Beautifully engraved Specimen Special Revenue Bond from the County of Dade, Florida
printed from 1961 to 1971. This historic document was printed by the Security Columbian Bank Note Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle. This item has the printed signature of the chairman is over 35 years old. Interest coupons attached on right side.
Port of Miami - "Cruise Capital of the World" The Port of Miami -- the HomePort-of-Call -- has long been known as the "Cruise Capital of the World." Millions of passengers transit our facilities each year to take a cruise and many extend their vacations into the Greater Miami area before and/or after their cruise vacation. The Port of Miami offers the ultimate passenger facilities and gives cruise vacationers the opportunity to conveniently extend their warm-weather vacations into Miami's tropical tourist mecca. Miami-Dade County offers first-class accommodations, world-class dining, multi-cultural attractions, endless shopping and sun-filled beaches. Cruise Facts The Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami-Dade (POM) generates more than 90,000 jobs in the Miami-Dade County area and has an economic impact of $12 billion annually. POM The HomePort-of-Call is the Cruise Capital of the World. POM homeported 18 cruise ships and nearly 4 million passengers in FY 2003. POM is homeport to: Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Oceania Cruises, and Windjammer Barefoot Cruises. POM offers a wide variety of cruise destinations Bahamas, Mexico, Caribbean, South America, Europe, The Far East, and around the world. POM has the largest state of the art passenger terminals. POM features an exciting Port-of-Call Program, which began in 2003 with the Norwegian Dawn. POM has partnered with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau to promote awareness of Miami as the premier cruise homeport and port-of-call, as well as a destination offering pre-and post-cruise activities. To retain POM's competitive rank as a world-class port, a port-wide Capital Improvement Program of over $250 million is in progress to accommodate the changing needs of the next generation of cruise vessels. Parking: Parking is available at all terminals Parking for cruise passengers is $12 per day; short-term parking is also available at a rate of $5.00. Parking for oversized vehicles is approximately $24 per day (depending on size). Taxi Service: TaxiCabs are available at all cruise terminals. The fare between the Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami is approximately $20.00 Port Facilities Area 518 acres. Fire Protection Miami-Dade County Fire Department plus hydrants, hand extinguishers, hoses and fireboat connections; Coastal Tug and Barge, Inc., and Moran Towing also provide fire protection services. Passenger Terminals Seven terminals Berths: 17,500 ft. of berth, including 9 Ro/Ro berths and 7 cruise berths Container Berths: 6,100 ft. of linear wharf; Cranes: 12 hi-speed gantry cranes, three with 45 lt. maximum lift capacity, and seven with 50 lt. maximum lift capacity, and two super-post-Panamax cranes with 213 ft. (65m) of outreach and are capable of lifting a 65 long tons load under a twin pick spreader and 75 long tons under the cargo beam. Trackage 3.22 miles on port, four-track marshaling yard opposite Shed G served directly by Florida East Coast Railway. Cruise Schedule Cruise travelers can choose among three, four, seven, ten and eleven day cruises calling at popular ports throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean, as well as cruises to Latin America, the exotic Far East and Europe. Carnival Cruise Lines Celebrity Cruises Costa Cruises Crystal Cruises Norwegian Cruise Lines Royal Caribbean International Oceania Cruises Windjammer Barefoot Cruises Cruise Statistics Year Passengers % Change 1999 3,112,355 5% 2000 3,364,643 8.1% 2001 3,391,091 0.8% 2002 3,642,990 7.4% 2003 3,960,614 8.7% 2004 3,499,584 -11.6% 2005 3,605,201 3.0% The Port of Miami offers cargo operators significant advantages. A short direct sail from the sea buoy to shore; 12 container gantry cranes for loading and unloading; major cargo distribution facilities throughout Miami-Dade County; and strong rail connections. The region is the location of choice for regional, national and international freight intermediaries; while its banking sector, including international lending institutions, is one more trade component that Miami-Dade County offers to its worldwide shipping partners. Greater Miami is one of the premier trade corridors in the Western Hemisphere. Cargo Facts The Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami-Dade (POM) generates more than 98,000 jobs in the Miami-Dade County area and has an economic impact of $12 billion annually. POM is the largest container port in Florida and its cultural ties and geographic location make it the natural "Cargo Gateway of the Americas." POM surpassed both the one million TEU mark and nine million total tons in FY 2004 1,009,500 TEUs and 9,230,039 tons. POM's largest import trading region was Europe, which recorded 2.39 million total tons of trade, and the largest export trading region was the Caribbean, which posted 1.51 million total tons. Honduras, China, Spain, Italy, and Guatemala are POM's top trading countries. POM's maritime partners call in more than 100 countries and 250 ports around the globe, including service from twenty-five commercial carriers to more than 30 countries and 100 ports throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. To retain POM's competitive rank as a world-class port, a port-wide Capital Improvement Program of over $250 million is in progress to accommodate the changing needs of shippers and carriers. Information from the Miami date port authority information website.
Specimen Certificates are actual certificates that have never been issued. They were usually kept by the printers in their permanent archives as their only example of a particular certificate. Sometimes you will see a hand stamp on the certificate that says "Do not remove from file". Specimens were also used to show prospective clients different types of certificate designs that were available. Specimen certificates are usually much scarcer than issued certificates. In fact, many times they are the only way to get a certificate for a particular company because the issued certificates were redeemed and destroyed. In a few instances, Specimen certificates we made for a company but were never used because a different design was chosen by the company. These certificates are normally stamped "Specimen" or they have small holes spelling the word specimen. Most of the time they don't have a serial number, or they have a serial number of 00000. This is an exciting sector of the hobby that grown in popularity and realized nice appreciation in value over the past several years.