6, 1862 - Unissued, Unsigned (Redeemable in Confederate Notes)
No plate letter
Printed at Mason's Job Office - Rome, Georgia
Fate: Unknown
Criswell --; Haxby --

Louisiana

Louisiana, Baton Rouge - $5 State of Louisiana
No. 2271 - October 10, 1862 (Signed)
Plate E
B Duncan - Columbia, South Carolina
Missouri

Missouri, Jefferson City - $4.50 State of Missouri (Defence Bond)
No. 234 - April 1, 1862 (Signed by Commissioner)
Plate A
W. T. & Co. vertical watermark
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell Missouri 15


Missouri, Jefferson City - $3 State of Missouri (Defence Bond)
Unissued, Unsigned (1860s)
Plate A
W. T. & Co. vertical watermark
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell Missouri 17

Note: The Confederate sympathizing Missouri government was not able to release these into circulation before going into exile at Marshall, Texas.


Missouri, Jefferson City - $3 State of Missouri (Defence Bond)
Unissued, Unsigned (1860s)
Plate A
T.C.C. & Co. horizontal watermark
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell Missouri 17B


Missouri, Jefferson City - $1 State of Missouri (Defence Bond)
Unissued, Unsigned (1860s)
Plate B
W. T. & Co. vertical watermark
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell Missouri 18


Missouri, Jefferson City - $1 State of Missouri (Defence Bond)
Unissued, Unsigned (1860s)
Plate C
W. T. & Co. vertical watermark
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell Missouri 18


Missouri, Jefferson City - $1 State of Missouri (Defence Bond)
No. 1233 - April 12, 1862 (Signed by Treasurer and Commissioner)
Plate C
W. T. & Co. vertical watermark
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell Missouri 18

Note: On p.213 of Hugh Shull's book "A Guide Book of Southern States Currency", it is specifically noted "It is possible that this series of notes was never actually issued as virtually all notes seen to date (book published in 2007) have been unissued remainders or have had fictitious signatures. However, there is one piece of anecdotal information that suggests they may have been used. An account of the Confederate guerrilla attack on Plattsburg, Missouri, on July 21, 1864, includes the comment that the guerrillas (whose number included none other than Jesse James) liberated $10,000 in Missouri Defence Bonds that they found in the courthouse. The rub is that it is not clear whether these were the low-denomination Defence Bonds or the $100 and $500 Defence Bonds. In any case, notes that have genuine signatures and other issuance information are worth a significant premium over those that do not."

Unfortunately, I have not yet found information leading to any "genuine signatures" to compare to my notes, however, I showed my notes to Hugh Shull at a show and he said the signatures, date and serial number are spurious.

North Carolina


North Carolina, Raleigh - $1 State of North Carolina
No. 383 - October 19, 1861 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate A
Criswell North Carolina 32I

North Carolina, Raleigh - $1 State of North Carolina
No. 666 - September 1, 1862 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate C
J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell North Carolina 88
Ex Heritage Galleries, Electronic Auction 37104, Lot 21168, October 2007; Ex Thomas Dombrowski Collection



North Carolina, Raleigh - $1 State of North Carolina
No. 233 - September 1, 1862 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate C
[ J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Georgia ]
Criswell North Carolina 88A

Note: Rare issue with engraver's name apparently mostly removed from plate, although traces of it are visible. The name "Harry" is engraved on the plate in the right margin. A pinhole in the top center has been expertly repaired.


North Carolina, Raleigh - $3 State of North Carolina
No. 2387 - January 1, 1863 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate D
Engd & Lithod by J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Ga.
Criswell North Carolina 125


North Carolina, Raleigh - $2 State of North Carolina
No. 89 - January 1, 1863 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate C
J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell North Carolina 131



North Carolina, Raleigh - $1 State of North Carolina
No. 2408 - January 1, 1863 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate J
J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell North Carolina 132


North Carolina, Raleigh - $1 State of North Carolina
No. 2590 - January 1, 1863 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate C
J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell North Carolina 132


North Carolina, Raleigh - 50-Cents State of North Carolina
No. 13 - January 1, 1863 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate I
J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell North Carolina 136


North Carolina, Raleigh - 50-Cents State of North Carolina
No. 93 - January 1, 1863 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate N
J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell North Carolina 136

North Carolina, Raleigh - 5-Cents State of North Carolina
Unissued - January 1, 1863 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate C
J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell North Carolina 148


North Carolina, Raleigh - 5-Cents State of North Carolina
Unissued - January 1, 1863 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate Q
J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell North Carolina 148


North Carolina, Raleigh - 5-Cents State of North Carolina
No. 81 - January 1, 1863 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate F
J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell North Carolina 148


North Carolina, Raleigh - 5-Cents State of North Carolina
No. 1063 - January 1, 1863 (Payable on or before January 1, 1866 - Signed)
Plate E
J. T. Paterson & Co. - Augusta, Georgia
Criswell North Carolina 148
South Carolina

South Carolina, Columbia - $5 State of South Carolina (Revenue Bond Scrip for Blue Ridge Railroad)
No. 2417 - March 2, 1872 (Signed)
No Plate
No engraver listed
Criswell South Carolina 1


South Carolina, Columbia - $1-$1-$2-$2 State of South Carolina (Revenue Bond Scrip for Blue Ridge Railroad)
No. 741 - March 2, 1872 (Signed)
Plate A-B-A-B
American Bank Note Company - New York
Criswell South Carolina 3-3-4-4


South Carolina, Columbia - $5-$5-$10-$10 State of South Carolina (Revenue Bond Scrip for Blue Ridge Railroad)
No. 4790 - March 2, 1872 (Signed)
Plate A-B-A-B
American Bank Note Company - New York
Criswell South Carolina 5-5-6-6


South Carolina, Columbia - $10 State of South Carolina (Revenue Bond Scrip for Blue Ridge Railroad)
No. 489 - March 2, 1872 (Signed)
Plate B
American Bank Note Company - New York
Criswell South Carolina 6


South Carolina, Columbia - $20 State of South Carolina (Revenue Bond Scrip for Blue Ridge Railroad)
No. 1801 - March 2, 1872 (Signed)
Plate A
American Bank Note Company - New York
Criswell South Carolina 7


South Carolina, Columbia - $20 State of South Carolina (Revenue Bond Scrip for Blue Ridge Railroad)
No. 1948 - March 2, 1872 (Signed)
Plate A
American Bank Note Company - New York
Criswell South Carolina 7


South Carolina, Columbia - $20 State of South Carolina (Revenue Bond Scrip for Blue Ridge Railroad)
No. 1948 - March 2, 1872 (Signed)
Plate B
American Bank Note Company - New York
Criswell South Carolina 7


South Carolina, Columbia - $50 State of South Carolina (Revenue Bond Scrip for Blue Ridge Railroad)
No. 3525 - March 2, 1872 (Signed)
Plate B
American Bank Note Company - New York
Criswell South Carolina 8

Texas

Texas, Brenham - $1 Washington County Script
Unissued, Unsigned (1860s)
No Plate
No engraver listed
Criswell -- (Unlisted since this is city scrip)


Texas, Brenham - $2 Washington County Script
Unissued, Unsigned (1860s)
No Plate
No engraver listed
Criswell -- (Unlisted since this is city scrip)


Texas, Brenham - $3 Washington County Script
Unissued, Unsigned (1860s)
No Plate
No engraver listed
Criswell -- (Unlisted since this is city scrip)

Virginia

Virginia, Richmond - $10 Commonwealth of Virginia (Treasury Note)
No. 11068 - October 15, 1862 (Signed)
Plate A
Inverted TEN watermark
Keatinge & Ball - Columbia, South Carolina
Criswell Virginia 9


Virginia, Richmond - $1 Commonwealth of Virginia (Treasury Note)
No. 79509 - July 21, 1862 (Signed)
Plate B
Hoyer & Ludwig - Richmond, Virginia
Criswell Virginia 17


Virginia, Richmond - $1 Commonwealth of Virginia (Treasury Note)
No. 181774 - July 21, 1862 (Signed)
Plate B
Hoyer & Ludwig - Richmond, Virginia
Criswell Virginia 17