Skip to comments.Last check for $800 Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was Asassinated...........
Posted on 01/16/2012 3:05:54 PM PST by Red Badger
Last check for $800 Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is discovered after 150 years (and it's now worth $25,000)
A personal check that Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is among those that were rediscovered by an Ohio bank.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that 70 checks were found in a vault at Huntington Bank's Columbus headquarters, including checks signed by George Washington, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and Thomas Edison. Some are being displayed at branches throughout the state.
The Lincoln check had been made out to 'self' for $800.
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A bank in Marquette, Michigan had to auction off a fine display of old coins because the IRS declared they were not face value for tax purposes, but market value. They had been displayed in the lobby for generations till the IRS stuck their nose up the bankers a****.
the 2010 relative value of $800 from 1865 ranges from $9,460.00 to $1,180,000.00.
Too bad it wasn’t made out to “FReepathon”, that would make some heads explode around here.
or ole Abe made a bet that a half-black, foreigner who thinks America has 57 states would become president..
The last check that Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated? I'm willing to bet that it is worth a whole lot more than that.
Make that Pictures of CHEQUES at link.
In the comment section, the Brits are looking down their noses at the spelling in the article. Good thing Lincoln's kat wasn't in the vault. Their heads would explode.
Typical rich republican. His last check was selfishly written to himself...
And what would it be worth in todays dollars. Maybe $25,000 ???
Ron Paul may be asking for an audit and an investigation.
That’s why Einstein could never balance his checkbook.
No one would ever cash his checks.
why is Lincoln’s worth more than twice that of Washington?
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Because he was killed the next day?
The Lincoln check had been made out to ‘self’ for $800.
Some walking around cash?
Maybe he was writing a check to himself from the Treasury.
He’s on the Five Dollar Bill, of course...........
Mary Todd was a hard woman to ‘keep up’..........
In the UK, that might get you put in gaol..........
Checks are eventually going to be obsolete.......
... and because of the dramatic events surrounding his death. J.W. Booth sure knew how to stage an assassination.
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