1950

Lot of four Panama brass railroad work checks, early to mid-1900s.

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Lot of four Panama brass railroad work checks, early to mid-1900s.
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This item SOLD at 2018 May 16 @ 20:24UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Lot of four Panama brass railroad work checks, early to mid-1900s. Plowman-CK-7.1 (3); CK-15.1. 41.97 grams total. Three large, circular identification checks (serial numbers 52102, 54800, and 59484) for Panama Railroad employees who were also, by extension, U.S. government employees. Plowman says these "were used probably starting in August, 1905 through January, 1915." In early 1915, the checks were to be turned in for new Panama canal issues. Any checks not returned were assessed a 50 cent fine per check. These three show signs of use and cleaning but are intact and detailed, minor bulging in center from reverse number punches, some spots of pitting. Also included is a Balboa Machine Shops pear-shaped check (serial number 3004), supposedly issued sometime around the 1960s or 1970s, with slight bend near hole, otherwise no problems.