South Carolina secession Sesquicentennial - Post a Civil War Token

150 years ago South Carolina issued its Ordinance of Seccession. A few days later it issued a Declaration of Causes.

Up until this point, it was thought by many Northerners that the tough talk of the Southerners could be compromised and that they wouldn't go this far. Now the idea of war became stronger.

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This is one of the "Wealth of the South" tokens. They were struck in Cincinnati with the hope to sell them to Northerners and Southerners during the Presidential election of 1860. They were not circulating tokens, rather they are medals. "Collect them all!" might have been the sales phrase.


Post some other "Wealth of the South tokens" - lets see if we can get a whole set listed.

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