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How to tell if Confederate money is fake

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If you note matches the numbers, it will be FAKE and has No Collector Value.  These items have all  been produced since the turn of the century.  Most produced up to around 1945 were used for advertising on one side and it's easy to tell that it's not real.  The Bogus Notes listed below were first produced around 1948 at the end of World War II when Americans started taking vacations and there were even greater numbers made from 1960-1965 for the Civil War Centennial.  If you go to any of the National Parks and many State Parks you can still buy examples of these in the gift shops.

  While we have listed every piece I've seen or been told about over the past years, new examples surface from time to time.  If you run across one, please email me the date and serial number.  I would also like an image. 

Denomination    Date        Serial Number
$ 0.50       1863    T63 #104508    T63 #861343    #104199 {April 6th}
                 1864    {Feb 17th}  #6850    #83999
$ 1.00       1862    {June 2} #49092    #50381    {Dec 2} #658    T44 #355
                 1863     {April 1} #18094    T62 #1468
                 1864     {Feb 17} #3691     #32984    #42507    #76280    #82129     #83383   #85087
$ 2.00        [Year / Type unknown]  #46893
                 1862    {June 2} 48590    #211765    {Dec 2} #37232
                             {Type or Date Unknown}  #2473    #6476
                 1863    {April 6} #46695    #51572
                 1864    {Feb 17} #4505    #18491   {Bogus Sheet}  #18491 {Ad Note} #32098 or 34098   
                             #37544    #48840    #93609    #94505    #98840
$ 5.00       1861    T33 #11225   T34 #24497,  T37 #4763   T36 #138570
                       {Unknown}{July 25} #1953    #2070    {Sept 2} #16767    #138590
                 1862    {Dec 2} #6250
                 1863    {April 6} #16165    #81072
                 1864    {Feb 17}    #1138    #19640    #76280    #18262    #23580, {1863 reverse} #45806,
                             #47333 {ad}   #68771    #46147    #50243    #76280
$10.00      1861    {Sept 2} #470    #5089    #19107    #77389    {Sept 4} #94129    {July 25} #91497
                             T24 #8005    T26 {similar to next} #1484   T26 #8007  {T26} No # visible    T28 #77389
                 1862    {Sept 2} #581355    {Dec 2} #2973
                 1863    {April 6} #37728   #50883
                 1864    {Feb 17} #8470,   #9825 {ad}   #14077    #22462    #31680    #32515   #35342
                             #39911    #40620    #40679    #45447    #45956   #55411    #83185
$20.00      1861    {Sept 2} #1524  or 1624 or #15247 [same note: wrong portrait at left]    #131720
                             T21 $20 #11220
                 1862    {Dec 2} #39590    #61372
                 1863    {Apr 6} #77786    No # May COPY
                 1864    {Feb 17} #1372    #2625    #10482    #23483    #46410    #68327    #76627    #80967    #93941
$50.00      1861    T4 #1365    T6 #3866    {July 25} #49935    #93351    {Sept 2} #18441
                             T16{Ad}#18443    #23961    T14 #23510    T14 #31351
                 1862    {Dec 2} #60423    T50 #85165
                 1863    {Apr 6} #3987    #4553    #57557
                 1864    #5670    {#5920}?    #14949    #24791    #25674    #50935    #59204    #61891
                             #72104    #77114
$100.00    1861   T3 #1367    {Type?} #85    #4182    {July 25} #4332    #323118
                            {Date & Type Unknown} #457 or  #487  [with green overprint so probably 1861]
                 1862    {May 8} #108?   {T40 w/Blue Back} #57939    #65798   #127208  {Blue} #4144?
                             {T41-Many} No #___    {Trains} #25208    #52042    {T41} #53453  #? BLUE
                             #50371    #84389    #-- Many of these with no number!
                 1863    {Apr 6}    #933    #2248    #2575    #29063    #29200
                 1864    #801  #4398   #20396   #33193   #44248   #47128   #79243    #85117  #92685
$500.00    1861    #85
                 1864    #393    #9229    #14682    #16599    #16760    #18278    #19834    #21130    #26326
                             #26949    #33004    #33546    #36776    #67935     #82210
$1000.00  1861    #46,   #82,   #88,   #176,   #178,   #197,  {Most Common} #297,   #321

 

 

 

 
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