Auction: 321 - The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale and Stocks and Bonds of the Americas
Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road (PA). One share, March 16, 1795, No. 157, issued to John Perot. Signed by William Bingham as president. Philadelphia statesman and land surveyor (the city of Binghamton, NY is named in his honor), Bingham served as a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress, later as president pro tempore of the Senate, and U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. Conestoga wagon approaching toll gate. This is the first use of an engraved vignette on an American share certificate. Embossed seal, folds, nice Very Fine.