Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Richard Kennedy, Aug 16, 2022.
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very likely not the real thing.
The others have that "photocopied look" to me, unless the white balance on your camera or something else is off. Some of the red ink looks pretty modern. The pictures and features look very washed out and wrong to me. This is based on the photos only, of course, and I'm no expert, but my feeling is that the rest are also not genuine.
Red pen signatures are not historically correct.
They look photo copied
Most of them are blank on the reverse side as it cost extra money to have them print a reverse. The Confederacy was short on money so they left it blank.
I don’t think any of the signatures were signed with red ink but it was common for the serial numbers to be hand written in red ink.
Not an expert in Confederate bills, but own some and am just old so remember seeing the exact items in the exact condition over the years. I vaguely remember the magazine ad actually.
They were also available in 5 & 10 stores when I was a kid. Most were sold in packs of several. Same as the 1860's civil war newspapers were. Nearly all said copy or facsimile on them, even back in the 60's.
Good to know, thank you. There weren't any 5 & 10s around, but there were similar like Ben Franklin, etc. All I know for a fact is they popped up occasionally everywhere brought in by people who inherited them and thought they were worth a lot of money. I think I remember Confederate stamps being similarly copied, (facsimile).
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