Florida Paper Money

An Illustrated History, 1817–1934

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About the Book

Tying together the history and economic development of the state, this catalog of Florida paper money covers Colonial days through the Great Depression–765 notes in all.
The book includes currency issued by governments such as the Territory of Florida and the state of Florida; scrip issued by cities and counties; and notes issued by banks, railroads, insurance companies, merchants and individuals. Entries provide information on the paper money’s issuers and engravers as well as an estimate of rarity using the familiar Sheldon scale. Whenever possible, the author has identified portraits of real and mythological characters or allegorical representations on the notes.

About the Author(s)

Ronald J. Benice (Sarasota, Florida) is a retired mathematician and telecommunications director. He is the award-winning author of several books as well as many articles on paper money.
Fred Reed has been an editor of both Paper Money and Coin World magazines. He lives in Dallas.

Bibliographic Details

Ronald J. Benice
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 207
Bibliographic Info: 346 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [2008]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6605-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0669-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Photographic Credits      ix

Preface      1

Introduction      3

1. Republic of the Floridas      5

2. Territorial Notes      8

First Issue      8

Second Issue      9

3. Civil War Currency      11

1861 Dated Issues      11

1862 Dated Issues      20

1863 Dated Issues      24

1864 Dated Issues      30

1865 Dated Issues      32

4. Florida Currency During Reconstruction      35

Interim Currency 1865–1870      35

1870 Currency Issue      36

Redemption and Destruction of Notes      40

5. Obsolete Notes and Scrip      41

Alafia      41

Apalachicola      42

Bay Port      60

Brooksville      61

Brunswick & Florida Steam Boat & Stage Line      62

Cedar Keys      63

Cork      64

Dutton      65

Ellaville      66

Fernandina      68

Fort Blount      73

Hernando County      74

Highland      75

Iola      76

Jacksonville      79

Key West      92

Madison      93

Magnolia      93

Manatee      96

Marianna      96

Micanopy      100

Millview      101

Milton      103

Montgomery, Alabama      103

Monticello      107

Ocala      109

Orange Springs      109

Panama      113

Pensacola      115

Quincy      127

St. Augustine      128

St. Joseph      131

Silver Springs      138

Starke      138

Tallahassee      139

Tampa      164

6. Advertising Notes      166

7. Financial Panic and Depression Scrip      174

1873      174

1907      174

1933      176

8. College Currency      184

Florida Normal College, White Springs      184

Bibliography      187

Index      191

Book Reviews & Awards

Winner, Extraordinary Merit Award—Numismatic Literary Guild. Runner-up, Wismer Award—Society of Paper Money Collectors
“thorough…well-illustrated…well-defined…excellent, comprehensive history”—Paper Money; “a very useful volume”—Florida Historical Quarterly; “well-illustrated…wonderful…excellent…Benice gets our highest praise for assembling such a wonderful collection of Florida fiscal paper money…Benice has hit a grand-slam home run with this well-researched and written reference”—The Numismatist; “a labor of love…full of historical information…written in an easy to read style…excellent…well organized…highly recommended”—The E-Sylum.