Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    New Orleans, LA - Cook & Brother $1 March 1, 1862. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    The Cook & Brother issues are popular, and there are many variants such as handwritten dates, imprints, paper types and printed backs to collect. This issuer played an important role in the Civil War. It was the largest private manufacturer of small rifles and carbines for the Confederacy. At the end of April 1862, the city of New Orleans fell to the Union, and the Cook & Brother company was forced to relocate to Athens, Georgia. This $1 is printed on yellow paper with a Douglas imprint and a blank back. A seated allegorical female leans on a Confederate emblem shield at top center, with title above and obligation below. The left end shows the crossed rifles seen on this series. A green protector ONE is at the bottom. Noted is a "Repaired Edge Split at Right." This is a bright example, and always in demand.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    4th Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 209

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
    Sold on May 4, 2016 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 2 days left to consign to the 2021 August 10 - 16 ANA WFOM World Paper Money Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your quick response. I am a member of Heritage Auctions and I am happy to say that it is truly a great platform.
    Mohammed J.,
    Durban, KZ
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search