Southern States Confederate Currency

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A $50 banknote from North Carolina, printed in 1863 and in circulation until 1864.
A five cent note issued by the Confederate State of Georgia in 1863

The individual Confederate States of America issued many denominations of banknotes during the American Civil War. These notes supplemented the "federal" issues from the Confederate States of America, and the bank notes that were in wide circulation at the time. The confederacy allowed every state to make its own currency because they believed it was their right to make currency. This contributed to the inflation of the confederate currency. When the confederate states taxed its states some states did not tax their people, instead they produced more currency in order to pay their taxes.

Issuing States

The states that were known to issue currency during the Civil War include:

See also

References

  • Arlie R. Slabaugh (28 December 2012). Confederate States Paper Money: Civil War Currency from the South. Krause Publications. ISBN 1-4402-3086-2. 


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