Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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Louisiana-Missouri territory: March 3, 1805
Missouri territory: June 4, 1812
Became state: August 10, 1821

About 900 railroad companies are known to have incorporated within the state. The Katy (the Missouri Kansas & Texas) offer the most certificates. Although not as well-represented, the St Louis-San Francisco Railway Co and its several name variations still offers several varieties. With the exception of those two companies many of the known certificates come from companies with small issuances. So, while it is extremely easy to collect several Missouri railroad certificates, it is very challenging to to collect a wide variety. Fortunately for specialists, it seems to be a state with only moderate interest.

Circular belt with buckle supported by two bears. Above the belt are moose antlers. On the belt are the words "United we stand, divided we fall." Inside the belt is the United States coat of arms and a another bear. Below is Salus populi suprema lex esto, MDCCCXX (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law, 1820).



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