Kansas Paper Money: An Illustrated History, 1854-1935 by Steve Whitfield

By Steve Whitfield

Kansas had just a couple of years during which its bankers and retailers issued the now-obsolete notes that experience develop into such popular--and rare--collector's goods. This seriously illustrated background information Kansas paper financial institution notes and scrip via 1935. just like the Society of Paper funds creditors' nation catalogs it presents heritage and listings of particular notes and reviews on their rarity, however it is exclusive in grouping notes and issuers alphabetically in accordance with the industrial interval within which the notes have been issued. Notes are separated into 3 significant different types: municipal governments, retailers, and banks. Appendices learn smooth reproductions of out of date forex, altered notes and write-in scrip, the printers and engravers who created the actual notes, and extra.

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R-7 385. $5, Date as above. Uniface, no plate letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . R-7 26 Kansas Paper Money THE CITY OF TECUMSEH (Municipal Scrip) Tecumseh was a small village east of Topeka when the “pro-slavery” legislature named it as the county seat of Shawnee County in July, 1855. Almost immediately bonds were issued for erection of a courthouse there. However, all attempts to collect taxes were so strenuously resisted by the “free state” settlers that by 1858 the county was indebted for nearly $11,000.

Walker? C. Swift Geo H. Fairchild Geo H. L. Pease John D. C. Pomeroy Geo H. Fairchild Note: After 1862 no subsequent elections of officers were held until December, 1864. 41. $3, 18__ printed, balance of date written in. “Branch” designation. . . Unique Imprint Danforth, Wright & Co. Uniface, plate letter A. Orange undertint 54 Kansas Paper Money 42. $5, 18__ printed, as above. Plate A and B . . . . . . . . . . . . . R-7 43. $10, 18__ printed, as above. Plate letter A . . . . .

The act to charter a bank at Leavenworth listed as incorporators, Henry J. Adams, William H. [sic] W. W. Morris) and several others. Because Adams’ name was included, it is possible that the intent was to charter the City Bank. The City Bank issued large amounts of unsecured paper money just prior to the nationwide banking crisis of October, 1857. The crisis was particularly hard on western banks and brought down the City Bank along with many others. As people demanded coin, the bank was unable to redeem its notes and consequently failed with heavy losses.

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