Money and Bank note currency

1.    Muscalus, John A. Dictionary of Paper Money.  1947. P9.  Michigan Safety Fund.  A plan similar to the New York Safety Fund which was attempted by the Legislature of Michigan in 1836.  It did give the paper money of the member banks some superiority over the others which were often referred to as wild cat notes.  Examples of such safety fund notes are the Bank of Manchester note of 1837 and the $2 note of the bank of Coldwater, 1837.

2.    ____________________.  An Index of State Bank notes that illustrate Washington and Franklin. 1938.

Erie and Kalamazoo RR Bank, Adrian $1.50
Bank of Washtenaw, Ann Arbor $100.00
Bank of Battle Creek, Battle Creek $1.00
Bank of Coldwater, Coldwater $2.00
Detroit City Bank, Detroit $3.00
Michigan Insurance Company Bank, Detroit $3.00, $20.00
Bank of Gibraltar, Gibraltar $1.00
Commercial Bank, Gratiot $3.00, $5.00
Bank of Kensington, Kalamazoo $1.00
Bank of Manchester, Manchester $2.00
Bank of Michigan, Marshall $3.00
Bank of Monroe, Monroe, $1.00, $3.00, $10.00
Bank of River Raisin, Monroe $2.00
Merchants and Mechanics Bank, Monroe $1.00
River Raisin and Lake Erie RR Company, Monroe, $1.00
R. C. Paine’s Banking House, Niles .10 cents
Bank of Shiawassee, Owosso, $3.00
Oakland County Bank, Pontiac, $2.00, $3.00
Bank of Saline, Saline, $20.00
Chippewa County Bank, Sault Ste. Marie, $3.00
Bank of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti, $1.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00

3.    Bowen, Harold L. State Bank Notes of Michigan.  1956.  195 pages.

4.    See also RG 67-50-A (Accessions Box 11) for paper currency, 1775-1915.

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