||Sumter, SC - Town of Sumter $3 March 1, 1866 Sheheen-1094. Remainder. PCGS Extremely Fine 40. An exceedingly rare municipal scrip note from this town named after the "The Fighting Gamecock," General Thomas Sumter, a Revolutionary War hero. His vignette is used on South Carolina Post-War notes. Austin Sheheen, Jr. assigns this note type his highest Rarity-8 rating (one known, which is plated in his book and on the back cover). This is a new example for the collecting community and probably the first time one has been offered for sale publicly. This uniface note was printed on bond paper with the imprint of Macoy, Herwig & Vidal, Charleston, S.C. At the top slightly right of center is the location and date between two different dies. The far left shows a standing Indian princess and crouching Ceres, adapted from Danforth, Bald & Co. notes of the 1850s. At the bottom center is a small beehive, and across the notes are the obligation, location and title. There are light vertical folds only. This is a subtle, yet beautiful note and a great opportunity for South Carolina specialists. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,880.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19318. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.