Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

A guidebook and catalog of prices
(I do NOT buy or sell certificates on this website)

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Became state: September 9, 1850

Like many states, the number of collectors far outstrips the number of available certificate varieties. Over one-third of all known varieties come from four companies (Atlantic & Pacific Railroad, Market Street Railway, Southern Pacific Railroad, and Western Pacific Railroad) Many of the remaining certificate varieties are very hard to find. only a few certificates show the state seal.

The word Eureka ("I have found it") above the goddess Minerva seated with a shield and spear. Oddly tiny Grizzly bear in foreground. Miner works beyond. Ships in bay and mountains in distance.



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