Wallace Brothers

The Wallace Brothers, merchants from Statesville, NC, issued their own currency in 1882. They were "the largest dealers in medicinal herbs in the world", and were in business for 36 years before creditors took their toll (Source: New York Times 9 - 16 - 1895).

1 cent, Wallace Brothers, Statesville, North Carolina (1882)
Image Contribution: Handini

Shown above is one of 5 consecutive serial 1 cent notes in my collection. Denominations included 2c 10c, 25c, and there may be other denominations as well. These notes were probably used like coupons at their store.

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