It's not exactly numismatic, but this "bank note" (a check stub, actually) was found many miles from its likely origin following a tornado in South Carolina.
When Sherrie Sedgwick woke up to news of a tornado on Monday morning, she walked outside to make sure her home in Cross, South Carolina near Lake Moultrie hadn't
sustained any damage.
She was in luck. All was well.
But on her porch she found a 55-year-old note from a place not as lucky: The county where Monday's tornadoes were most deadly.
"I stepped out on the front porch and looked down, and there was that little receipt face-down," she said. "It wasn't torn. It wasn't crumpled. It was perfect. The first thing
I saw was ‘Bank of Hampton County."
Hampton County, nearly 100 miles to the south, lost five residents in the storms on Monday morning. A tornado flattened several homes and scattered families' possessions up and
down their streets.
When the storm came through and spared Sedgwick's home, it dropped a bank note from Hampton County Bank.
The issuer made out the check to the Nixville Baptist Church on April 11, 1965 — Palm Sunday.
"I had goosebumps," she said.
She posted a photo of the note on Facebook, and the post has been shared nearly 1,000 times. Even members of the Nixville Baptist Church have found the post and vowed to find
What about actual tornado-carried numismatic items? There must be stories of these - some part of someone's collection that got swept up and deposited miles away.
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Monday's tornado left a note on an SC porch. It was written 90 miles away ... in 1965
Wayne Homren, Editor
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