Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wednesday, August 9, 1933

We stayed all night at Henry's. Helen and I and Rita Mae went down to Ruby's, and Olive and them went to Rita Mae's. Went back to Henry's.

1933 Clay Center, Kansas Scrip Set
1933 Clay Center, Kansas Depression Scrip Set
Denominations: .05c, .50c, $1.00.
Issuer: Chamber of Commerce
Depression scrip was used during the depression era (1930's) as a substitute for
government issued currency.  Because of the banks closing temporarily and the
lack of physical currency, someone had to come up with another form of currency
to keep the economy going and a way for trade to continue.  Therefore the old idea
 of local currency was reborn.  Paper, cardboard, wood, metal tokens, leather, clam shells
 and even parchment made from fish skin was used.

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