Why Purchase this Sheet of 4 1872 $5 and $10 South Carolina Notes Graded Gem Uncirculated 65 by PMG?
These sheets were printed in the State of South Carolina in 1872, and were part of $1,000,000 worth of South Carolina scrip given to New York Times founder, E. B. Wesley. Wesley had donated an extremely substantial amount of money to the State in order to secure the production of bonds to be sold to finance reconstruction of the Blue Ridge Railway. Unfortunately, the act which gave value to the scrip was repealed in 1873, leaving Wesley with a horde of worthless notes. After his death, these notes were divided among his children, and have been in storage… until now!
Recently, this collection of notes has emerged and been made available to collectors and dealers. Surprisingly, these notes were remarkably well preserved! When submitted to PMG, these notes receives an incredibly high grade of Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality)! This is rarely seen, especially on notes this old! They are probably in better condition than most of the bills in your wallet right now!
These notes, due to their excellent condition, have a stunning and sharp obverse with hardly any fading. These will be a great addition to your paper currency collection, and you can spend hours looking over the intricate designs and vignettes seen on these notes. On the center of the obverse of both the $5 and the $10 notes are duplicates of painting created by John Black White. On the $5 is a is an image of General Francis Marion inviting the infamous British General Banastre Tarleton to a dinner of sweet potatoes. It is a highly detailed vignette, and is accompanied by 2 portraits of famous South Carolinian Generals who served during the Revolutionary War - General Thomas Sumter on the lower left corner, and on the lower right, General William Moultrie. On the $10 note is an image based on the classic tale of Sergeants Jasper and Newton rescuing American prisoners from the British. This design features the same art style, and in the lower corners of the note is an image of General Daniel Morgan and an unspecified woman. On the reverse of these notes is are intricate patterns and a message that states the conditions of the production of the scrip.
These notes are excellent examples of early American notes. They display stunning detail, and preserved as they are, would make for a fantastic addition to a collection! At such grades such as Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ, these notes will be an eye catcher for certain. Don’t miss this opportunity for you to increase your paper currency collection, and purchase yours today!
|Year of Issue:||1872|
|Grade:||Gem Unc 65 EPQ|
|Tag:||E. B. Wesley Collection|