Only reference to hemp for coin bags

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RogerB
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Only reference to hemp for coin bags

Post by RogerB » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:55 pm

Below is the only reference I can find for use of hemp bags in relation to coinage. Gold coins were put into normal 7 lb or 9 lb cotton duck canvas bags, then put into a hemp bag for shipment. Hemp fabric is strong, cheap and a good packing material. This letter refers to doing this double bagging for silver dollars, but the language indicates it was not normal practice.
18850119 Dollars packed in canvas bags inside hemp sacks.jpg
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Longstrider
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Re: Only reference to hemp for coin bags

Post by Longstrider » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:18 pm

I have gotten to where I can read most of the handwriting. Thanks again for sharing this history with us. Please keep them coming.🐍

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ljs123
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Re: Only reference to hemp for coin bags

Post by ljs123 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:10 am

The really like the flow of the writing.

RogerRock
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Re: Only reference to hemp for coin bags

Post by RogerRock » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:45 am

Great history on "shipment bags" . Very artistic style of handwriting , especially on that capital "S".
THANKS and please continue these wonderful posts!
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