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Grover Criswell

What are "Criswell Numbers"? I am asked this question frequently. The check shown above hints at the style of Grover C. Criswell (1934-1999), a flamboyant and energetic dealer who specialized in Confederate and Southern States currency. Grover authored several books including "Confederate and Southern States Currency" and "North American Currency". In the former publication Grover developed a numbering system for identifying the many varieties of notes. The Criswell numbering system was based on the work of William Bradbeer and is still widely used today. Grover's works inspired a generation of collectors. Take a close look at the check above. Notice that it was redeemable in Confederate currency!!

 

 


 


 

1861 Montgomery Issues. T1 - T4 [Click on description to view note.]

 

 


 

 

$1000 1861. Montgomery Issue. John C Calhoun / Andrew Jackson. T1

 


T1 $1000 Montgomery Issue. The ultimate Confederate note. PCGS Very Fine 35. Cross-cut cancel superbly repaired. You could ask for more but don't expect an answer... Serial 266. $67,500


 

 

$500 1861. Montgomery Issue. "The Crossing". T2

 


T2 $500 Montgomery Issue. "The Crossing" by James Smillie. PCGS Very Fine 30, with minor, but expert, repairs. Serial 283. $39,500


 

 

$100 1861. Montgomery Issue. Ceres at left / Train in station. T3

 


T3 $100 Montgomery Issue. PCGS Very Fine 30. The repairs are truly insignificant. A magnificent example. Serial number 1547. $26,500


 

 

$50 1861. Montgomery Issue. Slaves hoe cotton. T4

 


T4 $50 Montgomery Issue. PMG About Uncirculated 53. Minor repairs noted but not evident. Issued July 5, 1861. A joy! Serial 923. $26,500


 

 

$100 1861. Richmond Issue. Justice / Train / Minerva. T5

 


T5 $100 Richmond Issue. Southern Bank Note Co. Sept 1861. Criswell 5, PF-1. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. Serial 2250. $4750


 

 

$50 1861. Richmond Issue. Justice / Agriculture and Industry / Washington. T6

 


T6 $50 Richmond Issue. Southern Bank Note Co. Sept 1861. Criswell 6, PF-1. PMG Uncirculated 62. Back reads, "Disbursed Sep 22, 1861 Ferdinand Molloy Capt ACS" (Assistant Commissary of Subsistence). Fricke lists Sept 23, 1861 as the last day of issue. Serial 4269. $5250


 

 

$100 1861. Ceres and Proserpina soar. T7

 



 

 

$50 1861. Tellus holds globe / George Washington. T8

 



 

 

$20 1861. Sailing ship. T9

 

Large XX (spaces between serifs)                  Small XX (no spaces) 


 

 

$10 1861. Liberty and Eagle. T10

 



 

 

$5 1861. Sailor / Liberty and Eagle. T11

 



 

 

$5 1861. Manouvrier / "Confederate States of America". T12

 



 

 

$100 1861. Cotton loaded on wagon. T13

 


 

    Cr 55 Letter before           Cr 56 Letter above            Cr 57 Number above            Cr 58 Flourishes 
        Fricke PF-3                 Fricke  PF-4                    Fricke PF-5                 Fricke PF-6 


 

 

$50 1861. Moneta seated beside money chest. T14

 



 

 

$50 1861. Hope / Train /Justice. T15

 



 

 

$50 1861. Jefferson Davis. T16

 



 

 

$20 1861. Liberty /Commerce, Ceres and Navigation. T17

 



 

 

$20 1861. Sailing ship. T18

 



 

 

$20 1861. Navigation. Minerva at left, Blacksmith at right. T19

 



 

 

$20 1861. Alexander Stephens / Cupid, Industry and beehive. T20

 


                      Columbia, S. C.                     Richmond                           3 SERIES


 

 

$20 1861. Alexander Stephens. T21

 



 

 

$10 1861. Indian family. T22

 



 

 

$10 1861. Cotton wagon. T23

 



 

 

$10 1861. R M T Hunter at left. T24

 



 

 

$10 1861. Hope with anchor flanked by Hunter and Memminger. T25

 



 

 

$10 1861. Hope with anchor flanked by Hunter and Memminger. T26

 

 

 Solid Overprint                     Coarse Lace                     Fine Lace 


 

 

$10 1861. Liberty and Eagle seated by shield. T27

 


 

 



 

 

$10 1861. Liberty and Commerce. T28

 



 

 

$10 1861. Cotton picker. T29

 



 

 

$10 1861. Sweet Potato Dinner. T30

 



 

 

$5 1861. Five Females Allegory. T31

 



 

 

$5 1861. Seated mechanic shoulders sledge. T32

 



 

 

$5 1861. C G Memminger, Minerva at right. T33

 



 

 

$5 1861. C G Memminger, Minerva at right. T34

 



 

 

$5 1861. "Indian Princess". T35

 



 

 

$5 1861. Commerce seated on bale of cotton. T36

 



 

 

$5 1861. Sailor seated beside cotton bales. C G Memminger at left. T37

 





 

 

$2 Erroneous date Sept 2nd, 1861. South strikes down Union. T38

 



 

 

$20 Female Riding Deer "Fantasy"

 



 

1862 Train Notes. T39 - T40

 

 


 

 

Two varieties of "steam" coming from engine. "Straight" and "Diffused"

 

 Straight Steam (T39)         Diffused Steam (T40) 

 


 

 

$100 1862. Train - "Straight Steam". T39

 



 

 

$100 1862. Train - "Diffused Steam". T40

 



 

 

$100 1862. Workers Hoe Cotton. T41

 


 

 

Varieties: 1) Two different scrolls at top corners

2) Completely handwritten date and "186" printed date

 

 

Scroll 1          Scroll 2                   Written date                        Printed "186"      

 



 

 

$2 1862. South strikes down the Union. T42

 




 

 

$2 1862. South strikes down the Union / Green "TWO". T43

 



 

 

$1 1862. Liberty / Ocean-going steamboat /Lucy Pickens. T44

 



 

 

$1 1862. Liberty / Ocean-going steamboat /Lucy Pickens. Green "ONE". T45

 



 

 

$10 1862. Ceres by harbor / R M T Hunter. T46

 


 


 

1862 "Fantasy" Issues. T47 - T48 [Click on description to view note.]

 

 


 

 


 

1862 Issues. T49 - T55 [Click on description to view note.]

 

 


 

 

$100 1862. Lucy Pickens. T49

 



 

 

$50 1862. Jefferson Davis. T50

 



 

 

$20 1862. Capitol at Nashville. T51

 



 

 

$10 1862. Capitol at Columbia. T52

 



 

 

$5 1862. Capitol at Richmond. T53

 



 

 

$2 1862. Judah Benjamin. T54

 



 

 

$1 1862. Clement Clay. T55

 



 

1863 Issues. T56 - T63 [Click on description to view note.]

 

 


 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT SEAL.

Treasury Seal

Some notes from the 1863 and 1864 issues show an imprinted red seal. This is the Confederate Treasury seal. It was applied to sheets to certify that the notes had been inspected. Usually only a portion of the seal is present and it often is illegible. The central image is a palmetto tree. Along the bottom are the letters "C. S. A.". The words "TREASURY DEPARTMENT" run along the inside border at the sides and top.

 

 



 

 

$100 1863. Lucy Pickens. T56

 



 

 

$50 1863. Jefferson Davis. T57

 



 

 

$20 1863. Capitol at Nashville. T58

 



 

 

$10 1863. Capitol at Columbia. T59

 



 

 

$5 1863. Capitol at Richmond. T60

 



 

 

$2 1863. Judah Benjamin. T61

 



 

 

$1 1863. Clement Clay. T62

 



 

 

50 cents. 1863. Jefferson Davis. T63

 



 

1864 Issues. T64 - T72 [Click on description to view note.]

 

 


 

 

$500 1864. Stars & Bars / Stonewall Jackson. T64

 


T64 $500 1864 General "Stonewall" Jackson with Stars & Bars. Criswell 489, PF-2. PMG Very Fine 35EPQ. From the run with serials that overlap the dark red numbers. Serial 35551. $595

T64 $500 1864. General Jackson with Stars & Bars. Criswell 489, PF-2. PMG About Uncirculated 55. Serial 22650. $650


Dark Red: Criswell 489B. PF-3.

T64 $500 1864. General "Stonewall" Jackson with Stars & Bars. Criswell 489B, PF-3, dark red. PCGS Choice About New 58. Serial 38057. $1950



 

$100 1864. Lucy Pickens. T65

 



 

 

$50 1864. Jefferson Davis. T66

 



 

 

$20 1864. Capitol at Nashville. T67

 



 

 

$10 1864. Horses Pulling Cannon. T68

 



 

 

$5 1864. Capitol at Richmond. T69

 



 

 

$2 1864. Judah Benjamin. T70

 



 

 

$1 1864. Clement Clay. T71

 



 

 

50 cents. 1864. Jefferson Davis. T72