BOGUS or Facsimile [It's Not Real]
You can tell Fake Paper Money by the Serial Number
Check your notes against this list before writing.  If your note matches a listed serial number it will be FAKE and has No Collector Value.  These items have all been produced since the turn of the century.  Most produced up to around 1945 were used for advertising on one side and it's easy to tell that it's not real.  The Bogus Notes listed below were first produced around 1948 at the end of World War II when Americans started taking vacations and there were even greater numbers made from 1960-1965 for the WAR Centennial.  [Civil War to you Yankees]  If you go to any of the National Parks and many State Parks you can still buy examples of these in the gift shops.  Some you can purchase today are exactly like those first made over 50 years ago.  While I have listed every piece I've seen or been told about over the past five years, new examples surface from time to time.  If you run across one, please email me the date and serial number.  I would also like an image.  Your name will also be added to my list of Contributors to this page!
Thank You!   
  Col Crutch Williams CSA 
This page last updated
November 4, 2013

Plagerism of my work on eBay

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Please Note:  Since serial numbers are most often handwritten, it is sometimes hard to read them and people reporting them make mistakes.  So I have listed both numbers.  It's obviously one or the other.  There is also a REAL note somewhere out there for each of these too.  Someone had to have the real note to make the copy from it.  A ? means unsure of digit.  If you have any other information regarding one of these reported serial numbers such as DATE or TYPE please forward that too.

CONFEDERATE States of America
Denomination    Date        Serial Number
$ 0.50       1863    T63 #104508    T63 #861343    #104199 {April 6th}
                 1864    {Feb 17th}  #6850    #83999
$ 1.00       1862    {June 2} #49092    #50381    {Dec 2} #658    T44 #355
                 1863     {April 1} #18094    T62 #1468
                 1864     {Feb 17} #3691   #28490  #32984    #42507   #46171    #76280       
                              #82129  #(another82129)   #83383    #85087   
$ 2.00        [Year / Type unknown]  #46893
                 1862    {June 2} 48590    #211765    {Dec 2} #37232
                             {Type or Date Unknown}  #2473    #6476
                             1863    {April 6} #46695    #51572
                1863    #46695  
                1864    {Feb 17} #4505    #18491   {Bogus Sheet}  #18491 {Ad Note}  #32098 or 34098
                            #37544    #48840   Black #74585 Green #74585   #93609    #94505    #98840
$ 3.00        Not sure of date. Serial numbers vary.  Looks to be either 1862 or 1863.  Fantasy created 2009
$ 5.00       1861    T33 #11225   T34 #24497,  T37 #4763 (rev)  T36 #138590
                       {Unknown}{July 25} #1953    #2070    {Sept 2} #16767    #138590
                 1862    {Dec 2} #6250
                 1863    {April 6} #16165    #81072
                 1864    {Feb 17}    #1138    #19640    #76280    #18262    #23580, {1863 reverse} #45806,
                             #47333 {ad}   #68771    #46147    #50243    #68414  #76280
$10.00      1861    {Sept 2}T26 #970   #5089    #19107    #77389  {Sept 2} #94129  {July 25} #91497
                             T24 #8005    T26 {similar to next} #1484   T26 #8007   T26 #470    T28 #77389
                 1862    {Sept 2} #581355    {Dec 2} #2973
                 1863    {April 6} #37728   #50883
                 1864    {Feb 17} #8470, #9825 {ad} #14077  #22462   #31680   #32515   #35342  #35342 (Diff design)                                           #39911    #40620    #40679  #45447  #45956  #49987  #55411  #66037  #83185  #83616 C                                              #83826  #96636  
$20.00      1861    T18 (plate7 - rev) {T20 Sept 2} #15247  (wrong portrait)  T20 #15247 [same note: correct portrait]  
                              #131720   T21 $20 #11220  T21 $20 (modern known with various serial #) 76007 / rev  
                 1862    {Dec 2} #39590    #61372
                 1863    {Apr 6} #77786    No # May COPY
                 1864    {Feb 17} #1372  #2625  #10482  #13410  #22224  #23483  #35021  #32875 C  #46410  #56809       
                              #68327  #76627  #80967  #81731  #93941  
$50.00      1861    T4 #1365    T6 #3866    {July 25} #21614   #49935    #93351    {Sept 2} #18441
                             T16{Ad}#18443    #23961    T14 #23510    T14 #31351
                 1862    {Dec 2} #60423    T50 #85165
                 1863    {Apr 6} #3987    #4553    #57557   < (Same as last? Modern various serial #) #57257  rev  
                 1864    #5670    {#5920}?   #11999   #14949    #24791    #25674    #4277 C  #50935    #59204    
                             #61891     #72104    #72321  #77114
$100.00    1861   T3 #1367    {Type?} #85    #4182    {July 25} #4332    #323118
                            {Date & Type Unknown} #457 or  #487  [with green overprint so probably 1861]
                 1862    Trains T39/40):  {May 8} #108? * Rev  {T40 w/Blue Back}  #25208   #52042  #60182
                             Hoers (T41):   #57939   #65798   #127208  {Blue} #4144?  #53453  #? BLUE
                             #50371    #84389  #148406 (modern ebay item)   Many with No #___  
                 1863    {Apr 6}    #933    #2248    #2575    #29063    #29200  
                             Modern Various Serial # = #57226 rev  
                 1864    #801  #4398   #20396   #29026  #33193   #41567  #43418  #44248   #47128      
                             #6218 C  #79243  #85117   #92685  
                 Fantasy:  Design 1864 $10.  Two Variety:  #49987_A (back same)  #49987_B  
$500.00    1861    #85
                 1864    #393    #9229    #14682    #16599    #16760    #18278  #18935  #19834  #21130      
                             #26326   #26949    #33004    #33546    #36776    #67935     #82210
$1000.00  1861    #46,   #82,   #88,   #176,  #176 (another)  #178,   #197,  {Most Common} #297,   #321



FANTASY CSA NOTES:  These pieces Never Existed!
$10,000         1861    #88
$100,000       1861    #4832    1864 #4373
$1,000,000    1861    #4832   #18935obv (Reverse)  #18935 AdvertBack  


REPUBLIC of TEXAS

GOVERNMENT - Houston Issues

$10      #1385  #1385 variety with Imprint
$20      #569   
$50      #2962  [or #5962 ? - Does Bogus Govt $50 exist? I haven't seen one yet!]

REPUBLIC - Austin Issues

$1      #2150
$2      #5214
$3      #40,  #41,  #383,  #146?,  #2077
$5      #1349 [blank back],  #2231  (S# 2251 or 2221? Same design both sides or Star Reverse)
$10    #5480
$20    #1575   #3744 (fantasy)  #6221  
$50    #1112,   #1335 (Rev),  #1503,   #5962
$100  #185,{some think 184)   #663    #663{another}  #1467 (back blank)   #520 (Tx Centennial 1936)
$500  #1381



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I was getting behind on updating this page and said I'd get "around to it" when I had time.  I want to send a Special Thanks to Dane Courney for sending me this "Round Tuit"!  Crutch  2/19/03  Dane has added more notes to this list than anyone!  His name is now listed in RED with **. 9/30/09  Richard Morin has added the 2nd most notes to this list.  9/19/2013.

I would like to get images of the many notes listed in the Obsolete Section.  Surely some of you have examples that you can make me scans of!  Please send me some!  Thanks!  Crutch Williams  11/12/13

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Alabama      State of Alabama    $100     Jan 1, 1864       # 834   reverse

Arkansas     Treasury Warrant   $1         Apr 28, 1862     # 128346

California     Wells Fargo           $20       Jan 11, 1871      # 370455
                    Miners Bank  Alta Calif  25ct  1857            # 1849

Canada        City Bank              $4         Jan 1, 1857       # 12549

D.C.            Bullion Bank          $3         July 4, 1862      #  [none]
                   Columbia Bank       $3        Oct 20, 1862     #  [none]
                   Presidents Bank      $1         ------- 1852       # [none]

Florida         State of Florida           $1         Mar 1, 1863      # 2396
                   Bank Fernandina         $5         Feb 1, 1860      # 237
                   Bank of Florida           $4         Feb 1, 1864      # 542
                   Bank St. Johns            $5         May 2, 1859     # 667
                   Bank West Florida       $40       Nov 3, 1832      # 1363
                   Merchants & Platnters  $20      Nov 12, 1833    # 13?? 

Georgia        State of Georgia       $100    Apr 6, 1864       #19507

Indiana        Citizens Banking House     $2     July 1, 1857      # ??
                   Citizens Banking House     $3     July 1, 1857      #2929
                   Citizens Banking House     $5     July 1, 1857      #2658
                   Exchange Banking House   $3     Oct 27, 1819    # [none]

Louisiana     State of Louisiana    $100   Mar 10, 1863   # 2650   rev  
                   
State of Louisiana    $50     Mar 10, 1863   # 1691  (blank rev)

Maryland     Somerset & Worcester Saving Bank   $2   Nov 1, 1862   # 1564

Michigan     Macomb Count Bank   $2   Apr 1, 1758   # 5203 & # 1958?
                  Tecumseh Bank           $1     No Date      # {none}

Mississippi    Mississppi Trasury Note   $100   Jan 8, 1862   # 2758

New Jersey   Union County Bank   $5   Sept ---   # [none]

New York    Bulls Head Bank       $3        Aug 10, 1864   # 4042
                   City Trust & Bkng    $2M      Dec 21, 1839   # 5509
                   Clinton Bank             $100     Dec 2, 1839     # 9
                   Corp City Albany      10 ct.     July 17, 1862   # 676
                   Genessee Co. Bk.     $52.12   May 5, 1865     # 16896
                   Sherman & Barnee     25 ct     July 11, 1862   # [none]

North America, Bank of        $1            Jan 30, 1862    # 28   obv  
                                           $1000       Jan 30, 1862    # 22

North Carolina   Stae of North Carolina   $1   Sept 1, 1862   # 808

Ohio            Bank of Granville     $3   May 11, 1838    # 7374
                   State Bank of Ohio   $1   July 7, 1861      #  9131
                   Ohio Rail Road         $2    1845    No S#  Image

South Carolina      Cotton Planters Assoc   $5   May 15, 1862   # 415  obv  rev  
                    Louisville Cincinnati & Charleston RR Co.  Remainder $1.75  obv  

Tennessee      Bank of Chattanooga   $2   Jan 4, 1863   # [none]

Texas      Treasury Warrant      $5      Oct 6, 1862      # 112586

United States, Bank of the      $10        Jan 23, 1834       # 646
                                            $1000    Dec 15, 1840      # 8894
                                            $1 Mil    Dec 25, 1840      # 711

Virginia      Virginia Treasury Note     $100    Oct 15, 1862    # 119 & # 2875
                 Bank of Rockbridge         $5        Jan 8, 1859      # 1692

Colonial & Continental     Mid List - NJ

Continental  Currency      $20      Sept 26, 1778      # 270350

Connecticut      10 Shilling      June 1, 1770      # 11259

Deleware      5 Shilling      Jan 1, 1776      # 62101

Georgia      $4      Sept 10, 1777      # 2991 & # 19567

Maryland      $8      Apr 10, 1774      # 14020

Massachusetts      $8      May 5, 1780      # 25480

New Hampshire      30 Shilling      Aug 24, 1778      # 992
                              $7                 Aug 29, 1780      # 1702 or # A702

New Jersey      18 Pence      Mar 25, 1776      # 8418

New York      5 Pounds      Feb 16, 1771      # 24323
                     $10              Aug 13, 1776      # ????

North Carolina      $4      Aug 8, 1778      # 126 or # 146

Pennsylvania      15 Shilling      Oct 1, 1773      # 5520

Rhode Island      $3      July 2, 1780      # 2298

South Carolina      5 Shilling      Apr 10, 1778      # 640
                           $8                Oct 9, 1776        # [none]

Virginia      $250      Mar 1, 1771      # 1165
                 IV Dol   Oct 7, 1776  image   Advertising from Bi-Centennial

NOTHING on This Page is Copyrighted with the exception of the two Cartoons of me and my Text! 

Plagerism is allowed to exist on eBay!

4 November 2013

I was recently contacted by Fred Reed, Editor of the SPMC journal and columnist for Bank Note Reporter.  He pointed out to me that there was a Guide for eBay Buyers titled How to tell if Confederate money is fake.  You can view this guide by taking the link (click the title in blue).   Main page where this person claims to have written other guides.  cwilliams3K

Now, none of the listed material on this webpage is copyrighted.  I want everyone to know what the fakes are but for someone to copy my text (almost verbatum) and write an eBay Guide and take credit for My Work, I draw the line at that.  The person who copied my material goes by the eBay user ID cwilliams3K.  Apparently he sells Civil War Prints and Scale Models of old Cannons &c.  I don't understand why he couldn't have taken my material and then used his own words.  

I have filed a Formal Complaint against this person with eBay.  I have no idea if I will be successful or not but enough is enough.  I try to help people and it's simply not right for someone to STEAL my work and claim it as their own!

Crutch Williams   eBay ID = crutch2