Scarce W. Elliot Woodward 5-cent Scrip

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Scarce W. Elliot Woodward 5-cent Scrip
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Woodward, W. Elliot. 5 CENT SCRIP FROM W. ELLIOT WOODWARD'S MT. PLEASANT APOTHECARY STORE. Unissued remainder. Roxbury, Massachusetts, Jan. 1, 1863. 55 by 100 mm. Nicely centered; small rust spot over year of date. Extremely fine. Woodward moved to Roxbury and established an apothecary shop in 1848. He issued scrip in denominations of 5 cents and 20 cents presumably because of the shortage of small change during the Civil War. While the 20 cent notes are available reasonably often (usually unsigned), the 5-cent notes are far less frequently seen.