NEW RELEASE - 2021
SUMPTUOUS SOUTHERN STORIES...
IT'S EASY-TO-READ, LOTS OF COLOR PHOTOS....80 PAGES...8 1/2 X 11"
SPIRAL BOUND. ITS A "TRAVELOGUE WITH ADVENTURE STORIES"! ABOUT WHERE CONFEDERATE TREASURE TRAIN WENT AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE CONFEDERACY...
Before the Civil War, the US Government made only coins; to this day, the US Mint only makes coins. Paper money began with "Greenbacks" in 1862.
Plus an intro to the 5 US Mints in Production in 1860; The Confederacy claimed the 3 Southern US Mints as "forfeit" Federal Property in 1861 (US Custom Houses, too.)
Charlotte, NC, Dahlonega, GA and New Orleans, LA
Denver, CO, Carson City, NV & The Dalles, OR
US Rep. Ellbridge Spaulding "conjures money out of nothing" *& creates Legal Tender Paper Currency, Give Rise to the Bureau of the Currency and the US Treasury Girls
Our neighbors to the North (Canada) help stymie Counterfeiters with the "Green Tint Ink" that gives rise to "The Greenback" (paper money) and the rise of the American Bank Note Company
Many printing and engraving firms were contracted to produce the roughtly $1.7 billion for the Confederate government; Evans & Cogswell of Charleston, SC was probably the biggest and most diverse firm, but there were many others. Several had to reckon with General Sherman in the end....
Patriots and Profiteers give rise to the US Secret Service. Big names involved including Sam Upton of Philadelphia who skirted vsrous laws. Had a price put on his head by the Confederacy and flooded the South with fake notes - sold as war souveniers. Dozens of "ace" plate-makers and engravers flooding the continent with fake banknotes. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 30% OF ALL PAPER MONEY WAS COUNTERFEIT BY THE WAR'S END!
Fake Spanish Reales wer the most prevalent for decades and electroplating makes matters worse after 1867. Green Mountain Metal Detecting (GMMD) has made discoveries of Fake Gold and Silver Coins from before the Civil War, plus startling lost souveniers from the War unearthed in the mountains of Vermont.
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