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1914 U.S. Treasurer Cash Reserve

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I first viewed this photo on Shorpy, a great photo blog. Then I came across it again while researching the Department of the Treasury.  I decided to post it because of its “Awe Factor.”.  You are looking at photo that contains, from my accounting, $76,640,000.00 in U.S. Gold and Silver Certificates.  Keep in mind this photo was taken in 1914 and these are the old “Horse Blanket” notes, which where the Large-size notes first printed between 1863 and 1929 by the B.E.P.  Make sure to take note of the handwriting and the wax seals used on the packages.  This is an incredible peek into the past and the way thing used to be done.  Check out other Coinologist archive photo posts here.

Photo:  National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

Written by Robert L. Wilson

February 8, 2011 at 8:08 am

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