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Exchange Bank of South Carolina ten dollar note

Catalog Data

Printed by:
Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., American, 1851 - 1861  Search this
Subject of:
Vice President John C. Calhoun, American, 1782 - 1850  Search this
Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 1/16 × 7 3/16 in. (7.8 × 18.3 cm)
Type:
money
American paper money
Place made:
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 7, 1853
Description:
Exchange Bank of South Carolina ten dollar note featuring a central image of Lady Liberty with an eagle, shield, laurel leaves, and holding a spear. Below the illustration is text that reads, [THE EXCHANGE BANK OF / COLUMBIA / Will Pay / TEN DOLLARS / to Bearer / on demand Columbia Sept 7 1853]. Stamped on top of the text in red is the word, [TEN]. Underneath are the signatures of [Jas. S. Scott Cashr.] and [Jas. V. Lyles Prest.]. On the top right in an oval is a portrait of John C. Calhoun. Between the two is an image of an eagle with his wings spread resting on a branch. In the bottom left corner and top right corner are heavily designed circles with the number [10] in the center. At the bottom right is a portrait of an unknown woman. There is a border of the words [TEN DOLLARS / 10] repeating on the top and bottom of the note. The back is blank. Distinct crease marks can be seen where the note has been folded multiple times.
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Government  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.108.9.21
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Coins and Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d43af958-3ce5-410b-8289-026754749e86
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.108.9.21