Panama Rail Road Co. Revenue-Imprinted Stock Certificate, 1870

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Panama Rail Road Co. Revenue-Imprinted Stock Certificate, 1870
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No. 15875, issued for 10 shares to Jno. O'Brien on Sept. 26, 1872. Signed by president Moadley and treasurer Smith. Punch cancelled. Printed by Benjamin F. Corlies, 31 Nassau St., N.Y. No vignette. Scott Type T4 revenue imprint (not punched). 4 x 7.5" n 1847 a group of New York financiers organized the Panama Railroad Company. This company secured an exclusive concession from Colombia allowing construction of a crossing, which might be by road, rail, river, or a combination. After surveys, a railroad was chosen, and a new contract so specifying was obtained in 1850. The railroad track followed generally the line of the present canal. The first through train from the Atlantic to the Pacific side ran on the completed track on January 28,1855. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: New York HWAC# 58465