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Last check for $800 Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was Asassinated...........
Daily Mail UK ^ | 1-15-2012 | Staff

Posted on 01/16/2012 3:05:54 PM PST by Red Badger

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: check; jefferson; lincoln; washington
Pictures of checks at link..............
1 posted on 01/16/2012 3:06:03 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

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****.


2 posted on 01/16/2012 3:11:20 PM PST by healy61
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To: Red Badger

the 2010 relative value of $800 from 1865 ranges from $9,460.00 to $1,180,000.00.


3 posted on 01/16/2012 3:17:48 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Red Badger

Too bad it wasn’t made out to “FReepathon”, that would make some heads explode around here.


4 posted on 01/16/2012 3:20:31 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

or ole Abe made a bet that a half-black, foreigner who thinks America has 57 states would become president..


5 posted on 01/16/2012 3:26:29 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: Red Badger
and it's now worth $25,000

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.

6 posted on 01/16/2012 3:31:38 PM PST by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Red Badger
Pictures of checks at link..............

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.

7 posted on 01/16/2012 3:33:29 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Red Badger

Typical rich republican. His last check was selfishly written to himself...


8 posted on 01/16/2012 3:58:59 PM PST by null and void (Day 1090 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void
The question is WHY did he write the check?

And what would it be worth in todays dollars. Maybe $25,000 ???

9 posted on 01/16/2012 4:15:05 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Red Badger

Ron Paul may be asking for an audit and an investigation.


10 posted on 01/16/2012 4:43:54 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Red Badger

That’s why Einstein could never balance his checkbook.

No one would ever cash his checks.


11 posted on 01/16/2012 4:44:37 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Red Badger

why is Lincoln’s worth more than twice that of Washington?


12 posted on 01/16/2012 5:05:09 PM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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13 posted on 01/16/2012 5:10:23 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RummyChick

Because he was killed the next day?


14 posted on 01/16/2012 5:16:33 PM PST by Andy'smom
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To: Red Badger

The Lincoln check had been made out to ‘self’ for $800.

Some walking around cash?


15 posted on 01/16/2012 6:15:35 PM PST by Figment
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To: Red Badger

Maybe he was writing a check to himself from the Treasury.


16 posted on 01/16/2012 7:23:06 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: RummyChick

He’s on the Five Dollar Bill, of course...........


17 posted on 01/17/2012 6:37:05 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Figment

Mary Todd was a hard woman to ‘keep up’..........


18 posted on 01/17/2012 6:37:42 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

In the UK, that might get you put in gaol..........


19 posted on 01/17/2012 6:38:42 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Checks are eventually going to be obsolete.......


20 posted on 01/17/2012 6:41:53 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Andy'smom; RummyChick
Because he was killed the next day?

... and because of the dramatic events surrounding his death. J.W. Booth sure knew how to stage an assassination.

21 posted on 01/17/2012 8:58:58 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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