|Wealth of the South Token
1860 MS Wealth of the South Fuld-511/517mp, AU58 NGC. The obverse has a central vignette of crops with THE WEALTH OF THE SOUTH. above and RICE TOBACCO SUGAR COTTON below. The other side features a palmetto tree with stars, rays, and a cannon under its canopy. The upper legend reads NO SUBMISSION TO THE NORTH. The date 1860 is in exergue. The sole obverse die is paired with a reverse showing one crack from the rim to the second star and another from star 13 through the H in NORTH. Friction is nearly unseen, and smooth, brass-gold surfaces display marvelous ice-blue accents. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15513, realized $1206. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX