Featured 30th Arkansas Infantry Signed CSA Note

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Collecting Nut, May 27, 2021.

  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Which could be different due to the thin paper. CSA Notes were printed on thin paper and most had no ink on the back. This was done to save on the printing costs.
     
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  3. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    Happy Birthday my friend, I love that History lesson. Me being from Mississippi and a coin/bill/civil war item collector really got my attention. So Thank you for that research and entry.
     
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  4. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    along the CSA bill lines I have a $50.00 CSA with a RED CSA counterstamp on the corner of the bill. sorry for the broken up pictures I have two "coin cameras" and never owned a cell phone to take pics so bare with me. Your Opinions matters, what ya think about this ?
     

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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Can you get my a photo of both sides of the bill? One photo of the entire front and the same with the back. It’s definitely had folds, creases and stains but I need to see the entire bill. The serial numbers match but they are stamped, not hand written.
     
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  6. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    as I said I don't have a camera big enough to snap the whole bill in one whack (never had a need for one really) and never owned a cell phone to take pictures. This is a hobby I have done for years and didn't know they never stamped the serial numbers in the later years. Thank you for pointing that out. I need to research that.
     
  7. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    The topic of this conversation is a CSA issued note and not the merits or demerits of it's issuing authority. Please stick to the topic.
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That war was between the states. The war was about a lot more than slavery. It is what it is and today we have the history to learn from and may it never be repeated.

    As a collector of money I find CSA Notes very interesting and profitable. My collection of them is growing. To find a bill like this one is difficult. It relates to a specific outfit and more than likely, a specific person.

    You can’t do that with coins and it’s rare on paper money that’s not CSA.
     
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Some series have a stamp, red or black ink, but most were hand written serial numbers. The Confederate States didn’t print much on the back of the bills. This was done to save money. Notice that the serial numbers on your bill are identical. Not just the number but the placement of each of the 5 digits. Only one stamp was used. I’ve never seen a stamp that’s off or mismatched but with hand written notes it happens. I have one that missing the last digit as they are written twice.

    The condition of your bill will lower the value and I’m checking some other things.
     
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  10. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    I have a few Mississippi notes too including a $3.00 bill Mississippi note in pretty bad shape. "to forget History is to REPEAT it" That's why I love History in bills and coins. to remember and not repeat.
     
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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    @Southernman189 I did a little research and now I think I need to add one of these stamps to my collection. It is the red CSA Treasury stamp, which is commonly found on 1863 and 1864 issues. It was applied to the larger sheet of notes to indicate these were genuine and accounted for. You will see the full stamp sometimes on an uncut sheet, but many times the stamp was placed in between notes on the sheet, which would leave a partial portion on individual notes.

    Not that rare but nice to have. Hope this information helps. Please protect your note.
     
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  12. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    Some individuals just have to insert their views no matter what. All that ends up happening is they get blocked, ignored and then the ban hammer strikes.
     
  13. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    But that wouldn't be ME.
     
  14. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    wow thank you for your trouble. I didn't think it was a Million Dollar note (durn it) but I am like you I just like history, we can't change it might as well learn from it.
     
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  15. Black Friar

    Black Friar Well-Known Member

    A very good get for you and the rest of us to see that history is not boring if you follow the trials left behind. History is not only not boring, as a historian and a numismatist each piece has a story to tell. We don't collect "things" we share history, people, times and events. What we have learned about ancient in many cases has been through coinage of the ancient world.

    Current history certainly is shared by coinage of our day through commemorative issues as well as designs change to reflect our times and what we value as a civilization. By the way, the attached coins are mine, and I took the images. Another great way to share our knowledge with fellow collectors.
     

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  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You’re welcome my friend!
     
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  17. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    I have taken the time to remove a great many posts that were made in this thread, post that violated the forum rules. I'm reasonably certain that everyone knows what posts I'm talking about. What remains in the thread now is perfectly acceptable.

    Anyone who makes any more posts that are not acceptable, well, suffice to say they're not gonna like it if they do.
     
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  18. kountryken

    kountryken Well-Known Member

    Happy Birthday. Nice CSA note and very good writeup. Enjoyed it very much. I recently purchased a $5 CSA note printed in Shreveport, LA. I don't normally collect any type of paper money, but sometimes I stray. Enjoyed it very much.
     
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  19. buckeye73

    buckeye73 Well-Known Member

    Outstanding CSA note, research and story behind the note. Your write-up has prompted me to do a somewhat parallel effort regarding my Great Grandfather Joseph Farmer, who served in the (Union) Kentucky 10th Infantry Regiment. Can’t wait to attempt find a note or Civil War Token that in some way associates him with his service in the war.
     
  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Sounds great. I’ve never thought about that as I have relatives that served on both sides.
     
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  21. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    I have some pretty ragged Civil war notes that I have obtained locally one is actually "pinned" together with a rusty straight pin years ago. Not worth much but I love the history. Mississippi 1862 $10.00
     

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