Southerners ' dollars of the Reconstruction period
This 1873 bill has long been one of the rarest, but a few years ago, employees of the Treasury of the state of South Carolina found in their bins a bag with fully issued monetary obligations of the state. Having the numbers printed in red, and having already been signed by an authorized employee of the state Treasury, this money of the state of South Carolina, for unknown reasons, was never put into circulation and therefore retained its pressed form. Through the auction, they were sold as artifacts from the Reconstruction of the United States and sold to private collections, significantly exceeding their nominal value.
In the history of the southern states, the Reconstruction period from 1863 to 1877 was a time of elimination of the de facto remnants of slavery-something for which Southerners fought so fiercely in the Civil War. And the scope for Reconstruction in the state was extensive – it was South Carolina first announced its withdrawal from the United States after the election of President Abraham Lincoln and it was there, at Fort Sumter, the first shots were fired in an armed confrontation between North and South.