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Catalog Number 1986.78.49
Object Name Currency
Dimensions W-3 L-6.5 inches
Date 1890-1895
Notes Probably a capital fight item from the early 1890s. State seal is an early one, legislative action in 1895 resulted in turning the river around. Capital election which resulted in enemies was in 1894.

Light green on cream color paper scrip. Face has engraving of W.A. Clark at end, with "Helena / The Capital of Montana and Queen City of the Rockies / Helena is envious of none and friendly to all. / Helena is interested in every city in Montana. / Helena owns property in every county and city. / Helena pays taxes in every county. / Helena pays wages in every county. / Helena's interests are your interests, / Your prosperity adds to her success. / Helena is the rival of none. / Montana is big enough for all.
Reverse side: The / City of Helena / design of mans face, tipis,c covered wagon, state seal, train, miners, Indian / pays in friendship and good will / her debt of gratitude to her friends / "50" in seal.
Search Terms Helena, MT
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Currency