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    Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike (Pennsylvania)
    A 1795 certificate for one share signed by William Bingham as President and Tench Francis as Secretary. There is an exceptionally well done vignette of a covered wagon and four horses approaching a toll gate. The company was chartered in 1792 and constructed 62 miles of road between Philadelphia and Lancaster. Bingham was a close friend of George Washington and one of the most influential businessmen of the period. He founded the first bank in the young nation, the Bank of North America. He was also one of the country's first millionaires. This is commonly viewed as the earliest vignetted American stock certificate to appear on the market. A truly historic financial item worthy of a generous bid. Extremely Fine.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2003
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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