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 Posted 10/22/2020  2:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add rlmstamps2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
While going through some old paper money that has been in my family for years, I came across these two bills. From reading many threads on the stamp forum, I know there are counterfeit stamps. These I assume have been with my family since the Civil War. My great, great grandfather Levi Burdon was in that war. I do see uneven cuts on the bills. My question is are they authentic, and if so what might their value be?


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 Posted 10/22/2020  2:56 pm  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm no expert at these, but I would assume it's not very common for these to be counterfeit, especially if they've been in your family since the civil war.

I would judge value by searching for similar ones on eBay and filtering the sold items, it's a good gauge for what people are willing to spend. Condition is everything. If you were looking to sell I'd expect somewhere between $20-$100 per bill.

I found some of these as well in some old family stuff. They're super cool, but not too uncommon. I'm just keeping mine for the historical value. $20- $100 comes and goes, but a bridge to your families history is worth more than that.
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 Posted 10/22/2020  3:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mikev50 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i just checked ebay and both your bills are listed---happy hunting---
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Thank you both for your replies. I will most likely keep them. I was told by my mother that they were from her family.
She would have been 100 years old this year. My concern was the uneven cut on the bills. Usually when we see that on coil stamps it means that someone tried to make a coil stamp out of a less expensive perforated stamp.
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 Posted 10/22/2020  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Check silverstash119's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverstash119 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These would have been hand cut I believe, and they're also hand signed, so not quite the same as current currency we have today. Uneven cutting like that is normal.
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 Posted 10/25/2020  12:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They look OK to me! I'd guess them to be in the $40-60 range
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 Posted 10/26/2020  01:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm no expert at these, but I would assume it's not very common for these to be counterfeit, especially if they've been in your family since the civil war.


Well, the provenance of a note cannot usually be confirmed beyond living memory, unless a family has been more meticulous than usual about its oral history. And Confederate notes are very widely copied, and have been ever since the War itself. It is, of course, not a crime to counterfeit Confederate currency, as American law never recognized the Confederacy as a legitimate government. It is only a crime to fraudulently sell a fake as genuine for an inflated price.

Lists of serial numbers of frequently-copied Confederate notes are maintained all over the Internet; I use the oldest one, Crutchfield's Currency.

By that list, the OP's notes are both OK.
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