Confederate forces defended the capital of richmond, virginia, from union. For other greenbacks as money, see united states note and federal reserve note. The value for 1865 seated silver dollar, key date prices and images. Colonial era to the civil war will find a happy audience among students, researchers, and general browsers.
The 1861 was the first issue of the civil war era, and distribution patterns changed radically during that period. In his gettysburg address, lincoln articulated a time when the nation would be made whole again. The twocent piece, generally speaking, is a historically significant coins because it was one of the first new coins to be introduced in the wake of the american civil war. One can only wonder at the hardships faced by that generation of americans. The heraldic eagle reverse shown here is based on the great seal of the united states, which can be seen on the back of any current u. It offers a fascinating and detailed look at early american history from the viewpoint of everyday people trying to make ends meet. In late april 1861, four confederate half dollars were struck on a hand press by certain employees of the new orleans mint. An instant collection from the 1865 ss republic shipwreck. Selling confederate currency, obsolete and us currency. Whats the value of an 1865 washington silver dollar. Save 1865 dollar coin to get email alerts and updates on your ebay feed. Civil war confederate, lees lieutenants 3 vol illustrated maps book set. Get the best deals on civil war coins when you shop the largest online selection at.
Aug 31, 2018 chasing the myth of confederate gold jefferson davis fled richmond with multiple wagons filled with gold and silver. The 1861 seated liberty dollar claims a nominal mintage of 77,500 pieces, but the date is quite challenging for presentday collectors. A guide book of civil war tokens 3rd edition whitman publishing, llc by q. Money and tokens of the civil war 1861 1865 the civil war brought many changes in the money used throughout the country. In the end, april 1865 emerged as not just the tale of the war s denouement, but the story of the making of our nation. Demand notes, issued in 18611862, and united states notes issued in 18621865. I am now going to take some better pictures and do more research.
The fluctuating price for gold in greenbacks rose and fell in a volatile fashion with the unions latest performance on the civil war battlefields. American civil war memorabilia has a large following. Lincoln mint set history of the civil war coin talk. The following is a list of engagements that took place in 1862 during the american civil war. The history of the threecent nickel a very special coin. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account. Ngccertified new orleansminted silver halfdollar coins of the civil war era. During the civil war, investment brokers who traded in gold bullion and gold dollar coins, created fluctuating exchange rates between the two asset classes. The book is a wellwritten account of brooklyn, new york, during the civil war. Unfollow civil war coin 1861 to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. The ss republic was lost in a hurricane in 1865 100 miles east of georgia. The 1865 version of the twocent piece, however, is more sought after than most other dates due to the fact that it was minted in the year which the civil war was finally. On may 10 1865, confederate president jefferson davis was taken into custody by.
No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Rare coins, civil war coins, early american coins, etc. Bowers silver dollar encyclopedia maintains that most of the 1865 seated dollar. The threecent silver coin coexisted with the threecent nickel from 1865 until the silver coin was discontinued by the coinage act of 1873. Civil war 150th anniversary fort putnam commemorative colorized. New listing history of kearnys first new jersey brigade camille baquet 2nd lt. But today, thanks to a special offering from monaco rare coins, you now have a unique new way to do just that. This page also shows coins listed for sale so you can buy and sell. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Some of these books go into great detail about the american civil war, and some these selections include maps and posters from the civil war. American civil war coins and tokens as collectibles.
From james mcphersons definitive history to tony horwitzs adventures among obsessives, here are the 11 best books on the civil war. Civil war era 1861o ss republic shipwreck liberty seated half dollar. Greenbacks were paper currency printed in green on the back issued by the united states during the american civil war. Put in context of americas worst war, the story of confederate coins, us coins, civil war tokens, and other civil war money is described and illustrated. In 1865, the final year of the civil war, specie payments remained in suspension, and the treasury department placed no 1865 silver coins of any. The third strange one was a standing liberty silver dollar. The civil war complete 28 volume set including index hardcover 1987. Silver dollars money and tokens of the civil war 1861. The 1865 seated liberty dollar is a difficult issue to find for the most part. Circulated 1865 year seated liberty half dollars 1839. But interestingly inflation was not a straight line to infinity. Make offer 1865 copper 2 two cent piece civil war era coin good shape. Find great deals on ebay for 1865 dollar and 1865 silver dollar. Each is in very good vg to very fine vf condition, all struck 1852 1865.
Prestige set civil war half and dollar usa coin book. Buy ss republic civil war era artifacts monaco rare coins. Civil war paper money and federal issue coinage were minted between 1861 through 1865. Imagine holding in your hands a large silver half dollar that was minted during the civil war. Coin storage coin supplies coin books bullion coins. American civil war generals grant lee jfk half dollar coin wpremium 4x6 display. Make offer 1856o ngc seated liberty silver half dollar from ss republic shipwreck treasure. Make offer super nice higher grade 1865 civil war era silver seated half dollar 50c. Aug 27, 2017 lincoln mint set history of the civil war. The civil war era silver seated liberty half dollar enhances the beauty of this intricately carved pocket watch case. The confederate states dollar was first issued just before the outbreak of the american civil war by. Obsolete currency 18001866 obsolete currency also known as bank notes or broken bank notes was issued by banks during the antebellum and civil war era from the 1780s through 1866 in the united states. In total, 2,532,633 half dollars bearing the 1861o date were struck, 330,000 by the. Make offer 1865 s silver seated liberty half dollar in extra fine condition sh 1865 s seated liberty half dollar.
The civil war exhibited one of the classic hyperinflations of history with confederate notes becoming worthless by the end of the war. Unfollow silver dollar 1865 to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Apr 10, 2020 confederate inflation during the civil war. Civil war era silver shortages led to widespread hoarding of all silver coins, and most one and fivecent coins, as well. Troop engagements of the american civil war, 1862 wikipedia. Republic louisiana issue seated liberty half dollar rare civil war era silver coin struck for just one month. Find the best auctions of civil war memorabilia military. It is, or should be one of the easiest counterfeit coins to detect. Mar 22, 2020 my 2nd greatgrandfather carved his initial in this 1795 silver dollar along with the date 1867.
There are many types of civil war coins and tokens, though certain ones have special popularity. Silver coin production at the mint declined drastically during the war years, and whatever silver coin was produced was promptly either tucked away or exported. He probably didnt but its weird to think he did this just a few years later. The civil war coins were minted and used in commerce during. Confederate notes provided an excellent lesson in how money supply affects currency value. There are lots of super civil war books available at amazon, but this is one of the few well. Civil war coins offer intriguing north and south subplots.
Many of our biblio booksellers offer antique and rare civil war books that would add great value to your book collection. Silver dollars money and tokens of the civil war 18611865. United states and confederate coins 1861 1865 few events in american history were as significant as the civil war from 1861 to 1865 which has defined the united states since including its strengths as well as many of its ongoing challenges. The silver threecent piece along with the half dime, and the twocent piece as well as the temporary suspension of the standard silver dollar in favor of the trade dollar was discontinued by the coinage act of 1873. Bowers silver dollar encyclopedia maintains that most of the 1865 seated dollar issue was exported to central and south america. The civil war a narrative by shelby foote, excellent condition, complete 9 volu. We have managed to source just 20 soughtafter liberty head gold dollar coins from the american civil war. Civil war gold coins are incredibly collectible since it is such an important part of americas history and they have some of the lowest mintages ever produced, some as low as 1,000.
Civil war era 1861o ss republic shipwreck liberty seated. Civil war era sea salvaged united states seated half dollar from the shipwreck ss republic see pictured certificate. Up for sale here is an excellent 1865 seated liberty dollar that has been certified and professionally judged to be in vg details condition rim damage by the. Relatively few liberty seated silver dollars were struck in 1861, the first year of the civil war. This currency proof contains two full ounces of 99. The design of lady liberty sitting on a rock, known for the depiction of freedom adds a touch of american pride to this handsome timepiece.
Jay winik offers a brilliant new look at the civil war s final days that will forever change the way we see the war s end and the nations new beginning. Civil war coinscivil war goldcivil war coinage us rare coin. Civil war 150th anniversary 18642014 colorized jfk half dollar 3 coin set. In the final year of the civil war, general robert e. During the summer and early spring of the year, union forces gained several successes over the confederacy, seizing control of missouri, northern arkansas, kentucky, and western tennessee, along with several coastal areas. The american civil war also known by other names was a civil war in the united states from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern united states loyal to the union and the southern united states that had seceded from the union and formed the confederacy. All silver coins were hoarded during the civil war, even the threecent silver, the tiniest silver coin the u. The 1861o half dollars have one of the most historic pedigrees in. Many people mistakenly believe that the american civil war ended when lees army evacuated richmond and petersburg after a long siege and surrendered to grant at appomattox court house, virginia, on 9 april 1865. In presentation case with odyssey exploration video. Golden thread a photo of your favorite civil war treasure or. But in 1864, the armies plunged into bloody campaigns. While an 1861 liberty seated dollar may contain nearly a full ounce of silver, they should not be collected as bullion pieces but rather enjoyed for their numismatic value.
Civil war gold, and a bestselling 246page reference book, lost gold of the republic. This is an old softcover book, 8 12 x 5 14, 188 pages, entitled president lincolns third largest city. The new orleans mint in louisiana was the only southern mint to survive the civil war. The civil war was not only a available at 2008 julyaugust baltimore, md. War coinage, the 1861 dollar has the highest mintage of the 18611865 period. Usa president abraham lincoln civil war silver plated challenge art coin.
Unfollow 1865 silver dollar to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Civil war 150th anniversary lincoln at sharpsburg commemorative colorized jfk half dollar. Patriotic tokens and store cards, 18611865 official red books. Confederate currency 1861 1865 southern state currency 1830s1873 us currency 18611869. I found this fake 1865 dollar in a parking lot of a friends business. I have an 1865 coin that looks just like a quarter from the. The latest monthly issue of coin world magazine had an article about the death at 106 of eric newman, a famous numismatist. Civil war 150th anniversary battle of spotsylvania commemorative colorized jfk half dollar.1020 1590 958 880 682 1557 571 134 5 344 58 174 63 1256 438 1030 1569 406 283 1179 733 1323 987 1004 598 1182 68 352 1353 584 38