Turnkey Commissary Receipt, 1967 M.P.C. Vietnam Era Specimen Scrip Note Used as Model with Correspon

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Paper Money - United States Start Price:375.00 USD Estimated At:750.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Turnkey Commissary Receipt, 1967 M.P.C. Vietnam Era Specimen Scrip Note Used as Model with Correspon

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Viet-Nam, 1966-67 (Overprinted "Not Valid After August 30, 1967), $10, Series F, P-Unlisted, Specimen Scrip Note, Face has green border and underprint with vignette of Helmeted woman on left (Minerva) and denomination and text on right, back is green cycloid design. Red specimen overprint and POC on bottom. Uncirculated condition with 6 small staple holes on top and left margins and archival pen drawing circling the different die areas of the note. Also includes the order form that the note was stapled to and 2 proof border impressions used on the note with die #E-40-7932-A on the bottom. Viet Nam - MPC related issue from 1966-67. Note states "Solely Redeemable by Turnkey Contract Employees and Air Force Personnel at Turnkey Commissary Facilities for Face Amount. Presentation by others will not be honored. Not Valid After August 30, 1967." The Air Force, in February 1966, requested authority from the Secretary of Defense to make a separate contract with a U.S. firm for construction of an air base. Air Force officers detailed the scope of work but did not identify the site at meetings with potential contractors. The agreement they proposed to use was a "turnkey" contract whereby the contractor assumed responsibility for shipping and logistic requirements as well as for design and construction. On April 21st, after being directed to reconsider the situation by the joint Chiefs, General Westmoreland concluded that an additional airfield could be used. The preferred site was at Hue, but because this site was unavailable he recommended to Admiral Sharp that work start at Tuy Hoa. This scrip note was for use by the Turnkey contractors at the Tuy Hoa air field in Vietnam. Security-Columbian BNC. This is the only specimen available from this series out of 3 found 8 years ago. (3 Pieces)