1863 Half-Sheet 8 Pcs. Bank of the State of South Carolina Fractional Notes. Offered for your consideration is a partial sheet of fractional notes, issued by the principal bank in South Carolina during the Civil War, to help alleviate the shortage of small change in circulation at the time. Additionally, this piece features a printing mistake in the note at the upper right, with an ” S ” being missing from the printed denomination. Each note depicts a large palmetto tree at the center, with a scrollwork design below and flanking the base. Above and below this central device is a financial obligation which states that ” The Bank of the / STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA / WILL PAY BEARER ON DEMAND /’IN CURRENT FUNDS’ “, with the location presented in an arc. The denomination, presented in numerical format, flanks the central vignette, while the same is written below the conclusion of the obligation (these are printed in a relatively dark blue ink). At the lower left is the date, FEB. 1, 1863 “, while at the lower right is a signature applied ” For Cashier. The back of each note features a written presentation of the denomination, as well as a notation which indicates that the piece was Issued under Act Feb. , both printed in red ink. Besides being rarely offered for sale, this piece is particularly interesting for the printing error that can be seen on the note in the upper right corner. This error involves the lack of an ” S ” at the end of the printed denomination, making it ” TEN CENT ” instead of ” TEN CENTS ” (the remaining notes all have the proper letters). The survival of this piece may be due to the rampant inflation that was gripping the South in the latter years of the war, making notes of a smaller denomination of little value in commerce. Whatever the reason, this piece would make an interesting addition any Civil War currency or general period collection. Though these notes were never separated and placed in general commerce, they do exhibit signs of poor storage and moderate damage. Toning is noted across the entire surface, imparting a beige to light tan appearance to the paper. This toning is slightly darker at the edges and along the folds, with several significant stains scattered throughout the design. Numerous harsh folds can be seen throughout, none of which appears to seriously affect the integrity of the paper. Ink corrosion has caused some loss and weakness of the paper at the signatures, a situation which could be slowed by the addition of archival tape to the back of the document. The contrast with the printing is relatively good, though areas of weakness are noticeable in various locations. Three of the edges are ragged and irregular, while the left margin is cut at an angle (this is where the other half of the sheet was attached). Each of these notes measures approximately 2½ x 3¾ inches, with the total piece (including selvage) measuring approximately 8¼ x 11 inches. This item would look great framed with the other notes in the series, illustrating their production and subsequent use. A great item that is rarely offered in today’s marketplace. If you have any additional questions regarding the condition of this item, please ask before purchasing. If you have any questions regarding this item, please ask before purchasing. He has contributed to numerous reference books within the industry, as well as being a co-author of The Comprehensive Catalog and History of Confederate Bonds, 2. Edition with Douglas B. He is an authorized submitter to NGC, PCGS, and PMG, a diamond founding member of Coin Dealers Helping Coin Dealers and a supporter of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. American Coins and Collectibles can be found at many of the state and local coin shows. American Coins and Collectibles. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Paper Money: US\Confederate Currency”. The seller is “coin4u” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Certification: Uncertified
- Grade: Ungraded
- Type: Confederate Currency
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Unissued
- Denomination: Various