ARKANSAS OBSOLETES

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Grover Criswell

What are "Criswell Numbers"? I am asked this question frequently. The check shown above hints at the style of Grover C. Criswell (1934-1999), a flamboyant and energetic dealer who specialized in Confederate and Southern States currency. Grover authored several books including "Confederate and Southern States Currency" and "North American Currency". In the former publication Grover developed a numbering system for identifying the many varieties of notes. The Criswell numbering system was based on the work of William Bradbeer and is still widely used today. Grover's works inspired a generation of collectors. Take a close look at the check above. Notice that it was redeemable in Confederate currency!!


STATE ISSUES


ARKANSAS TREASURY WARRANTS [ Civil War Issues ]






1863. $1 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Criswell-30, white paper, GREEN ATW back. Choice About New, fresh and original. $395

1863. $1 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Criswell-30A, white paper, plain back. "War Bond" removed. Very Fine, a few pinholes. $210

1863. $1 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Cr-32A, blue paper, ATW back. Jeff Davis. Crisp Uncirculated, fully framed. Outstanding quality. $375

1863. $1 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Criswell-34, white paper, green ATW back. Printed on backs of bills of exchange. Very Fine, edge nick. $185

1862. $2 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Jeff Davis. Cr-36, white paper, green ATW back. Very Fine or better. $295

1863. $2 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Jeff Davis. Cr-36A, white paper, "ON WAR BOND" removed. Extremely Fine, sharp! $300

1863. $2 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Jeff Davis. Cr-38, blue paper, green ATW back. About Uncirculated. $325

1862. $2 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Jeff Davis. Cr-40A, white paper, green ATW back. "On War Bond" removed. Printed on bills of exchange. Extremely Fine. $350

1862. $10 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Criswell-54, plain back. Extremely Fine. $125

1862. $10 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Criswell-54, plain back. Interest statement is cancelled with pen stroke. Extremely Fine. $125

1862. $10 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Criswell-56B, Interest language removed. Blue paper, red ATW. Very Fine. $135

1865. $10 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Cr-56B, blue paper, RED back. Uncirculated, super! $295

1863. $10 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Cr-56B, blue paper, green ATW back. Extremely Fine. $165

1862. $10 Arkansas Treasury Warrant. Cr-58, printed on backs of bills of exchange showing Bison. Green ATW. Choice Uncirculated, gorgeous! $300


STATE OF ARKANSAS [ Post - Civil War Issues ]




1874. $1 State of Arkansas. Criswell-60, Rothert 395-1. Farmer with scythe. Ornate brown back. Extremely Fine. Serial 4852. $5000

187_. $10 State of Arkansas. Criswell-63, Rothert 395-4. Cotton wagon. Liberty at left. Ornate brown back. Ex Criswell. About Uncirculated, original with embossing. Serial 52009. $5000


BANK, CITY AND MERCHANT ISSUES


FAYETTEVILLE 1862. 25 cents. Bank of DIXIE. Rothert 187-1. Tissue thin paper. Very Fine. $550

FAYETTEVILLE 1862. $2.50. Holcomb & Barnard, Drug Store. Mortar and pestle at left. Rothert 198-12. Fine. $175

FORT SMITH 1862 $1. Mayer Brothers, Druggists. Payable all over creation. Rothert 234-24. Very Fine. $90

HELENA 187_ $1 City Treasury note. Full green tint. Unlisted by Rothert. Very Fine. $850

HELENA 187_ $3 City Treasury note. Full green tint. Unlisted by Rothert. Very Fine. $895

LITTLE ROCK 18_. $5 Bank of the State of Arkansas. Rothert 400-1. Music watches river traffic. Proof. $750

LITTLE ROCK 18_. $10 Bank of the State of Arkansas. Rothert 400-2. Indian with tomahawk. Proof. $850

LITTLE ROCK 18_. $20 Bank of the State of Arkansas. Rothert 400-3. Commerece seated on bale. Proof. $895

LITTLE ROCK 1862 75 cents. Office of William B Wait. Rothert 440-04. Printed on the back of recycled notes. Very Fine. $95

LITTLE ROCK 1862 $2. Office of William B Wait. Rothert 441-6. Very Fine. $175

MARION COUNTY 1862. 50 cents. Scrip of H. & J. R. Granger. Rothert 476-2. About Uncirculated. $195

MARION COUNTY 1862. $1. Scrip of H. & J. R. Granger. Rothert 476-3. About Uncirculated. $195