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Quite a ride from (Allegan) to Singapore

This is a follow up to a previous Journal entry where I mentioned a story about "borrowed" specie, see Journal entry "But it was obsolete before I opened the box" for additional info on The Bank of Allegan and Michigan "wildcat" banks in general.  Here is an Obsolete banknote from another wildcat bank, The Bank Of Singapore (Michigan), organized Dec. 7, 1837, closed 1839. The settlement of Singapore was established in 1836 and subsequently abandoned by 1875 when the last saw mill was moved.

Fenntucky Mike

Fenntucky Mike in Scrip

But it was obsolete before I opened the box

In addition to foreign banknotes I also collect Obsolete and NBN's from the State of Michigan and I recently picked up this beauty. It's not in the best shape but the price was right and the $3 notes are always hard to find because of the "nonstandard" denomination (the $3's are the most popular because of this and harder to find). It's not a real attractive note in regards to the design, a simple geometric design wreathed in a stylized floral design was used for the left and right die

Fenntucky Mike

Fenntucky Mike in Scrip

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