Fractional


Fractional currency; a ten cent note, series of 1874.

Found in "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club" by Charles Dickens. Published by Hurst and Co., circa 1880.


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13 comments:

Marie said...

how cool is that! :-) I've never even seen a ten cent note before!

FairiesNest said...

Very cool!

MrCachet said...

How often do you find GREEN used as bookmarks? Remarkable.

unmoderated said...

Not as often as you'd link. Found a bunch of brand-new two dollar bills, and a one here and there, otherwise not much.

MrCachet said...

I really like the cover on this book as well. It looks like it's been read a few times, but the title and embossing is really neat.

unmoderated said...

It's holding up. The pages are quite browned, as the original paper quality wasn't the best.

The Bunny said...

Who is that on the ten cent note? He doesn't look happy.

What a neat find!

unmoderated said...

That's William M. Meredith.

I don't think he was every happy:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/WMMeredith.jpg/469px-WMMeredith.jpg

Firewing3333 said...

Amazing--a ten cent note! Never heard of them before. How in the world do you find such unique stuff in books?

Deb Salisbury said...

Too cool! I've never seen a 10-cent note before. What a find!

Tricia said...

Awesome! One comes across old American coins often enough to remember that they have changed over the years, but it's rare to see old paper money so we forget that it wasn't Always Ever So. (Well, at least that was true before the recent redesign - but even the redesigned currency is quite similar to that replaced.)

A Paperback Writer said...

I had no idea there'd ever been such a thing as a ten cent note.

Chris said...

Worth about 24 to 36 bucks if in good condition.

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