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Can anyone help determine if my obsolete currency is genuine?

I have what look like remainder uncutsheets of obsolete currency for the Tallahassee Railroad Company but am not certain they are genuine.


  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 546 ✭✭✭

    Welcome to the Forum
    You do not even state what denomination they are.
    To answer your question, a clear photo of. Both sides are required.

  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,726 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 26, 2023 10:17AM

    Welcome to the forum.
    Here’s mine, if you want to make a comparison.

  • I am posting pictures of the sheet. The sheet does not look like a solid paper as the previously posted pictures appear to be. The paper is more translucent. See first picture.

  • Correction, that last sentence should say fifth picture.

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 546 ✭✭✭

    Yours does not have the register marks on the top and bottom of the sheet.
    Also the word Sect. appears larger on yours. You

  • I really appreciate the help.

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,243 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These are copies that lack the fine detail of engraved notes. The shaded areas behind the portraits should be made up entirely of fine lines, nothing solid. If these are indistinct and blurred, you have a copy.

    The green color also isn't as vibrant as the originals. It's more faded on these lithographed copies. The originals are printed with steel plates and have a texture and feel, like U.S. currency. The copies feel like flat cheap paper, not linen bank note paper.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • Thank you

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