Indeed, South Carolina is selling money to make money.
State officials have quietly picked through boxes of Civil War state currency and auctioned it on eBay, providing the state archives with an influx of cash amid tight budgets.
About 40 boxes of the currency were supposed to be destroyed more than a century ago, but some of the bills were tucked away in the Statehouse basement and eventually moved to the state archives. They sat there largely undisturbed for four decades and only recently did officials realize they could sell the cash.
The archives have made about $200,000 selling hundreds of the bills over the past couple of years.
You can read more in an Associated Press article at http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i51uPvvJrXD-xsGn7V17V8bSIDBAD98K26K80.