Obsolete United States Paper Money
America has a rich history of Obsolete paper money which was issued by individual banks, territories, states, cities, railway companies and a host of others. I’ve always wondered what it was called while it was being circulated…before it became obsolete. I collect Florida Obsolete paper currency, which meant I needed a copy of Ron Venice’s guide, “Florida Paper Money” an illustrated history 1817 - 1934. A great reference.
This State of Florida $2, dated March 1st 1863, was printed by Keatinge & Ball during the Civil War. It features Ceres and an Indian maiden along with a large vignette of a passenger train. Edward Keatinge, an engraver for the American Bank Note Company teamed up with Virginian Thomas Ball, to form the company out of Columbia South Carolina. They also produced many of the Confederate notes. Post your Obsolete paper money !