On February 4, 1861, the Confederate States of America was formed, and almost immediately the first Confederate notes were printed the famous "e;Montgomery ? notes. These would be followed by many designs over the next four years. The seventy different designs or "e;type ? notes are eagerly sought today by collectors, historians and family historians, and a collection of Confederate currency offers fascinating insights into the tumultuous Civil-War period. Pierre Fricke examines these series of Confederate notes, highlighting the history and circumstances in which they were created. This easy-to-read, fun and educational book offers an introduction to the often beautiful notes that financed the Confederacy.