Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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West Virginia

Originally part of state of Virginia
Became state: June 1, 1863

West Virginia was formed during the Civil War from part of Virginia. That is why you will see many older "Virgina" railroad certificates issued from cities that are now part of West Virginia. Nonethless, West Virginia offers quite a variety of railroad certificates, many from long-extinct companies. The large number of companies was due in part to its rugged terrain and in part to its fantastic reserves of high quality coal and hardwood timber.

A large rock in the center with the date June 20, 1863. Farmer with plow and hunting apparel at the left. Miner with pick and anvil right. The official version has Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers always free) surround the main design. In engraved imitations, the motto often appears below the central graphics.



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