Earliest use of CS6
Confederate Currency -- Fourth Issue, 1862
First Second Third Fifth Sixth Seventh
The issue authorized by the Act of April 17, 1862, authorized notes in denominations of $1 and $2, although by mistake some $2 notes carry the earlier date of September 2, 1861. Due to the lack of coins the smaller denominations were needed to make change. The Act also authorized $100 notes which paid an interest of 2 cents a day.
$1 -- T44 and T45 -- Steam-sailing ship. At left a figure said to be Liberty. Bust of Lucy H. Pickens, wife of the governor of South Carolina, at right. Issued June 2, 1862. T45 has "1" and "One" over-printed in Green. 2,102,200 notes of both varieties were probably issued.
$2 -- T42 and T43 (and T26) -- Representation of the Confederacy striking down the Union, bust of Judah P. Benjamin at upper left. Some 35,000 of these notes were printed with the wrong date of September 2, 1861, and are classified as Criswell T26. In T43 "2" and "Two" are over-printed in Green. 1,749,600 notes of both 1862 varieties were probably issued.
Engraved by Hoyer & Ludwig
$100 -- T39 -- Railroad train in center, milkmaid at lower left. Written dates of May 5 to May 9, 1862, 609,040 notes issued. Hoyer & Ludwig in Richmond sold out in 1862, so the bulk of this issue was printed by J.T. Paterson in Columbia, South Carolina. Those notes have various written dates of 1862.
$100 -- T40 -- Similar to T39, but with diffused steam coming from the locomotive. New engraving by J.T. Paterson. Various written dates of 1862 up until January 8, 1863. The total issue of both types was 559,200.
$100 -- T41 -- Slaves hoeing cotton. John C. Calhoun at left. Various written dates of August, 1862 up until January 8, 1863.
Home Stamps Coins Currency Links