Grover Criswell passed away in March, 1999. He was clearly one of the leading experts in the field of Confederate Currency and Bonds having published many books on the subject. He was also the founder of Bank Note Reporter and was a past leader of the American Numismatic Assocication. He was even elected mayor of his home town at the age of 25.
His knowledge of the subject of paper money can not be surpassed. We have lost the ultimate collector.