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Very Rare Signed Woodward 5-cent Scrip

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:170.00 USD Estimated At:250.00 - 250.00 USD
Very Rare Signed Woodward 5-cent Scrip
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600.00USDto d*****4+ (108.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jan 10 @ 15:05UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Woodward, W. Elliot. 5 CENT SCRIP FROM W. ELLIOT WOODWARD'S MT. PLEASANT APOTHECARY STORE. Issued in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1863 and signed and numbered (235) by Woodward. 56 by 100 mm. Trimmed a bit closely to right margin; very small area of discoloration to lower left corner. 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, especially signed. This is the only signed 5 cent Woodward note we have handled.