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HOPKINS, Johns  (1795-1873).  American merchant, financier and banker. He became a director of the B&O Railroad in 1847. Hopkins was the benefactor of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital leaving $7,000,000 to be divided equally between the two institutions.
Two Dollar Note, issued by the Merchants Bank of Baltimore, dated May 1, 1862 (Civil War date). His note is hand signed “J. Hopkins” at the lower right as President of the bank. During the Civil War, gold and coins were hoarded. Legal tender notes known as “Greenbacks” were not popular or accepted by skeptical persons having no faith in the Governments promise to pay.  National Banks issued their own currency. This Two Dollar note signed by Hopkins is extremely rare. It is not mentioned in Criswell. In V/G condition....... $1,750.00





Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers with
Autographs and Signed Books in all Fields of Collecting Since 1967.

7155 Sand Crest View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com