The Story of Money: 12--Wildcat Banks

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Wildcat banks
A few dishonest men opened “wildcat banks” in remote areas “where there were more wildcats than people.” Because these banks were located in hard-to-find places, their bank notes could not easily be redeemed for coins.
Augusta Banking & Insurance Company note
Augusta Banking and Insurance Company
Augusta, Georgia, 1852
Bank of East Tennessee note
Bank of East Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee, 1854
Central Bank of Alabama note
Central Bank of Alabama
1836
 
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