Description

    Unique Boot and Shoe Dealer Scrip

    Tiffin, OH- John Houk at the Bank of Tiffin 10¢ Nov. 8, 1862 Wolka 2525-02
    John Houk was a boot and shoe dealer who issued this scrip as a means of making change during the coin shortage occasioned by the Civil War. It was redeemable at the Bank of Tiffin that opened in 1858 and closed in 1865 when it was succeeded by the National Exchange Bank of Tiffin (Charter 907). This note is mounted on old ledger paper and has part of the left end missing. Houk's occupation is confirmed by the small vignette of a boot and shoe on the right end. This note is unique, grading Good-Very Good.
    From The Wendell Wolka Collection


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