Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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All certificates known for
MOB-684, Mobile & Ohio Rail Road (Railroad) Co

Abbreviations used on this page.
Frequency of appearance codes (formerly "rarity codes.")
Frequency of appearance explained (long discussion)
What if you find certificates "not in Cox"?
How do these prices compare to eBay prices?
Predicting prices of collectible certificates.

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Data current to Friday, September 15, 2023. The database is updated on or about the 1st and 15th of each month.     Click HERE to see images of ALL varieties currently contributed for the Mobile & Ohio Rail Road (Railroad) Co.

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    • capital stock - no vignette, title on 1st, 4th and 5th lines, $100 par, '18--', no printer name
    • capital stock - train crosses stone bridge r-l, $100 par
      • '18--'
        • wavy title, narrow border, by D. McLellan
            BLACK, odd sh  [F3]     #  
                 iclower prices cut-out cancellations, several different seals known

        • arched title, by Alexander Wallace, border has sharp corners, left border missing
            BLACK, odd sh  [F5]     #  

        • arched title, by Johnson-Armstrong, corners of border are rounded
            BLACK, odd sh  [F4]     #  

    • capital stock - loco #13 l-r, 'Assented' under arched title, $100 par, $10,000,000 cap, '18--', by American Bank Note Co
    • bond - 4-4-0 loco and tender with two cars r-l, vertical format, income bond, registered, 8%, 6-yr, 1855, due 1861
    • bond - two seated females flank shield (vignette: 'East Meets West'), horizontal format, convertible bond, registered, 8%, 10-yr, 1873, due 1883, by National Bank Note Co
    • bond - train r-l beyond, seated Commerce with bales, horizontal format, 1st mortgage, bearer gold coupon, 6%, 30-yr, 1897, due 1927, by American Bank Note Co
      • 'For Value Received' between title and vignette
            BLACK, $1,000, cancellation proof on card  [F7]       

      • 'For Value Received' below title
            GREEN, $1,000  [F7]     #  

    • bond - train passes behind cattle and trees l-r (vignette: 'The Harbor'), horizontal format, by American Bank Note Co
      • general mortgage, bearer coupon, 4%, 50-yr, 1888, due 1938
            ORANGE, $500  [F7]     #  
            BROWN, $1,000  [F6]     #  

    • bond - train r-l with flagman at switch, vertical format, series B equipment, bearer gold coupon, 5%, 20-yr, 1899, due 1919, by American Bank Note Co
      • 1886, red value underprint
            BLACK, $1,000  [F7]       

    • bond - value medallion between two seated females, man beside loco r-l bottom, vertical format, St Louis & Cairo collateral, bearer gold coupon, 4%, 30-yr, 1900, due 1930, by American Bank Note Co
            ORANGE, $1,000  [F7]     #  

    • bond - no vignette, equipment bearer coupon note, 2-line title, due serially from 1908 to 1914, horizontal format, 4%, 1907, by Stephens Lithograph & Engraving Co
            BLACK, $1,000  [F7]     #  

    • bond - low angle view of train approaching l-r, vertical format, 1st terminal mortgage & collateral trust, 5%, 1911, variable due date, by American Bank Note Co
            BROWN, $1,000  [F7]     #  

    • bond - eagle on shield looking left, vertical format, equipment bearer gold coupon note series of 1935, agreement 68, 6%, 15-yr, 1920, due 1935, by American Bank Note Co
            GREEN, $1,000  [F7]     #  

    • bond - logging operation left (vignette: 'Lumber'), loco r-l in oval center, underground mining scene right, refunding & improvement mortgage, 4.5%, 50-yr, 1927, due 1977, by American Bank Note Co
      • horizontal format, registered gold
            ORANGE, $1,000  [F7]     #  
            GREEN, $5,000  [F7]     #  
            BROWN, $10,000  [F7]     #  

    • subscription receipt - open-cab loco and THREE cars l-r, title with block-letters, ornamental border on all edges with incorporation dates in AL, KY, MS and TN, represented initial payment on subscription of stock, white paper, '18--'
    • stock installment receipt - open-cab loco and FOUR cars l-r, flat title with fancier letters, no printer name
      • white paper, '18--'
            BLACK, $odd  [F7]     #  

      • blue paper, '18--'
            BLACK, $odd  [F7]     #  

    • - open-cab loco and FOUR cars l-r, flat title with fancier letters, no printer name
      • blue paper, '185-'
            BLACK, odd sh  [F7]     #  

    • bond installment receipt - no vignette, name on 2nd and 8th lines, for 4% general mortgage bonds, '1895', by Arthur Mountain & Co
    • stock interest receipt - no vignette, interest paid to April 22, 1861, '186-', no printer name
            BLACK, $odd  [F7]     #  

    • certificate of deposit - loco #5 l-r with odd-shaped funnel smokestack, arched title, '187-'
      • for stock (strongly resembles stock certificate), no printer name
            BLACK, odd sh  [F6]     #  

    • convertible tax receipt - no vignette, title in ornate lettering, 'Real Estate Tax Certificate' for 1850, convertible into M&O stock, issued by City of Mobile, '185-', no printer name


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