The Confederate States of America printed money for it's citizens to use. This money
was widely distributed. An attempt was made to restrike U.S. Half Dollar coins at the New Orleans
Mint, but with limited success as the mold broke. Four coins were all they were able to produce.
Even the Confederate penny was struck in limited quantities. The Confederacy printed fractional
paper money for use as coins. Many people still possess United States currency and coinage during
this period. In Henry County, the local banks even printed prommissary notes that were of
Confederate origin. Many Southerners bargained with gold during the Civil War. The following
examples are of Confederate paper money and of the Half Dollar restrike. Two of the examples of
paper money are authentic Confederate money.
1. With thanks to local private collector.