Beautifully engraved $1000 Gold Coin certificate from the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad
This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of train at station. This item has the signatures of the Company’s President and Secretary.
The Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad was formed in 1869 with the merger of the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad and the Columbia and Augusta Railroad. The combined line stretched for over 190 miles (310 km) between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia.
The railroad was acquired by the Richmond and Danville Railroad in 1878 and officially merged into the Richmond & Danville in 1882. The latter went into receivership in 1892 and the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta was foreclosed in the following year. It was sold to Southern Railway on July 10, 1894. After the acquisition in 1894, the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta name was dropped and the Southern moniker was used.
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