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In 1861, the Confederacy began to print its own money. Images of slaves, riverboats, plantations, and even Greek gods appeared on the bills. Counterfeiting—printing fake money—was a big problem in the South. As the war went on, the money lost its value. By the end of the war, soap in the South cost $50 in Confederate dollars. When the war ended, the bills were worthless, and some of money was destroyed.