1868 Rockford, Rock Island and St. Louis Railroad Company $500 Bond, RN-T4, RN-P5


Size: 15 1/2 in x 11 in State(s): Illinois Year: 1868 $500 7% Gold Bond. Colorful lith by Henry Seibert & Bros, NY. RN-T4  & 3 RN-P5 5¢ Lincoln at front ($50 SCV).

A steam locomotive decorated with willow boughs pulled three flatcars fitted with chairs for dignitaries across the new Illinois River bridge on March 1, 1870. The first official train had arrived in Beardstown on the Rockford, Rock Island & St. Louis Railroad.

Six years later, the line was acquired by the St. Louis, Rock Island & Chicago Railroad. Later, the line came under control of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, which absorbed it on June 1, 1899.

Additional information

Catalog Number

RN-T4, RN-P5


Folded, repair tear at fold at left. Several short
edge tears at folds.


Henry Seibert & Bros, NY



Issue Date

October 23, 1868



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