Old USA Confererate $5 banknote - real or not??

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Old USA Confererate $5 banknote - real or not??

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Have this note a rather long time, has anybody any thoughts on it as to it being the real deal or fake?


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It looks real enough, but I have no expertise with these! The Confederacy issued a LOT of notes, due to a shortage of gold and silver. So did the north, for that matter. Wars, especially civil wars, are expensive enterprises.
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Thanks very much Peter :D

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Kaiser,

Looks nice mate. I am sure you will get some help from our USA members when they are back on line.

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This note is Criswell (Catalog) Type 34, a very common type,
retail US $20 to $30 in this condition.

The catalog number is one of eight subnumbers between #262
and #265A, depending on watermark. It is positively identified
by the printing plate letter "Z" at upper left, one of the few
notes with this letter. It is also one of the few issues not
known to have been counterfeited.

Criswell's Volume I, ISBN 0-931960-20-7.

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Post by erich »

The reason I'm answering this 12 years late :lol: is to post a link that will detect a fair percentage of fake Confederate currency by checking this list of serial numbers:

https://oldcurrencyvalues.com/fake_confederate_money/

Not being on this list isn't a guarantee your note is good, but being on it means it's 100% certain to be fake. This one is no good...you'll see '24497' as one of the bogus numbers for the 1861 $5 issue.

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