This new book on Confederate
currency has come to our attention. We have not read
it yet, but we have high hopes. We present the press
release supplied by the published for your information.
Counterfeit Currency of the Confederate States of America
George B. Tremmel
Since shortly after the end of the Civil War, genuine
Confederate paper money has been the subject of much
research. While a number of publications are available
today that describe and catalog the genuine currency,
the availability of published information on its counterfeit
counterpart is limited. What is available is somewhat
incomplete, inaccurate and general in scope. This
work is specifically concerned with the counterfeit
currency that was produced and passed with genuine
Confederate paper money during the Civil War years.
The first part of the book is an historical narrative
that discusses the events and people involved in
the production and passing of counterfeit currency,
and the countermeasures of the Confederate Treasury
Department to protect its already weak medium of
exchange from losing even more value.
The second part of
the book is an illustrated catalog that presents descriptions
of all known examples of counterfeit Confederate currency.
Over 180 illustrations are included and show most
of the counterfeit notes. The appendix provides a
brief, nontechnical explanation of the printing processes—relief
printing, intaglio printing, and lithography—used
in the mid-nineteenth century to manufacture counterfeit
Retired information technology director
George B. Tremmel has collected and studied Confederate
States paper money for over forty years and has written
a number of articles on the subject for Paper Money,
the Society of Paper Money Collectors journal. He
lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.