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 Posted 07/02/2011  12:02 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add KoinKid to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

My grandpa had some confederate notes in a picture frane in his office for a very long time and he recently passed away and I was just wondering if these carried any value/ I would also like to hear any info on these pieces.

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 Posted 07/02/2011  12:05 pm  Show Profile Check coinsearcher83's eBay Listings Check coinsearcher83's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add coinsearcher83 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, if they really are facsimiles, they probably don't have value.. But I am by no means an expert on Confederate Currency..
Just a busy college student working on a $1 block set from circulation.
(I'm supposed to be studying)
Have consecutive $1 bills from 2006-present? Please PM me.
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 Posted 07/02/2011  12:06 pm  Show Profile Check coinsearcher83's eBay Listings Check coinsearcher83's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add coinsearcher83 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa, by the way...
Just a busy college student working on a $1 block set from circulation.
(I'm supposed to be studying)
Have consecutive $1 bills from 2006-present? Please PM me.
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 Posted 07/02/2011  12:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KoinKid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thank you. it neveer surprises me the condieration that is given by the members of this forum.
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 Posted 07/03/2011  1:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add pyrbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
KoinKid, I'm sorry to hear about your Grandpa. One thing to check out is the back of these notes. There were advertising notes made around the early 1900's with an image of a confererate note on the front with the word facsimile and the back had some business's advertising on it. These are collectable. You might have to take them out of the frame.
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 Posted 07/03/2011  6:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you're sure they're facsimilies - if, for example, they say "FACSIMILIE" on them somewhere - then no, unless they're a particularly distinguished replica (like the Upham counterfeits) they're probably worth more as framed artwork than as collectable notes.

If you're not sure that they're replicas, check their serial numbers off against this list of bogus notes. If your numbers are there, then your notes are bogus, too. If they're not, then you've probably got some genuine Confed notes in that frame.
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 Posted 07/03/2011  8:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Quick checks:

Originals are hand signed and numbered. If all ink is the same solid black, they're prolly fakes. Printer's ink stays black, pen ink fades to brown, blue, green and reds, and sometimes eats through the paper.

Real notes were normally printed on rag paper, just like today, even well-worn notes look like wrinkled clothes. Fakes are often found on brittle paper that looks like kaughy was spilled on it. It would be foolish to print on brittle paper, the second time it was folded, you'd have to trash it.
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 Posted 03/19/2012  8:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Byron C Trott to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I am totally uneducated when it comes to Confederate Currency, but a friend came by with a hand full of what appeared to be play money. Could one of you kind fellows give me some clues? Was it engraved on fine paper? Etc.
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 Posted 03/20/2012  3:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, Byron C Trott!

Read the post right above yours.

Put the serial numbers in google and see if they match known fakes, like the infamous 8894.
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 Posted 03/21/2012  3:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry to hear about your Grandfather. Did you get a chance to validate them yet?

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