QUESTION: I have a very small CSA Bond, what can you tell me about it?
ANSWER: What you likely have is a CSA Bond Coupon. It is approximately 1.5 - 3.0" wide by 1.0 - 1.5" high. This is a piece of a CSA bond. CSA Bonds generally come with a very large upper part which is over 12' wide and over 8" high along with many coupons attached at the bottom. The coupons were individually cut off and redemed every six months as interest during the Civil War. The whole bond (along with the coupons) sell for around $75 up. The collector value of such coupons is around 50 cents each.
QUESTION: I have another CSA Bond Question not listed above. Can you help me?
ANSWER: Please see "The CSA Bond Page" for more information.
QUESTION: I have CSA $5 or $20 Gold Coin, can you tell me how much it is worth?
ANSWER: The CSA NEVER EVER issued any such coins so it has no collector value. However, it is worth its weight in gold (if it is really gold), but nearly all are not.
QUESTION: I have a CSA coin dated 1862, can you tell me how much it is worth?
ANSWER: CSA coins were only issued in 1861 so your coin is NOT real.
QUESTION: I have what is called a restrike CSA coin. Can you tell me what it is worth?
ANSWER: Please see "CSA Coin Restrikes" for more information.
QUESTION: I have another CSA Coin Question not listed above. Can you help me?
ANSWER: Please see "The CSA Coin Page" for more information.
QUESTION: I have a Confederate $1,000 note. Can you tell me if it is real?
ANSWER: There were only 607 $1,000 notes issued by the CSA government. A little over 100 of them are known to exist today. There have been millions of reproductions issued since then. The most common serial numbers for these fakes are 297, 176, 88, and 49. If your note has one of these serial numbers, there is no question about it, your note is a FAKE. If you have a different serial number then check to see the list of known serial numbers. If your serial number is in the list, then the note is a fake. Also check "Description of a Real CSA Note" and CSA Fakes for more information.
Note: The above applies because you are asking if your note is real. There are over 100 CSA $1,000 note owners that know their note is real because they paid plenty for it and they don't have to ask me.
QUESTION: But my great grandmother (or some other relative) gave it to me so I know it must be real even though it fails the above test.
ANSWER: I am sure your grandmother (or other relative) thought it was real but the above test is full proof.
QUESTION: I have a Confederate $500 (or $100, $50, $20, $10, $5, $2, $1, or 50 cents) note and want to know if it is real.
ANSWER: There are many real CSA notes around and millions (if not billions) of fakes around too. First you need to determine if your note is real. Please check Description of a Real CSA Note" and CSA Fakes for more information.
QUESTION: I have determined that my note is a fake. Does it have any value?
ANSWER:Fake, or also called reproductions, do not generally have any collector value at all. However if your note is a counterfeit, it may have collector value. See below for more information on counterfeits.
QUESTION: I may have a counterfeit (not a reproduction) CSA note and want to know if it is.
ANSWER: Counterfeit notes were actually made and used during the Civil War unlike reproductions which were made after the war. Please see "List of known CSA Counterfeit Notes".
QUESTION: I have another CSA Currency Question not listed above. Can you help me?
ANSWER: Please see "The CSA Currency Page" for more information.
QUESTION: This site previously sold Notes, Bonds, Coins, Stamps, and other stuff but no longer offers these to the general public. Why?
ANSWER: Simple, this is only a hobby of mine and frankly business was too good which took up too much of my time.
QUESTION: I have a CSA Stamp Question. Can you help me?
ANSWER: Please see "The CSA Stamp Page" for more information.
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