Why Purchase this Sheet of 4 1872 $5 and $10 South Carolina Notes Graded Gem Uncirculated 66 by PMG?
In 1872, well known founder of the New York Times E.B. Wesley made a loan of $300,000 to the State of South Carolina; a substantial amount of money, especially in that time! The loan was made to underwrite bonds to be issued by the State of South Carolina in order to finance the reconstruction of the Blue Ridge Railway. As collateral, South Carolina gave him $1,000,000 worth of State Scrip. One year later however, this currency was useless due to the act creating these bonds being repealed. Wesley kept these notes, but as they were passed down to his children, they remained in storage. Now, 140 years later, these notes have emerged again - in incredibly good condition!
When these sheets were graded by PMG, the most comprehensive third-party paper money grading service available, they determined these sheets of notes to be a grade of Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality)! This is amazing, as it is very rare to find notes in such good condition that were made so long ago! Because of their stunning condition, the designs and vignettes on these uncut notes are easily seen! The $5 notes display in the center of their obverse an image of U.S. General Francis Marion inviting British General Banastre Tarleton to a dinner of Sweet Potatoes. This is a duplicate of the famous painting created by John Blake White in 1781. On the lower left of the note is a vignette of General Thomas Sumter and on the lower right, General William Moultrie. On the center of the $10 note’s obverse is an image Sergeants Jasper and Newton rescuing American prisoners from the British. This is another painting by John Black White, that was based on a true story of these 2 scouts. On the bottom left corner of the note is an image of General Daniel Morgan, and on the right is an unspecified female.
On the reverse of both of these notes are intricate patterns, as well as a block of text that reads: ”Issued Under an Act to Relieve the State of South Carolina of All Liability for its Guaranty of the Bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company by Providing for the Securing and Destruction of the Same, March 2, 1872.”
This is not a product you will want to miss out on! This sheet of notes is absolutely stunning, with a gorgeous print that is full intricate designs, patterns, and text. If you are on the lookout for stunning pieces of U.S. paper currency, then look no further! This sheet of 4 is nearly as crisp and clean as one printed today! Don’t miss out, and purchase this 140 year old sheet of notes today!
|Year of Issue:||1872|
|Grade:||Gem Unc 66 EPQ|
|Tag:||E. B. Wesley Collection|