Currency CS $50.00 verify

RSMorris

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Just starting out in collecting Confederate currency. Was curious about this one with the serial number. Or if there is anything else I should be looking for with this particular one. Also, can anyone tell me what the "A W" stands for in the lower left and right corners?

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I'm sorrt of new at this myself, but I really don't think the "A W" means all that much. I think its a plate number. There were 36 differant plates from WA to ZA. According to a book that I've read there is also a differance in the way the word Confederate is spelled out. It comes with or without a flourish above the "Con" in Confecerate. Whatever a flourish is? I'll also be waiting for an answer from someone who knows, I'm just guessing.
 

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Sorry out of my wheel house as there are to many to keep up with and the yankees flooded the South with bogus CS money.
 
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I need to do some more looking , or closer looking maybe, I can't find that signature "S.Scot" like the one on your $50.00. Type in Treasury Girls under search and there is a forum we had on the subject last year. It lists the people who signed these bills. It's that list that I can't find or overlooked the name "Scot" on.
 
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RSMorris

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Thanks everyone. So I understand the lower letters are just plate numbers. So there is nothing suspicious about the serial numbers? I haven't purchased this one yet, just wanted to get some thoughts before I did.

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Hi. This website
is useful to check against the known list of fake serial #s. I had another website that provided advice on how to judge but I can't seem to find it.
Hard to judge based on the single picture you provided. Need close-ups (please post). A key indicator is whether you have rusty ink bleedthroughs….if yes, it is likely real, since the notes were all hand-signed, including the serial numbers. Also, each note was handcut with scissors, so the edges should not be straight...if it looks like your 7 year old kid cut the note out of a sheet of paper, then that's what you want to see. Sorry, I am no expert, but those were a few of the tips I learned.

In my non-expert opinioin, the printed serial # looks suspicious, the edges of the note are very straight, and I see no rusty blisters of ink in the signature (the blisters/bleedthroughs occur as a result of the ink ageing)

https://oldcurrencyvalues.com/fake_confederate_money/
The above website also lists examples to compare with. Good luck and let us know how it goes!


Edit: Description:

This $50 Confederate note has a picture of Jefferson Davis in the center. This note was printed with black ink and a pick overprint on the front and with blue ink on the back.


This one is real supposedly and it has machine printed serial #s, so perhaps only some series had hand-printed serial numbers (like I said, I am no expert):

http://numismaclub.com/imgs/a/a/m/o..._dollar_bill_circa_1864_150_yrs_old_1_lgw.jpg
There are lots of examples on the Internet to compare to.


The crazy thing is is that if you have a counterfeit that was made during the Civil War era, it's worth more to a collector today than the original government issued note....go figure!!!
 
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