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March 06, 2014
Brazil was not the only country to produce fare tickets that were pressed into service as small change. This 10-centavos note, issued by the Ferrocarril de Trujillo, is from Peru. The Spanish text translates as follows: “From Salaverra to Moche 2nd Class/Valued for one passage to bearer.” Strangely, the back has the value of 50 (centavos?) three times, a circumstance I cannot explain. This piece is undoubtedly a rarity, as are many other similar railroad notes. Its printer was the National Bank Note Co. of New York. Size is 92 x 47mm. Time of issue is estimated as the 1880s.
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