In the early 20th century there was a shortage of circulating currency and coin. Introduction of scrip was a method of payment to the coal miners to satisfy the currency shortage. In Madera Pennsylvania scrip under the name Liberty Trading Company and Madera Trading Company was issued to pay the miners. Since the scrip was not legal tender, the buyer could only make purchases at the company store.
Much of the scrip has been melted or simply thrown away. Today, scrip is difficult to find and scrip is a Bi-metallic collectable.
Not shown are the $5 and 1cent bi-metal.
Bob Washick 6-24-2001