Massachusetts Obsolete Currency New England Glass Co 1862 five cents
Obsolete change note from East Cambridge MA for five cents. This fractional currency was by the New England Glass company to be drawn upon the Tremont Bank of Boston. The condition is very good, the back is plain and shows considerable wear as per grade. At the left a box states that this was Issued for the purpose of making change to the workmen and payable also at the counting room in sums of even dollars. During the Civil War hard currencies got very scarce even in the North, so businesses had to issue their own scrip and monies so they could continue to transact business. The picture shows the actual Massachusetts New England Glass company obsolete note that is for sale at Brandywine General Store.