Tallahassee Railroad Company

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Collecting Nut, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    $1.00, mid 1800's and it's crisp. No stains, no folds, no dates and no signatures. Florida
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  3. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    Cool Remainder. I’ve got a sheet from that bank.

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  4. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    Actually those are a post Civil War issue - evading the Federal 10% tax on privately issued banknotes by being issued by a railroad ostensibly for paying for fares.
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    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    And no serial numbers. Does that mean the note was never issued? Love the art work on them.
  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Unlikely to have been fully issued. It’s possible it could still circulate; I own a Mexico Sonora peso note where over 95% of existing notes are uncirculated unissued remainders.
    Sometimes the remainders find their way into circulation but it’s rare

    anyways, I don’t believe the OP note was a circulating issues and I doubt many, if any, actually traded hands
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Never issued would be correct.
  9. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    Some Remainders did see circulation. This one is plumb wore out.

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  10. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    The State of Florida was issuing currency post Civil War, again in some contravention of the law(loosely enforced post Civil War in the South) and they failed to pay American Banknote Co for the printing, ABNCo withheld the rest of their printings and Florida eventually paid up, but not in full.

    The last State issued paper money was issued in Mississippi in 1896, after the Governor was arrested in 1894 because the currency looked too close to the United States federal issues they changed the design of the warrants with the 1896 issue and then stopped issuing the notes.
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  11. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    Fascinating, it never ceases to amaze me how long some notes were able to last in circulation.
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  12. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    I have some "circulated" remainders, but wonder that they were kept as pocket pieces or used as play money by kids. lincolnnebraska11871.jpg

    I doubt this really circulated without signatures etc - but not sure.
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