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  1. #1
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    Dec 2009
    northern ohio
    garrett 250
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    $100 confederate bill

    I was over a friends house today and he was going through his brothers personal belongings who had passed away. Came across $100 confederate bill that is dated Nov. 20, 1862. We know nothing about this item and the little bit of reseach I have done leads me t[img][/img]o believe it is a fake. The serial # is in red ink which is the way they did do it but it is so faded can't read it. I did find a web site that gave a serial # and stated if that same # was on the bill it was a fake but still worth money. It seems when you used a confederate bill it was stamped due to the fact you got 2 cents interest from the date it was issued, this one being Nov 20, 1862. This one was never stamped. Thank you in advance for any input.

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  3. #2
    us
    Jul 2009
    Orlando
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    Cool, my mom has some in her safe bits been years since I have seen um...
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  4. #3
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    Nov 2008
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    Very cool

  5. #4

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    Maine
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    Nice bill fake or not. Would like to have one myself one day. Cool find.

    Mainer

  6. #5
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    Jan 2009
    Illinois
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    Very cool bill.
    HH in 2010

  7. #6
    us
    Dec 2009
    northern ohio
    garrett 250
    8

    Re: $100 confederate bill

    I did find more info on this confederate $100 bill. I still am not sure if it is real or a fake but found the following info which I found interesting.

    A contemporary counterfeit Confederate note is a note that was produced during the War. It may have brown or dark colored hand signatures. The best known counterfeiter of Confederate notes during the War was Samuel Upham, a Philadelphia businessman who started by producing stationary that showed Jefferson Davis's head to resemble a jackass. He eventually began producing counterfeit notes and CSA postage stamps in early 1862 which he sold for 5 cents each or $15 per 1000. Upham's earliest notes had his name and address on the very bottom edge of the notes. Upham soon found out that a number of people were cutting off the name and address on his notes and were using them in the South to buy cotton. He felt he ought to share in some of the profits so in late 1862, Upham began printing the notes without his name and address and raised the price of his notes. Towards the end of the War when Confederate currency was practically worthless, Upham was offering $20,000 in counterfeit CSA notes for only $5. Years after the war ended Upham claimed that he had printed 1,564,000 bogus notes between 1862 and 1863. He also boasted that Jefferson Davis had offered a reward in gold for his body, dead or alive. Today, Confederate contemporary counterfeit notes are very collectable and in many instances, worth as much as the authentic note counterfeited after, and in a few instances, it is worth more.

  8. #7
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    Feb 2009
    Northern California
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    Sweet, so knowing what you know... what are you going to do? Sell it? Keep it?

  9. #8
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    Nov 2007
    Kingsport, TN
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    Hey that is interesting. I am not trying to be a wet blanket or anything but I once read that General Mills printed more Confederate money than the Confederacy!!! They put the "Replicas" in cereal in the 1960's for some kind of 100 year anniversary promotion. I'm not saying that is what you have but the website that I saw that on had a list of Serial Numbers that were on all of those Bills. You should be able to find that article with a little Search Engine work. I hope your bill is Authentic but just wanted to make you aware of what I read sometime ago. Good luck and an interesting find anyway that it turns out. HH

  10. #9
    us
    Dec 2009
    northern ohio
    garrett 250
    8

    Re: $100 confederate bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Butler
    Sweet, so knowing what you know... what are you going to do? Sell it? Keep it?
    It's not mine to sell Butler but I think if it were mine I would sell it to someone who is a civil war fanatic.

  11. #10
    us
    Dec 2009
    northern ohio
    garrett 250
    8

    Re: $100 confederate bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Loosechange
    Hey that is interesting. I am not trying to be a wet blanket or anything but I once read that General Mills printed more Confederate money than the Confederacy!!! They put the "Replicas" in cereal in the 1960's for some kind of 100 year anniversary promotion. I'm not saying that is what you have but the website that I saw that on had a list of Serial Numbers that were on all of those Bills. You should be able to find that article with a little Search Engine work. I hope your bill is Authentic but just wanted to make you aware of what I read sometime ago. Good luck and an interesting find anyway that it turns out. HH
    Captain I did see that web site and the bills that were given away in cereal but the design is different on them and I have determined it is a fake due to the serial number but believe it was made during the civil war.

  12. #11
    us
    Jul 2005
    West Virginia
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    Real or fake? Who cares. Put it in a cool frame. If it is real, it is a treasure. If not you will learn a lot finding out. That is a treasure in its self. Great find.
    Just because it did not work does not mean it was not a good plan!

  13. #12

    Feb 2008
    spokane,wa.
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    I was in different foster homes when i was young in the
    early 50s and at one of them i remeber at breakfast the ladie
    gave me a confederate bill that came in a cereal box. I
    remember it looked new at the time. Dont know what ever
    happened to it. Jimbob

  14. #13
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    ILL
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    neat find !!! MR TUFF
    oldest dug 1831 William IIII. 1844 1/6 Skilling. 1834,51,72,76,84-86,89,1900o-94s,97-11,13 Dimes. 1854,56,76s,94,99,1902,06,09d,11,15s Qtrs. 1864,65 2cent. 79,83cc Morgan. 1867,68,69,75,82,87,88,90,91,93,95,97,98,1900,02,0 4-09,11,12d Nickles. 1848,56,59,61,64-67-69,73-75,81-85,87-09 Cent.

  15. #14
    us
    Dec 2009
    northern ohio
    garrett 250
    8

    Re: $100 confederate bill

    I hope this is a clearer pic of it.......hope it is not too big
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  16. #15
    us
    Jul 2005
    West Virginia
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    You posted a nice pic! Not to be greedy, but post a pic. of the back. Thanks.
    Just because it did not work does not mean it was not a good plan!

  17. #16
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    Dec 2007
    South Central PA
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    Quote Originally Posted by snake35
    You posted a nice pic! Not to be greedy, but post a pic. of the back. Thanks.
    that's not being greedy, anyone with any knowlege of this bill would have to see front an back to determine an opinion...
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

  18. #17

    Dec 2006
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    Something is definitely not right, that note should have a blank reverse.

  19. #18
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    Solon Springs Wisconsin
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    Well I absoulutly know nothing about confederate money, but would like to make an observation. Not being in some sort of protected wrap the bill seems to be in awesome shape if it is original. I would have to believe that after being handled the acids from human hands would have done alot more damage to the bill if it is from that time period.I hope I am wrong and you got the real McCoy there and its worth tons!

    Good Luck
    Slipperyjack47

  20. #19
    us
    Jun 2006
    Minnesota
    711

    Re: $100 confederate bill

    The one I found was blank on the back, and stamped like a cancelled check.

    John

  21. #20
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    Feb 2010
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    Re: $100 confederate bill

    very nice!

 

 
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