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Sale 38 Lot 407

SOUTH CAROLINA SELF-DEFENSE BOND Rare war-date bond, issued by the State of South Carolina for the "MILITARY DEFENCE OF THE STATE", per an act passed in January, 1861 "to Raise Supplies". The 18 1/2" x 9 1/2" bond (including receipt) bears images of the state seal, a palmetto tree, cotton, hogsheads, a steamer and a train, promises a seven percent return to the lucky owner. Unissued, in very fine condition, and the first such bond we've encountered.
Estimate $ 600-800

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