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The Old State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge
$100 State of Louisiana Bond - 1892
Signed by Governor Murphy J. Foster
$100 State of Louisiana Bond - 1892<br>Signed by Governor Murphy J. Foster Quantity in Basket: None
Code: LA-BD-005
Price: $150.00
Shipping Weight: 1.00 pounds
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This beautiful bond was issued by the State of Louisiana in 1892 to replace an earlier issuance of Consolidated Bonds. The central vignette features a wonderful view of the "Old State Capitol" building in Baton Rouge, a lovely edifice that is still standing though no longer serving as the capitol. Directly above this is a large arched banner with "State of Louisiana" across it, with a seated cherub in each corner. At the bottom of the bond is a seated figure of Justice, with the scales in one hand and a sword in the other. Each of the vignettes is executed in black ink, with the entire piece framed in a dark brown ornamental border. The denomination appears prominently at the center of the bond, also printed in that same green ink. The reverse is dominated by several geometric designs, along with a representation of the state seal. It was printed by the American Bank Note Company of New York, one of the premier fiscal printing companies in the nation. The bond is boldly signed at the conclusion by "Murphy J. Foster" as governor of the state, a position that he held from 1892 until 1900. Following his time as governor, Foster served as a senator from Louisiana until 1913. Foster's signature (as well as those of the Auditor and Secretary of State), has a large "PAID" punch cancellation stamp through it, done at the time that the bond was redeemed by the state. Another cancellation appears at the center of the document, somewhat hidden within the denomination. A bright orange English tax stamp is present near the left center of the document, indicating that this particular piece was sent to Great Britain.

Three horizontal filing folds are present, with some minor toning near the edges. Several small folds are noted at the corners, as well as several small pinholes at the upper left. Overall measurements are approximately 10.5 x 15 inches.

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