Massachusetts Obsolete Currency Kimball Robinson Five Cent Scrip
SKU: MA Kimball Robinson 5 cents 3888
A Massachusetts Five Cent Obsolete Scrip from Kimball Robinson and Company issued from Boston on November 17, 1862 and payable at the Eliot Bank. There is a vignette of a boot on the side of this small fractional note, so Kimball Robinson and Co might have been a shoe store, boot makers or maybe even had a tannery. The back has a very elaborate green geometric design with a 5 in the center, it also has some pencil writing from an old time currency collector. This money was issued during the Civil War when hard change was scarce so companies resorted to using these change notes so their businesses could continue to function. The picture shows the actual five cent scrip that is for sale at Brandywine General Store.