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

The Desoto National Bank of Arcadia $1 Emergency Certificate

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

Apalachicola

1933 Apalachicola State Bank $1

1933 Apalachicola State Bank $1

Babson Park

003 (2)

1933 Scenic Highlands State Bank $1

003 (3)

1933 Scenic Highlands State Bank $10

Blountstown

003 (4)

1933 Bank of Blountstown $5

Crescent City

004 (2)

1933 Peoples Bank $1

004 (3)

1933 Peoples Bank $2

 

004 (4)

1933 Peoples Bank $5

Defuniak Springs

001 (2)

1933 Cawthon State Bank $1

 

1933 Cawthon State Bank $5

1933 Cawthon State Bank $5

Dunedin

1933 Bank of Dunedin $1

1933 Bank of Dunedin $1

 

1933 Bank of Dunedin $5

1933 Bank of Dunedin $5

Eustis

First State Bank of Eustis

First State Bank of Eustis

1933 First State Bank $1

1933 First State Bank $1

1933 First State Bank $2

1933 First State Bank $2

1933 First State Bank $5

1933 First State Bank $5

Fort Meade

004 (2)

1933 First State Bank $5

Gainesville

1933 Phifer State Bank $1

1933 Phifer State Bank $1

Green Cove Springs

1933 Bank of Green Cove Springs $1

1933 Bank of Green Cove Springs $1

1933 Bank of Green Cove Springs $5

1933 Bank of Green Cove Springs $5

1933 Bank of Green Cove Springs $10

1933 Bank of Green Cove Springs $10

Greensboro

1933 Bank of Greensboro $1

1933 Bank of Greensboro $1

1933 Bank of Greensboro $2

1933 Bank of Greensboro $2

High Springs

1933 High Springs Bank $1

1933 High Springs Bank $1

1933 High Springs Bank $10

1933 High Springs Bank $10

Jacksonville

Citizens Bank of Jacksonville Liquidation Notice

Citizens Bank of Jacksonville Liquidation Notice

 

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $1

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $1
VERY RARE ISSUED NOTE

 

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $1

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

 

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $1 (Rare B Plate B10000)

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

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $2

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $2

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $5

1933 Citizens Bank of Jacksonville $5

Key West

1933 Key West .50 Cent Scrip

1933 Key West .50 Cent Scrip 1933 Key West .50 Cent Scrip

Lake Butler

1933 Farmers & Dealers Bank $1

1933 Farmers & Dealers Bank $1

1933 Farmers & Dealers Bank $5

1933 Farmers & Dealers Bank $5

Mayo

1933 Mayo State Bank $5

1933 Mayo State Bank $5

Monticello

1933 Farmers & Merchants Bank $1

1933 Farmers & Merchants Bank $1

001 (2)

1933 Farmers & Merchants Bank $2

Mulberry

1933 Bank of Mulberry $1

1933 Bank of Mulberry $1

 

1933 Bank of Mulberry $5

1933 Bank of Mulberry $5

 

1933 Bank of Mulberry $10

1933 Bank of Mulberry $10

Newberry

1933 Bank of Newberry $1

1933 Bank of Newberry $1

1933 Bank of Newberry $2

1933 Bank of Newberry $2

1933 Bank of Newberry $5

1933 Bank of Newberry $5

1933 Bank of Newberry $10

1933 Bank of Newberry $10

Ocala

1933 The Commercial Bank & Trust Co. $1

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

 (B Plate No. 0043)

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

002 (2)

1933 The Commercial Bank & Trust Co. $2

Pahokee

1933 Bank of Pahokee $1

1933 Bank of Pahokee $1

1933 Bank of Pahokee $2

1933 Bank of Pahokee $2

1933 Bank of Pahokee $5

1933 Bank of Pahokee $5

Plant City

1933 Hillsboro State Bank $1

1933 Hillsboro State Bank $1

1933 Hillsboro State Bank $5

1933 Hillsboro State Bank $5

Quincy

1933 Citizens Bank & Trust Co. $5

1933 Citizens Bank & Trust Co. $5

1933 Quincy State Bank $1

1933 Quincy State Bank $1

1933 Quincy State Bank $5

1933 Quincy State Bank $5

River Junction

1933 Gadsden County State Bank $1

1933 Gadsden County State Bank $1

St. Petersburg

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

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

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee 5 Cent Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee 5 Cent Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee 10 Cent Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee 10 Cent Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee 25 Cent Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee 25 Cent Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee $1 Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee $1 Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee $5 Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee $5 Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee $10 Scrip

1933 St. Petersburg Citizens Emergency Committee $10 Scrip

005 (2) 006 (2)

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

Starke

1933 Bank of Starke $1

1933 Bank of Starke $1

1933 Bank of Starke $5

1933 Bank of Starke $5

Tallahassee

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1933 Capital City Bank $1

1933 Capital City Bank $1

1933 Capital City Bank $5

1933 Capital City Bank $5

1933 The Lewis State Bank $1

1933 The Lewis State Bank $1

1933 The Lewis State Bank $5

1933 The Lewis State Bank $5

1933 The Lewis State Bank $10

1933 The Lewis State Bank $10

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

Lewis State Bank building on the northeast corner of Monroe and Jefferson - Tallahassee, Florida
Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/27677

Trenton

001 (2)

1933 Farmers & Merchants Bank $1

001 (4)001 (3)

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

002 (2)

1933 Farmers & Merchants Bank $10

West Palm Beach

001 (2) 001 (3)

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

001 (4) 001 (5)

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

002 (2) 002 (3)

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

002 (4) 002 (5)

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

Wewahitchka

1933 Wewahitchka State Bank $1

1933 Wewahitchka State Bank $1

1933 Wewahitchka State Bank $10

1933 Wewahitchka State Bank $10

Wildwood

1933 Bank of Wildwood $5

1933 Bank of Wildwood $5

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