Stephen Pradier forwarded this article. It's a topic we've covered before, but this article has some nice images we haven't seen. Thanks!
A personal check that Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is among those that were rediscovered by an Ohio bank.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that 70 checks were found in a vault at Huntington Bank's Columbus headquarters, including checks signed by George Washington, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and Thomas Edison. Some are being displayed at branches throughout the state.
The Lincoln check had been made out to 'self' for $800.
The checks had been stored in a vault since at least 1983, when Huntington took over another bank, the Associated Press reports.
An employee had begun looking through old boxes last year, which led to the discovery of the checks.
A Union Commerce president had developed the check collection, Huntington spokeswoman Maureen Brown told The Associated Press.
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Last check for $800 Abraham Lincoln wrote the day before he was assassinated is discovered after 150 years (and it's now worth $25,000)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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