Please send an email, written letter, or call me to reserve items for sale. I will respond with availability and/or other options that are similar. We agree to the final price and shipping.
Massachusetts residents please add 6.5% sales tax.
We ship using the US Postal Service (express mail, priority mail, first class or media mail depending on value and item shipped) and receive items at our P.O. Box. FedEX, Brinks or other shipment means will cost more, but we do consider those in certain circumstances.
All items guaranteed genuine (or genuine contemporary counterfeit, spurious, etc… if that is the case). Attributions are guaranteed for type, date and variety using the leading books. Grading is conservative as documented in my books for Confederate and obsolete paper money and the EAC Grading Guide for copper coins. I do not guarantee third party grades nor what a third party will grade a raw note or coin. These standards evolve over time. Rarity and value is not guaranteed as these can change both up and down, sometimes dramatically.
Scans and pictures on this web site or those I send are my best effort to represent the coin or note as it appears in normal indoor lighting.
I accept checks, money orders and cashier’s checks. I also take Paypal. Checks must clear. If non-US, I take only Paypal or certified US funds. I will add $3 to $25 for packaging, postage and insurance depending on the value of your order. High value or heavy orders will be calculated based on value and/or weight.
We do offer layaway plans for larger deals.
We offer dealer and wholesale prices on group lots of books.
I offer a 30-day return privilege from receipt if in the original holder and in same condition as I shipped it as documented in the scan or picture. Buyer pays postage both ways. Refund is less Paypal fee if returned.
Selling or Consigning Items
Please send an email, written letter or call me (link to contact me page) to alert us to items you want to sell or consign to me. I have commissions that are very competitive. You will have greater control, more exposure over time, and will realize maximum results. We agree to the prices needed. I build a catalog or list that you will review. Payments back to you every couple of months or when significant sales occur after a run of shows or new list.
For a small fee, I will view lots, make recommendations and execute bids on behalf of your account.
Add to your collection and improve its value with an experienced Antebellum and Civil War professional numismatist dealing in early American coppers, obsolete bank notes, confederate money, southern states money, United States large type, and Civil War (1861-1865) dated coins. Pierre Fricke is a well-known and award-winning author, collector, and dealer. He is the former President and a current Governor of the Society of Paper Money Collectors, as well as a member of the Professional Currency Dealers Association and the Professional Numismatist Guild. He upholds a compelling reputation and track record for fair dealing. Learn more about our company below, and be sure to request a consultation for any of Pierre’s numismatics services.
I started my numismatic travels in 1969, when my grandmother gave me a box of old coins that I found to be fascinating. By 1973, I was an advanced collector of early American large cents by variety. I added bust half dollars to my collecting interests in the late 1980s and 1990s.
I researched my family history in Louisiana going back to the 1700s, learning more about the history of the early U.S.A and the South. Fascinated with the impact and importance of the Civil War in American history through today, I decided to focus on Confederate fiscal paper – notably Treasury notes and bonds, beginning my own Confederate paper money collection in 2001.
Building upon and expanding the late Dr. Douglas Ball’s research, I wrote Collecting Confederate Paper Money – Comprehensive Edition 2005 which was named the best U.S. Paper Money book of the year by the Numismatic Literary Guild and received the SPMC Wismer award for the best paper money book in 2006. An updated, portable version – Collecting Confederate Paper Money – Field Edition 2014 – is now available. George Tremmel, Marty Davis, and I authored Confederate Treasury Certificates – A Collector’s Guide to IDRs in 2010. In June 2012, Pierre Fricke and Fred Reed authored History of Collecting Confederate States of America Paper Money – 1865-1945 – part of a growing series on Confederate fiscal collectibles. Pierre was awarded the Society of Paper Money Collectors prestigious Forrester Daniel award for literary contributions to the hobby.
Pierre the Collector
Building on this experience, I have added obsolete paper money, United States Civil War era paper money and coins, Fugio coppers and half cents to my repertoire covering many of the popular areas to collect in antebellum numismatics. Over the years, I collected Confederate paper money, Southern States paper money and other Confederate items, 1860s Large Type Federal (Union) paper money, as well as Fugio coppers (1787) by Newman variety. I have completed my Confederate paper money variety, Confederate bond, and contemporary counterfeit Confederate paper money collections. I completed a 1796 large cent collection by Sheldon variety. Also, I have completed a collection of U.S. large cents illustrating many different colors of the copper coins.
Pierre the Dealer
I am also a dealer and a strong buyer of Confederate and US Federal Civil War currency and related items as well as many early American copper and Civil War-dated U.S. coins. I help people build unique, rare Confederate and Southern State paper money and early American copper and Civil War period collections.
As a Past President and current Governor of the Society of Paper Money Collectors, a member of the Professional Currency Dealers Association, a member of the Professional Numismatic Guild, a member of the Early American Coppers organization and American Numismatic Association, I continue to be active in the hobby.
As a collector for more than 40 years, Pierre has made a vast number of contributions to the numismatic community. As such, he is a member of many organizations and is highly revered for his reliability, trustworthiness, and reputation as a collector, author, and dealer. His memberships can be found below:
PNG – Professional Numismatist Guild (www.pngdealers.org)
SPMC – Society of Paper Money Collectors (www.spmc.org)
ANA – American Numismatic Association (www.money.org)
EAC – Early American Coppers Society (www.eacs.org))
Pierre is a member of many other numismatic organizations. With his help and expertise, the currency collecting community has a valuable resource in the field of antebellum collectibles. His other memberships include:
FUN – Florida United Numismatists
TNA – Texas Numismatic Association
GNA – Georgia Numismatic Association
BNS – British Numismatic Society
NENA – New England Numismatic Association
JRCS – John Reich Collectors Society
Currency Collectors of Boston