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Set of 4 Different Restrike Confederate Coins

 

Confederate Gold Coins (1 of each)

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On April 29, 1861, Superintendent Elmore forwarded a design to Secretary Memminger. This design was prepared by the New Orleans architectural firm of Messers. Gallier & Esterbrook. The description which accompanied this design is as follows:

"...The principal figure, the Goddess of Liberty, seated, holds in her right hand a staff surmounted by the liberty copy; her left arm rests on a shield (there being no coat of arms yet adopted) is shown a portion of the flage of the Confederate, unfurled; to the left of the figure will be observed sugar-cane growing, a bale of cotton, a sugar hogshead, a bale of tobacco; to the right cotton in its various states of growth, as also tobacco. On the reverse side in an endless chain composed of fifteen links; South Carolina, having taken the lead, occupies the top link, and the other link represents, right and left, the other states in the order of their secession; the remaining blank lines are an invitation to the border States to hasten to inscribe their names within the circle. The stars of the confederate States are distinct; those of the border States are in the twilight, but visible, soon, we hope, to stand out as boldly as their neighbors. In the centre is inscribed the monogram, composed of the letters C.S.A. Judah B. Benjamin proposed that the Government issue a $5 gold coin of the exact value of the English sovereign. "I would call the coin a cavalier. Out golden cavalier would be in French, cavalier d’or; in Spanish, Caballero d’oro; in Italian, cavaliere d’oro. We would have $5 and $20 pieces called cavaliers and quadruple cavaliers."

Restrike Confederate
Half Dollar (1 coin)

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This is the only Confederate coin bearing an image designed by the Confederate Officials and produced within the Confederate States.

Only 4 Were Ever Made!!!

Certainly this is the rarest Confederate coin that exists and its price today (for one of the original four) could quite easily be as much as one hundred thousand dollars.

The original die and the four original strikes have been lost to public view and private access. This is a totally authentic restrike produced directly from the 1861-O half dollar obverse and the Confederate reverse.

In 1861 all U.S. mints in the states which comprised the Confederate States of America were confiscated by the Confederacy.

At the New Orleans Mint 87% of all U.S. 1861-O half dollars were minted by the Confederacy.

The director of the New Orleans Mint under the Confederacy caused a design to be created and then engraved into a die for a confederate Half Dollar. Only four pieces were ever struck (these on a hand press) and they bore the same obverse (or front) as the 1861-O U.S. half dollar.