Depression Scrip

 

Depression scrip was used during the depression era (1930′s) as a substitute for government issued currency.  Because of the banks closing temporarily and the lack of physical currency, someone had to come up with another form of currency to keep the economy going and a way for trade to continue.  Therefore the old idea of  local currency was reborn.  Paper, cardboard, wood, metal tokens, leather, clam shells and even parchment made from fish skin was used.  At one point, the U.S. Government considered issuing a nation wide scrip on a temporary basis.  But that idea was quickly shot down by the Secretary of the Treasury  William H. Woodin.   Practically all Florida Depression scrip is very rare with many of the notes featured in this collection, unique.

Arcadia

023 29 300x137 Depression Scrip

The Desoto National Bank of Arcadia $1 Emergency Certificate only one known

Apalachicola

023 34 300x139 Depression Scrip

1933 Apalachicola State Bank $1

Babson Park

003 222 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Scenic Highlands State Bank $1

003 317 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Scenic Highlands State Bank $10

Blountstown

003 414 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Blountstown $5

Crescent City

004 220 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Peoples Bank $1

004 316 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Peoples Bank $2

 

004 411 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Peoples Bank $5

Defuniak Springs

001 229 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Cawthon State Bank $1

 

001 326 300x134 Depression Scrip

1933 Cawthon State Bank $5

Dunedin

002 225 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Dunedin $1

 

002 320 300x135 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Dunedin $5

Eustis

First State Bank of Eustis 300x188 Depression Scrip

First State Bank of Eustis

003 223 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 First State Bank $1

003 318 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 First State Bank $2

003 415 300x135 Depression Scrip

1933 First State Bank $5

Fort Meade

004 221 300x138 Depression Scrip

1933 First State Bank $5

Gainesville

026 36 300x138 Depression Scrip

1933 Phifer State Bank $1

Green Cove Springs

005 217 300x134 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Green Cove Springs $1

005 312 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Green Cove Springs $5

005 411 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Green Cove Springs $10

Greensboro

008 215 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Greensboro $1

006 216 300x134 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Greensboro $2

High Springs

009 213 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 High Springs Bank $1

009 311 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 High Springs Bank $10

Jacksonville

0041 231x300 Depression Scrip

Citizens Bank of Jacksonville Liquidation Notice

 

027 44 300x139 Depression Scrip

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $1
VERY RARE ISSUED NOTE

 

028 25 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $1
(A Plate No. A5159)

 

010 211 300x138 Depression Scrip

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $1
(Rare B Plate No. B10000)

010 39 300x134 Depression Scrip

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $2

010 48 300x134 Depression Scrip

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $5

Key West

028 34 300x129 Depression Scrip

0032 300x132 Depression Scrip 1933 Key West .50 Cent Scrip

Lake Butler

011 211 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Farmers & Dealers Bank $1

011 39 300x135 Depression Scrip

1933 Farmers & Dealers Bank $5

Mayo

011 45 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Mayo State Bank $5

Monticello

028 43 300x138 Depression Scrip

1933 Farmers & Merchants Bank $1

001 230 300x139 Depression Scrip

1933 Farmers & Merchants Bank $2

Mulberry

029 25 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Mulberry $1

 

029 34 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Mulberry $5

 

029 42 300x143 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Mulberry $10

Newberry

030 25 300x138 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Newberry $1

030 35 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Newberry $2

030 43 300x139 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Newberry $5

031 27 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Newberry $10

Ocala

031 36 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 The Commercial Bank & Trust Co. $1
(A Plate No. 4)

001 421 300x135 Depression Scrip

1933 The Commercial Bank & Trust Co. $1
(B Plate No. 0043)

002 226 300x138 Depression Scrip

1933 The Commercial Bank & Trust Co. $2

Pahokee

002 321 300x135 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Pahokee $1

002 414 300x135 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Pahokee $2

031 45 300x140 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Pahokee $5

Plant City

003 224 300x139 Depression Scrip

1933 Hillsboro State Bank $1

003 319 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Hillsboro State Bank $5

Quincy

003 416 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Citizens Bank & Trust Co. $5

004 222 300x138 Depression Scrip

1933 Quincy State Bank $1

004 317 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Quincy State Bank $5

River Junction

004 412 300x135 Depression Scrip

1933 Gadsden County State Bank $1

St. Petersburg

0031 233x300 Depression Scrip

1935 Letter of enclosed sample scrip by the St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee

001 212 300x131 Depression Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee 5 Cent Scrip

001 312 300x132 Depression Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee 10 Cent Scrip

001 410 300x134 Depression Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee 25 Cent Scrip

001 5 300x133 Depression Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee $1 Scrip

002 29 300x133 Depression Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee $5 Scrip

002 38 300x131 Depression Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee $10 Scrip

005 218 300x142 Depression Scrip 006 217 300x142 Depression Scrip

Nov. 1, 1933 City of St. Petersburg Issued Time Warrant, Signed by Director of Finance, Frank Wilson and Mayor Robert G. Blanc.

Starke

005 313 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Starke $1

005 412 300x134 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Starke $5

Tallahassee

rc00940 300x195 Depression Scrip

007 214 300x138 Depression Scrip

1933 Capital City Bank $1

006 311 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Capital City Bank $5

032 36 300x139 Depression Scrip

1933 The Lewis State Bank $1

032 43 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 The Lewis State Bank $5

033 25 300x139 Depression Scrip

1933 The Lewis State Bank $10

Lewis State Bank building on the northeast corner of Monroe and Jefferson – Tallahassee, Florida

rc04128 Depression Scrip
Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/27677

Trenton

001 227 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Farmers & Merchants Bank $1

001 419 300x136 Depression Scrip001 324 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Farmers & Merchants Bank $5 Number 0 and Number 1

002 223 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Farmers & Merchants Bank $10

West Palm Beach

001 228 300x130 Depression Scrip 001 325 300x132 Depression Scrip

1933 District of West Palm Beach 50 Cent Not Cancelled and Cancelled Scrip

001 420 300x134 Depression Scrip 001 51 300x133 Depression Scrip

1933 District of West Palm Beach $1 Not Cancelled and Cancelled Scrip

002 224 300x131 Depression Scrip 002 319 300x134 Depression Scrip

1933 District of West Palm Beach $5 Not Cancelled and Cancelled Scrip

002 413 300x132 Depression Scrip 002 5 300x134 Depression Scrip

1933 District of West Palm Beach $10 Not Cancelled and Cancelled Scrip

Wewahitchka

008 216 300x137 Depression Scrip

1933 Wewahitchka State Bank $1

008 313 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Wewahitchka State Bank $10

Wildwood

008 411 300x136 Depression Scrip

1933 Bank of Wildwood $5

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