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Posted June 3, 2009
Confederate currency comes in two general categories--currency of the Confederacy (comparable to currency of the Federal government) and currency of individual Southern states. With a broad and deep background in paper money (as well as numismatics), Cuhaj covers both of these comprehensively and in detail. Collectors in this field from beginners to advanced can use the well-organized information in clearly-titled chapter headings to suit their particular levels and interests. Over half of the more than 350 photos of bills (front sides) are in their natural color with their details clear (for further study with a microscope if desired). As important to collectors, especially beginners, to know about are counterfeits and copies. Cuhaj goes into these under "bogus notes" and copies. At the other end of the price and desirability spectrum are notes with errors, also covered by Cuhaj. (As with stamps, currency with errors often has the highest prices.)
First chapters review the Civil War with attention to aspects of Southern society, commerce, and military as an introduction to the images and symbols found on any of the paper notes. The two general categories--Confederacy and individual Southern states--have separate catalogs with prices for different grades from good to extra fine and then uncut and notes on visual elements of each bill and historical background.
This is the latest edition of this recognized authoritative reference which has become a staple in the field for containing all one needs for a confident entry through specialized collecting.
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