Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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South Carolina

One of original colonies
Became state: May 23, 1788

Forming an important link along America's east coast, South Carolina offers a healthy number of collectible certificates for the state specialist. Pre-Civil War certificates are rare.

The most commonly seen "seal" seems to represent a combination of the obverse and the reverse designs of the 4-inch physical state seal. The left elliptical frame shows a palmetto tree surrounded by "South Carolina, animas opibusque parati" (prepared in mind and resources.) The right ellipse shows an allegorical Hope (Spes) standing with a laurel branch in her hand. Above are the words Dum spiro spero (while I breathe, I hope).



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