Coin collectors sometimes explore the hobby of scripophily because it compliments their hobby really well. Scripophily means the love of script. This hobby has to do with buying of cancelled stocks, bonds, notes or other historical paper as collectibles. For a coin collector buying scripophily which enhances the historical numismatic aspect of a particular coin would provide much enjoyment for a coin collector.
Buying a cancelled stock certificate of United States Steel Corporation along with a 1943 Steel Lincoln cent would enhance the numismatic significance of these coins. The United States Steel Corporation supplied the steel which was used in the minting of the 1943 steel Lincoln cents.
Abraham Lincoln portrait photograph reprints on quality cream stock certainly would create a sense of completeness for a coin collector who worked hard to build a Lincoln cent collection.
John Riley II, Born: June 9, 1841 and Died: May 7, 1943, a Rhode Island Civil War Veteran feeling the need to join the fight for the Union, John enlisted into the 2nd Rhode Island in February, 1863. During his training in Washington DC, John recalled seeing President Lincoln talking with the troops on numerous occasions and once had the honor of shaking hands with the President himself. Throughout the remainder of his life, he enjoyed saying “You just shook hands with a man who shook the hand of Abraham Lincoln.” Gingrich Memorials
Union Pacific Corporation cancelled stock certificates include the history of the Pacific Railways Act signed into law by Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln didn’t survive the completion of this transcontinental railroad. After the railroad was built over 7000 Cities and Townships sprung up very quickly along the railway.
The Pacific Railroad Act was considered one of the biggest boondoggles in the history of the United States. The United States stayed away from major investments for many years afterward because of the way in which the railroad handled its income. The profits were private and its losses were subsidized.
Parents hopefully you are able to renew a long forgotten hobby in coin collecting while providing a means of improving family communication. Providing history lessons on objects in which children can hold such as script or cancelled stock and bond documents along with the coins in their coin collection will provide much satisfaction for your children.
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