Cage 4979

Confederate States of America currency

Collection, circa 1860-1866

Acquisition And Processing Information

The Washington State University Libraries received these materials as gifts from three separate sources: Mr. and Mrs. Hal Hunt (date of gift unknown), Professor C. M. Brewster (1960), both originally cataloged as VF 385; and the United States Treasury Department (1912-1913), originally cataloged as VF 386. The three collections were merged and reprocessed in 2010.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of Containers: 3 folders

Total number of items: 24

Collection Description

The collection consists of paper currency and one bond, all issued by the Confederate States of America or individual states of the Confederacy.

Collection Arrangement

The items in this collection are organized by source: Hunt collection, Brewster collection, and U.S. Treasury Department collection.



This collection is open and available for research use.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Confederate States of America Currency Collection
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Related Materials

Currency specimens are available in other collections held in MASC, including:

Cage 1916, Ed Carver currency collection, 1885-1922

Cage 4977, Tannatt family currency, scrip, and bond collection, circa 1839-1864

Cage 4978, Paul Philemon Kies currency collection, 1769-1865

Cage 617, William Band papers, 1857-1989 (Ephemera series)


Items are in English.

Container List:

Folder Description
1 Hunt collection (5 items)
2 Brewster collection (2 items)
3 United States Treasury Department collection (17 items plus related correspondence)