Confederate Currency

Old Paper Money

Authentic Confederate currency bills in good condition are highly sought after by currency collectors who pay a premium for crisper, uncirculated notes. Counterfeit currency bills often appear identical to their genuine counterparts and are bought and sold at a much lower value. 


As a certified currency dealer, the knowledgeable currency buyers at PGS Gold & Coin will verify the authenticity of your Confederate bills & other old paper money, evaluate the condition of each currency note, and provide you with an honest & accurate currency appraisal.


When the Confederacy seceded from the Union in 1861, it immediately began issuing paper currency. The Confederacy struck no coinage so paper money was the staple of everyday commerce. Between 1861-1865, the Confederate States of America (CSA) issued over 100 varieties of paper currency. Today there are many genuine notes that are attainable and affordable to collectors, and of course, still other Confederate currency specimens exist that are very rare and extremely valuable. 

Confederate currency -or Civil War money as it is often called, is colorful and historically important. Many examples of CSA currency feature ornately designed vignettes of Confederate heroes, buildings, and scenes of the time, issued from historic places like Richmond, Virginia, New Orleans, Louisiana, & Montgomery, Alabama. Currency collectors have nicknames for specific Confederate currency notes with names like Black Eagle, funny back, greenback, Lincoln porthole, Washington porthole, and “Educationals”. 

Confederate currency was printed in a range of sizes including small size Fractional Currency notes to the large-sized “horse blanket” notes.

Confederate paper money is very collectible in today’s market, especially the more rare notes in uncirculated condition. However, much of the Confederate money we see is actually fake – counterfeit. Confederate money has been counterfeited and reproduced for more than a century but there are still plenty of valuable old paper money notes, like Civil War Era money and Confederate currency that’s still waiting to be discovered!

Do you have Confederate currency you want to submit for professional authentication and grading?

If you’re looking for a certified US Confederate currency dealer where you can buy Confederate currency, sell Confederate currency, or have Confederate currency appraised, or old paper money collection appraised, contact PGS Gold & Coin today. PGS Gold & Coin is a trusted Confederate currency dealer, certified Confederate currency buyer, and Confederate currency seller in the Chicago area and Midwest region.

As a Certified Coin Expert and Precious Metal Specialist, PGS Gold & Coin can buy, sell, and appraise a wide variety of high-end items. Our retail stores and online store have a large inventory of rare coins, antique silver coins, U.S. gold coins, foreign gold coins, silver dollars, type coins, foreign silver coins, 90% junk silver coins, ancient coins, medals tokens exonumia, old U.S. currency & Confederate currency, foreign currency, gold bullion, silver bullion, platinum bullion, palladium bullion, rhodium bullion, diamond engagement rings, loose diamonds, and gemstones. Our online store inventory includes all of the above plus autographed sports memorabilia, historical documents, militaria & war memorabilia, pocket watches & timepieces, comic books, antique toys and trains, musical instruments, rare stamps, estate jewelry, fur coats, luxury items, designer handbags and purses, fine wine collections, antiques, and collectibles. We also buy and sell smartphones, cell phones, iPads, laptops, video game consoles, and other new in the box electronics.

For more information from a Confederate currency dealer about 
buying selling appraising Confederate currency or old paper money appraised, 

Call your trusted local numismatist PGS Gold & Coin (888) 416-2701

PGS Gold & Coin has retail coin shops conveniently located in the Chicago suburbs of
Palatine (847) 348-6447, Wheaton (630) 868-3412, Schaumburg (847) 278-7691, and Villa Park (331) 209-9854

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PGS Gold & Coin’s mission is to provide our customers with fair market value in exchange for any unwanted rare coins, platinum, gold, silver, diamond, jewelry, and collectibles. We strive to deliver the highest quality of customer service each and every day.

PGS Gold & Coin is locally owned and family operated since 2008. PGS has become one of the premier and most trusted rare coin and precious metals dealers in the Midwest region & Chicagoland area.

We are a Certified Coin Dealer by PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation), and PMG (Paper Money Guaranty). We are a proud sponsor of the ANA (American Numismatic Association) and have an A+ Rating with the BBB (Better Business Bureau).

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