Beautifully engraved uncancelled certificate from the Bank of the United States of America issued
in 1842. This historic document was printed by Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Hufty and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of a woman touching an eagle with one hand and holding a spear with the other as a ship passes in the background. There is also an embossed seal. This item is hand signed by the Company's President ( James Robertson) and Cashier and is over 164 years old. Issued to Johannes Bernardus Stoop Esq of Amsterdam. The certificate is in excellent condition and one of the cleanest we have seen from this early bank.
The Bank of the United States was founded in 1816, five years after the expiration of the First Bank of the United States and the chaos that ensued. This second bank was patterned after the first. The legality of the Bank was upheld in the 1819 Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland which also declared null and void any state law contrary to a federal law made in pursuance of the Constitution. However, renewal of the Second Bank of the United States was vetoed on July 10, 1832 by Andrew Jackson, so it declined until 1836. Henry Clay and Nicholas Biddle had made the Bank a campaign issue. Tensions were still very high when on August 16, 1841 then President John Tyler vetoed a bill which called for the re-establishment of the Second Bank of the United States.
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