Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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New York

One of original colonies
Became state: July 26, 1788

Almost 2,000 railroad companies are currently known to have either incorporated or operated in New York. Of that number, over a third are represented by at least one certificate. That means New york is the easiest state to collect in quantity. That is not to say they are all easy to collect. In fact, because of the sheer numbers of companies, New York also represents the state with the largest number of extreme rarities.

The strong allegorical designs and the heavy number of incorporations in New York have made this seal the second most imitated on U.S. railroad stocks and bonds. Liberty with staff and Liberty cap stands at left. Justice with scales stands at right. On the shield between is a view of ships on the Hudson River and the Hudson Highlands beyond. Eagle and globe above shield. Excelsior (Higher) below shield.



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