Below I have my example of a Type -68
or T-68 ten dollar Confederate States of America note. I enjoy collecting and studying Civil War money as I believe it is an important part of our history. By studying the era, perhaps we, as a nation, won't make the same mistakes again. Also I find them very beautifully executed. In the center of this
note is a horse drawn artillery carriage. On the lower right side is a portrait
of R.M. T. Hunter. He served briefly as
Secretary of State as well as a Confederate Senator. This note was to be
payable two years after the ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the
Confederate States and the United States.
My example is a series 6 making it a PF-27. That is a reference number
used by Fricke. It also has a Criswell number of 527. These numbers are from
the two people that studied and list all the possible varieties know at the
time. Similar to Breen numbers for our coins. The T-68 has 44 PF numbers or
varieties. Its serial number is 74157 and was issued in Richmond, VA. on
It was printed by Evans & Couswell on a quality white paper. They were
colored with a pink to red overprint. The darker the red the more expensive it
is. The reverse is blue with the denomination.
I am going to leave it here as the varieties go on and on. There is much
to learn for those that wish to. If you decide to collect Confederate currency
beware. There are many counterfeits. I tend to buy only graded notes by the 2
Any mistakes here are mine. I hope you enjoy this blog and photos.
Please feel free to comment. Thanks for looking.
COLLECTING CONFEDERATE PAPER MONEY by
Pierre Fricke Field Edition 2008