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SOUTH CAROLINA OBSOLETES

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Grover Criswell

What are "Criswell Numbers"? I am asked this question frequently. The check shown above hints at the style of Grover C. Criswell (1934-1999), a flamboyant and energetic dealer who specialized in Confederate and Southern States currency. Grover authored several books including "Confederate and Southern States Currency" and "North American Currency". In the former publication Grover developed a numbering system for identifying the many varieties of notes. The Criswell numbering system was based on the work of William Bradbeer and is still widely used today. Grover's works inspired a generation of collectors. Take a close look at the check above. Notice that it was redeemable in Confederate currency!!


STATE ISSUES


COLUMBIA March 2, 1872. Criswell 2. Sheheen 6. $10 State of South Carolina, Green overprint. Train at L. Choice Uncirculated. $50

COLUMBIA March 2, 1872. Criswell-3. Sheheen 10. $1 State of South Carolina, Revenue Bond Scrip. Ox-drawn wagon. ABNCo. Superb Gem Uncirculated, serial 2306. $125

COLUMBIA March 2, 1872. Criswell-5. Sheheen 12. $5 State of South Carolina, Revenue Bond Scrip. General Marion's "Sweet Potato Dinner". ABNCo. Gem Uncirculated, serial 4639. $100

COLUMBIA March 2, 1872. Cr-6. Sheheen 13. $10 State of South Carolina, Revenue Bond Scrip. "The Rescue". ABNCo. About Uncirculated with a closed internal tear that saves you $$. Serial 3672. $60

COLUMBIA March 2, 1872. Cr-6. Sheheen 13. $10 State of South Carolina, Revenue Bond Scrip. "The Rescue". ABNCo. Gem Uncirculated, serial 2501. $100

COLUMBIA March 2, 1872. Cr-6. Sheheen 13. $10 State of South Carolina, Revenue Bond Scrip. "The Rescue". ABNCo. Gem Uncirculated, serial 2935. $100

COLUMBIA March 2, 1872. Criswell-7. Sheheen 14. 1872. $20 State of South Carolina, Revenue Bond Scrip. Gem Uncirculated. Gorgeous note!. $100

COLUMBIA December 1, 1873. Criswell-13. Sheheen 16. $1 State of South Carolina, No longer rare following the release of the state archive hoard. About Uncirculated. Serial 251. $70

COLUMBIA December 1, 1873. Criswell-15. Sheheen 18. $5 State of South Carolina, Sweet Potato Dinner. No longer rare following the release of the state archive hoard. About Uncirculated. Serial 903. $70

COLUMBIA December 1, 1873. Criswell-15. Sheheen 18. $5 State of South Carolina, Sweet Potato Dinner. No longer rare following the release of the state archive hoard. About Uncirculated. Serial 786. $75

COLUMBIA December 1, 1873. Criswell-16. Sheheen 19. $10 State of South Carolina, No longer rare following the release of the state archive hoard. About Uncirculated. Serial 864. $70

COLUMBIA December 1, 1873. Criswell-16. Sheheen 19. $10 State of South Carolina, Uncirculated. Serial 406. $75

COLUMBIA December 1, 1873. Criswell-17. Sheheen 20. $20 State of South Carolina, No longer rare following the release of the state archive hoard. About Uncirculated with low serial 131. $75

COLUMBIA December 1, 1873. Criswell-18. Sheheen 21. $50 State of South Carolina, No longer rare following the release of the state archive hoard. About Uncirculated with low serial 870. $75


BANK, CITY AND MERCHANT ISSUES


CHARLESTON. 1853. $100 Farmers & Exchange Bank. Ships in harbor. SC15-G10. PCGS Very Fine 25. Serial 345. $250

(CHARLESTON). 1863. 75 cents. Bank of the State of South Carolina. Watermarked "W T & Co". Sheheen 521. About Uncirculated $30



CHARLESTON. 1862. $4 Bank of the State of South Carolina. Sheheen 563. Fort Moultrie. Red "FOUR" Very Fine. $375

CHARLESTON. 1861. $5 Bank of the State of South Carolina. Sheheen 573. "Sweet Potato Dinner". with Generals Sumter and Green at bottom corners. ANBCo with green overprint and lots of "FIVES"s. Fine, neatly hammer cancelled. $100

CHARLESTON. 18_. $2 Office of the South Carolina Rail Road. Sheheen 666. Gold revenue imprinted. Gem Uncirculated, serial #22. $195

CHARLESTON. 1860. $10. Bank of South Carolina. Sea-going steamship. Red "TEN". Sheheen 372. Nearly Very Fine. $95

CHARLESTON. 1862. $20. Bank of South Carolina. Commerce and Justic. Red "TWENTY". Sheheen 381. Extremely Fine, handsome. $275

CHARLESTON. 1859. $100 The State Bank. Sheheen 455. Orange tint. Very Fine. $550

CHERAW. 1857. $5 Merchants' Bank of South Carolina at Cheraw. State seal surrounded by Liberty, Victory, and Washington. Green overlace. Sheheen 261. Very Fine. $95

CHERAW. 1857. $20 Merchants' Bank of South Carolina at Cheraw. Agriculture and Industry. Green tint. Sheheen 276. Very Fine, sharp note. $195

COLUMBIA. 1873. (2) Two 20-mile Fares. Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Rail Road. Dog's head. Trains left, right. Sheheen 627. Crisp Uncirculated, artistic. $395

COLUMBIA. 1873. (10) Two 100-mile Fares. Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Rail Road. Train flanked by cherubs. Sheheen 629. Crisp Uncirculated, colorful. $395

COLUMBIA. 1864. 50 cents. Keatinge and Ball. Scrip of the Confederacy's primary printer. Very Fine, quite scarce. $225

COLUMBIA. 1864. $2. Keatinge and Ball. Scrip of the Confederacy's primary printer. Very Fine, handsome example. $250

GEORGETOWN. 1856. $10 The Bank of Georgetown. Washington and Franklin hang with cherubs. Orange overtint. Sheheen 195. Fine. $50

HAMBURG. 1862. $5 The Bank of Hamburg. Farmer sharpens blade. Red overprint, by ABNCo. Sheheen 227. Extremely Fine, faces up even nicer. Unusually nice for this popular issue. $135

HAMBURG. 1857. $10 The Bank of Hamburg. Farmyard scene. Red overprint. Sheheen 233. Fine - Very Fine. $50

HAMBURG. 1859. $20 The Bank of Hamburg. Liberty and Justice flank shield. Red overtint. Sheheen 242. Extremely Fine. $165

HAMBURG. 1859. $50 The Bank of Hamburg. State arms - for Pennsylvania!. Red overtint. Sheheen 250. Fine. $250

UNIONVILLE. 1862. $5 The Cotton Planters Loan Association of the Fifth Congressional District of South Carolina. Replicas like this one have serial # 415 at top. They have no collector value. NOT FOR SALE.