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Lot #15557 - Books > Currency - ($ 100.00 - $ 200.00)
1876 Report of the IL State Board of Centennial Managers
A report from the IL State Board regarding the building and presentation of their exhibit for the Centennial celebration in Philadelphia in 1876. Includes drawings of some of the buildings on site as well as their own building. Second half of the book includes a brief history of the state of Illinois. Very nice condition.
Lot #15558 - Books > Currency - ($ 175.00 - $ 350.00)
1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition Guide Book
Guidebook for the exhibition listing events and locations as well as listings of hotels, banks, etc. in the vicinity. Includes two fold out maps, one in the front and one in the back, of the exhibition grounds and one of Philadelphia itself. Nice condition.
Lot #15559 - Books > Currency - ($ 150.00 - $ 300.00)
A Treatise on Counterfeit, Altered, and Spurious Bank Notes - 1865
... with unerring rules for the detection of frauds in the same. Has a few plates of vignettes and a section in the back about the banknote printing process including several illustrations of the process. Printed in 1865. Nice condition, slightly rounded corners.
Lot #15560 - Books > Currency - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Heath's Counterfeit Detector - First Edition
1864. Includes plates of vignettes and numbers and counters. Nice condition.
Grade: x   
Lot #15561 - Books > Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Heath's Counterfeit Detector - 2nd Edition
The Infallible Counterfeit Detector. Full of vignettes and fully printed plates. A great piece of numismatic history. Nice condition.
Lot #15562 - Books > Currency - ($ 175.00 - $ 350.00)
Heath's Counterfeit Detector - Pocket Edition
Full of vignettes and a few fold out fully printed plates. Third edition. Binding separating, edges rounded.
Lot #15563 - Books > Currency - ($ 175.00 - $ 350.00)
Heath's Counterfeit Detector - Pocket Edition
Includes plates of the right half of notes, some printed in full color. Revised, 12th edition.
Lot #15564 - Books > Currency - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Heath's Counterfeit Detector
Seventeenth thousand printed, but says 1864 on inside cover. Includes mostly examples of numbers and words, very few vignettes. Binding separating, light rounded corners.
Lot #15565 - Books > Currency - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
U.S. Treasury Department Specimens - Bureau of Engraving & Printing
Geo. B. McCarter, Chief of Bureau, Geo. W. Cusilear, Supt. of Engravings. This leather bound book of engravings must have been presented to J. M. Ordway as his name appears on the face. The binding has split from the spine which reads: Vignettes and Portraits. A scarce book with many plates, probably over 200.
Grade: x   
Lot #15566 - Books > Currency - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
U.S. Treasury Department Specimens - Bureau of Engraving & Printing
Geo. B. McCarter, Chief of Bureau, Geo. W. Cusilear, Supt. of Engravings. This book is labeled Vignettes and Portraits, similar to the other books listed here, but it is somewhat thinner, with less pages and different images, and a horizontal layout. The book came from the Armand Champa sale.
Grade: x   
Lot #15567 - Books > Currency - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
U.S. Treasury Department Specimens - Bureau of Engraving & Printing
Geo. B. McCarter, Chief of Bureau, Geo. W. Cusilear, Supt. of Engravings. This leather bound book of engravings must have been presented to John G. Moore as his name appears on the face. The book is in very nice condition and the spine reads: Vignettes and Portraits. A scarce book with many plates, probably over 200.
Grade: x   
Lot #15568 - Continental Currency - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 10,000.00)
CC-9 $20 May 10, 1775
This is the very rare marble edge $20 issue of May 10, 1775. Current records account for 63 known notes. This note does not appear in the Track & Price census. It has excellent signatures of Tho. Bartomyiou and Sam Morris. The centering is excellent as well as the marbling.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #15569 - Continental Currency - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
CC-16 $6 November 29, 1775
A well signed early Continental with excellent centering. The Newman note graded PCGS AU 58 and sold for $1200 a few months ago.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50   
Lot #15570 - Continental Currency - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
CC-20 $1/3 February 17, 1776
PMG comments Previously mounted. Otherwise there appears to be a single hard center fold which accounts for the grade. A premium circulated example of this ever-popular fractional Continental.
Grade: PMG XF 45 Net   
Lot #15571 - Continental Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
CC-20 $1/3 February 17, 1776
An appealing VF Fugio fractional Continental which has been miscut at its left border, as noted by PMG.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #15572 - Continental Currency - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
CC-21 $1/2 February 17, 1776
A center fold is seen on this Fugio fractional Continental. The red inks of the signature and serial number remain as bold as the day they were applied. The Newman note which sold a few months ago graded PCGS AU 58 and realized $1800.
Grade: Abt. UNC   
Lot #15573 - Continental Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
CC-25 $3 February 17, 1776
Some light folds are found on this better $3 Continental.
Grade: XF/AU   
Lot #15574 - Continental Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
CC-37 $7 May 9, 1776
But for the stains seen at the left side of the note, this would be a gorgeous AU Continental.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55 Net   
Lot #15575 - Continental Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
CC-96 $45 January 14, 1779
A lightly circulated example of this odd denomination Continental from the final emission.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #15576 - Colonial Currency > Connecticut - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
CT-164 2 Shillings 6 Pence Uncancelled October 10, 1771
A much better 1771 series Connecticut note with a center split repaired, noticed by PCGS. But for that fact the printing quality is solid and the signatures of Pitkin and Wyllys remain legible. The first time this note sold a half dozen years ago it realized over $400.
Grade: PCGS Apparent VF 35   
Lot #15577 - Colonial Currency > Connecticut - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
CT-206 9 Pence Uncancelled June 19, 1776
This note is quite an enigma because it is an absolute monster gem or superb gem in every way but for a small edge tear seen at top. A challenging note to grade and value but we are not afraid.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15578 - Colonial Currency > Connecticut - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
CT-218 7 Pence Uncancelled October 11, 1777
A lovely example from this small change Connecticut issue. These are far scarcer in this uncancelled form than are a lot of the 1775 and 1776 notes. As perfect as the day it was printed. Ex: Newman.
Grade: Ch. UNC   
Lot #15579 - Colonial Currency > Connecticut - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
CT-231 20 Shillings Slash Cancel June 1, 1780
A terrific gem in every way imaginable. Superbly executed signatures and serial number, mountainous embossing, cameo bold print, etc. Slash cancelled 1780 notes are far scarcer and more desirable than their hole cancelled cousins.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15580 - Colonial Currency > Delaware - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
DE-43 15 Shillings May 1, 1756
Scarce and very desirable Ben Franklin issue. Seen with several splits and tears but good detail overall in the text and signatures. The 20 shilling note from this issue, like with several of the Franklin issues, is by far the most available.
Grade: VG/Fine   
Lot #15581 - Colonial Currency > Delaware - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
DE-51 15 Shillings March 1, 1758
The March 1, 1758 Ben Franklin issue is much scarcer than some of the more available series. This note has excellent printing and overall detail, with just some light center fold restoration and edge tears. A little over a year ago we saw a 20 shilling PCGS Apparent VF 20 sell for close to $2000.......this note should not be far behind.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #15582 - Colonial Currency > Delaware - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
DE-67 15 Shillings June 1, 1759
Although obviously restored along the center fold, as well as having a couple of edge splits, this is a more than acceptable Ben Franklin note. A couple of months ago we saw a PCGS Apparent VF 30 realize $1800.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15583 - Colonial Currency > Delaware - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
DE-68 20 Shillings June 1, 1759
A superior looking Benjamin Franklin note that has seen some minor restoration along the center fold but which is visually superior to most examples that we encounter. The nature leaf print and lion vignettes on the back are about as bold as any we can recall having seen at this grade level. Do not be fooled into thinking that this note will sell at the same price levels as a typical VF 20 Net.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #15584 - Colonial Currency > Delaware - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
DE-78 6 Shillings January 1, 1776
An exceptional Delaware colonial that looks like a surefire gem through the holder.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #15585 - Colonial Currency > Delaware - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
DE-86 18 Pence May 1, 1777
PCGS notes there is a stain and upper corner reattached. What they don't mention is that this lovely piece looks like a screaming gem at a glance. It has bold signatures, sharp printing and wide margins. These 1777 notes are much more difficult to locate in this state of preservation.
Grade: PCGS Apparent Abt. New 58   
Lot #15586 - Colonial Currency > New Hampshire - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
NH $17.09 1799 Treasurer of the State of New Hampshire
Unlisted in Anderson. A very scarce piece of colonial era fiscal paper that should not be overlooked. Two hole punch cancels seen at center top and bottom. Signed by Joseph Pearson as Secretary and J. Gilman as Governor. Glue streaking and staining at right end. Deeply embossed and lightly folded. A great fiscal piece.
Grade: XF   
Lot #15587 - Colonial Currency > New Hampshire - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
NH-151 30 Shillings Contemporary Counterfeit November 3, 1775
The counterfeits from this issue are somewhat suspect since they really appear essentially the same as genuine notes. The Newman example was a PCGS Apparent VF 25 and it sold for over $400.
Grade: PMG XF 40   
Lot #15588 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
NJ-105 15 Shillings June 14, 1757
A pretty darn rare note since almost all the examples we encounter from this issue are the 30 shilling denomination. Some minor restoration is noted but nothing that should prove to be a distraction. Wide margins are seen with a modest degree of circulation.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #15589 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
NJ-123 12 Shillings October 20, 1758
Not to be confused with the far more available May 1, 1758 series. This October issue is scarcer by a magnitude of several times. Some tears are noted but these are rarely ever seen without issues. Believe it or not, the pound denominations are by far the most commonly seen ones. These lower denomination notes are markedly scarcer and hardly ever available.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #15590 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
NJ-126 3 Pounds October 20, 1758
A really scarce issue and not to be confused with the oft-seen May 1758 series. There are a couple of tears with one having a hinge over it. One of the nicest pieces we have seen of this tough type and better high denomination.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #15591 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
NJ-141 6 Pounds April 12, 1760
Only 1875 were printed of this scarcer high denomination. To find one of these that is also in a comment free holder is quite a catch.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #15592 - Colonial Currency > New Jersey - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
NJ-219 1 Pence March 25, 1790 Borough of Elizabeth
A lightly circulated example of this desirable issue. Listed in the 5th edition of Newman on page 266.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #15593 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NY-154 10 Pounds April 15, 1758
A handsome earlier New York colonial with good signatures and boldly printed state emblem. Restorations are noted but they are well hidden.
Grade: PCGS Apparent VF 20   
Lot #15594 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
NY-162 10 Shillings Contemporary Counterfeit February 16, 1771
In your cataloger's opinion, supported by auction records and grading service pop reports, counterfeits on this issue are about 15 times scarcer than regular issue notes. Every counterfeit that PCGS has graded from this series has an Apparent grade. They note here stains, restorations, and design redrawn. The eye appeal of this piece is superior for the grade and this is one of only two 10 shilling counterfeits graded.
Grade: PCGS Apparent VF 35   
Lot #15595 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
NY-165 3 Pounds February 16, 1771
The 5 pound and 10 pound denominations have historically been the most available from this series. PCGS notes small edge tears and a repaired edge split at top center. Probably a good 95% of the notes on this issue fit this description. Very few are ever seen without any problems. This 3 pound note is much scarcer.
Grade: PCGS Apparent VF 30   
Lot #15596 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
NY-167 10 Pounds February 16, 1771
An excellent grade and likely one of the nicest you will come across. PCGS notes edge splits and stains. The paper is bright and fresh, with superior detail and good color.
Grade: PCGS Apparent XF 40   
Lot #15597 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
NY-171.3 10 Shillings June 22, 1775
An official municipal issue that can be considered rare. This note has some missing pieces and other assorted problems but they all do. Rarely seen and one of the most intact examples you will find.
Grade: VG/Fine   
Lot #15598 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NY-173 2 Shillings Water Works August 2, 1775
An attractive Water Works note with good signatures and bright paper. PCGS notes there are minor stains at the front left and mounting remnants on back; both comments refer to the same issue.
Grade: PCGS Apparent Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #15599 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
NY-181 $10 September 2, 1775
PCGS mentions restorations and design and signature redrawn. These issues much be fairly unobtrusive because the eye appeal afforded this piece is superb. It faces up like a single fold AU with powerful visual impact.
Grade: PCGS Apparent XF 45   
Lot #15600 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
NY-191 $1 March 5, 1776
A scarcer low denomination note with some light folds accounting for the grade
Grade: XF   
Lot #15601 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
NY-202 $2 August 13, 1776
A better whole denomination note from this series. The fractional denomination notes are the ones that are seen in high grade. PCGS notes masked stains, which are primarily confined to the back. Broadly margined and with good signatures and printing quality.
Grade: PCGS Apparent XF 40   
Lot #15602 - Colonial Currency > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
NY-249 3 Pence September 8, 1790 Corporation of Kingston
Quite a rare municipal change issue that is listed on page 304 of the Newman 5th edition. A repaired edge split at bottom center has been spotted by PCGS. This same note first sold for $329 as part of the Newman collection.
Grade: PCGS Apparent VF 20   
Lot #15603 - Colonial Currency > North Carolina - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
NC-177b $10 August 8, 1778
The evocative motto "Persecution the Ruin of Empires" is emblazoned at bottom left. Boldly accomplished signatures and serial number leave this piece with tons of visual appeal. Some corner handling accounts for the grade but the paper quality is flawless (the same cannot be said for the label).
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55 EPQ   
Lot #15604 - Colonial Currency > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
PA-185 1 Shilling October 25, 1775
For a columned Pennsylvania note this has some of the widest margins you will find on a non-gem note. The signatures remain bold and the printing quality is superb. I would not expect this to realize a typical price for the "64" grade level.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15605 - Colonial Currency > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
PA-209 3 Pence April 10, 1777
A really pretty small change note that has excellent margins and plenty of embossing.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15606 - Colonial Currency > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
PA-246 2 Shillings April 20, 1781
A better, yet sorely undervalued, later Pennsylvania colonial issue. PCGS has commented "stains". A reasonably attractive example of a somewhat better low denomination.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #15607 - Colonial Currency > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
PA-247 2 Shillings 6 Pence April 20, 1781
An odd denomination note with "minor restorations" cited by the grading service, although we must plead ignorance since we can't really find anything.
Grade: PCGS VF 35   
Lot #15608 - Colonial Currency > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 400.00)
Philadelphia United States Lottery Ticket November 18, 1776
This is a Colonial lottery ticket for the United States Lottery.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15609 - Colonial Currency > Rhode Island - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
RI-212 3 Shillings November 6, 1775
This note would surely grade VF with plenty of splits and tears. There have been two notes graded so far, and the nicer of the two was an Apparent VG 10.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15610 - Colonial Currency > South Carolina - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
SC-155 $60 February 8, 1779
These South Carolina issues are great looking which makes them so desirable. There is a tiny split on the fold line. PCGS notes: small edge tear at top center.
Grade: PCGS XF 45 Apparent   
Lot #15611 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
VA-80b 5 Pounds Large Size Format July 17, 1775
A lovely large format Ashby note with PCGS noting splits and tears and a small hole at lower right. Always very desirable with this example packing a lot of punch for the grade.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #15612 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
VA-90 $1/3 May 6, 1776
Top Pop at both services. A great example of this much scarcer fractional denomination Virginia note. It has good print quality, ample margins and has retained the signature of Thomas Davis.
Grade: PCGS VF 30 PPQ   
Lot #15613 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
VA-128 $6 October 20, 1777
Superb printing contrast upon bright tan paper adds to the aesthetic charms of this well signed note. Through the holder this note appears uncirculated. The Newman piece sold a few months ago for over $1000 and that graded AU 55PPQ.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55   
Lot #15614 - Colonial Currency > Virginia - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
VA-163 $100 October 5, 1778
A large format, high denomination note from this somewhat more challenging issue. There are some restorations noted, which are particularly along the center fold and a couple of other repaired fold tears. The visual appeal is far better than most we see with the present offering displaying wider margins than is typically seen.
Grade: PMG VF 25 Net   
Lot #15615 - Confederate Items - ($ 15,000.00 - $ 25,000.00)
T-3 $100 1861 Montgomery
Fresh from the weeds, as is the T-4 which follows. Both new to the census and neither offered before to the numismatic community. Some would describe these as "epic discoveries." Most better Confederates have been recycled through the generations with few opportunities for utterly fresh material. PMG comments "pen and punch cancelled" are spot on for this attractive, well-inked classic.
Grade: PMG VF 20   
Lot #15616 - Confederate Items - ($ 15,000.00 - $ 25,000.00)
T-4 $50 1861 Montgomery
Another discovery note, new to collectors. The historical annotations on the back add allure to the verso of this piece, as in the case of the T-3. It would be marvelous for these to remain together as they have for the past 150 years. Same comments "pen and punch-hole cancelled", while accurate only enhance the historical relic of the War Between the States.
Grade: PMG VF 20   
Lot #15617 - Confederate Notes - ($ 2,400.00 - $ 3,600.00)
T-5 $100 1861
Disbursed September 17, 1861. Ferdinand Mallory, Capt. & A.C.S.P. A beautiful Richmond $100 with Justice at the left, a river railroad scene at the center and Minerva at the right. This note looks as UNC as any you will find. Three clear margins but the bottom is bit close. Slight handling but I'm not sure why it's not UNC.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #15618 - Confederate Notes - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,500.00)
T-6 $50 1861
Disbursed September 22, 1861. Ferdinand Molloy, Capt. & A.S. P. or A.C.S.P., the inscription is on the back. This is a bit higher quality to the PCGS grade of '62 PPQ' and it's closer to fully framed. It features Agriculture (Pallas) and Industry (Ceres) in the center.
Grade: PCGS New 62 PPQ   
Lot #15619 - Confederate Notes - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 2,750.00)
T-6 $50 1861
A wonderful, high quality design with Justice at the left, Agriculture and Industry seated on a bale of cotton and General Washington at the right. This is the Richmond issue and under 6,000, in fact 5,798, of each were issued but they somehow survived. Only the left end is a bit tight. A pretty note with no notation on the back.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55 EPQ   
Lot #15620 - Confederate Notes - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
T-8 $50 1861
A pretty and fresh T-8 with excellent paper and appearance that is surprisingly only graded '58'.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58   
Lot #15621 - Confederate Notes - ($ 7,500.00 - $ 15,000.00)
T-12 $5 1861
A truly rare Confederate note in this condition and with the quality of signatures and paper, but especially because of the awesome and boldly printed back design. This note is simply known as the Manouvrier, named after the printer, J. Manouvrier of New Orleans. This note has the distinction of being the only 1861 Series note with a printed back, and the only note with Confederate States of America on the back. References indicate a small hoard of about 20 notes in Abt. UNC to UNC are known, with serial #1756 to #1785. This is #1756 and while not considered AU today, it is one lovely note hindered only by an uneven left margin. The issue included 15,556 notes. No $10s are known.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #15622 - Confederate Notes - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 8,000.00)
T-15 $50 September 2, 1861
I can't even remember when we last had any note of this type to offer. The T-15 is one of the rarest and most desirable of all the Confederate issues. Printed on high quality, red-fiber paper by the American Bank Note Company in New Orleans under the name Southern Bank Note Company. It is considered to be the most beautiful of the red and black Confederate issues. Just 14,860 notes were printed. While this one has a large hole cancel at right center, the cancel does not affect any of the vignettes or the signatures. The back of the note is clean without distracting marks. Overall, a most attractive and eye-appealing note.
Grade: VF +   
Lot #15623 - Confederate Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
T-21 $20 September 2, 1861
A better T-21 note with an even degree of circulation and some tape repairs on the back edges.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15624 - Confederate Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
T-25 $10 September 2, 1861
Any grade above VF is to be treasured when it comes to T-25 notes. The Wayne Hilton piece was in this same grade and it sold for over $500 in September.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #15625 - Confederate Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
T-26 $10 1861
Cr 213. This note is on excellent watermarked back CSA paper. A wonderful example of this issue. It's quite well cut and seems under-graded.
Grade: PMG XF 40 EPQ   
Lot #15626 - Confederate Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
T-29 $10 September 2, 1861 Contemporary Counterfeit
This is a great grade for a T-29 contemporary counterfeit. The note is bright and well margined with a small checked hole at far left.
Grade: Abt. UNC   
Lot #15627 - Confederate Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
T-29 $10 September 2, 1861
Most T-29 notes are poorly trimmed on one or more sides. This note is not fully framed but is about 85-90% so, which puts it near the head of the class.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #15628 - Confederate Items - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
T-30 $10 Sept. 2, 1861
This lot includes five consecutive notes with R.M.T. Hunter at the left and Minerva at the right. General Francis Marion's Sweet Potato Dinner vignette in center. Some are closer to UNC. Five piece lot.
Grade: XF & Better   
Lot #15629 - Confederate Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
T-33 $5 Contemporary Counterfeit September 2, 1861
Top Pop at PCGS. The only CU note that they have graded after a dozen years in business. For what it's worth, the margins and centering are indicative of an even higher grade.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63   
Lot #15630 - Confederate Items - ($ 12,000.00 - $ 16,000.00)
T-35 $5 1861
The Indian Princess design is a legendary type within the Confederate series. Records indicate that there are only 7,160 printed and just 116 known to have survived. This example has excellent signatures and pretty darn nice centering for the issue. This note has been restored because it was either severed in half or very nearly so. The restoration removed a stain and poorly done patch was removed. This note is new to the census with serial #1015 or possibly #1013. PMG notes: restoration.
Grade: PMG Fine 12 Net   
Lot #15631 - Confederate Notes - ($ 12,000.00 - $ 18,000.00)
T-35 $5 1861
Here we have a choice of two similarly graded Indian Princess notes. This note has excellent color and centering, along with restoration as indicated by PCGS. The overall appearance of this example may be better than the other but both are so rare it's hard to have to offer two notes so similar together. This one carried a price tag of over $20,000 but today it can be bought at auction with an opening bid of $7,200. Bid your best. PCGS notes: cut out cancelled, cancellation replaced, design redrawn.
Grade: PCGS Fine 12 Apparent   
Lot #15632 - Confederate Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
T-38 $2 September 2, 1861
The look of this T-38 is vastly superior to most examples that we encounter. The note is bright, well signed, and particularly well margined for this type. There are a couple of small repairs seen from the back but they are relatively minor and do little to interfere with the appeal of this note. A lower three digit serial number is also a plus. The Newman note graded PCGS AU 55 Apparent and sold for $2000.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15633 - Confederate Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
T-41 $100 December 4, 1862 J. Whatman Watermark
PF-13. One of the few nice CU examples we have come across of this variety which Fricke estimates as Rarity 7. The J. Whatman 1862 watermark is easy to see. The Newman note only graded XF 40 but it sold for over $500.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #15634 - Confederate Items - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
T-42 $2 1862
A beautiful and fully framed T-42 that has the quality that dreams are made of. This was the earliest Confederate Deuce. Few are found with this quality paper or centering. PMG notes: as made paper thinning.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #15635 - Confederate Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
T-43 $2 June 2, 1862
A somewhat better Confederate type with the green "TWO" overprint. The Newman piece sold a few months ago for just under $400 and that was a PCGS Apparent VF 30.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #15636 - Confederate Items - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
T-43 $2 June 1862
A scarce and pleasing type in this grade.
Grade: PMG VF 20   
Lot #15637 - Confederate Items - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,000.00)
T-45 $1 1862
This example has amazing paper quality and the cut is by far the better of the pair listed here. Only the left end is a bit close.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #15638 - Confederate Items - ($ 700.00 - $ 900.00)
T-45 $1 1862
Great as a consecutive pair but a drunken worker must have cut this. Otherwise the note is lovely with a single corner fold.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #15639 - Confederate Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
T-45 $1 June 2, 1862 Fully Framed
A very nice grade for a T-45 note but with so much more going for it. PMG has commented Rust, which in fact seems to be two spots of foxing in the left margin. The printing quality of this piece is sensational. The green "ONE" overprint looks as if it were applied yesterday and the margins can be described as boardwalk.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 Net   
Lot #15640 - Confederate Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
T-49 $100 December 2, 1862
T-49 notes look just like T-56 and T-65 but they are much scarcer. The Newman note graded AU 58PPQ and sold for $576.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53 EPQ   
Lot #15641 - Confederate Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
T-56 $100 1863
Cr 403/7. This is a lovely, high quality example of this type. Great centering and excellent color.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58   
Lot #15642 - Confederate Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
T-57 $50 April 6, 1863
Near gem T-57 notes are not easy to come by. This one is fully framed and has excellent color.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15643 - Confederate Items - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
T-57 $50 1863
An interesting, high quality pair that are both third-party graded. One note grades Abt. New 53 PPQ and the other is Apparent Ch. New 63 with notation: missing lower left corner. Two piece lot.
Grade: PCGS Graded   
Lot #15644 - Confederate Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
T-64 $500 February 17, 1864
Certainly one of the most popular of all Confederate types due to the portrait of Stonewall Jackson at lower right. A solid Choice CU piece with strong visual impact.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #15645 - Confederate Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
T-65 $100 Havana Counterfeit Identical Serial Number Pair February 17, 1864
These Havana counterfeits have always been rather popular with Confederate collectors of all stripes. What makes this pair so intriguing, aside from the high grade and gorgeous look, is that they both have the same 333335 serial number.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15646 - Confederate Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
T-65 $100 February 17, 1864 Havana Counterfeit
A lovely example of this increasingly desirable T-65 contemporary counterfeit. There is a sizeable "as made" wrinkle to the left of center.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15647 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Connecticut - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Norwich Shetucket Bank $1 Remainder
The highest grade example we have seen by at least a couple of points. Family scene at center flanked by large red "1" protectors. The Newman $1 note graded 65PQ and brought about $250.
Grade: PMG Superb Gem UNC 68 EPQ   
Lot #15648 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Florida - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Tallahassee Bank of Florida $10
1843. Haxby 65-G30a. Beautifully executed, issued note from a popular state capital. Lovely paper quality with a couple edge splits and a few insignificant tiny areas of ink erosion. Just lovely.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15649 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Georgia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Morgan Bank of Morgan $50 Proof
GA-235 G18. Steaming central locomotive vignette. Printed on bright, white paper with four small HPC along the bottom signature lines. A small tear at top accounts for the net grade. A much scarcer high denomination proof that first sold publicly for over $500 back in 2009.
Grade: PMG UNC 62 Net   
Lot #15650 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Indiana - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Lexington, Indiana Territory Indiana Manufacturing Co. $1 May 10, 1815
A lovely Ch. AU note that was signed and issued from Lexington, Indiana Territory.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #15651 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Indiana - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Lexington, Indiana Territory Indiana Manufacturing Co. $3 May 16, 1815
A wonderful denomination for this signed and issued early note from the Indiana Manufacturing Co. in Lexington, Indiana Territory.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15652 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Indiana - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Lexington, Indiana Territory Indiana Manufacturing Co. $5 July 4, 1815
Dated on Independence Day, July 4, 1815 from the Indiana Territory. Signed and issued.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #15653 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Indiana - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Notre Dame University Bank $25
186_. As good an advertising note as you can ever find. I think payable in tuition if you have sufficient consideration from the University Bank. The note has a wonderful steamboat vignette across the top with George Washington a the right and a farmer on the left. Hard to get better than this, and these are rarely ever available for sale.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15654 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Iowa - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Dubuque Lumbermen's Bank $3
Oakes 55-3. September 1, 1857. PCGS notes splits, tears, ink stain. Bold red "THREE" protector below a shipping scene. E.L. Fuller was an unregulated private banker who operated in three states: Illinois, Iowa and Michigan. The Newman $3 note graded PCGS VF 20 and sold for over $1000.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #15655 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Kentucky - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Russellville Southern Bank of Kentucky $5 Proof
KY-285 G336a. Hughes 745. A picturesque proof with central barnyard scene with bold "FIVE" protector below. Lower left oval portrait used on the T-32 Confederate notes. This is the highest grade proof we have seen for any denomination of this series. This first sold for over $400 a half dozen years ago.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #15656 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Maryland - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Baltimore American Bank $5
ABNCo Proof. Hole punch cancelled. A lovely Proof with red counters and beautiful vignettes with the tall ship at the center.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ   
Lot #15657 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Massachusetts - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Newburyport Newburyport Bank $1
MA-921 G8. December 1, 1840. A short-lived bank that was in existence from 1836-1841. A central vignette of the charming town of Newburyport, flanked by a tall ship at left. PMG notes some minor ink burn. The Newman $3 note was quite unappealing and still sold for over $200.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #15658 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Michigan - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
Tecumseh Bank of Tecumseh $5
MI-435 G30a. August 22, 1859. A fully green tinted note with varying degrees of green shading. One of the nicest we have encountered.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50 EPQ   
Lot #15659 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Minnesota - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
St. Anthony's Falls Merchants & Mechanics Bank $5
A seldom seen remainder.
Grade: VF +   
Lot #15660 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Mississippi - ($ 350.00 - $ 450.00)
Port Gibson Bank of Port Gibson $10 1830s
MS185 G22. This bank operated for a few years in the late 1830s. This is a lovely unissued note in excellent condition. Portrait of Henry Clay at left. Maiden seated at center; steam barge loaded with cotton bales behind.
Grade: CU   
Lot #15661 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Missouri - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
St. Louis Exchange Bank of St. Louis $5 Proof
MO-10 G38. A highly desirable proof that originally came from a four-subject proof sheet acquired over twenty years ago.
Grade: PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ   
Lot #15662 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New Jersey - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Phillipsburgh Phillipsburgh Bank $1 Proof
NJ-455 G2a. Central vignette of train passing under a bridge. Steel workers at lower right. Full length red lathe tint. PCGS notes "splits, tears and damage". A really scarce proof. Originally offered in a 2016 Stacks/Bowers sale with an estimate of $1750-$2750; much more reasonable here.
Grade: PCGS Apparent Abt. New 50   
Lot #15663 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Buffalo Buffalo City Bank $10 Proof
NY-365 G8. A trio of allegorical females (The Arts, Ceres, and Navigation) at center. A lovely black and white proof.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #15664 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
New York Tradesmens Bank of the City of New York $5 Proof
NY-1940 G32. In 1864 this bank became Tradesmens National Bank, charter 570. A black and white proof with a rather well groomed Marquis de Lafayette standing at right. The Peter Mayer collection had a $5 note, which graded VF with large tears and paper pulls, sell for over $350 a couple of years ago. The current offering is vastly superior.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #15665 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > North Carolina - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Washington Bank of Washington $4 November 1, 1861
G-8a. This note is commonly found as a remainder but is quite rare fully issued as this one. Beautiful central vignettes of Indians, maids, children and shield. George Washington at upper left; Martha Washington at lower right. Fully issued and dated, with nice pen signatures of M. Stevenson, Cashier, and James E. Hoyt, President. A lovely fully issued example of this popular denomination and type.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15666 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Charleston Bank of the State of South Carolina $1 Proof
SC-45 G26b. Sheheen 543. Easily the highest graded proof we have seen of any Charleston bank or state entity. A real prize that should not be overlooked.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #15667 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Harrisburg Harrisburg Bank $1 Proof
PA-170 G20a. Hoober 148-4. A near gem proof that should please the fussiest of collectors.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15668 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Lewisburg Lewisburg Bank $5 Proof
PA-240 G4b. Hoober 191-5. Not scarce but a striking black and orange proof that presents very well. The margins and centering are indicative of a much better grade.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15669 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Norristown Bank of Montgomery County $100 Proof
PA-365 G62. A damn rare $100 proof and the only one we have encountered. Nearly UNC in terms of detail but with lots of tears, tape repairs and missing pieces. All of the high denomination proofs of this series are rare. Stacks sold a $50 proof that was of similar grade and with similar damage for $675. They also sold the $500 and $1000 proofs for $7000 and $8000 respectively.
Grade: Abt. UNC Detail   
Lot #15670 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Philadelphia Manufacturers & Mechanics Bank $10 Proof
PA-450 G42a. A superior quality proof in terms of eye appeal since it faces up like a broadly margined gem and then some. There is a small tape repair strip on the back near bottom center.
Grade: UNC   
Lot #15671 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Pottsville Farmers Bank of Schuylkill County $1 August 1, 1861
PA-605. S5. A very rare and seldom seen spurious issue from this bank originally located in Schuylkill Haven. Boy rests among wheat at center; woman stands with horn at left, George Washington at lower right.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15672 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Pottsville $5 Proof Miners Bank of Pottsville
PA-575 G8. A really scarce black and white proof that became the Miners National Bank of Pottsville, charter 649. This same proof sold in a Stacks/Bowers sale a year ago for $400.
Grade: PCGS New 62   
Lot #15673 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Tioga Tioga County Bank $100 Proof
PA-640 G14a. India paper only. Full ochre tint with small white outlined "100" protectors. The highest denomination from this series and rare. Some paper pulls at bottom from cancellations and a tape repair on back. The only other auction record we can find for this denomination was a nice Choice CU piece that Stacks/Bowers sold for $1880.
Grade: UNC   
Lot #15674 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Waynesburg Farmers & Drovers Bank of Waynesburg $5 Proof
PA-695-G6. A much scarcer proof type and one that should be avidly sought after by Obsolete collectors.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63   
Lot #15675 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Pennsylvania - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
West Chester Bank of Chester County $5-5-10-20 Uncut Sheet
This is a lovely proof sheet by Draper and Underwood. India paper on card.
Grade: UNC Proof   
Lot #15676 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > South Carolina - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Charleston State Bank $20 Proof
Sheheen 441. A good black and white proof on the State Bank.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15677 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Tennessee - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Memphis $10 Commercial Bank of Tennessee
TN-95 G30a. Garland 601. A superbly red tinted issue that presents with bold signatures and serial number. A handsome issue Civil War era series that was produced a few months after Union forces occupied Memphis.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45   
Lot #15678 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Virginia - ($ 650.00 - $ 850.00)
Manassas Manassas Gap Rail Road Co $2 July 1, 1861
The Manassas Gap Railroad was chartered on March 9, 1850 and was headquartered in Alexandria, Va. It was the first railroad to move Confederate troops during the Civil War. This is the only issuer of currency to bear the name Manassas - the site of two major Civil War battles!
Grade: F/VF   
Lot #15679 - Obsolete Notes & Miscellaneous Items > Washington - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Puget Sound Co-Operative Colony 5¢
This colony was formed in 1887 and this note, more like stamp size, was issued for the Port Angeles Co. group. The plan was to build an ideal collective community, one of many attempted during the era. They built the first saw mill, office building, homes, schools, churches and an opera house.
Grade: AU/UNC   
Lot #15680 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1227 3¢ Vertical Pair Third Issue
Dark curtain multiples are really difficult to come by. This one seems to be as lovely as the day it was printed with a few speck size pulls on the top note.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15681 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1231SP 5¢ First Issue Wide Margin Face
A superior First Issue specimen with great color and near perfect centering. Green Sheet is $330 in Gem 65 and $575 in Superb Gem 67.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66   
Lot #15682 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1232 5¢ Second Issue
A very satisfying Second Issue type note for any gem quality set.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #15683 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1240 10¢ First Issue
A lovely perforated fractional with broad margins and deeply printed inks. In the past year, these have routinely sold for $300-$500 at this grade level. A note that anyone would be proud to own as a type.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #15684 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1246 10¢ Second Issue Inverted Back Surcharge Error
Fractional inverts are always sought after, with this example having inverted bronze surcharges on the back. PCGS notes Pinholes. This note first sold for $230 back in 2004 although it likely traces its origins to an 1894 Chapman brothers sale.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #15685 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1249 10¢ Second Issue Experimental Back
Milton M2E10R.4. PMG notes "as made ink on back", which is some press bed smearing. Back design with bronzing and surcharges normally seen on Fr. 1249. Two half-moon cancels and purple stamped "SPECIMEN" diagonally across the center. The other side shows a large bronze oval.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15686 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1255 10¢ Third Issue
A stunning type note that looks as if it is sorely under graded. The margins are enormous with perfect centering and tons of originality.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #15687 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1257 10¢ Fourth Issue
Wide margins and great centering are seen on this gem Fourth Issue fractional. We have been seeing 67's selling in the $1500 price range and the Green Sheet at this grade level is $400 and $1050 at the 67 grade level. Perhaps the sheet is too low.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #15688 - Fractional Currency - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1272SP 15¢ Third Issue Wide Margin Green Back
A flawless green back 15¢ specimen that will gladly be paired up with any wide margin Grant-Sherman face. Green Sheet is $475 in Gem 65 and $825 in Superb Gem 67.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66   
Lot #15689 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1272SP 15¢ Third Issue Narrow Margin Glued Pair
Even though a glued pair, these are always very popular due to the fact that they are Grant-Sherman notes. PCGS notes the Apparent grade simply for being glued together.
Grade: PCGS Apparent New 61   
Lot #15690 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1279 25¢ First Issue
A subtle corner bend is seen on the upper right corner.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #15691 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1284 25¢ Second Issue
A much better number which really is a sleeper, particularly in gem and near gem grades. These are almost always seen with tighter margins.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15692 - Fractional Currency - ($ 650.00 - $ 950.00)
Fr. 1307 25¢ Fourth Issue
A better variety for this type with blue right end and slightly smaller treasury seal. A real treat at this grade level.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #15693 - Fractional Currency - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1310 50¢ First Issue
PMG's technical assessment of this 50¢ Fractional belies the true beauty possessed by this note. Rich green inks are boldly contrasted against bright white paper surfaces. The margins are wide on all sides and the centering near perfect. This is the description that should be accompanying a gem note.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15694 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1310 50¢ First Issue
The margin is a little close at the top. Otherwise, this is a lovely high denomination perforated note with rich ink colors and bright paper surfaces.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15695 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1312 50¢ First Issue
The technical grade is fairly irrelevant here. Seen with two hulking sheet margins at bottom and right. Displaying the full sheet cutting guidelines on all sides. A truly remarkable note that will be well received.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50 EPQ   
Lot #15696 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1316 50¢ Vertical Strip of Three Second Issue
Any multiple of this better 50¢ fractional variety are rare, with this being the only example we have seen. There are a couple of edge tears at right that go between the notes. Well margined and with good color remaining. This first sold for over $300 back at the May 2005 Central States sale but it does not appear to have been part of O'Mara's collection from that sale. It will likely be many years before another multiple surfaces.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #15697 - Fractional Currency - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1321 50¢ Second Issue Fiber Paper Experimental with Inverted Bronze Surcharges
Milton 2E50R.4b. PCGS mentions that there are minor mounting remnants on the back and edge damage. These are rare with about 8 known.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55   
Lot #15698 - Fractional Currency - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 1325 50¢ Third Issue
A much better "1" and "a" Spinner note with this particular piece showing huge margins and excellent paper.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58   
Lot #15699 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1329 50¢ Third Issue Amanuensis Signatures
A very nice example of this hand-signed Allison-Spinner that simply has a corner tip fold accounting for the grade. What makes this particularly desirable is the signatures. Neither the Allison nor the Spinner signatures were signed by those actual people. Anyone familiar even vaguely with fractional currency knows what those signatures look like and these are not them. Instead these would have been signed by an amanuensis, a person who signs a document or something similar under the authority of that person. These are actually quite rare as such and worthy of considerable attention.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58   
Lot #15700 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1335 50¢ Third Issue
A much better Spinner subtype with the "A-2-6-5" surcharges on the back. Deep embossing and bright bronzing attest to its originality.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55 PPQ   
Lot #15701 - Fractional Currency - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1338 50¢ Third Issue
A far better Friedberg number for this type and one that is even a sleeper by your cataloger's estimation. It has a trio of abundant margins, great color, bold bronze and tons of overall visual appeal. Rare in CU grades and plenty scarce as a nice AU note. The last one we saw for sale realized close to $600 a year ago; that note was a PMG AU 55 EPQ and it had tight margins on all sides. The present offering is vastly superior.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55   
Lot #15702 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1343 50¢ Third Issue
PCGS notes an as-made paper imperfection left of center. Green Sheet is $250 in CU 60.
Grade: PCGS New 62   
Lot #15703 - Fractional Currency - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1345 50¢ Third Issue
A better Justice number with "1" position indicator. An upper corner bend accounts for the assigned grade. Otherwise it would likely have been a gem or nearly so since it has superb margins on all sides which are well clear of the frame lines. A wonderful piece.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #15704 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1348 50¢ Third Issue
A very desirable "1" and "a" red back Justice note. It is a decent VF with a large repaired tear right of center. Nonetheless, since most of these are nice CU notes that will cost thousands, this will offer a more satisfying alternative for the budget-conscious collector.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15705 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1358 50¢ Third Issue
A pretty note with only a smaller left margin precluding the gem grade from being assigned.
Grade: PMG UNC 62 EPQ   
Lot #15706 - Fractional Currency - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1360 50¢ Third Issue
A better Fr. number with "1" on face position indicator. A healthy looking green back Justice with some corner handling accounting for the grade.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58 PPQ   
Lot #15707 - Fractional Currency - ($ 325.00 - $ 575.00)
Fr. 1366 50¢ Third Issue
A better green back Justice subtype with widely spaced surcharges. Bright and very attractive with good margins and minimal handling. The Newman note was a fairly unappealing 62PPQ that realized about $500.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 53   
Lot #15708 - Fractional Currency - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1368 50¢ Third Issue
A much better variety with "1" on face position indicator and widely spaced surcharges. Through the holder the handling is difficult to discern and it has all the appeal of a solid Choice New example. Even at this grade level these sell for several hundred dollars.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58 PPQ   
Lot #15709 - Fractional Currency - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1369 50¢ Third Issue
Another scarcer green back Justice note with widely spaced surcharges. This one has the "a" on face position indicator. A note that is actually rare in CU grade.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50 PPQ   
Lot #15710 - Fractional Currency - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1374 50¢ Fourth Issue
Lincoln Fractionals are one of the most popular, if not the most popular, fractional types. The Green Sheet lists this at $1200 in Ch CU 64.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15711 - Fractional Currency - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1374 50¢ Fourth Issue
A bright and very well margined example of this Lincoln type.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15712 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 10,000.00)
Fr. 1815-G $1 1988-A Chicago G-Y Cutting Error
Incredible cutting error with sheet fed obliquely into cutting knives. The G-Y block was not released in uncut sheet form. Further, there is a partial transfer offset of the green Treasury seal above the serial numbers, suggesting a fold occurred elsewhere resulting in the mistake. An error of epic proportions. There is nothing remotely similar in the 4th edition of the Bart reference. Adding to the allure is the presence of two different serial numbers. A note for the ages. PMG notes: wet ink seal transfer.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15713 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1908-G $1 1974 Chicago G-A Wet Ink Transfer
Wet ink transfers just do not come with better impressions than this. Simply outstanding.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15714 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1909-B $1 1977 New York
A very impressive error note with a bold 80% offset of the back on the face. The note also has the red B.E.P. rejection mark, making for a quite eye-catching appearance.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15715 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1911-E $1 1981 Richmond E-A Cutting Error
$1.25 note with flag from adjacent note at lower right containing the entire "1" denomination indicator.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #15716 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1913-D $1 1985 Cleveland D-A Over Inking
A consecutive pair of hugely over inked $1 FRN. Very rare this lovely and extreme. The faces are normal. Two piece lot.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15717 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1917-A $1 1988-A Boston A-F Web Note - Inverted Overprint
Mere handful of inverted overprints on web notes recorded in the Bart census, with examples appearing very infrequently at auction. Presenting much nicer than the assigned grade. This wildly rare misprint, from an experimental press, carries a R-6 designation and value of $2,500 in XF in the Bart reference.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35   
Lot #15718 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1930-B $1 2003-A New York B-B Mismatched Serials
A lovely and high grade example of the mismatched serial number error.
Grade: PCGS Superb Gem New 68 PPQ   
Lot #15719 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1935-B $2 1976 H-A/B-A Mismatch
Prefix letters don't match. Fascinating mistake on a tantalizing denomination.
Grade: Gem New   
Lot #15720 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1935-H $2 1976 St. Louis H-A Offset
A bold offset, face to back, of more than 80% of the face impression.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15721 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1936-F $2 1995 Atlanta F-A Offset
A rarely seen full back to face offset on a $2 FRN. Lot includes the bookends. The error note grades Gem New 66 PPQ and the bookends are Gem New 65 PPQ. Three piece lot.
Grade: PCGS Graded   
Lot #15722 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1938-F $2 2003-A Atlanta F-A Seal Missing
A rare and desirable $2 Error with the green Treasury seal missing, presumably from an obstruction. Sure to see active interest.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15723 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1975-L $5 1977-A San Francisco L-B Mismatch Serial
Mismatch serial #445/455. These are always sought after.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15724 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1985-L $5 1995 San Francisco L-B Shift
This error is a bold, angled shift to the left with over inking at the top of the note. It's really a double error. Slightly toned paper.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #15725 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2070-G $20 1969-C Chicago G-C Shift
A major shift of the third printing.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15726 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2073-C $20 1981 Philadelphia C-A Shift
A weird and messed up sheet would have caused this oddly shifted third printing.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #15727 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 2073-G $20 1981 Chicago G-C Wet Ink Transfer
A bold impression on this back to face wet ink transfer.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15728 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2075-G $20 1985 Chicago G-F Shift
The district seal is shifted and only the top half is showing at the bottom of the note. A huge shift.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15729 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2171-A $100 1981-A Boston Offset
A 100% complete offset of the front (second print) onto the back. Bold transfer, most especially for this high denomination. A striking misprint missing from many collections.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #15730 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2172-B $100 1988 New York Misaligned Face
Dramatic shift left and downward with portion design missing and enormous margins on top and at right. Really exciting on a $100 denomination!
Grade: AU   
Lot #15731 - Error Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2173-B $100 1990 New York B-C Wet Ink Transfer
This $100 has a wet ink transfer of the back on the face.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #15732 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 350.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1500 $1 1928 A-A
A lovely $1 red seal with exceptional color and centering.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15733 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1500 $1 1928 A-A
A nearly Gem red seal US note.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15734 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1502 $2 1928-A B-A
A scarce 'A' series that is very fresh.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15735 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1503 $2 1928-B B-A
A nice, fresh UNC and it's the key to the set.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15736 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 1504* $2 1928-C* *-A
A gorgeous early red seal star with a single light center fold. The Green Sheet has proclaimed that this should be $825 in AU 50 grade.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #15737 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 1505* $2 1928D* *-A
A fresh and well centered example of this early red seal star. The embossing is clearly visible through the holder and the ink colors are bright red. Not so easy to locate in gem grade.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #15738 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1509* $2 1953* *-A Autograph
A very scarce $2 Red Seal star autographed by Ivy Baker Priest, an extreme combination.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15739 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1513* $2 1963 #*00000348A
Three digit star on a two dollar red seal. These have performed admirably in prior sales, which some fetching $700.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15740 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1513* $2 1963 #*00000351A
Three digit star on a two dollar red seal. These have performed admirably in prior sales, which some fetching $700.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15741 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1514* $2 1963-A* *-A
Over the past dozen years we have seen lots (and lots, and lots.....) of third party graded notes that left you scratching your head wondering how they arrived at their conclusion. This is not such a note. It has been endowed with boardwalk margins, dead on centering, and crackerjack embossing. PMG also notes "Great Embossing."
Grade: PMG Superb Gem UNC 68 EPQ   
Lot #15742 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1527* $5 1928-B* *-A
A lightly handled early $5 star note with originality that is palpable. A very desirable note in a grade that gives collectors excellent balance between price and quality.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 53 PPQ   
Lot #15743 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1528 $5 1928-B E-A Mule
A flawless example of this scarcer Mule variety with E-A block. If the bottom margin was as wide as the other three this would be one of the nicest superb gems available.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #15744 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1528* $5 1928-C* *-A Mule
A very scarce Legal Tender Mule star that should not be overlooked. Just a few months ago we saw a 35PPQ example sell for $900.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #15745 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1530* $5 1928-E* *-A
A much better early $5 star note that has breathtaking paper quality and which oozes originality. The Green Sheet is $750 at this grade level.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15746 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1551 $100 1966-A A-A
First of two consecutive specimens boasting fire engine red overprint, superb centering, blast white paper, deep embossing. Through the slab, this and the next lot appear Superb Gem.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #15747 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1551 $100 1966-A A-A
The last of the Legal Tenders and a spectacular finish to the type. Like the preceding lot, to which this is consecutive, it boasts every attribute visible of a Superb Gem designation.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #15748 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1601 $1 1928-A Y-A
A superb Funny Back note.
Grade: PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ   
Lot #15749 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1601* $1 1928-A *-A
First of two consecutive star replacement notes. While the back centering is a bit less than perfect to the millimeter, the front is spot on and this easily could be in a Gem holder.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15750 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1601* $1 1928-A* *-A
A really pretty Funny Back star note that falls just short of the gem grade. The Green Sheet lists this at $415 in this grade.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15751 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1601* $1 1928-A *-A
Equally stunning replacement as the lot which proceeds it.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ   
Lot #15752 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1603 $1 1928-C G-B
This may well be the scarcest of the series but generally it's thought to be second to the 1928-E.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15753 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 1604 $1 1928-D I-B
A near gem example of this ever-popular semi-key note.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15754 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1605 $1 1928-E I-B
A wonderful quality example of this key to the $1 Silver Certificates. This note has a single center fold but it's fresh and original.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #15755 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 325.00 - $ 575.00)
Fr. 1606* $1 1934* *-A
A lightly circulated example of this better 1934 series Funny Back star. The Green Sheet values this at $300 in AU 50.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50   
Lot #15756 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 325.00 - $ 575.00)
Fr. 1607 $1 1935 #H00000020A
A gorgeous Gem example of this better 1935 "plain" series with a low two-digit serial number.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #15757 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1616* $1 1935-G* No Motto *-G
Forty-eight examples. Nearly consecutive with two notes missing from the run. All are pack fresh, with good centering and sterling paper. These tend to sell for $40-$50 each at this grade level.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #15758 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
1935-Series $1 Pack
Original pack of 1935-era Silvers all grading Ch. New or better, with most full Gem status. Although the pack is original to the era, it does not contain consecutive notes. Instead there are long and short runs from different series offering the collector or reseller plenty of opportunities
Grade: Ch. New or Better   
Lot #15759 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1650 $5 1934 #A00000018A
A very Gem, low serial #18 note that matches the $10 Silver listed here. This is a scarce low number issue to find, especially with the matching $10 available as well.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #15760 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1653* $5 1934-C* *-A
Mountainous embossing and blazing blue inks give this early Silver Certificate star all the pop that it needs. Green Sheet lists this at $310 in this grade.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #15761 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1654* $5 1934-D* Wide *-A
A $5 star Silver Certificate that appears to be befitting of the assigned grade.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #15762 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1654* $5 1934-D* Narrow *-A
About as close to the gem grade as you can get without actually getting there. A premium example for the grade. Much scarcer narrow variety.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15763 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1701 $10 1934 #A00000018A
Low serial #18 that matches the $5 Silver listed here. The third printing is centered just a bit low.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #15764 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1702* $10 1934-A* *-A
A really wonderful early star note in a grade that is tough to obtain. The Green Sheet brings this in at $1325 in Ch. CU 64 and auction results from the past year confirm that valuation.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15765 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1702 $10 1934-A A-A Late Finished Plate 87
Many times scarcer than the commonly seen Face Plate 86. Evenly circulated with good color and fresh paper surfaces. We just saw an AU sell for around $1500 and although this won't get that far it could make a run.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #15766 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1703 $10 1934-B B-A
A series from which notes are overwhelmingly found in Fine and VF grade. This is a very bright and original AU and it should surpass the Green Sheet valuation of $575 in AU 50.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50 PPQ   
Lot #15767 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1705 $10 1934-D Wide B-A
High grade $10 Silver Certificates have always been high on the want lists of small size collectors.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #15768 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1705 $10 1934-D B-A Wide
There are only 19 recorded examples in the census and none are higher quality than this broad margined Gem.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #15769 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1706 $10 1953 A-A
A consecutive pair of Gem examples. One is graded 65 EPQ and the other is 66 EPQ.
Grade: PMG Graded   
Lot #15770 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1707 $10 1953-A A-A
A key later date $10 Silver Certificate that certainly appears to have the margins and centering to have qualified for a better grade.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15771 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1707* $10 1953-A* *-A
A scarce star that appears similar to most seen.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #15772 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1850-B $5 1929 New York #B00001125A
Low serial number FRBNs always hold a special place in the hearts of small size collectors.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15773 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1850-D $5 1929 Cleveland D-A
This is an excellent grade for this Cleveland $5 FRBN. There is only a single 67 graded at either service.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #15774 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1850-D* 5 1929* Cleveland D-*
There are only 14 star notes listed and this is the lowest known serial #8871*.
Grade: PCGS XF 40 PPQ   
Lot #15775 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1850-H $5 1929 St. Louis #H00000500A
This is a really desirable $5 FRBN that checks off a lot of boxes. It is a problem free example from the semi-key St. Louis district. It has a lower three digit serial number and, in this case, an even hundred serial number. Brimming with eye appeal due to the fact that it is a single digit away from reading all zeroes. Worth several hundred dollars simply as a VF note from this elusive district, its value will be greatly augmented once the fancy number bidders get a hold of it.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #15776 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1850-L $5 1929 San Francisco L-A
This is a pleasing example of the scarce and desirable $5 San Francisco. This note needs no apologies. There are only 95 serial numbers recorded.
Grade: PMG VF 20   
Lot #15777 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1860-C $10 1929 Philadelphia C-A
PCGS has only graded two at this grade level and one 66PPQ. Neither service has seen anything they deemed to be a superb gem. For what it's worth, this note looks really good for only a 65. A very challenging district at the gem grade level and one that should be well received.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #15778 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1870-H $20 1929 St. Louis H-A
A premium example for the grade with boardwalk margins, exceptional centering and flawless paper. Each service has only graded a single 67 better than this note. Green Sheet is $400 at this grade level.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #15779 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1880-B $50 1929 New York B-A
High-grade $50 and $100 FRBNs are always cherished by the collecting community. This lovely piece should inspire multiple bids in an effort to obtain it.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15780 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1880-B* $50 1929* New York B-*
High denomination FRBN stars are always in great demand. This note has a lower four digit serial number.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #15781 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1880-L $50 1929 San Francisco L-A
Not the most original note that we have ever come across but it looks like a solid Choice CU example so someone will want it.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #15782 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 1890-B $100 1929 New York B-A
A fresh pack of 10 notes with a strap stamped December 14, 1944 at what appears to be Greenpoint, NY. Rarely seen these days.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15783 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1890-D $100 1929 Cleveland D-A
Superb Gems are actually a rarity for this Cleveland district so collectors are left to scramble about for the prettiest gems they can find. The Green Sheet is $575 at this grade level.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #15784 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1890-K $100 1929 Dallas K-A
A decent example of this better Dallas FRBN with a four digit serial number.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #15785 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1900-I* $1 1963* Minneapolis I-*
Seventy-two consecutive examples. A great run of Minneapolis stars from this first $1 Small Size FRN series. The last note has a light corner fold. Only 5 million printed with a price guide value of $15 in Ch. CU.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15786 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 1902-L $1 1963-B San Francisco L-G
Original pack of 100 notes. We know these are only lowly Barr notes but as an original pack they are desirable and these all look to be screaming gems. The last couple packs that have sold in auctions were Ch. CU and topped the $300 mark each. This group should easily best that figure.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15787 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1915 & 1916 $1 1988-A A-L Set
Approximately 132 different blocks plus approximately 139 duplicates. These have not been checked for better blocks, so a field day for the specialist collector or dealer. There are no stars. Approximately 271 piece lot.
Grade: Ch. New or Better   
Lot #15788 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1923-A $1 1995 Web Boston A-C
Original pack of 100 notes. Plate combination 1/10. A superb and absolutely flawless pack of web notes with each and every piece bearing huge margins, bright surfaces and luminescent inks.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15790 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 3001-K $1 2013 Dallas #K22222222A
Deuces never lose, or so they say, and eight of them are many. There must be a minor corner fold, otherwise the note looks Gem.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #15791 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 425.00 - $ 850.00)
Lot of $1 & $20 Radar Notes
Collector or dealer group of radar or palindrome serial numbers. There are 29 $1 radars, each of these is the coveted two digit radar variety. The $20 is colorized and has three digit radar. Tremendous value here. Thirty piece lot.
Grade: Ch. New or Better   
Lot #15792 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1935* A-L $2 1976* A-L District Set
Only the Kansas City note has seen circulation (XF/AU or AU). The other 11 stars are all UNC. Twelve piece lot.
Lot #15793 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1935-J* $2 1976* Kansas City J-* Uncut Sheet of Four Notes
I'm not sure if I have ever offered or seen one of these before.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15794 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1939-K* $2 2009* Dallas K-*
Original pack of 100 notes. A superior pack of these modern Dallas stars which should all holder very high. The last individual note we saw was a PMG 66 EPQ sell for $60.
Grade: Superb Gem CU   
Lot #15795 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1951-A $5 1928-A Boston A-A
This Boston numbered district note is quite a challenge to find in gem and near gem grades. The last gem we saw sell a couple of years ago for over $2000 and typically nice 64's sell in the upper hundreds.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15796 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1951-G $5 1928-A Chicago G-A
Tied with a host of others for Top Pop at PMG with a single 67 at PCGS. Not a scarce note by numbered district standards but as nice as they come.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #15797 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1951-L $5 1928-A San Francisco L-A
Four consecutive notes in fresh, original UNC. A peachy run of number notes.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15798 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1956-D* $5 1934* DGS Mule Cleveland D-*
A wonderful high grade example of this much scarcer Mule star note. A couple of years ago the consecutive note to this one sold for over $750 as a gem. We don't want to imply that the grading service is wrong but it should be noted that through the holder we cannot spot any flaws.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58 PPQ   
Lot #15799 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1956-J* $5 1934* DGS Mule Kansas City J-*
A darn scarce star note with PCGS only having graded two AU notes equal to or better than this splendid piece.
Grade: PCGS XF 45   
Lot #15800 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1978-K $5 1985 Dallas #K11111111B
Solid serial number K11111111B adds tons of value to this modern Dallas FRN. Common $1 FRNs at this grade level seem to garner prices in the mid-hundreds. Fives are less common.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #15801 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1981-F $5 1988-A Atlanta #F33333333C
A solid serial number three note that was printed at the Fort Worth facility.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15802 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2000-F* $10 1928* Atlanta F-*
A moderately circulated example of this very scarce Atlanta numbered district star.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15803 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2004-K $10 1934 Light Green Seal Dallas K-A
Even though there are plenty of nice CU examples out there, this LGS Dallas note is always in demand. Last May, the consecutive note to this one (ex: Jeff Jones) was this same grade and sold for $376.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #15804 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2016-F* $10 1963* Atlanta F-*
A really scarce Atlanta star from this tough 1963 "plain" series. Everything about this note screams out gem but the top margin is not quite as broad as the others.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15805 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2016-L* $10 1963* San Francisco L-*
A perusal of the Big Three auction houses show that no one has sold a San Francisco star from this scarcer 1963 plain series......and there is a good reason for that. This note is rare. The winner gets bragging rights over all his friends.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15806 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 2042-L $10 2013 San Francisco #ML66666666B
Check out this beauty with the solid 6 serial number. These newer solids do not seem to be very available and the colorized notes are cool.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #15807 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2050-I $20 1928 Minneapolis I-A
A really pretty example of this much scarcer Minneapolis numbered district note.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15808 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2057-D* $20 1934-C* Cleveland D-* Old Back
A scarce early FRN star with this being the Old Back variety. Between the two services only three notes have been graded better than this one. Superb originality is clearly visible.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15809 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 2051-D* $20 1934-A* Cleveland D-*
This newly discovered star is only the third one known!
Grade: VF   
Lot #15810 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2065-K $20 1963 Dallas K-A
Tied for Top Pop at PMG. A great Dallas FRN from this much scarcer 1963 series. Enormously margined and wonderfully centered. It appears to have deserved every point of its third party grade.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #15811 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 2095-G $20 2009 Chicago #JG00000001C SOI Press
The #1 notes seem to be really scarce from these newer series colorized $20s. This #1 has a small split near the top right. PMG notes: tear.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #15812 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2101-A $50 1928-A Dark Green Seal Boston A-A
A trivial degree of handling must be to blame for the AU 58 grade since we cannot see anything through the holder.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #15813 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 2101-J $50 1928-A Kansas City J-A
With a printing of well under a million the Kansas City district is pretty darn scarce for this early FRN series. Auction records and grading pop reports bear that out. The Jones example sold last year for over $700 and graded PMG 64, although it was missing the EPQ designation. There is only a single note better at either service.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15814 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2102-D $50 1934 Light Green Seal Cleveland #D00021212A
If not a true fancy serial number, this is certainly cute to say the least. A better light green seal piece.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #15815 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2102-H $50 1934 Dark Green Seal St. Louis H-A
Tied for Top Pop with two others at PCGS. A quick check of auction archives will show you that light green seal notes outnumber their dark green seal cousins by multiples.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #15816 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2102-K $50 1934 Light Green Seal Dallas K-A
A darn scarce light green seal note from the Dallas district that sure looks better than just Choice CU. In the past year we have seen a couple of 64PQ notes approach the $1000 mark.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #15817 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 2103-B* $50 1934-A* Mule New York B-*
Very few of these early $50 star notes seem to reach auction and just as few have achieved any kind of CU grade. This note is a slightly wider top margin from the gem grade level.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ   
Lot #15818 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 2104-C* $50 1934-B* Philadelphia C-*
This same note first sold back in February 2005 as part of the Taylor Family collection. It sold for over $800 that day and should likely bring a pretty penny more in this day and age.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35   
Lot #15819 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2105-D* $50 1934-C* Mule Cleveland D-*
Although there are a modicum of light folds, the eye appeal is that of a superior grade. All of the 1934 B, C, and D series stars are scarce to rare.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #15820 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 850.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 2107-B $50 1950 New York B-A
Here is a 10 piece lot of New York FRNs in lovely condition.
Grade: AU   
Lot #15821 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2112-G $50 1950-E Chicago G-A
For only the Choice New grade, this $50 FRN has superior margins and centering.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ   
Lot #15822 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2117-F* $50 1969-C* Atlanta F-*
A perky $50 star note that first sold for about $375 a half dozen years ago. Everything about this note embodies the qualities that we expect to see from gem caliber currency.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #15823 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2119-E* $50 1977* Richmond E-*
A lot of closet rarities are hiding out in these more recent star issues.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #15824 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2150-J $100 1928 Kansas City J-A
This Kansas City numbered district is rather difficult to find in nice CU grade. A faint fold is found to the far left.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58   
Lot #15825 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2151-C $100 1928-A Philadelphia C-A
A nice, fresh UNC with average centering.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15826 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2151-K $100 1928-A Dallas K-A
A darn scarce early Dallas FRN with only a single CU example at either service. That note, graded PCGS New 62PPQ, sold for $1880 five years ago.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55   
Lot #15827 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2152-E $100 1934 Light Green Seal Richmond E-A
A lovely example of this much scarcer Richmond light green seal which has three large margins and deep, original embossing.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15828 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 2152-I $100 1934 Dark Green Seal Minneapolis I-A
A healthy Minneapolis FRN that has good margins and fresh paper.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #15829 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2155-E* $100 1934-C* Richmond E-*
Only a handful of these Richmond stars are listed anywhere and almost all of them appear to fall right in the VF grade range. PMG notes "pinholes". At this grade level these always seem headed toward the thousand dollar threshold.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35   
Lot #15830 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 2155-G $100 1934-C Chicago G-A
A splendid example from this better 1934-C issue, a series from which gems are few and far between. This note sold for around $1750 in 2014.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #15831 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 2155-H* $100 1934-C* St. Louis H-*
A rare star note in every sense of the word with only a handful known. PMG notes "ink". The first example from the Jones collection sold last year for about $750 and that was in a PCGS VF 30 Apparent holder.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #15832 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2156-F $100 1934-D Mule Atlanta F-A
A much better Atlanta district note from this scarcer "1934-D" series piece. A single center fold accounts for the grade. Nice CU examples sell for many hundreds of dollars.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55 PPQ   
Lot #15833 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2157-D $100 1950 Cleveland D-A
Exceptionally well centered and with pristine paper surfaces. Middle date hundreds in gem grade are sleepers because there just are not that many of them around.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #15834 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 2157-K* $100 1950* Dallas #K00000028*
Amazing low serial #28 and 'is it a bend or a wrinkle' is the argument. This jewel will no doubt be in demand.
Grade: AU/UNC   
Lot #15835 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2159-H $100 1950-B St. Louis H-A
A really nice middle date St. Louis hundred with few peers.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15836 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 2166-C* $100 1969-C* Philadelphia C-*
Top Pop at both grading services. A modern star hundred of extraordinary quality. After a dozen years in business, there have only been a total of three graded with this being the only CU note. Expect fireworks before the hammer falls.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #15837 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 2173-K $100 1990 Dallas #K77777777A
Here is an extraordinary solid serial #K77777777A, and an old style $100, these are rare. This is the only district, outside of New York, to ever issue a solid serial number. With this serial number all others would be from New York #2 and there could be approximately 15 of these various series of this style. There are no other solid 7s possible on this style $100.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15838 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2188-B $100 2013 New York #MB00004444D
Short solid #MB00004444D kicks off this consignment of colorized $100 fancies.
Grade: Superb Gem New   
Lot #15839 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2188-B $100 2013 New York #MB00005555C & #MB00005555D
The #MB00005555C and matching #MB00005555D short solids; uncommon to pair them up. Two piece lot.
Grade: Superb Gem New   
Lot #15840 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2188-B $100 2013 New York #MB00005678D
Short up ladder #MB00005678D.
Grade: Superb Gem New   
Lot #15841 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2188-B $100 2013 New York #MB00006666C
Another from the run of short solids #MB00006666C.
Grade: Superb Gem New   
Lot #15842 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2188-B $100 2013 New York #MB00006789C
Similar special numbers did well in our last sale.
Grade: Superb Gem New   
Lot #15843 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2188-B $100 2013 New York #MB00007777C
Final opportunity for the fancy number specialist #MB00007777C.
Grade: Superb Gem New   
Lot #15844 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 2200-B $500 1934-A New York B-A
A nice quality $500 that I thought was UNC before it was graded, and I still do. With junk worth $900 there is little price variation.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #15845 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,350.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 2201-I $500 1934 Minneapolis I-A
A light green seal Minneapolis, scarce in nice circ condition. There were 24,000 printed.
Grade: XF   
Lot #15846 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,100.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 2201-I $500 1934 Minneapolis I-A
A light green seal Minneapolis with a tiny edge split at the top. There were only 24,000 printed.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15847 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 2202-F $500 1934-A Atlanta F-A
This lovely $500 was last offered in our 2004 St. Louis auction, Lot 2028. I can see a couple of minor corner folds, ones that would only let it be graded Ch. AU today. I'm not sure how it graded in 2004. The note has three big margins and one of average size.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #15848 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 2202-I $500 1934-A Minneapolis I-A
A well centered and pretty note from the ninth district. A scarce one to find.
Grade: XF   
Lot #15849 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 2202-I $500 1934-A Minneapolis I-A
A sharp, high quality circ note from the ninth district. Excellent originality and color.
Grade: XF   
Lot #15850 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 2210-G $1,000 1928 Chicago G-A
An evenly circulated 1928 Chicago $1,000 with a split and ink mark on the face. These are more popular than ever.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15851 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 3,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 2211-G $1,000 1934 Chicago G-A
This is a lovely Ch. CU $1,000 note from the Chicago district which likely makes it the most available for a type collector. The color and body are excellent but the centering as printed and cut is only average. A high denomination note that should be a bargain as compared to the price of lower grade or 'as is' note these days. This should be an excellent opportunity.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15852 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 2,700.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 2212-L $1,000 1934-A San Francisco L-A
A gorgeous $1,000 Ch. AU with a single fold but completely fresh and original. A lovely note, much better than the quality you get for not much less.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #15853 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300,000.00 - $ 450,000.00)
Fr. 2230-E $10,000 1928 Richmond #E00000191A
Several years ago, I heard a story about a Richmond 1928 $10,000, yet because of so many internet pictures floating around I discounted the possibility. Last year I was contacted by a friend of the owner and realized it was true. In July 1969 (the 14th) the government issued that all U.S. currency above $100 denomination was being removed from circulation, and when the brothers heard of this decision they decided to contact their U.S. Senator for help in acquiring a $10,000 note. In a short period of time this note was transferred to a bank out west where it was purchased at face value by the brothers and it has been in their possession until I received it in January. Based on the acquisition arrangements it's easy to understand why it's from Richmond, just much closer to where the Senator would have arranged the transaction and transfer. It appears that all 12 districts issued 1928 $10,000s but based on the Standard Guide to Small Size U.S. Paper Money, 10th Edition, only four districts are reported. New York and Richmond were the largest numbers printed with 4,680 and 3,024 respectively, with other ranging from 360 to 1800, for a total issue of 15,684. Of these only four districts are known, including this note being the third from Richmond. The last one was sold well over a decade ago in 2005 where it brought $241,500. It was serial #E000000178A and this one is #E000000191A. The three known from Atlanta are VF 20, XF 45 and AU 50. There is also a Cleveland in Fine. The most recent sale was five years ago when an XF realized $215,000. That is all the verified examples listed in Track & Price, of course someone may have other records but currently I do not. A lovely note with excellent quality. These were basically used for vault cash and bank to bank transfers, so perfection was not a requirement. Based on previous appearances this issue is truly rare with only six now verified.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63   
Lot #15854 - Small Size Type Notes > Hawaii Issue - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 2300 $1 Hawaii A-C 1000th note issued
A true miracle of survival from the rare A-C block. This is the 1,000th note issued in that block. A great item for the special serial number collectors!
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #15855 - Small Size Type Notes > North Africa Issue - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 2307* $5 1934-A* *-A
One of a consecutive pair listed here. These seem to be from a run of six, or maybe ten, but we only have two beautiful, fresh and nearly perfect stars. One of only 137 stars reported in all grades.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #15856 - Small Size Type Notes > North Africa Issue - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 2307* $5 1934-A* North Africa
Fr. 2307* $5 1934-A* North Africa *-A
There are only 137 stars reported in all grades and here is one of a consecutive pair. These seem to be from a run of six, or maybe ten, but we only have two beautiful, fresh and nearly perfect stars.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #15857 - Small Size Type Notes > North Africa Issue - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2309* $10 1934-A* North Africa *-A
A sharp, high quality and well centered star note. There are some 388 star notes recorded.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ   
Lot #15858 - Small Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 450.00 - $ 550.00)
Fr. 2400 $10 1928 A-A
Gorgeous seal and serials on this beautiful ten.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt New 58   
Lot #15859 - Small Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2400 $10 1928 A-A Consecutive Pair
Uncommon to find original pairs anymore. Comment "overprint oxidized", which may be true or may be the result of improper ink mixture, an error confirmed on the $20s printed about the same time. Attractive, affordable and certain to engender discussion.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #15860 - Miscellaneous Items - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
20 Units/$100 Double Denomination Test Note
Product of American Bank Note Co, with 20 Units on front and $100 on back, identified as such on PMG slab. An affordable double denomination for the collector waiting to acquire a BEP product. This was created for the US government to test printing processes. Exceptional grade coupled with gorgeous designs.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15861 - Large Size Type Notes > Demand Notes - ($ 12,500.00 - $ 25,000.00)
Fr. 8 $10 1861
Stunning example of a $10 Demand Note; only three districts issued this denomination. Preserved in incredibly high grade. In fact, the finest recorded is XF, although that has not been to any of the grading services. PCGS comments "discoloration on back; signatures faded; minor restorations" while technically accurate do little to detract from the beauty of this fiscal relic from our nation's paper money infancy. The all-important front is especially beautiful and the margins might be the largest on any example. A comment-free Fr. 8, also in VF 30, sold for $19,800 in January of this year.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #15862 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 36 $1 1917 Consecutive Pair
Utterly fresh duo with deep embossing, lovely original paper wave. PPQ all the way! Two consecutive notes.
Grade: Very Ch. New +   
Lot #15863 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 4,500.00)
Fr. 37 $1 1917 #M90A
Two digit large size Legal, that most would argue belongs in a Ch. New holder. While fancies on Black Eagles show with regularity, finding low/fancy numbers on 1917s is extremely uncommon. We are pleased to offer a few tonight.
Grade: PCGS New 62 PPQ   
Lot #15864 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 4,500.00)
Fr. 37 $1 1917 #M100A
Perfect companion to the #M90A offered above. Another uncommon opportunity.
Grade: PCGS New 62 PPQ   
Lot #15865 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 37 $1 1917 Cut Sheet
This lovely cut sheet is from an old time collection and the notes should all be '64-66', depending on who likes what for centering. These just do not come with margins. Four piece lot.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15866 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 39 $1 1917 #R234A
Short ladder on a series with a paucity of fancy numbers, bordering on the cusp of Gem.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15867 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 39 $1 1917
A bright and fresh note but a common large size type. Certainly a premium example.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15868 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 41 $2 1862
This was offered at a grade of AU at the 2005 CPMX and reached $3,162.50 at that time. The color and centering are excellent but there is a tiny brown spot on the bottom. Popular and pretty which are great points for an early Deuce.
Grade: AU   
Lot #15869 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 41 $2 1862
A very nice early Deuce with three heavy folds, and they may well be beginning to split from handling and dry air. Great color and centering. Very scarce indeed.
Grade: XF   
Lot #15870 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 3,500.00 - $ 5,500.00)
Fr. 42 $2 1869
This note was last offered in the 2005 FUN auction where it was graded Ch. UNC and realized $5,462.50. While this is a lovely note with superb color and amazing centering it does have a center fold. Today the grade is likely a '45' after careful examination.
Grade: AU   
Lot #15871 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 43 $2 1874
This note last appeared in the FUN 2005 sale where Track & Price said it was graded '66'. Today it's a PMG 55 with pinholes which seems like a tough stance but '66' was optimistic, yet it's a very pretty note. A very tough type with only 201 serial numbers recorded. It's very unusual to find them in higher grade or prettier.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #15872 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 44 $2 1875
An attractive and early Deuce from the 2005 FUN sale where it realized $1,725. The centering is good and this type is hard to acquire in UNC. The last '63 PPQ' sold in 2016 at $3,290.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #15873 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 48 $2 1878
A nice, fresh UNC but cut into the design at the lower right. Excellent color, paper quality and back centering.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15874 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 50 $2 1880
A lovely and fresh large brown seal Deuce that was last offered at the 2005 FUN show. There are only 196 serial numbers recorded for this type and only 72 are graded '60' or above. Much scarcer than previously recognized.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #15875 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 51 $2 1880
A lovely example of a large brown seal with a minor corner fold that holds it back from an UNC grade. This note has exceptional color and paper quality.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #15876 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,200.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 52 $2 1880
A nice, fresh brownseal Deuce from our Summer 2005 sale, lot 1080, as Ch. CU and it still looks the same. A close bottom margin likely will not change much. Brown seal Deuces are attractive and quite scarce overall within the hobby.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15877 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 30,000.00 - $ 50,000.00)
Fr. 54 $2 1880
This is one of the rarest of all signature combinations and seals with only 23 serial numbers recorded - and this note is one of four UNC examples. Spectacular color and originality as well as beautiful embossing. This is also a true rarity for a seal variety collector with the large brown seal and blue serial number. This note was acquired in our 2015 PCDA sale at what I believed was a relative bargain at $25,850, as the previous year the same quality fetched $35,250. Going back even further, in 2008 an XF 45 realized $32,200 or maybe more.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15878 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 56 $2 1880
A beautiful blue serial number small red seal with great color and centering.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15879 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 57 $2 1917
A fresh small red seal Deuce. Only 74 total graded '64,' and this lovely example has the 'EPQ' designation as well.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15880 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 58 $2 1917
An attractive Deuce graded Ch. CU by Heritage Auctions in 2005, and now is PMG says '55', so we know it's an attractive example.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #15881 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 59 $2 1917
A fresh and original Deuce from the Rickey Collection auction in 2005 and still in the original open holder. Only 354 notes are recorded with just 32 graded UNC. The finest known brought $4,700 in 2017, and before that the last one offered was in 2013.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15882 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 650.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 60 $2 1917
A lovely match to the Fr. 39 in the sale. Excellent color and originality for a type set.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #15883 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 60 $2 1917
This is as fresh, original, crispy and bright as it could be. The centering is everything a Gem could expect to have as well. These sheets just did not have extra spacing.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15884 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 2,250.00)
Fr. 64 $5 1869
A sharp and well centered Rainbow $5 that is excellent on both the face and back. A seldom seen grade for this issue.
Grade: PMG XF 40   
Lot #15885 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 68 $5 1875
A very attractive and desirable early Pioneer family with great color and originality. So nice and desirable for a type collector.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15886 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 90 $5 1907
A high quality Pioneer family note with great color and paper quality. There are only 325 serial numbers recorded.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #15887 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 10,000.00 - $ 15,000.00)
Fr. 96 $10 1869
Stunning rainbow design replete with strong blue swath, deep embossing, and excellent centering. The cataloguers felt this would garner the grade of Gem UNC 65 EPQ upon submission. Although disappointed with the PMG assessment, we'll defer to their standards.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15888 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 107 $10 1880
A nice looking, high quality Jackass likely part of the bank hoard. I can see no reason why this note was not graded UNC. Exceptional in every way but the grade.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #15889 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 108 $10 1880
A pretty brown seal Jackass with excellent color and nice centering. The blue serial numbers and brown seal are an excellent combination. PCGS notes: small pinhole repair at top center.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63   
Lot #15890 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 113 $10 1880
A very nice VF 30 Jackass with very nice colors and paper. It's been since mid-2015 when a VF 30 was offered.
Grade: PCGS VF 30   
Lot #15891 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 118 $10 1901
This seems to be a definite key to the series. It has a decent appearance for the grade, including the centering.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #15892 - Large Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 122 $10 1901
This is a decent, evenly circulated Buffalo note that is just what many buyers can afford to collect. It does have a tiny spot in the design.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15893 - Large Size Type Notes > Compound Interest Notes - ($ 25,000.00 - $ 35,000.00)
Fr. 191a $20 1864
Oct. 15, 1864. A rare note and type from the middle of the book that is 1 of 62 serial numbers recorded. This note has been graded VF 30 with restoration by PCGS, and earlier a VF 25 with restoration by PMG. Both grading firms offered similar opinions as to the quality. Currently there are 70 known examples with few being better than this evenly circulated rarity.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #15894 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 223 $1 1891
A bright, fresh and crispy Martha that would paint a better picture calling it XF rather than VF, but technically it's a very fresh VF 35.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15895 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 224 $1 1896 #644
This beautiful, low serial #644 Educational $1 is listed in Track & Price that is sold as a '65' in Heritage Auction, January 5, 2006, Lot 17455. Today PMG grades it Ch. Abt. UNC 58 because of a clear corner fold, likely missed when described. The note remains gorgeous in every way including color and centering. Pretty easy to understand why the low serial #644 was assumed to be a '65'. Although that is not likely to have been the exact terminology, only translated by Track & Price to conform to today. The #645 carries a similarity to a '65' designation.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #15896 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 224 $1 1896
A lovely $1 Educational with exceptional color and centering. This note was last offered in our November 1999 sale as a Gem CU.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #15897 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 700.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 224 $1 1896
This Ace is a fresh and crispy $1 Educational with extraordinary color and centering, along with four real folds.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #15898 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 226a $1 1899
A gorgeous Gem example of an early series Black Eagle with both color and centering clearly evident.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #15899 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 235* $1 1899
There are just about 200 stars reported for this signature combination, about 4% of the total notes. Few similar have been offered.
Grade: VF   
Lot #15900 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 450.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 236 $1 1899
A lovely Black Eagle but not 'Q' for some odd reason. It looks great from here.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #15901 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 236 $1 1899
A bright and well margined Black Eagle.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15902 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 237 $1 1923 #A207B
A special low serial #A207B and a nice fresh UNC example. I only see a single listing of a sale for a three-digit serial number and that was last year.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15903 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 238 $1 1923
A fresh, lovely and high end Gem Silver Certificate with the Woods-White signature combination. There are 26 listed in this grade.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #15904 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 3,500.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 242 $2 1886
This jewel last appeared in our Summer 2005 sale, lot 1333 where it was described as a Gem. Today PMG chooses '64 EPQ', probably because they think the back is centered a bit high. It still looks Gem in my eyes.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15905 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 245 $2 1891
This note came from Spink in 2007 at $3,450 and Track & Price says it was graded UNC, but I have not verified anything. I can say the note is well centered with excellent seal color. The PMG grade of '45' comes comment free.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45   
Lot #15906 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 3,500.00 - $ 6,500.00)
Fr. 247 $2 1896
A very fresh and original $2 Educational with some slight handling visible. It's really a great time to pick this set up as the price for some reason has dropped recently.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15907 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 249 $2 1899
A gorgeous Gem that looks more like a '66' or '67' than a '65', but it's truly a Gem with exceptional color and originality. This is the first type Deuce.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #15908 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 250 $2 1899
This note looks to be a very attractive blue seal Deuce with great margins, just slightly unequal.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63   
Lot #15909 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,250.00)
Fr. 251 $2 1899
A very nice UNC that was last offered in the John Whitney Walter Collection in October 2004. Completely original as well as very attractive and desirable.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #15910 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 253 $2 1899
A fresh and original Napier-McClung signature combination $2 Silver Certificate that is close to Gem. Most of this series came from the Amon Carter Collection.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64   
Lot #15911 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 257 $2 1899
This is a very rare signature combination in UNC condition with only 21 serial numbers recorded between '63' and '67'. There have been no UNC notes offered except stars since 2011 and I don't believe many realize that there are only 491 serial numbers recorded in all grades. There are a '64', '65', and '66' EPQ graded along with this '63 EPQ. Great quality that may have deserved another grade point.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #15912 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 258 $2 1899
A very attractive 1899 Deuce with excellent quality, color and centering.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #15913 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 7,500.00)
Fr. 261 $5 1886
Everyone loves the Silver Dollar Backs. This seal and signature combination has 297 reported but only 20 are equally graded, with five graded better. This note has the appearance of even a higher quality note, with great color and excellent margins. Most importantly the silver dollar vignette looks like a Gem.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #15914 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 262 $5 1886
A note that everyone loves is the Silver Dollar Back, and the large red seal is desirable. A venerable favorite among coin and currency collectors.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #15915 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 7,500.00 - $ 12,500.00)
Fr. 268 $5 1896
Fresh and well centered $5 Educationals are always popular and in demand. This note will be no exception. The only variable is the price and strength of grade. This is a lovely example that will surely please its new owner.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15916 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 5,500.00 - $ 8,500.00)
Fr. 268 $5 1896
We offered this note as a CU in March 2005 where it realized $6,425 as "Here is a lovely $5 Educational that has wonderful centering, exceptional color and decent paper quality, but it is not quite a Gem. A piece only slightly better than this realized around $20,000 recently so the market is moving up. If you want a nice note at a sensible price, try to get this one". Not a $20,000 note but a sensible alternative. While I still see no evidence of a center fold I can see a fold on the left that I must have missed. The centering is amazing, as well as the color. Upon seeing the fold I'm leaving it ungraded today so clients can determine better for themselves.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #15917 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 700.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 277 $5 1899
A very nice, problem free Chief with an excellent appearance for the quality and grade. There are 87 with this grade. Last March one brought $763.
Grade: PCGS VF 25   
Lot #15918 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 278 $5 1899
A bright and fresh Chief with great color and body, along with three clear folds. Excellent for the grade.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45 EPQ   
Lot #15919 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 282 $5 1923
A great looking Porthole with a tear which is much more visible on the back. Crispy paper quality. PCGS notes: small repaired edge tear at bottom right of center.
Grade: PCGS VF 30 Apparent   
Lot #15920 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 299 $10 1891
Somewhat shocking is the fact that there are 65 Hendricks Fr. 299s graded Fine 12. Evenly circulated examples have a few flaws. Last year on eBay two realized over $1,000, supposedly. PCGS notes: minor discoloration on back.
Grade: PCGS Fine 12 Apparent   
Lot #15921 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 15,000.00 - $ 25,000.00)
Fr. 312 $20 1880
This is an exceptionally rare Black Back $20 1880 Silver Certificate that is completely problem free and without comment. This is one of only 35 examples recorded in the Track & Price census, and only 8 notes in the census are listed as better than VF 25, and four of those notes have no third-party grading. What I'm saying is that this problem free note, with completely clean centering from the design and nice paper, is a jewel and worthy of a quality collection.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #15922 - Large Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 321 $20 1891
A tough type in general with only 10% being this quality, mostly they appear VF + or better. A scarce $20 and a popular Manning type. PCGS notes: small edge splits and repairs.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15 Apparent   
Lot #15923 - Large Size Type Notes > Treasury Notes - ($ 15,000.00 - $ 20,000.00)
Fr. 353 $2 1890
Here is a wonderful Ornate Back Treasury Deuce that came from out March 2005 sale, Lot 869, where is was described as "Forrest Gump said "Life is like a box of chocolates" and this chocolate seal is as nice as any you will find in the box. A well centered, crisp note that was first reported by Sergio Sanchez in 1998. From the Prestige Collection". Now I can see a tiny edge split on this lovely UNC note. While I know PMG would be reluctant to call it UNC because of that, I feel a better description would be UNC paper quality with a possible tiny edge flaw. The last one we sold in '64' brought $24,800, this note would likely be half of that.
Grade: UNC   
Lot #15924 - Large Size Type Notes > Treasury Notes - ($ 12,500.00 - $ 17,500.00)
Fr. 353 $2 1890
Here is a beautiful Ornate Back $2 Treasury Note that has exceptional quality in virtually every way. The top margin is so large it makes the bottom look smaller than it is. Amazing quality and color and to the best I can see only a very faint corner tip bend. Only 10 of the 55 or better graded notes are AU, and this note was not reported until now. In 2012 a PCGS 55 PPQ realized $18,975 but three others in the last 12 years have brought $11,000.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #15925 - Large Size Type Notes > Treasury Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 356 $2 1891
This note is listed in the census as a '63' but there are no sales results. I don't understand the harsh grade because it certainly has the appearance of a higher grade, but '45s' are seldom seen or available. No doubt this quality will be reflected in the price.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45   
Lot #15926 - Large Size Type Notes > Treasury Notes - ($ 4,500.00 - $ 6,500.00)
Fr. 358 $2 1891
A gorgeous $2 Treasury note from our Summer 2005 sale, lot 1476 where it was graded Gem and I still agree with that grade. Today PMG says '64 EPQ' which is definitely a conservative take on a wonderful $2 Treasury Note. The last '65' sold over a year ago and sold at $5,405, and it's been nearly four years to find a '64'.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #15927 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 715 $1 1918 Philadelphia
There are only five listed in the census in this top quality from this signature combination. A magnificent example, with only two graded better, both PCGS.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #15928 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 749 $2 1918 Boston
This note is quite lovely and well centered. We removed it from a CGA holder for inspection to insure it's a nice UNC, which I feel it is. It was previously graded '64'. With the color, centering and originality it would lead me to the same conclusion. Battleships are always desirable.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #15929 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 2,750.00 - $ 3,750.00)
Fr. 752 $2 1918 New York
A beautiful Gem Battleship from New York. Excellent as a type note. There are 43 Gems in the census.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #15930 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 754 $2 1918 Philadelphia
A scarcer Battleship signature combination with 141 serial numbers recorded. This note looks UNC but there must be a fold. The centering and color are good.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53   
Lot #15931 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 757 $2 1918 Cleveland #D101A
A well centered, low serial #D101A with decent centering and excellent color. Like most of these low serial number notes they have been handled but are very cool.
Grade: CU   
Lot #15932 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 771 $2 1918 St. Louis
A scarce and attractive St. Louis Battleship that is one of the top 12 known. There are only 91 known notes in all grades. That's pretty scarce in the bank note world.
Grade: XF/AU   
Lot #15933 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 2,750.00)
Fr. 772 $2 1918 Minneapolis
Three of the margins on this note are excellent, but for many of us the top is not as bold. There are now 98 UNC serial numbers reported. This note came from a Heritage Auction in May 2003 where it was graded CU.
Grade: CU   
Lot #15934 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 774 $2 1918 Kansas City
This is a great looking Kansas City Battleship note that has exceptional color. It almost has the look of a 'fooler UNC', but not really. An excellent Battleship that is 1 of 212 serial numbers recorded.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45   
Lot #15935 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 700.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 776 $2 1918 Dallas
A lovely circ Dallas Battleship from our 2015 PCDA sale. One of 190 serial numbers recorded but few are as nice and evenly circulated as this note in this grade.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #15936 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 2,250.00)
Fr. 816 $10 1915 Kansas City
This note is new to the census for this bank which now shows 54 examples in all grades of this variety. Only 14 are potentially better than this VF + (or 20 -30), depending as the bottom margin is close. The last '30' sold for $2,585 in 2016.
Grade: VF +   
Lot #15937 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 917 $10 1914BS Cleveland
There are only six serial numbers recorded to be '55' or better, including this note and it's a lovely AU. The last AU brought $881 in 2014.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55 PPQ   
Lot #15938 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 949 $10 1914BS San Francisco
This signature combination is rarely seen. The last note sold of the same grade brought $747 in 2014. One of 52 serial number recorded.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #15939 - Large Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 1071 $50 1914BS San Francisco
A lovely and bright San Fran Fifty housed in an older PMG holder. There are only 51 examples according to Track and Price.
Grade: PMG XF 40   
Lot #15940 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1167 $10 1907
I have no idea why this note says it has flaws on the back as I've looked with a black light, flashlight, etc. The centering is amazing and so is the overall appearance. I'm not sure how it could be better. There are only eight sales records in '45' or '50'. They've just never been available. PCGS notes: minor paper scuffs on back.
Grade: PCGS XF 45 Apparent   
Lot #15941 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1172 $10 1907
A top quality 1907 Gold Certificate and one that rarely ever appears this nice. The color, centering and originality are spectacular. No doubt the new owner will be pleased.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #15942 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 1,100.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1173 $10 1922
Vibrant gold overprint, luscious orange back, nary a whisper of handling; centered a bit low as is common on these 'A' position notes. Excellent type note. Greensheet is $1,000 in '63'.
Grade: Ch. New +   
Lot #15943 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1173 $10 1922
Screaming, fresh example; near perfect mate to note above. This beauty boasts wonderful surfaces with just the very lightest touch of handling.
Grade: Ch. New   
Lot #15944 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1173 $10 1922
This note is fresh and lovely for the grade. Many would call or price this note as an XF. There is a tiny brown spot on the bottom.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #15945 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 1181 $20 1906
This is an extreme rarity in any sort of top quality with only five TPG Gems listed, there is also a '64 PPQ' along with this '63 PPQ'. The last offering of any UNC was a PCGS 66 PPQ at $10,350 way back in 2011. A truly rare top grade 1906 Gold Certificate.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63   
Lot #15946 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1187 $20 1922
A bright and fresh $20 Gold note with excellent color and centering. PMG notes: good embossing.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53   
Lot #15947 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1187 $20 1922
Well centered with bright colors. When backlit, two short internal splits are evident; these are not visible when the note lays flat nor have they been repaired in any fashion. Huge value here.
Grade: Ch. New   
Lot #15948 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1213 $100 1882
Quite scarce with only 43 in the census. It does lack the quality as indicated by PCGS. PCGS notes: paperclip rust stain at top right of center; small edge split at right.
Grade: PCGS VG 10 Apparent   
Lot #15949 - Large Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 7,500.00)
Fr. 1255 H $10,000 Nov. 22, 1916
A wonderful $10,000 note from 1900 that sill retains all of its originality based on the story that others were thrown out of the windows of the office where they were being destroyed by firemen trying to save the notes. OOPS! Now most have been cleaned to remove water marks or foxing but that normally affects the signatures as well. This note remains original with minor evidence of foxing and water stains, mostly visible on the back. I sure wish these were legal tender but cancelled they are.
Grade: CU   
Lot #15950 - National Bank Notes > Alabama - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Eutaw, First NB, 3931
A somewhat better Greene County bank which chose to produce only Type 1 tens in small size. Bright and evenly circulated. This was the only bank in town.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Eutaw, First NB, 3931
Lot #15951 - National Bank Notes > Arizona Territory - ($ 20,000.00 - $ 40,000.00)
Fr. 591 $5 1902DB
Globe, Territory of Arizona, NB, P8193
This was a Territorial only bank that was chartered in April 1906, and was liquidated on January 11, 1910, so not even four years in business. Only two banks in all of Arizona issued $5 Date Backs during the Territorial period - this bank along with the First NB of Douglas (Ch. 6633). The Globe National Bank issued a paltry 538 sheets of $5 Date Backs along with 480 sheets of $10-$10-$10-$20 Date Backs. There is a Red Seal listed in the census, but this will be the first auction appearance for this bank. A well-circulated example with some edge splits noted at top, but with the stamped signatures plainly legible. A true rarity.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Globe, Territory of Arizona, NB, P8193
Lot #15952 - National Bank Notes > Arizona - ($ 1,600.00 - $ 2,600.00)
Fr. 646 $20 1902DB
Phoenix, NB of Arizona, P3728
A sharp, problem free $20 from the state capital and 1 of only 28 large notes reported. A cool title layout for the tombstone but the signatures are faded.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Phoenix, NB of Arizona, P3728
Lot #15953 - National Bank Notes > Arkansas - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Bentonville, First NB, 7523
A lovely, high quality note from the home Walmart.
Grade: PCGS XF 40    Bank Name: Bentonville, First NB, 7523
Lot #15954 - National Bank Notes > Arkansas - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 622 $10 1902DB
Berryville, First NB, S10406
A mere 9 large are listed for this scarce Carroll County location. If that didn't get you excited enough, this is the only $10 Date Back listed. This bank only produced Third Charter notes during the large size era. The first sale of this exact note was for about $750 back in 2010.
Grade: PMG Fine 12    Bank Name: Berryville, First NB, S10406
Lot #15955 - National Bank Notes > Arkansas - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
Hope, Citizens NB, 10579
Here is a beautiful fully bright and totally fresh note from the Hempstead County hometown of President Bill Clinton. Just superb quality!
Grade: Gem CU    Bank Name: Hope, Citizens NB, 10579
Lot #15956 - National Bank Notes > Arkansas - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Paris, First NB, 11592
A better Logan County institution which only produced Third Charter tens in large size. The census stands at a meager nine pieces. A moderately circulated note with red stamped signatures.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Paris, First NB, 11592
Lot #15957 - National Bank Notes > Arkansas - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Rogers, American NB, 10750
There are only 20 large notes reported on this bank. The note last sold for $440 in our 2015 auction. Check out those pink signatures.
Grade: PCGS VF 20    Bank Name: Rogers, American NB, 10750
Lot #15958 - National Bank Notes > Arkansas - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 615 $10 1902RS
Springdale, First NB, S8763
This note is certainly a rarity as there is only one other Red Seal recorded, but it's a #1 and this is #371. It is well worn and has plenty of flaws, apparently from being buried, but the pen signatures are clear.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Springdale, First NB, S8763
Lot #15959 - National Bank Notes > Arkansas - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Wynne, First NB, 10807
A wonderful new addition to the AR census and only the second small note reported is this fantastic looking VF/XF, full bodied and well centered prize. Unlike the two previously known examples, this is really a peach from a rare location. There is one tiny mark on the back mentioned for accuracy.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Wynne, First NB, 10807
Lot #15960 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 504 $20 1882BB
Los Angeles, First NB, P2491
Third Charter notes from this Los Angeles bank were produced at a seemingly astronomical rate. Brown Backs on the other hand are a lot tougher to come by. This same note first sold a half dozen years ago for over $1000.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: Los Angeles, First NB, P2491
Lot #15961 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 659 $20 1902ND
Los Angeles, First NB, P2491
Certainly a common enough note but with very few being found in AU or CU grades.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 53 PPQ    Bank Name: Los Angeles, First NB, P2491
Lot #15962 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
Los Angeles, Farmers & Merchants NB, P6617
Los Angeles Red Seals are always in demand. This note needs to be removed from the holder and just be enjoyed because the repairs make the appearance better. PCGS notes: repairs.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15 Apparent    Bank Name: Los Angeles, Farmers & Merchants NB, P6617
Lot #15963 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Ontario, First NB, 6268
Even though there have been a lot of California notes sold recently, this is still a satisfying location in a solid collector grade.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Ontario, First NB, 6268
Lot #15964 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Sacramento, Merchants NB, 11875
A nice quality $20 from this popular location. One of 36 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Sacramento, Merchants NB, 11875
Lot #15965 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Sacramento, Merchants NB, 11875
A nice quality $20 on this popular location. There are only 36 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Sacramento, Merchants NB, 11875
Lot #15966 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 477 & 490 $5 & $10 1882BB
San Francisco, Wells Fargo Nevada NB, P5105
A great pair of Brown Backs that are well matched for grade. Average wear and tear for the grade. Two piece lot.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: San Francisco, Wells Fargo Nevada NB, P5105
Lot #15967 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 1,400.00 - $ 2,800.00)
Fr. 537, 545 & 555 $5, $10 & 20 1882DB
San Francisco, Wells Fargo Nevada NB, P5105
A cool set of three denominations of this type. There are few opportunities to get a set like this. Other types are offered here as well. Three piece lot.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: San Francisco, Wells Fargo Nevada NB, P5105
Lot #15968 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 574 & 577 $5 & $10 1882VB
San Francisco, Wells Fargo Nevada NB, P5105
A pair of Value Backs from this popular California bank. The $10 is a little close at the top. Two piece lot.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: San Francisco, Wells Fargo Nevada NB, P5105
Lot #15969 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
San Francisco, Bank of Italy National Trust & Savings Assoc. 13044
A much better type for this bank (it's a relative term) but certainly more desirable with the Bank of Italy title.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: San Francisco, Bank of Italy National Trust & Savings Assoc. 13044
Lot #15970 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 15,000.00 - $ 20,000.00)
Fr. 628 $10 1902ND
Venice, First NB, 10233
Here is a California location you just never see. This note is one of four large notes reported. Two slightly higher that are graded '30' and '25' that brought $28,200 and $29,900. That makes this a bargain at half. The cashier's signature is clear but most of the president's is missing. PMG notes: tears, pinholes.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Venice, First NB, 10233
Lot #15971 - National Bank Notes > Colorado - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Berthoud, NB, 7995
A better Larimer County bank with about two dozen known in small size. A quick check of the census shows that a healthy VF is about as nice as has survived for this charter.
Grade: PMG VF 25 EPQ    Bank Name: Berthoud, NB, 7995
Lot #15972 - National Bank Notes > Colorado - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Colorado Springs, NB, 8572
A better than average Colorado Springs bank which is known in numismatic circles as home to the ANA. These seem only to appear sparingly at public auction. We sold a similar graded $5 note for about $750 in 2009; the market is far better now.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Colorado Springs, NB, 8572
Lot #15973 - National Bank Notes > Colorado - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 625 $10 1902ND
Palisades, NB, W8004
A new addition to the census of this scarce bank with just four other large notes reported. The purple stamped signatures are barely visible and too tough for me to read. The last offering was a decade ago and brought $6,325. There is a nick on the right margin.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Palisades, NB, W8004
Lot #15974 - National Bank Notes > Colorado - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 607 $10 1902ND
Pueblo, Western NB, 2546
According to the census there is only a single example of equal or better grade than the present offering. A couple of stray blue ink marks do little if anything to detract from the overall appeal of this bright and deeply embossed note. Crackling fresh paper and solid pen signatures add to its desirability.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Pueblo, Western NB, 2546
Lot #15975 - National Bank Notes > Colorado - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Trinidad, NB, 3450
Not a scarce note with about 40 representatives but one of the nicest that we have seen at auction in recent years.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Trinidad, NB, 3450
Lot #15976 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Deep River, NB, 1139
The only bank to produce notes from this Middlesex County locale. A boldly signed piece with huge margins and great centering.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Deep River, NB, 1139
Lot #15977 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 4,500.00 - $ 6,500.00)
Fr. 391 $2 1875
Hartford, National Exchange Bank, 361
A sharp 1875 Deuce with decent body and paper quality, the margins are just a little bit close.
Grade: PCGS VF 20    Bank Name: Hartford, National Exchange Bank, 361
Lot #15978 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Hartford, Charter Oak NB, N486
Certainly one of Hartford's less common banks, which produced notes up through the Third Charter Date Back period. Superbly signed and bright with the eye appeal of a much higher grade note. The story behind the town name, Charter Oak, is quite intriguing but you will have to research that on your own since there isn't enough space here.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58    Bank Name: Hartford, Charter Oak NB, N486
Lot #15979 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 10,000.00 - $ 12,500.00)
Fr. 587, 613 & 639 $5, $10 & $20 1902RS
Norwich, Thames NB, N657
A rare chance to get a Red Seal set from any Connecticut bank. While there are five each of the $5 and $10, this is the only $20 in the census. Quite a collection. This three piece lot includes a $5 in Fine, while the $10 and $20 are VF.
Grade: Fine & VF    Bank Name: Norwich, Thames NB, N657
Lot #15980 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 466 $5 1882BB
Putnam, First NB, 448
Here is a lovely, problem free $5 Brown Back with excellent color, body and pen signatures of Gilbert W. Phillips, President and John A. Carpenter, Cashier. This is only the 10th large size note and it's new to the census. In 2014 we sold a similar note at $2,185. The note does have one pinhole.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Putnam, First NB, 448
Lot #15981 - National Bank Notes > Delaware - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Milford, First NB & Trust Co., 2340
Just a handful of crisp uncirculated notes are known from this Kent County issuer, and this is one of them. Crackling fresh with fantastic embossing. A beautiful note from the Diamond State.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Milford, First NB & Trust Co., 2340
Lot #15982 - National Bank Notes > Delaware - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Seaford, First NB, 795
This was the only small size issuing bank, since the other large size issuer hit the road in 1918. Bright and fresh with great paper and loads of appeal. These always seem to sell for several hundred dollars at this grade level, especially for Type 2 notes.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Seaford, First NB, 795
Lot #15983 - National Bank Notes > Florida - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Clearwater, First NB, 12905
Chartered in 1926, the First NB would issue five, ten, and twenty dollar notes in Plain Backs, along with Type 1 and 2 notes during the remainder of the National Banking era. This is a problem free example.
Grade: PCGS Fine 12    Bank Name: Clearwater, First NB, 12905
Lot #15984 - National Bank Notes > Florida - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
De Funiak Springs, First NB, 7404
Located in the panhandle, this was the only bank to charter in Walton County in 1904. The bank only issued 270 sheets of twenty dollar Type 1 notes, compared to 1558 sheets of fives and 972 sheets of tens. This is now only the fourth $20 note to appear that has a couple of small rust dots on the back to mention.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: De Funiak Springs, First NB, 7404
Lot #15985 - National Bank Notes > Florida - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
De Land, First NB, S9657
A well used $10 with bold signatures and even wear. There are only 27 large notes reported on the bank. Just a couple of minor spots on the back of this example.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: De Land, First NB, S9657
Lot #15986 - National Bank Notes > Florida - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Deland, Barnett NB, 13388
A problem free example. Deland is located on the eastern side of the state, just southwest of Daytona Beach.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Deland, Barnett NB, 13388
Lot #15987 - National Bank Notes > Florida - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Lakeland, Florida NB, 13370
Lakeland is located just east of Tampa, right off of Interstate 4 in Polk county. Interesting to see the same signature for both the Cashier and President.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Lakeland, Florida NB, 13370
Lot #15988 - National Bank Notes > Florida - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Leesburg, First NB, 11038
This Lake County institution was chartered in July 1917. PMG notes closed pinholes on the back of the holder.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Leesburg, First NB, 11038
Lot #15989 - National Bank Notes > Florida - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 545 $10 1882DB
Pensacola, American NB, S5603
This is a lovely $10 1882 Date Back that is one of the ten reported, and likely the second best. It has great color, paper quality and signatures. A desirable note for sure.
Grade: PMG VF 30 EPQ    Bank Name: Pensacola, American NB, S5603
Lot #15990 - National Bank Notes > Florida - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Sanford, Sanford Atlantic NB, 13157
A well preserved and attractive example from Seminole County.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Sanford, Sanford Atlantic NB, 13157
Lot #15991 - National Bank Notes > Florida - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Winter Haven, Exchange NB, 13437
Originally chartered as the Snell NB in 1930, that bank did not issue notes. This title was adopted in April 1932 and issued just over $250,000 in notes before the end of the era.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Winter Haven, Exchange NB, 13437
Lot #15992 - National Bank Notes > Georgia - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 625 $10 1902ND
Athens, NB, 1639
Chartered in 1866, this institution would last throughout the remainder of the National Banking era. This is a problem free Plain Back.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Athens, NB, 1639
Lot #15993 - National Bank Notes > Georgia - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Barnesville, First NB, S6243
This is the first auction appearance of a large size note from this town in over ten years, with only two appearances of a small during the same time frame.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Barnesville, First NB, S6243
Lot #15994 - National Bank Notes > Georgia - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Carrollton, First NB, 5264
A decent and evenly circulated note that is closer to Fine but certainly well used. One of 22 large notes reported.
Grade: VG/Fine    Bank Name: Carrollton, First NB, 5264
Lot #15995 - National Bank Notes > Georgia - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 661 $20 1902ND
Cartersville, NB, 12635
Chartered in February 1925, this bank only issued Plain Backs before being closed in July 1929. This makes the first appearance of any note from this bank in five years. The stamped signatures were applied a bit low on this one.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Cartersville, NB, 12635
Lot #15996 - National Bank Notes > Georgia - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 628 $10 1902ND
Columbus, Fourth NB, S4691
Great purple stamped signatures on this problem free ten Plain Back, albeit cut a bit awkward. Funny in that the back of the note is perfectly centered.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Columbus, Fourth NB, S4691
Lot #15997 - National Bank Notes > Georgia - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Gainesville, NB, 7616
This makes only the third small size note to appear from this Hall County bank, and the first to appear at auction in almost five years.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Gainesville, NB, 7616
Lot #15998 - National Bank Notes > Georgia - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 619 $10 1902DB
Macon, American NB, S4547
The American NB only issued large notes, having been liquidated in December 1916. Dark purple stamped signatures on this Date Back.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Macon, American NB, S4547
Lot #15999 - National Bank Notes > Georgia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Madison, First NB, 7300
Not rare with about 30 known but one of the highest graded pieces you will come across. The only CU examples are found in a Type 2 serial #1 sheet. This note has bright paper, wide margins and punch through embossing.
Grade: PMG XF 40 EPQ    Bank Name: Madison, First NB, 7300
Lot #16000 - National Bank Notes > Georgia - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Sparta, First NB, S7067
There are only three known examples of this very scarce Hancock County bank that had only one large note recorded for many years. This note has definitely seen a lot of use. PMG notes: paper damage.
Grade: PMG VG 8    Bank Name: Sparta, First NB, S7067
Lot #16001 - National Bank Notes > Hawaii - ($ 325.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Honolulu, Bishop First NB, 5550
Some light staining in upper left and couple insignificant paper pulls on back add to the affordability, but do not detract from this hotly collected state.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Honolulu, Bishop First NB, 5550
Lot #16002 - National Bank Notes > Idaho - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 668 $50 1902DB
Boise City, NB, P3471
A rare opportunity to get a reasonably estimated Idaho $50 that has a bit of ink on the back and some meaningless pinholes that are just part of its history. There are only 10 Date Back $50s reported. PMG notes: pinholes, ink.
Grade: PMG VF 20 Net    Bank Name: Boise City, NB, P3471
Lot #16003 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Albion, First NB, 8429
A pleasing and evenly circulated note from the 19 large notes reported. The signatures are faded but it has an excellent appearance.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Albion, First NB, 8429
Lot #16004 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 3,500.00 - $ 5,500.00)
Fr. 387b $2 Original
Alton, NB, 1428
Here is a very attractive Lazy Deuce for a type collector. Great centering, excellent body and a couple of minor ink spot erosions on the left signature. PCGS notes: minor ink erosion.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: Alton, NB, 1428
Lot #16005 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 469 $5 1882BB
Alton, NB, 1428
A common bank with First Charters but there are only ten $5 Brown Backs, with this mostly likely being the best. Wonderful pen signatures, great margins and crispy original paper.
Grade: XF +    Bank Name: Alton, NB, 1428
Lot #16006 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 581 $20 1882VB
Alton, Citizens NB, M5188
Alton was first settled in 1818 by a passenger ferryman who carried passengers across the Mississippi River to Missouri near St. Louis. It was the site of significant abolitionist fighting as early as the 1830s and was the site of the drafting of the 13th Amendment. One of the authors of the amendment, U.S. senator Lyman Trumbull, was a resident of the town. Alton was also the site of the first prison in Illinois. Missing from our specialized Illinois collection last August. In that sale we sold a similarly graded Brown Back for $3000 as well as a Third Charter note for $940. The Brown Back is of similar rarity to this note as a type but the Third Charter note is vastly more common. A couple of $5 Value Backs are listed in the census but this is the lone $20 Value Back so far as we can tell. A great note for the Illinois specialist.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: Alton, Citizens NB, M5188
Lot #16007 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 450.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 618 $10 1902DB
Atlanta, NB, M3711
A nice, pen signed note from this Logan County bank with only 14 large notes reported. PMG notes: internal tear.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Atlanta, NB, M3711
Lot #16008 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Atlanta, NB, M3711
This is one of the finest quality notes on this bank. Excellent pen signatures J.P. Hieronymus, President and J.H. Stroud, Cashier. Atlanta was founded in 1853 as Xenia and experienced early growth, receiving a name change in 1855. The town was frequented by Abraham Lincoln in the late 1850s and visited by his presidential campaign. The Atlanta National Bank was organized in 1877 and survived through the end of the National Banking Era.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Atlanta, NB, M3711
Lot #16009 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Atwood, First NB, M6359
A really scarce bank with only four other large notes reported. This one has excellent stamped signatures of Joseph Lewis, President and C.E. Morrison, Cashier.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Atwood, First NB, M6359
Lot #16010 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Atwood, First NB, 6359
This is the finest of the four large notes reported from this bank. A true large size rarity that is well centered and with nicely stamped signatures. Atwood resides on the border of Douglas and Piatt Counties and began as a meeting place for travelers arriving by train at nearby Mackville, which was eventually absorbed by Atwood.
Grade: AU/UNC    Bank Name: Atwood, First NB, 6359
Lot #16011 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,400.00 - $ 1,700.00)
Fr. 669 $50 1902DB
Aurora, Merchants NB, M3854
A bit washed with something trying to hide a small split at the top.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Aurora, Merchants NB, M3854
Lot #16012 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 658 $20 1902ND
Barrington, First NB, 11283
This town rarely appears and not surprisingly with only seven large notes reported. Pen signed by the president and a stamped one for the cashier, as I would expect.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Barrington, First NB, 11283
Lot #16013 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1804-1 $100 1929T1
Belleville, First NB, 2154
A scarce type with only five Type 1 $100 notes on the bank. Our extensive Illinois collection only had a Brown Back on this charter but no small size. We sold a VG/Fine 20 years ago for $330 and HA sold a VF 25 four years ago for $705.
Grade: PCGS VF 20    Bank Name: Belleville, First NB, 2154
Lot #16014 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Benton, First NB, M6136
A pleasing VF with stamped black signatures and excellent centering. There are just 19 large notes reported, few are any better. Benton is named for Thomas Hart Benton and was founded in 1841 as the seat of Franklin County. The current courthouse has been in use since 1875. Benton was also the site of Illinois last public hanging in 1928.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Benton, First NB, M6136
Lot #16015 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Blandinsville, First NB, M8908
There were two national banks in town but only this bank issued large size notes. This is one of just four large notes recorded, with the last being offered in 2008. The purple stamped signatures are faint. The cost for this note in 1994 was $1,452. Blandinsville was laid out in 1842, named for Joseph L. Blandin, owner of the first general store.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Blandinsville, First NB, M8908
Lot #16016 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Blandinsville, First NB, 13597
A truly rare small size note and now only the fourth reported. In August we sold a VF/XF at $705.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Blandinsville, First NB, 13597
Lot #16017 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Braidwood, First NB, M11895
A rare location with only four large notes recorded and a decade since the last offering. Lovely pen signatures of James A. Smith, President and E.E. Hasemyer, Cashier. Braidwood began as a boom town after the discovery of large coal deposits in 1864. The post office was established in 1867, with the town s incorporation to follow quickly, in 1873. Braidwood is named for James Braidwood, an early resident and superintendent of the town s first mine shafts.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Braidwood, First NB, M11895
Lot #16018 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 450.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Bridgeport, First NB, M8347
A rare Lawrence County bank with only four large notes reported. This example is well used but problem free. The stamped signatures are there but not legible to me. Bridgeport is a city in Lawrence County. Gary Wagner, a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox, was born in Bridgeport.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Bridgeport, First NB, M8347
Lot #16019 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 603 $5 1902ND
Brownstown, First NB, 10397
A rare note with only 4 large listed in the census. In the past decade, this same note has sold three times, with an average price realized of $1400. While that is likely too much nowadays it is not out of the question.
Grade: PCGS VG 10    Bank Name: Brownstown, First NB, 10397
Lot #16020 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 577 $10 1882VB
Cambridge, Farmers NB, M2572
A lovely denomination back from this Henry County bank that has only 13 large notes recorded. This is a rare type. The president's signature is stamped while the cashier's is penned. Founded in 1843 with a land grant from a local reverend, Cambridge is the seat of Henry County. The county courthouse was moved - physically, with mules and oxen - from Morristown in 1844.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Cambridge, Farmers NB, M2572
Lot #16021 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Carmi, First NB, 4934
A nice and evenly circulated note that is 1 of 44 small notes reported.
Grade: Fine +    Bank Name: Carmi, First NB, 4934
Lot #16022 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Carmi, NB, 5357
A very attractive note from this central Illinois bank with 23 small notes reported. Very few appearances.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Carmi, NB, 5357
Lot #16023 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Catlin, First NB, M7276
A pretty and nice Blue Seal with excellent pen signatures of W.F. Keiney, President and J.R. Calger, Cashier. The note is one of only four large notes recorded. Purchased in an October 1996 auction, Lot 610, at $495. Catlin was organized in 1858 after the Wabash Railroad had helped develop a small village near their depot. Its first coal mine was opened in 1863.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Catlin, First NB, M7276
Lot #16024 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Centralia, City NB, 11923
There are only five large notes reported on the bank. The signature of R. Johnson, Vice President is penned while that of G.A. Sherman, Assistant Cashier is stamped. This note came from a 2004 Heritage auction at $805. Founded in 1853 and incorporated in 1859, Centralia was named for its location at the convergence of the two original sections of the Illinois Central Railroad.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Centralia, City NB, 11923
Lot #16025 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 401 $5 1875
Charleston, First NB, 763
This bank was chartered early and has 38 large notes recorded and there are no other $5 First Charters known, yet there are seven Aces and Deuces. The note carries a plate date of February 3, 1865. Pen signatures of Lewis Monroe, President and the cashier. Established in 1831 and incorporated in 1865, Charleston was named for its first postmaster, Charles Morton. It was the site of one of the Lincoln-Douglas debates in 1858, as well as the home of Lincoln s father from 1831. In 1847 Charleston s courthouse was the site of Matson v. Ashmore, a case concerning runaway slaves in which Lincoln argued for their return under the Fugitive Slave Act.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Charleston, First NB, 763
Lot #16026 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Charleston, First NB, 763
A bank that is plenty available in large size but an outright rarity in small size. This is likely due to the fact that the receiver paid a rather unwelcome visit in 1930 and shut the doors on this Coles County institution. There are only 4 listed in the census and this note is one of two to have seen the light of day. It is also the only $5 note, with the other three examples $20 notes. PMG notes a couple of tears. One of the $20 notes is a soily VG which realized about $450 in a weak 2015 market. This note first sold publicly for $690 back in 2011. Our voluminous Illinois collection, which we sold back in August, was missing a small size note on this charter. Darn rare and extremely desirable.
Grade: PMG VF 25 Net    Bank Name: Charleston, First NB, 763
Lot #16027 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 490 $10 1882BB
Chicago Heights, First NB, M5876
Here is a beautiful 10 Brown Back with excellent pen signatures, great color and body, along with decent paper quality - a rarity. This is the best of the four 10 Brown Backs known. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago is noted for many firsts , among them the first comprehensive city sewer plan (1856) and the world s first steel-skeleton skyscraper (1885). Several square miles of the city were ravaged by fire in 1871, leading to a rebuild based in stone and steel rather than wood. Chicago was host to the World s Columbian Exposition in 1893, commonly held as the most influential World s Fair in history. It was also home to some of the world s most notorious gangsters in the early 20th century as well as the site of the first controlled nuclear reaction at the University of Chicago in 1942.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Chicago Heights, First NB, M5876
Lot #16028 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 602 $5 1902ND
Chicago, NB of the Republic, 4605
A lovely UNC with excellent bold black printed signatures. This note has the matching serial number style. An excellent UNC for type. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago is noted for many firsts , among them the first comprehensive city sewer plan (1856) and the world s first steel-skeleton skyscraper (1885). Several square miles of the city were ravaged by fire in 1871, leading to a rebuild based in stone and steel rather than wood. Chicago was host to the World s Columbian Exposition in 1893, commonly held as the most influential World s Fair in history. It was also home to some of the world s most notorious gangsters in the early 20th century as well as the site of the first controlled nuclear reaction at the University of Chicago in 1942.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Chicago, NB of the Republic, 4605
Lot #16029 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 602 $5 1902ND
Chicago, NB of the Republic, 4605
As generally available as this charter is, this is one of the few CU notes that you will likely be able to find. Our Illinois collection had three Third Charters on this bank but this $20 denomination was not one of them.
Grade: PCGS New 62    Bank Name: Chicago, NB of the Republic, 4605
Lot #16030 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
Chicago, Hamilton NB, M6723
Mostly Red Seals from this bank with 14 large notes recorded. Bold black printed signatures and two rust spot holes. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago is noted for many firsts , among them the first comprehensive city sewer plan (1856) and the world s first steel-skeleton skyscraper (1885). Several square miles of the city were ravaged by fire in 1871, leading to a rebuild based in stone and steel rather than wood. Chicago was host to the World s Columbian Exposition in 1893, commonly held as the most influential World s Fair in history. It was also home to some of the world s most notorious gangsters in the early 20th century as well as the site of the first controlled nuclear reaction at the University of Chicago in 1942.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Chicago, Hamilton NB, M6723
Lot #16031 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
Chicago, Prairie NB, M7358
This bank has only six large notes recorded and five are Red Seals. This note is evenly circulated and with clearly stamped signatures. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago is noted for many firsts , among them the first comprehensive city sewer plan (1856) and the world s first steel-skeleton skyscraper (1885). Several square miles of the city were ravaged by fire in 1871, leading to a rebuild based in stone and steel rather than wood. Chicago was host to the World s Columbian Exposition in 1893, commonly held as the most influential World s Fair in history. It was also home to some of the world s most notorious gangsters in the early 20th century as well as the site of the first controlled nuclear reaction at the University of Chicago in 1942.
Grade: Fine +    Bank Name: Chicago, Prairie NB, M7358
Lot #16032 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Chicago, NB of Commerce, 8842
This is a nice example with the second title and one of only eight large notes recorded, but very weak signatures. Acquired at $330 in 1998.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Chicago, NB of Commerce, 8842
Lot #16033 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 608 $5 1902ND
Chicago, Alliance NB, M12001
A high quality Blue Seal that is 1 of 59 large notes reported. Excellent stamped signatures. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago is noted for many firsts , among them the first comprehensive city sewer plan (1856) and the world s first steel-skeleton skyscraper (1885). Several square miles of the city were ravaged by fire in 1871, leading to a rebuild based in stone and steel rather than wood. Chicago was host to the World s Columbian Exposition in 1893, commonly held as the most influential World s Fair in history. It was also home to some of the world s most notorious gangsters in the early 20th century as well as the site of the first controlled nuclear reaction at the University of Chicago in 1942.
Grade: CU    Bank Name: Chicago, Alliance NB, M12001
Lot #16034 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1804-2 $100 1929T2
Chicago, Live Stock NB, 13674
A late-chartering, small size only bank which produced Type 2 notes. Very scarce as a type since there are roughly 300 Type 2 hundreds known nationwide. Very well margined, bright, and deeply embossed, with just a trace of corner handling appearing to account for the grade. We sold this same note for $1380 a dozen years ago and it remains near the top of the condition census for this charter. The only CU example we see sold for close to $5000 in 2014.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 58 EPQ    Bank Name: Chicago, Live Stock NB, 13674
Lot #16035 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 555 $20 1882DB
Chillicothe, First NB, M5584
A lovely 1882 Date Back from this Peoria County bank with only seven large notes reported and none offered in a decade. This note has even circulation and excellent pen signatures. Chillicothe is a city on the Illinois River in Peoria County, in the Peoria Metro area. The name Chillicothe comes from the name of the Shawnee Indian chief who lived in the area with the local tribe. Along with Peoria, Chillicothe grew due to river traffic and quickly became a stop for barge and railroad traffic traveling to and from Chicago and St. Louis.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Chillicothe, First NB, M5584
Lot #16036 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Cicero, First NB, 11662
This note is from the southside of Chicago near Midway Airport, I believe. This note has been washed and the signatures are redone. Eighteen large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Cicero, First NB, 11662
Lot #16037 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Dallas City, First NB, 5609
A very high quality note that looks much higher grade. One of 24 small notes reported.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Dallas City, First NB, 5609
Lot #16038 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Decatur, Millikin NB, 5089
A lovely example of this charter with the Fourth Charter identifiers. One of 126 large notes recorded and clear printed signatures. Decatur was founded in 1829 and is along the Sangamon River and Lake Decatur in Central Illinois. The city is named after War of 1812 naval hero Stephen Decatur. Decatur was the first home in Illinois of Abraham Lincoln, who settled just west of Decatur with his family in 1830.
Grade: XF +    Bank Name: Decatur, Millikin NB, 5089
Lot #16039 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Dixon, NB, 1881
A very attractive example of this high denomination issuer with 14 small notes reported. Great color and these seldom appear.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Dixon, NB, 1881
Lot #16040 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 618 $10 1902DB
Dolton, First NB, M8679
A lovely large size note from this Cook County bank with only eight large size recorded. This beauty may be the second finest, next to a #1 Red Seal that was last offered in 2000. Officer signatures of John Shilling, Vice President and Horace Holman (?), Cashier. Dolton is a village in Cook County, immediately south of the city limits of Chicago. A post office has been in operation in Dolton since 1854. The village was named for a family of early settlers.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Dolton, First NB, M8679
Lot #16041 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 683 $50 1902ND
East St. Louis, First NB, M11596
A very attractive $50 Plain Back with weakly stamped purple signatures.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: East St. Louis, First NB, M11596
Lot #16042 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
East St. Louis, First NB, 11596
This bank is known for its $50s and $100s; it's what they did. There is a small pink mark on the face.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: East St. Louis, First NB, 11596
Lot #16043 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 679 $50 1902ND
Elgin, Home NB, 2016
This bank liked issuing high denominations. This is a lovely example and 1 of 33 large notes reported. You will need to carefully review the president's signature and extension. Elgin was founded in 1835 on the Fox River between Galena and Chicago. It was the home of the Elgin Watch Company and the Borden Milk Company, to which Elgin owes much of its success.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Elgin, Home NB, 2016
Lot #16044 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 450.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Elgin, NB, 4735
A scarce Kane County bank with just 10 large notes recorded. This note is certainly among the best. Purchased from Tim Kyzivat. Elgin was founded in 1835 on the Fox River between Galena and Chicago. It was the home of the Elgin Watch Company and the Borden Milk Company, to which Elgin owes much of its success.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Elgin, NB, 4735
Lot #16045 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Elgin, Union NB, M7236
A much scarcer type is this broadly-margined Elgin Date Back. Much scarcer than the commonly seen Plain Backs, with only one of the more available Plain Backs found in our Illinois collection.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: Elgin, Union NB, M7236
Lot #16046 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Elgin, Union NB, M7236
This note has nicely purple stamped signatures. One of 32 large notes recorded and one of the top pieces known. Elgin was founded in 1835 on the Fox River between Galena and Chicago. It was the home of the Elgin Watch Company and the Borden Milk Company, to which Elgin owes much of its success.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Elgin, Union NB, M7236
Lot #16047 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Findlay, First NB, M6861
There are eight large notes recorded from this Shelby County bank with only one national bank. None appear to be any finer than this great looking note with black stamped signatures. Findlay was established in 1892 near Lake Shelbyville. It is home to the world s largest goat tower.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Findlay, First NB, M6861
Lot #16048 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Freeburg, First NB, 7941
There are only 10 small notes reported but this example is washed out and painted in. In 2015 we sold a VF + at $431.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Freeburg, First NB, 7941
Lot #16049 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Geneseo, First NB, M534
Purple stamped signatures offer a glimpse into the past. This note with nice paper quality is 1 of 11 large notes recorded. Geneseo was the idea of seven Christian families who had decided to form a frontier church. They traveled through the winter of 1836 from Geneseo, NY, while their town was under construction. It saw little growth until the arrival of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad in 1854, soaring the population to ten times its previous 500.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Geneseo, First NB, M534
Lot #16050 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Geneseo, Farmers NB, 2332
There are 19 large notes reported on this Henry County bank. This lovely example has one penned (president) and one stamped signature. Geneseo was the idea of seven Christian families who had decided to form a frontier church. They traveled through the winter of 1836 from Geneseo, NY, while their town was under construction. It saw little growth until the arrival of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad in 1854, soaring the population to ten times its previous 500.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Geneseo, Farmers NB, 2332
Lot #16051 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 643 $20 1902DB
Gillespie, NB, M7903
A scarce location with only 10 large notes reported. Recently there were two Red Seals available. PMG notes: rust.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15 Net    Bank Name: Gillespie, NB, M7903
Lot #16052 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 633 $ 10 1902ND
Grant Park, First NB, M11952
A Kankakee County bank that was chartered in 1921 and has only four large notes recorded. This note has excellent blue stamped signatures.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Grant Park, First NB, M11952
Lot #16053 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Grayville, First NB, 4999
A high quality note from this charter with 20 small notes reported, this note being new to the census. Likely the finest known small size.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Grayville, First NB, 4999
Lot #16054 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 555 $20 1882DB
Harrisburg, City NB, M5153
A pleasing and evenly circulated note. This charter has 20 large notes reported, including one other 1882 $20 Date Back. Nice purple stamped signatures here.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Harrisburg, City NB, M5153
Lot #16055 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Harvey, First NB, M8667
A scarce town at the south end of Chicago and I-80. This note has excellent signatures, both penned and stamped. One of 16 large notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Harvey, First NB, M8667
Lot #16056 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 504 $20 1882BB
Herrin, First NB, M5303
A scarce bank with only 12 large notes reported of which 3 are $20 Brown Backs. This note and another are from the same group and both may be slightly optimistically graded in the census at AU. The pen signatures are of D.R. Harrison, President and John Herrin, Cashier (notice town name). A cool note with excellent color and margins.
Grade: XF +    Bank Name: Herrin, First NB, M5303
Lot #16057 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 450.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Highland, First NB, M6653
A nice note with excellent body and stamped signatures. One of 37 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Highland, First NB, M6653
Lot #16058 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Highland, First NB, 6653
A very high quality example with few Type 1 notes as pretty. There are several high quality Type 2s as well. One of 57 small notes reported.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Highland, First NB, 6653
Lot #16059 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Hopedale, NB, 9398
A well circulated example of this rare bank in Tazewell County with only five large notes reported. The stamped signatures are still there.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Hopedale, NB, 9398
Lot #16060 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 642 $20 1902DB
Humboldt, First NB, M7168
This is one of five large notes reported from this Coles County bank and not previously in the census. Pen signatures of E.M. Mullikan, President and J.W. Poorman, Cashier.
Grade: Fine +    Bank Name: Humboldt, First NB, M7168
Lot #16061 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Irving, NB, M8647
An evenly circulated note with excellent pen signatures and one of only four large notes reported. I sold a VF 30 at $3,131 in August.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Irving, NB, M8647
Lot #16062 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 416 $10 1875
Jacksonville, NB, 1719
A broad margined $10 First Charter with excellent pen signatures.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Jacksonville, NB, 1719
Lot #16063 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 603 $5 1902ND
Kansas, First NB, M2011
Few Blue Seals are available from this double state location. Mostly $1s and $2s in high grade.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Kansas, First NB, M2011
Lot #16064 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 650.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Kansas, NB, 9293
A fresh, original UNC with well stamped signatures. Many of the 38 large notes reported are high quality and this is a nice one.
Grade: CU    Bank Name: Kansas, NB, 9293
Lot #16065 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 651 $20 1902ND
Lerna, First NB, M8224
A very tough Coles County bank with only three large notes reported, with this note being the finest known. This scarce note has lovely body and color along with clear signatures of G.T. Balch, President and R. Hall, Cashier.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Lerna, First NB, M8224
Lot #16066 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 10,000.00 - $ 20,000.00)
Fr. 530 $100 1882BB
Lovington, Shepherd NB, M5494
This is a rare and desirable note as it is unique for the title and a $100 Brown Back signed by two Shepherd family members. There were only 928 sheets printed and only 204 were four-note sheets, meaning there were only 2,272 notes printed. The black pen signatures are bold and there are a few minor edge nicks, likely because the margins are so large and bold. The second title, First National Bank, for the bank has only 1,827 sheets of four printed.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Lovington, Shepherd NB, M5494
Lot #16067 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 485 $10 1882BB
Mason City, First NB, 1850
This note is one of my favorites because this town is much more common in Iowa. This is an amazing Brown Back with pen signatures. It is by far the best of the bank's three large notes reported.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Mason City, First NB, 1850
Lot #16068 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 6,000.00 - $ 9,000.00)
Fr. 515 $50 1882BB
Mattoon, NB, M2147
This bank has only two large notes reported. The bank was chartered in 1874 and closed in 1911, with 1,295 sheets of $50 and $100 Brown Backs. Excellent pen signatures and nice margins on this example.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Mattoon, NB, M2147
Lot #16069 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Milford, First NB, M5149
This beauty is likely the finest known example of this charter that has 18 large notes reported. Great centering and originality go well with the signatures penned by the president and stamped for the cashier.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Milford, First NB, M5149
Lot #16070 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,200.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Momence, First NB, M7079
A rare pen signed note from this Kankakee County bank with only three large notes recorded. The last public offering was when a VG sold at $1,375. The signatures are well penned. There is a minor stain at the bottom center.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Momence, First NB, M7079
Lot #16071 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 674 $50 1902DB
Monmouth, Second NB, M2205
This bank only issued $50s and $100s after the First Charter Period and only $50s and $100s represent the nine large notes recorded. Clear penned signatures enhance this well used note.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Monmouth, Second NB, M2205
Lot #16072 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 471 $5 1882BB
Morris, First NB, M1773
A sharp and popular $5 Brown Back with pen signatures, along with great color and centering. This is the only Brown Back known, even out of the 49 large notes reported.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Morris, First NB, M1773
Lot #16073 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 587 $10 1902RS
Morrison, First NB, M1033
Discovery note; first Red Seal on the bank! Fresh from a safety deposit box in a small town bank. One minor nick in the bottom margin and spot in the portrait absolutely do not detract from the beauty of this stunning Red Seal.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Morrison, First NB, M1033
Lot #16074 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 470 $5 1882BB
Mt. Pulaski, First NB, M3839
A great $5 Brown Back that is one of four on the bank. There is a wallet stain on the back.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Mt. Pulaski, First NB, M3839
Lot #16075 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 650.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Mt. Pulaski, First NB, 3839
This bank has 33 large notes reported and some are as nice as this well centered beauty.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU    Bank Name: Mt. Pulaski, First NB, 3839
Lot #16076 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Mulberry Grove, First NB, 7379
A sharp, pen signed note from this Bond County bank with 12 large notes reported. Clear signatures of the vice president and cashier. A cool town name, as I like Mulberries.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Mulberry Grove, First NB, 7379
Lot #16077 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Mulberry Grove, First NB, M7379
A neat name and excellent pen signatures on the note from the bank with just 14 large notes reported. There is a tiny piece of scotch tape over a spindle split at the center.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Mulberry Grove, First NB, M7379
Lot #16078 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 669 $50 1902DB
Murphysboro, First NB, 4019
A nice high denomination $50 from this Jackson County bank with 10 large notes recorded, six of those are $50s. There is some ink scraping on the back centerfold making it slightly fuzzy.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Murphysboro, First NB, 4019
Lot #16079 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 620 $10 1902DB
Murphysboro, City NB, M4804
A pretty note with excellent quality and pen signatures, but the president's is beginning to fade. A good looking example that is 1 of 17 large notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Murphysboro, City NB, M4804
Lot #16080 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 628 $10 1902ND
Murphysboro, City NB, M4804
Here is a gorgeous Blue Seal. It has excellent stamped signatures and paper quality.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Murphysboro, City NB, M4804
Lot #16081 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
Nashville, Farmers & Merchants NB, 8221
A lovely, high quality Type 2 $20 and one of three now reported of the 14 small notes known. Great centering and paper quality.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Nashville, Farmers & Merchants NB, 8221
Lot #16082 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Neoga, Cumberland County NB, M5426
A nice, fresh and well centered note with stamped signatures and great color.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Neoga, Cumberland County NB, M5426
Lot #16083 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Newman, NB, 7575
Here is a cute repeater charter #7575. This Douglas County bank has only six large notes recorded, and only three public offerings. Excellent quality, fresh and with great signatures that were stamped for the president and penned by the cashier.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Newman, NB, 7575
Lot #16084 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 545 $10 1882DB
Newton, First NB, M5869
A sharp $10 1882 Date Back from this Jasper County bank with 24 large notes reported, five are 1882 Date Backs. This note has decent margins and excellent pen signatures.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Newton, First NB, M5869
Lot #16085 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 645 $20 1902DB
Odell, Farmers NB, M9624
A rare Livingston County bank that has only five large notes recorded. Only three notes have ever been offered. The note has a few edge flaws and could use restoration. The president's signature is there but the cashier's has faded.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Odell, Farmers NB, M9624
Lot #16086 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
O'Fallon, First NB, M6924
This is a lovely high quality note from this St. Louis area bank with 38 large notes reported. The signatures have faded.
Grade: CU    Bank Name: O'Fallon, First NB, M6924
Lot #16087 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Oneida, First NB, 10752
This is one of only eight large notes reported from this Knox County bank. The note has excellent signatures and even circulation.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Oneida, First NB, 10752
Lot #16088 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Pana, NB, M6734
This Christian County bank note has wildly stamped signatures of Ernest L. Weber, President and Justus Keefer, Cashier, that reach from edge to edge.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Pana, NB, M6734
Lot #16089 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 617 $10 1902DB
Paris, First NB, M3376
A rare type as this is either unique as a Third Charter Date Back or one of two known. Either way it is a great piece and seen with a modest degree of circulation.
Grade: PCGS Fine 12    Bank Name: Paris, First NB, M3376
Lot #16090 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 380 $1 Original
Peoria, First NB, 176
This is one of only two $1 First Charters reported from this early bank. We sold the other from the 'B' position on the same sheet in 2013 at $3,306. Further research shows a third from the Q. David Bowers Collection in 2010.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Peoria, First NB, 176
Lot #16091 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 537 $5 1882DB
Peoria, Illinois NB, M5361
This is a nice Date Back $5 that is one of only nine large notes reported, and no small size. The signatures are no longer legible on this note. Peoria is one of the oldest settlements in Illinois, beginning as Fort Clark in 1813. It has had a long history of industry, with early mills, pork processing and distilleries as early as 1837. It is the home of the world headquarters of the Caterpillar Corporation from 1910.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Peoria, Illinois NB, M5361
Lot #16092 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Percy, First NB, 7627
A lovely, top quality 'P' note for an alphabet set. These rarely ever appear as there is just this and one other small size available since 2003. There are 10 small notes total reported. Acquired in 2005 at $1,437. Percy is a small coal mining town southeast of St. Louis in Randolph County.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Percy, First NB, 7627
Lot #16093 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 484 $10 1882BB
Pontiac, Livingston County NB, 1837
This is a pleasing $10 Brown Back that is one of four Brown Backs known, three of those are $10s. The note is well centered and with pen signatures. Pontiac had a tough inception, riddled with disease, slow development and unfulfilled promises to Livingston County led to multiple efforts to move the county seat or otherwise undermine the town. A settlement called Richmond was erected just two miles away on prospect of the Chicago & Mississippi Railroad passing there. Richmond soon merged with Pontiac when the rail line found its way there instead.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Pontiac, Livingston County NB, 1837
Lot #16094 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Prophetstown, Farmers NB, 6375
A much better bank with auction appearances few and far between. Albert Field and E. Rodee survived as bank officers from the Large size era.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Prophetstown, Farmers NB, 6375
Lot #16095 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 658 $20 1902ND
Robinson, First NB, 5049
This fresh note has very fresh body along with penned and stamped signatures. Robinson was the birthplace of the Heath bar in 1914 and the home of James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Robinson, First NB, 5049
Lot #16096 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Rock Falls, First NB, 6998
A tough bank note that's in great condition and with excellent stamped purple signatures. New to the census and 1 of only 7 large notes reported. As pretty or prettier than any other.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Rock Falls, First NB, 6998
Lot #16097 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 623 $10 1902DB
Rock Island, Peoples NB, M2155
Sharp, evenly circulated and pen signed note from a scarce and popular Mississippi River town. One of just 24 large notes reported. The last Blue Seal offered was over a decade ago and a Brown Back brought $4,700.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Rock Island, Peoples NB, M2155
Lot #16098 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Rockford, Swedish-American NB, M9823
Lovely pen signatures on this popular titled Illinois Blue Seal.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Rockford, Swedish-American NB, M9823
Lot #16099 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,800.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 416 $10 1875
Rushville, First NB, 1453
This First Charter only bank has eight notes reported and five are no better than VG. This note looks even better than VF + and the pen signatures are outstanding.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Rushville, First NB, 1453
Lot #16100 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 601 $5 1902ND
Sandoval, First NB, 9786
A very fresh and lovely Blue Seal from the only bank in this Marion County community with just four large notes reported. Eight years ago there was a dog on eBay, but no others. Purple stamped signatures of Hall, President and Bellamy, Cashier.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Sandoval, First NB, 9786
Lot #16101 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 545 $10 1882DB
Secor, First NB, M6007
A problem free 1882 Date Back and one only seven large notes reported. A well centered example from this Woodford County bank. The note has a stamped signature for the president and penned for the cashier.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Secor, First NB, M6007
Lot #16102 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 615 $10 1902RS #1
Sesser, First NB, M8758 #1
A rarity from this Franklin County bank with four large notes reported, and three are #1 Red Seals like this example. The note has pen signatures of Evan Fitzgerald, President and R.D. Webb, Cashier. There is a tiny restored split a the top and some dirt but it is a #1 Red Seal in VF.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Sesser, First NB, M8758 #1
Lot #16103 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Shawneetown, NB, 7752
A combination of a penned president's signature and a stamped cashier's on this popular Illinois bank with 13 large notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Shawneetown, NB, 7752
Lot #16104 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Smithton, First NB, 13525
Small size only bank with 25 notes reported. This is a real beauty although it has a corner tip fold. Looks Gem but not.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Smithton, First NB, 13525
Lot #16105 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 619 $10 1902DB
Springfield, State NB, M1733
A bright, fresh and crispy note with excellent stamped signatures. We sold a similar $5 in August at $881.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Springfield, State NB, M1733
Lot #16106 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Sullivan, First NB, 7692
A pleasing note with well stamped signatures along with excellent color and body. We sold a similar note in active bidding last August at $2,937. This is certainly its equal. New to the census and 1 of 13 large notes recorded.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Sullivan, First NB, 7692
Lot #16107 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Sumner, First NB, 6907
Lawrence County was home to this town's only national bank and there are only four large note survivors. The last one offered was a decade ago at $2,415.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Sumner, First NB, 6907
Lot #16108 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Tamaroa, First NB, M8629
A very attractive note from this Perry County bank with only seven large notes recorded. This example must be the best among those known as it has boldly stamped purple signatures of S. R. Haines, President and H.B. Haines, Cashier to enhance the appearance. There is some tape on the upper left.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Tamaroa, First NB, M8629
Lot #16109 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 496 $20 1882BB
Taylorville, First NB, M3579
There are only two $20 Brown Backs reported and no other early notes known. This is the worst, not the best, of the two known. It does have excellent pen signatures but there is wear and the bottom is slightly rough.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Taylorville, First NB, M3579
Lot #16110 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Tremont, First NB, 6421
A wonderful, high grade beauty from this Tazewell County bank with only 16 large notes recorded. This note and two others are really high quality. The stamped signatures seem a bit light.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Tremont, First NB, 6421
Lot #16111 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 654 $20 1902ND
Trenton, First NB, M10125
Clinton County is home to this scarce bank. This high grade note has decent signatures but it has some edge flaws at the lower left and the right.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Trenton, First NB, M10125
Lot #16112 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Trenton, First NB, 10125
A small sized rarity and this is only the fourth small note reported. Evenly circulated but the left margin could be larger. The only public offering was in 2002 at $1,150.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Trenton, First NB, 10125
Lot #16113 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 604 $5 1902ND
Vermilion, First NB, 10365
A tough bank with only nine large notes recorded and the last note sold was a #1 $5 in XF at $5,175. Excellent blue penned signatures on this example.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Vermilion, First NB, 10365
Lot #16114 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 427 $20 Original
Virginia, Farmers NB, 1471
This Cass County bank was chartered in 1865 and issued notes until 1918 when it went into liquidation. This is one of only five Original Series $20s known from the state, and interestingly enough there are 245 listed in the nation, according to the National Bank Note Census. This note has excellent pen signatures of J. Robertson, President and J.G. Bare, Cashier.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Virginia, Farmers NB, 1471
Lot #16115 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,800.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Waltonville, First NB, M11516
This Jefferson County bank was only in business from 1919 to 1926 and printed 5,302 sheets, I believe. This note has great signatures of Watson, President and Newell, Cashier but it also has some splits and heavy folds.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Waltonville, First NB, M11516
Lot #16116 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
West Frankfort, First NB, 7673
Excellent penned blue signatures enhance the beauty of this note. One of only five large notes reported.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: West Frankfort, First NB, 7673
Lot #16117 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
West Frankfort, First NB, M7673
A nice, pleasing, pen signed note with bold signatures of V.F. and W.R. Todd. There are only five large notes reported.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: West Frankfort, First NB, M7673
Lot #16118 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Witt, First NB, 7538
A truly rare bank and such a lovely, fresh note. This note, one of three large notes reported, is the best example on either title. Officer signatures of C.H. Lockhart, President and H.T. Hoehn, Cashier.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Witt, First NB, 7538
Lot #16119 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Wood River, First NB, 11876
A nice, evenly circulated $5 that is 1 of 14 large notes reported. The signatures have faded but it's problem free.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Wood River, First NB, 11876
Lot #16120 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Wood River, First NB, 11876
A sharp, evenly circulated and problem free note from this St. Louis bank with 17 small notes reported.
Grade: Fine +    Bank Name: Wood River, First NB, 11876
Lot #16121 - National Bank Notes > Indiana - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 466 $5 1882BB
Elkhart, First NB, 206
A rare opportunity to find a circus poster that fits a modest budget. Well used with some flaws, but excellent pen signatures and restorable flaws. PMG notes: splits.
Grade: PMG VG 10 Net    Bank Name: Elkhart, First NB, 206
Lot #16122 - National Bank Notes > Indiana - ($ 2,200.00 - $ 3,400.00)
Fr. 387 $2 Original
Indianapolis, Merchants' NB, 869
An early Original Series Lazy Deuce that is well circulated but retains its strong pen signatures. This note is one of only two Deuces known.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Indianapolis, Merchants' NB, 869
Lot #16123 - National Bank Notes > Indiana - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 646 $20 1902DB
Rising Sun, NB, M1959
A really scarce type as this is one of only two $20 Date Backs known on the bank. Of the three dozen or so known for all types hardly any are better than VF. A pretty Ohio County note that combines both grade and scarcity.
Grade: PCGS VF 20    Bank Name: Rising Sun, NB, M1959
Lot #16124 - National Bank Notes > Indiana - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
South Bend, First NB, 126
This bank closed up in 1932 and produced Type 1 twenties only. Well known as home to the University of Notre Dame. Huge margins and great centering give lots of visual impact to this note.
Grade: Gem CU    Bank Name: South Bend, First NB, 126
Lot #16125 - National Bank Notes > Indiana - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Terre Haute, First-McKeen NB & TC, 47
A low charter, fresh and well centered Gem.
Grade: Gem CU    Bank Name: Terre Haute, First-McKeen NB & TC, 47
Lot #16126 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 1,150.00 - $ 1,650.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Ayrshire, First NB, 5479
A scarce location in northern Iowa. There are only seven large notes reported on this bank. The president's signature is well penned while the cashier's is much lighter.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Ayrshire, First NB, 5479
Lot #16127 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 382 $1 Original
Charles City, First NB, 1810
This is one of only two known Aces on this charter that is known for all of its $5 First Charters. The note is evenly circulated with excellent color for the grade and pen signatures of Almon G. Case, President and Charles C. Siver, Cashier.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Charles City, First NB, 1810
Lot #16128 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 601 $5 1902ND
Charles City, First NB, 1810
A better Floyd County institution which issued Large only before shutting its doors in 1929. Crisp paper and bold signatures add a lot to the aesthetic appeal of this note.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Charles City, First NB, 1810
Lot #16129 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Cherokee, First NB, M3049
The First National was the earlier of the two banks that issued in town. A whopping 10 Large qualifies this as a scarce and desirable bank. One of only three Date Backs for this institution which produced only Third Charter notes during the large size era. We sold this same note in our 2013 Memphis sale for $1150.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Cherokee, First NB, M3049
Lot #16130 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 587 $5 1902RS
Clinton, NB, M994
The $5 Red Seals are scarce from Iowa. It seems that few banks were chartered and issued them. This is the fourth $5 Red Seal known on this charter. This note has excellent pen signatures.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Clinton, NB, M994
Lot #16131 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 500.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 537 $5 1882DB
Clinton, City NB, M2469
A pleasing 1882 Date Back $5 that has excellent color and even stamped signatures of the Smiths, both A.G., President and A.C., Cashier.
Grade: VF ++    Bank Name: Clinton, City NB, M2469
Lot #16132 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Decorah, NB, 5081
A scarce bank in small size with just 10 others recorded. A lower grade realized $646 last year. This note has a tight trim but excellent color.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Decorah, NB, 5081
Lot #16133 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 2,750.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
DeWitt, First NB, M3182
A nice Red Seal from eastern Iowa, likely from the Davenport bank hoard. Excellent paper quality and pen signatures.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: DeWitt, First NB, M3182
Lot #16134 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Eldon, First NB, M5342
A one-bank town in Wapello County that is dirt common in Small size but not so in Large. Only four notes have appeared at auction and this is probably the nicest of them. The census shows a whopping 11 Large known. Bright and problem free with easily legible signatures. The example from Dr. Larry Miller's collection was a PMG VF 20 and it realized $375 several years ago.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Eldon, First NB, M5342
Lot #16135 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Essex, First NB, 5738
In 1935, there was a mere $2,790 outstanding in large size notes issued by the bank. The only other Third Charter note we see selling on the bank was a PCGS VF 30 that realized over $1000 a dozen or so years ago.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Essex, First NB, 5738
Lot #16136 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 1,400.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 401 $5 1875
Fort Dodge, First NB, 1661
A neat and seldom seen $5 First Charter that is one of just two known on the bank. The AU listed was the first Iowa First Charter. I remember seeing it as my buddy, Bob Warner, had it. This note is signed by C.B. Richards, President and J.B. Scott, Cashier.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Fort Dodge, First NB, 1661
Lot #16137 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Griswold, NB, M8915
There are 16 large notes reported from this Cass County bank. This note is nicely circulated and with a pen signature of W.L. Edwards, President.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Griswold, NB, M8915
Lot #16138 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Lenox, First NB, 5517
Around 30 known for this Taylor County locale in the western part of the state. A little too soily on the back for the VF grade. Few auction appearances for the handful of Third Charter notes known.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Lenox, First NB, 5517
Lot #16139 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 625 $10 1902ND
Little Rock, First NB, 8119
A neat note from this Lyon County bank that rarely appears and has only eight large notes reported. The note has excellent pen signatures of A. Christians, President and Phillip Oden, Assistant Cashier.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Little Rock, First NB, 8119
Lot #16140 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Lost Nation, First NB, 5402
This note is a great one, last appearing in the 2015 IPMS sale where it realized $4,112. There are only nine small notes reported and this one is evenly circulated and with a super name.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Lost Nation, First NB, 5402
Lot #16141 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 550.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Mt. Pleasant, National State Bank, M922
Excellent pen signatures on this early Iowa charter with 18 large notes reported.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Mt. Pleasant, National State Bank, M922
Lot #16142 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 574 $5 1882VB
New Hampton, First NB, M2588
A lovely $5 Value Back with amazing color and great centering. One of only five known on this bank. The last time one was publicly offered was in 2011, seven years ago.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: New Hampton, First NB, M2588
Lot #16143 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Sioux Rapids, First NB, M9585
A scarce northwest Iowa bank with 14 large notes reported, yet only the eighth public offering in 23 years.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Sioux Rapids, First NB, M9585
Lot #16144 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Atchison, First NB, W1672
A pleasing circ note with what's left of the blue stamped signatures. Currently there are 38 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Atchison, First NB, W1672
Lot #16145 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Cedar Vale, NB, 5608
An outright rarity with a meager four small size known. A small southeastern Kansas community with a current population well under 1,000. An evenly circulated note with bright paper and a minimal degree of distractions.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Cedar Vale, NB, 5608
Lot #16146 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Centralia, First NB, W3824
It's been a decade since a public offering on this bank. Currently there are 17 large notes reported. The signature of F.P. Bowen, President is very clear. This bank was established in 1887 and survived to issue small size notes. There is a spot near the portrait.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Centralia, First NB, W3824
Lot #16147 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 667 $50 1902DB
Concordia, First NB, W3066
There are currently six large notes reported and all are $50s. The cashier's signature looks like Whitaker and no president's signature is visible. The first bank in Concordia was established in 1878 and this charter was organized in October 1883. This bank chose not to issue small size notes. The bank issued principally high denomination notes. The large out in 1935 was $7,290. From the C. Dale Lyon Collection.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Concordia, First NB, W3066
Lot #16148 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 3,500.00 - $ 6,500.00)
Fr. 504 $20 1882BB
Goodland, First NB, W6039
Goodland is a town in northwestern Kansas near the Colorado border and it resides in Sherman County, which was named for General William T. Sherman. The name Goodland was chosen from Goodland, Indiana by an early land promoter. The First National Bank was chartered in December 1901. This bank later absorbed the Farmers National Bank and liquidated/converted in 1934 to the First National Bank in Goodland, #14163. A rare western Kansas bank note that is one of only six large notes reported and two are $20 Brown Backs. Likely this one was mis-graded '55' as no serial number was listed in the records. I can only find one large public offering except for the Dale Lyon note. Great paper, well centered with pen signatures of Fred Hurst, Vice President and C.J. Shimeal, Cashier.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Goodland, First NB, W6039
Lot #16149 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Great Bend, First NB, 3363
A decent and evenly circulated note with stamped signatures.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Great Bend, First NB, 3363
Lot #16150 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 484 $10 1882BB
Kansas City, Inter-State NB, 4381
This bank was originally chartered in Kansas and then moved from Wyandotte County, Kansas to Jackson County, Missouri.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Kansas City, Inter-State NB, 4381
Lot #16151 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
LeRoy, First NB, W6149
A really scarce Coffey County institution with this apparently being the only Large size note to have appeared in any auction format. There are only 6 Large known to begin with so the next opportunity might be several years down the road. PMG notes a Corner tip added.
Grade: PMG Fine 15 Net    Bank Name: LeRoy, First NB, W6149
Lot #16152 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Le Roy, First NB, 6149
A bank that was originally chartered in 1902 and that is still in business today. A pretty, embossed Very Fine with ample margins and solid paper. A couple of months ago we just saw a PMG VF 35 sell for $720. We sold this note years ago for over $500.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Le Roy, First NB, 6149
Lot #16153 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 450.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Liberal, First NB, W6720
This is only the ninth large note reported from this western Kansas bank and early cattle country.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Liberal, First NB, W6720
Lot #16154 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 1,400.00 - $ 2,400.00)
Fr. 669 $50 1902DB
Manhattan, First NB, W3782
A sharp, evenly circulated note with outstanding pen signatures of W.D. Womer, President and J.L. Ebing, Cashier. This is likely the best of three known $50s from the 19 large notes reported on the bank.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Manhattan, First NB, W3782
Lot #16155 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 490 $10 1882BB
Nortonville, First NB, W5359
This bank has only three surviving notes from their first order of Brown Backs from the BEP, and this note is far and away the finest of those three. In fact, the other two would be ugly ducklings as compared to this peach. Nortonville is located in Jefferson County and the town was named for L. Norton, Jr., the road master for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. The town was formed in 1873 before the county in 1880. This bank note was pen signed by O.W. Babcock and while J.W. Harris was the cashier of record this must have been an assistant who signed this nearly vanity signature. There are only 10 large notes reported and nearly none of this quality or desirability. Previously from our 2011 sale where it realized $2,760.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Nortonville, First NB, W5359
Lot #16156 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 490 $10 1882BB
Nortonville, First NB, 5359
This bank was chartered in May 1900 and succeeded the Bank of Nortonville. There was only $1,390 large outstanding in 1935. The bank also issued small size. Signed by O.W. Babcock, President. There are currently 10 large notes reported from this charter, and this is the lower quality of the $10 Brown Backs. We sold an XF in 2011 at $2,760. . From the C. Dale Lyon Collection.
Grade: VG/Fine    Bank Name: Nortonville, First NB, 5359
Lot #16157 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 2,750.00 - $ 4,500.00)
Fr. 498 $20 1882BB
Ottawa, First NB, W1718
A gorgeous $20 Brown Back from Kansas, part of a type set that was being assembled, and there can't be more beautiful, fresh and original examples out there. The centering is as we dream of but have known better than to expect on National Bank Notes. Bold margins like it was cut by a caring representative of this financial institution and then painstakingly pen signed by H.T. Estabrook (not a listed officer), President and a stamped signature of Horace Smith as Cashier. No doubt this note remained carefully protected for nearly 100 years before finding its way to the marketplace. Completely fresh and original. As I see no reason not to call it a Ch. UNC, as I did in 2000, I will allow for others saying Ch. AU.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Ottawa, First NB, W1718
Lot #16158 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 4,500.00)
Fr. 485 $10 1882BB
Salina, Farmers NB, W4742
This bank was chartered in 1892 and it absorbed the Salina National Bank in 1895. There are 10 Brown Backs recorded, with this and two others in high quality. Signers were Howard C. Rosh, Vice President and Charles F. McAdams, Cashier. The note was acquired in 2005 at $2,185.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Salina, Farmers NB, W4742
Lot #16159 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1 #B000001A
Scott City, First NB, 8808
A cool serial #1 from a state with few available. There were only 15 small notes reported, and this is the first appearance of this #1 note.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Scott City, First NB, 8808
Lot #16160 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 10,000.00)
Fr. 380 $1 Original
Topeka, Kansas Valley NB, 1660
This bank was chartered in August 1866 and was known as Daniel Adams' bank as he was the president. His signature appears on the $1 First Charters along with Charles G. Rix as cashier. The bank changed its name to the First National Bank of Topeka in July 1873 and failed six months later in December. Adams had invested the bank's funds in crops which were devastated in the drought and grasshopper plague of 1873. This was the first bank chartered in the state capital and its failure related directly to the state's main economy - wheat. This note appears to be a lovely example of this charter but the note has had extensive imperfection restoration along the top margin and mostly the right end. Had I had this note earlier I would have had a proper restoration performed. This note last appeared in 2009 where it realized $4,878. Today, if restored, my estimate would be $10,000/15,000, but it isn't.
Grade: VF Net    Bank Name: Topeka, Kansas Valley NB, 1660
Lot #16161 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 10,000.00)
Fr. 420 $10 1875
Topeka, First NB, 2646
This note is the only $10 First Charter known to have survived in a sea of 19 other examples, including 17 First Charter $5s and a $50 and $100 Brown Back, the later is offered here. The bank went into receivership in 1905. The Treasury number of N928 is quite interesting as it does not seem to match well with the bank sheet #1080, making me wonder if the first $10s printed were 'M' Treasury numbers, if so an uncommon occurrence. This note is likely from the Lindsey Collection, hence a liberal grade. A wonderful, high quality note that is well worth careful consideration. Signed by Wm. Sims, President and C.E. Hawley, Cashier.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Topeka, First NB, 2646
Lot #16162 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 20,000.00 - $ 40,000.00)
Fr. 530 $100 1882BB
Topeka, First NB, W2646
The $100 Brown Backs from Kansas are few and far between. This note, from the Lindsey Collection, is the sole survivor from the 2,380 sheets of each $50s and $100s printed for this bank, and it's dated December 7, 1901, shortly before the end of the Brown Back era as I understand it. There was also a $50 Brown Back saved that has yet to reappear for collectors. This note was acquired by the consignor from our June 2006 Memphis auction at a cost of $18,975 where it was graded, possibly optimistically, as XF 45. The note is pen signed by Wm. Sims and possibly Wm. Henderson. The First National Bank of Topeka (the second to use this title) was established in March 1882, just prior to the Second Charter Period, which allowed the bank to issue First Charter Period notes. The bank succeeded the firm of Henry Taylor. The first president was Theodore Curran and D.A. Moulton as cashier. This bank went into receivership in July 1903 for 'incompetent management'.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Topeka, First NB, W2646
Lot #16163 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 8,000.00 - $ 15,000.00)
Fr. 467 $5 1882BB
Westmoreland, First NB, 3304
This is unique for town and obviously for bank. This bank charter was organized in 1885 and was voluntarily liquidated in April 1897, being succeeded by the Westmoreland State Bank. Of the 2,451 sheets issued, only $25 was outstanding in 1910. No new reported in the last 22 years. The note has a few splits and a corner that detracts slightly but it will be tough, if not impossible, to find another. From the C. Dale Lyon Collection.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Westmoreland, First NB, 3304
Lot #16164 - National Bank Notes > Kentucky - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 661 $20 1902ND
Harlan, Citizens NB, S12243
Here is this note's first offering in nine years, and there has only been one other offered since. Excellent purple signatures and 1 of only 12 large notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Harlan, Citizens NB, S12243
Lot #16165 - National Bank Notes > Kentucky - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Jenkins, First NB, 10062
A simply gorgeous note from this small Letcher County town which is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the border with Virginia. Excellent margins, near perfect centering and monster embossing make this a great note!
Grade: Gem CU    Bank Name: Jenkins, First NB, 10062
Lot #16166 - National Bank Notes > Kentucky - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Lawrenceburg, NB, 7497
Twenty Small size listed in the census for this Anderson County locale. Those numbers are somewhat deceptive because only three or four have shown up at auction. This note is wholly original and fresh.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Lawrenceburg, NB, 7497
Lot #16167 - National Bank Notes > Kentucky - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 487 $10 1882BB
Louisville, American NB, S4956
A well used Brown Back from a bank with 67 large notes reported. Well used and with good signatures. PMG notes: tears.
Grade: PMG Fine 12 Net    Bank Name: Louisville, American NB, S4956
Lot #16168 - National Bank Notes > Kentucky - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Russellville, Citizens NB, S6546
A very scarce bank with only seven large notes reported. The stamped signatures are quite light. PMG notes: retouched.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Russellville, Citizens NB, S6546
Lot #16169 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Camden, NB, 2311
This is the finest known note on the bank and it has extraordinary blue pen signatures.
Grade: PMG UNC 62    Bank Name: Camden, NB, 2311
Lot #16170 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Camden, NB, 2311
A beautiful, fresh and original note from this Knox County bank that has 26 small notes reported. This note is among the three best recorded.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Camden, NB, 2311
Lot #16171 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Camden, NB, 2311
A pleasing $10 Type 2 and even though there are 26 small notes reported on this Knox County bank, there have only been three public offerings.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Camden, NB, 2311
Lot #16172 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Damariscotta, First NB, 446
A well centered and evenly circulated note from this Lincoln County bank. One of 19 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Damariscotta, First NB, 446
Lot #16173 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Ellsworth, Liberty NB, 3804
A fresh and well centered $10 Type 2 example. A beauty that is 1 of 37 small notes reported.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Ellsworth, Liberty NB, 3804
Lot #16174 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Houlton, First NB, 2749
Evenly circulated and problem free. One of the better examples of the 37 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Houlton, First NB, 2749
Lot #16175 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 450.00 - $ 675.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
Houlton, First NB, 2749
A nice Type 2 $20 with a few splits on the left half of the face. One of 38 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Houlton, First NB, 2749
Lot #16176 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Houlton, Farmers NB, 4252
Excellent color and great body. There are only 14 small notes reported on this bank.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Houlton, Farmers NB, 4252
Lot #16177 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Lewiston, First NB, 330
Fresh, original and fully embossed example from this bank with 130 small notes reported. Very few are UNC.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Lewiston, First NB, 330
Lot #16178 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Lewiston, Manufacturers NB, 2260
A nice UNC $5 Type 2 with excellent color from this bank with 62 small notes reported.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Lewiston, Manufacturers NB, 2260
Lot #16179 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
North Berwick, NB, 1523
A problem free Type 1 $5 from this York County bank with even circulation. There are 15 small notes reported but only 4 public offerings.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: North Berwick, NB, 1523
Lot #16180 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Portland, Canal NB, 941
Fresh, original and great centering. An excellent example of the bank. Some toning.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Portland, Canal NB, 941
Lot #16181 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
Portland, NB of Commerce, 13710
Fresh and original along with excellent paper quality. There are only 13 small notes reported, most being $5s and $20s.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Portland, NB of Commerce, 13710
Lot #16182 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 1,400.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Rumford, NB, 6287
A high grade note with excellent paper quality and slight circulation. Just 15 small notes reported on this Oxford County bank.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Rumford, NB, 6287
Lot #16183 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Rumford, NB, 6287
A pleasing, evenly circulated and problem free note. Truly a rare town and 1 of just 17 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Rumford, NB, 6287
Lot #16184 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Saco, York NB, 1528
A beautiful, fresh and well centered note that is equal to the best among the 53 small notes reported.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Saco, York NB, 1528
Lot #16185 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 500.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Thomaston, NB, 1142
A nice, fresh and problem free note that is quite pretty. One of 41 small notes reported.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Thomaston, NB, 1142
Lot #16186 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Waldoboro, Medomak NB, 1108
A fresh and original note that is the best for grade. One of only 13 small notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Waldoboro, Medomak NB, 1108
Lot #16187 - National Bank Notes > Maryland - ($ 3,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 431 $20 1875
Baltimore, First NB, 204
A pleasing and evenly circulated $20 First Charter from Maryland's earliest bank, and this is the only $20 First Charter. Great pen signatures and well centered. Probably a VF 20 these days.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Baltimore, First NB, 204
Lot #16188 - National Bank Notes > Maryland - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Rising Sun, NB, 2481
Type One notes on this Cecil County bank are far more common than their Type Two counterparts. A bright and fresh example with superior embossing and excellent centering.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Rising Sun, NB, 2481
Lot #16189 - National Bank Notes > Maryland - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Snow Hill, First NB, 3783
A pretty scarce Worcester County note with a desirable town name. Fewer than two dozen are listed in small size. An evenly circulated VF note and one of only three Type 1 twenties on the bank.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Snow Hill, First NB, 3783
Lot #16190 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 401 $5 1875
Boston, Broadway NB, 551
A scarce Boston bank that issued First Charters and Brown Backs only before leaving the banking scene late in 1899. A paltry dozen examples are known of all types. PMG spots a tear which is confined to the broad left margin. The couple of other $5 First Charters that have sold in recent years were of clearly inferior quality to this note and they still cleared the thousand dollar hurdle with relative ease.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Boston, Broadway NB, 551
Lot #16191 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 416 $10 1875
Boston, Washington NB, 601
A sharp blue end paper $10 and it's the only $10 First Charter in the census. Excellent centering, great color and amazing pen signatures. Very minor issues for the quality. One of 16 large notes reported. PMG notes: minor repair, pinholes.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Boston, Washington NB, 601
Lot #16192 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 380 $1 Original
Boston, City NB, 609
A very scarce Boston bank that only issued First and Second Charter notes before bowing out in 1898. One of four Original series aces, with this note showing much better margins than typically seen.
Grade: PCGS Fine 12    Bank Name: Boston, City NB, 609
Lot #16193 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 497 $20 1882BB
Boston, Security NB, 1675
A tougher Large only Boston bank which went out of business in 1922. Evenly circulated, with good margins and bright color. One of the nicest you likely will encounter.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Boston, Security NB, 1675
Lot #16194 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Braintree, NB, 11347
Nine known in small size for this Norfolk County bank which is much scarcer in small size than it is in large size. A tear is seen at upper left and there is staining at the right. Still a great piece.
Grade: VG/Fine    Bank Name: Braintree, NB, 11347
Lot #16195 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Cambridge, Manufacturers NB, N11152
A well used note that no doubt was once carried by the illustrious professors and students of Harvard University. The stamped signatures are clear. One of only 10 large notes reported. Some edge flaws.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Cambridge, Manufacturers NB, N11152
Lot #16196 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Chelsea, City NB, 11270
A census figure of 5 Large size notes (all $5 Plain Backs) makes this a really desirable piece. Auction appearances are rare with only three of those notes having ever hit the auction venue. A whopping $340 remained outstanding in 1935. We sold a nice Fine way back in 1989 for $325. This is simply a rare note that should be hotly contested.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Chelsea, City NB, 11270
Lot #16197 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
East Cambridge, Lechmere NB, 614
A baker's dozen are enumerated in the census for this more challenging Boston area bank. Wonderfully signed with a trio of broad margins. One of only a pair of $5 Plain Backs known. The only 1902 Blue Seal that has sold at auction was a $10 VF 30 EPQ grade which realized well over $1000 in 2011.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: East Cambridge, Lechmere NB, 614
Lot #16198 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 380b $1 Original
Fall River, Second NB, 439
One of only nine Large size known for this much better Fall River bank which closed up shop in 1903, having issued only First and Second Charter notes. Only a couple of aces have sold at auction, with the only other recent example a Fine with lots of restoration selling for almost $650 a couple of years ago. This problem free Fine 15 should surpass that figure.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15    Bank Name: Fall River, Second NB, 439
Lot #16199 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 650.00 - $ 950.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Falmouth, NB, 1320
Fifteen Small size listed in the NBN Census for this always desirable Cape Cod location. A choice location to go to Wood's Hole to catch the ferry over to Martha's Vineyard. Auction appearances are infrequent at best for this Barnstable County locale.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Falmouth, NB, 1320
Lot #16200 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 487 $10 1882BB
Gardner, Westminster NB, 2284
A nice looking, well centered Brown Back with excellent signatures and even circulation. There are only 13 large notes reported with this note being the best of the three $20 Brown Backs known.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Gardner, Westminster NB, 2284
Lot #16201 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Gloucester, Cape Ann NB, N899
One of 61 large notes reported on this Essex County bank. Excellent stamped signatures.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Gloucester, Cape Ann NB, N899
Lot #16202 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Great Barrington, Mahaiwe NB, 1203
A picturesque western Massachusetts town that is best known for its supply of First Charter notes.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Great Barrington, Mahaiwe NB, 1203
Lot #16203 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Great Barrington, Mahaiwe NB, 1203
Always a popular choice is this western Massachusetts community that is best known for its supply of First Charter aces.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Great Barrington, Mahaiwe NB, 1203
Lot #16204 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Lynn, City NB of Lynn, 697
A baker's dozen known in Small size for this better Essex County bank. A long-serving institution which offered its services to the community from 1865 through the small size era.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Lynn, City NB of Lynn, 697
Lot #16205 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
Merrimac, First NB, 268
Nine Small size listed in the census for this rather scarce Essex County institution. Type 2 notes represent only two of those, with this the only Type 2 twenty. PMG comments "Small tears." Auction appearances are usually separated by years. A really desirable piece that will definitely be coveted by its new owner.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Merrimac, First NB, 268
Lot #16206 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 325.00 - $ 575.00)
Fr. 383 $1 1875
Milford, Home NB, 2275
A Worcester County bank whose census figures are replete with First Charter aces. The difference is that almost all of those are high grade. This VG piece has edge splits and tears but it also has good margins for a New England ace.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Milford, Home NB, 2275
Lot #16207 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 487 $10 1882BB
Milford, Home NB, N2275
A bank which, by the sheer numbers, is common as dirt in Large size since there is an apparently inexhaustible supply of First Charter notes from which to choose in any sale. Second Charter notes are a totally different story. There are two Date Backs and three Brown Backs. This is a really good note destined to land in a really good collection.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Milford, Home NB, N2275
Lot #16208 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 467 $5 1882BB
New Bedford, Mechanics NB, 743
Perhaps a couple dozen or so are listed for this better Bristol County bank, which only issued Large size notes. The title layout is superb, coupled with strong signatures and robust paper. The only other recent Brown Back sold in 2015 for almost $1300 and that graded PMG VF 30. For the record, the present offering is vastly superior.
Grade: PCGS VF 20    Bank Name: New Bedford, Mechanics NB, 743
Lot #16209 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
North Adams, NB, N1210
A better western Massachusetts bank located in Berkshire County. Listed in the census as XF/AU and it's easy to see why; the VF 35 grade seems a bit conservative. A year ago we saw a Fine 15 note auctioned for over $300. This note is far superior in so many ways.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: North Adams, NB, N1210
Lot #16210 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Peabody, Warren NB, N616
A better Essex County locale with this more common second title which was used during the Second and Third Charter periods. The census stands at 20 Large for both titles combined. The Marv Levine example just sold for $324 and that was a vastly inferior Fine 15 note.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Peabody, Warren NB, N616
Lot #16211 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Peabody, Warren NB, N616
A better Large size note with about 20 listed in the census. This note shows the second title on the bank before the move from South Danvers in 1872, A moderately circulated note with the look of a fully VF piece.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15    Bank Name: Peabody, Warren NB, N616
Lot #16212 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Southbridge, NB, N934
A better Worcester County bank with only two dozen known in large size. According to the census there is a quartet of $5 Plain Backs, with the present offering representing the only note to have sold at auction.
Grade: PMG VF 30 EPQ    Bank Name: Southbridge, NB, N934
Lot #16213 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 466 $5 1882BB
Springfield, First NB, 14
A much scarcer Large only bank with only First and Second Charter notes on the roster. The margins are excellent with the centering picture perfect. A perfect fit for any Large size First 100 Charters collection.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15    Bank Name: Springfield, First NB, 14
Lot #16214 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 590 $5 1902ND
Ware, NB, N628
A scarce western Massachusetts bank which closed up voluntarily in 1917, thereby only printing large size notes. There is a missing edge piece seen at right. Date Backs can be counted on one hand.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Ware, NB, N628
Lot #16215 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Webster, NB, 11236
A bright and pristine example of this Worcester County bank with bright paper, wide margins and perfect color. A wonderfully signed example that is the nicest that has been sold. Only $2470 remained outstanding when the Receiver paid an ominous visit in 1933.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64    Bank Name: Webster, NB, 11236
Lot #16216 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Worcester, Merchants NB, 7595
Everything about the visual impact of this Worcester County note screams out gem, but the bottom margin strays a touch too close at the right. Rarely do we see these available at this grade level.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Worcester, Merchants NB, 7595
Lot #16217 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Burr Oak, First NB, 9497
A very tough and desirable bank with about a dozen and a half listed in small size. This note appears to be the nicest one available although there might be another XF in the mix.
Grade: PMG XF 40 EPQ    Bank Name: Burr Oak, First NB, 9497
Lot #16218 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 450.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Burr Oak, First NB, 9497
A high quality example of this interestingly named bank with 21 small notes reported. Big margins, excellent color and much more AU than XF. There is a tiny rust spot on the back top.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Burr Oak, First NB, 9497
Lot #16219 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 6,000.00 - $ 8,000.00)
Fr. 402 $5 1875
Dowagiac, First NB, 1625
A rare Michigan First Charter, one of only four large notes reported. This note last appeared some six years ago. Excellent signatures and great color. In Michigan's southwestern tier.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Dowagiac, First NB, 1625
Lot #16220 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Evart, First NB, 12561
Here is a newly discovered small size from this bank with just 17 small notes reported, and this is the first $5 Type 2 to appear. This should be a popular lot.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Evart, First NB, 12561
Lot #16221 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Grand Rapids, Old NB, 2890
Excellent stamped signatures enhance this attractive note.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Grand Rapids, Old NB, 2890
Lot #16222 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 399 $5 Original
Greenville, First NB, 2054
This was Greenville's first bank and it was only in business from 1872 to 1892, issuing only First Charters. There are only five notes reported and this is the finest among them. Beautiful pen signatures. Previously in our March 2012 sale, lot 2263.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Greenville, First NB, 2054
Lot #16223 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Houghton, NB, 7676
A cool charter #7676. A wonderful penned signature by the president and stamped by the cashier. One of 61 large notes reported.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Houghton, NB, 7676
Lot #16224 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Hubbell, First NB, 9359
A better Houghton County bank in Small size. Type Ones only with the bank closing up in 1934. This note has a small tear seen at the top. Very Fine is a well above average grade for this bank.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Hubbell, First NB, 9359
Lot #16225 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Hubbell, First NB, 9359
A scarce and popular Upper Peninsula bank with 21 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Hubbell, First NB, 9359
Lot #16226 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 300.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Manistique, First NB, 13513
Just 22 small notes reported and this is a nice circ example.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Manistique, First NB, 13513
Lot #16227 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Munising, First NB of Alger County, 9000
A cool charter number and a nice grade note. One of 24 small notes reported.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Munising, First NB of Alger County, 9000
Lot #16228 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Rockland, First NB, 5199
A decent and evenly circulated note from a scarce location. One of 17 small notes reported. This one has two small pink marks on the face.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Rockland, First NB, 5199
Lot #16229 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 628 $10 1902ND
Saginaw, Second NB, 1918
Easily the finest of the three $10 Plain Backs on the bank. This note sold for over $800 in 2012.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ    Bank Name: Saginaw, Second NB, 1918
Lot #16230 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
St. Joseph, Commercial NB & TC, 5594
This is only the second note recorded with the second title for large size. The other note known brought $862 in 2013 and it was not an attractive VG. This is a nice VF with light signatures and a small spot.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: St. Joseph, Commercial NB & TC, 5594
Lot #16231 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Wakefield, First NB, M11305
A rare large size Michigan bank and this is only the 5th large note recorded. Large notes never seem to be available, only small size appear. The purple stamped signatures are light
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Wakefield, First NB, M11305
Lot #16232 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 537 $5 1882DB
Alexandria, Farmers NB, M5859
A pleasing example of a somewhat better Minnesota type.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Alexandria, Farmers NB, M5859
Lot #16233 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Alexandria, Farmers NB, M5859
There are a plethora of high grade Second Charter notes with only about a dozen Third Charter notes listed for this Large only bank. Evenly circulated and very desirable.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Alexandria, Farmers NB, M5859
Lot #16234 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Blue Earth, First & Farmers NB, 5393
This Faribault County institution has one of the best names of any Minnesota National. Although PMG notes the corners are rounded, the paper is bright and there are just some light folds to account for the grade. The "D" position sheet mate to this note sold for $1380 in 2009 in a lesser grade.
Grade: PMG XF 40    Bank Name: Blue Earth, First & Farmers NB, 5393
Lot #16235 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Faribault, Security NB & TC, 11668
About 20 small size examples known and it appears that this is easily the finest one. If you are looking for a single treasure from this Rice County institution then this would be the one to get.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50    Bank Name: Faribault, Security NB & TC, 11668
Lot #16236 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Henning, First NB, M6906
A very scarce Otter Tail County bank with only 8 Large represented, all Third Charter notes. There are a few pinholes and a couple flecks of rust that should not bother anyone.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Henning, First NB, M6906
Lot #16237 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Heron Lake, First NB, 5383
A challenging and highly coveted Minnesota town with a evocative name that makes it extremely popular. Very Fine detail but with faded inks.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Heron Lake, First NB, 5383
Lot #16238 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1 Replacement
Minneapolis, First NB, 710
A common location but a nice UNC and a hand set replacement serial number plate. Very attractive but tough to estimate.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63    Bank Name: Minneapolis, First NB, 710
Lot #16239 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 646 $20 1902DB
Owatonna, First NB, M1911
A great looking example of this eastern Minnesota bank with 26 large notes reported. The paper has lots of body and color, and the black stamped signatures are very bold.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Owatonna, First NB, M1911
Lot #16240 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 590 $5 1902DB
Red Wing, Goodhue County NB, M7307
A better Minnesota town name and one that seems to make scant auction appearances over the years. This note bears thick, printed signatures and it is also bright and well printed. Of the fewer than 20 Large known (Third Charter only) on the bank you can count the number of Date Backs on one hand
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: Red Wing, Goodhue County NB, M7307
Lot #16241 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
St. James, Citizens & Security NB, 7021
A scarce southern Minnesota bank with two titles on this national bank, and home to two early coin dealers I knew, Bob Mays and Dennis Heller. This note is new to the census and it's the second title. Nice blue pen signatures as well.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: St. James, Citizens & Security NB, 7021
Lot #16242 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 1,200.00 - $ 2,200.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Stephen, First NB, 9064
We sold the last note offered on this bank in June 2015 for $1,410. This note is very nice quality with exceptional pen signatures but there is a tight bottom which is slightly into the design.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Stephen, First NB, 9064
Lot #16243 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Virginia, First NB, 6527
A lovely pen-signed note from Marco Biondich, an early Minnesota collector who called this home. The main street of this community was amazing. Excellent pen signatures and one of only 10 large notes reported. There is some purple ink on the back.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Virginia, First NB, 6527
Lot #16244 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Welcome, NB, 6331
If ever there was a town name that is emblematic of the way of being known as "Minnesota Nice" then this would be it. A scarce small size note with about 18 known. Despite the tape repair and pinholes noted by PMG, this is still one of the nicest examples available for this charter.
Grade: PMG VF 25 Net    Bank Name: Welcome, NB, 6331
Lot #16245 - National Bank Notes > Missouri - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Boonville, NB, 10915
A lovely, fully crisp and well margined note from this desirable Cooper County town located on the Missouri River. Bright original paper and excellent embossing.
Grade: Gem CU    Bank Name: Boonville, NB, 10915
Lot #16246 - National Bank Notes > Missouri - ($ 350.00 - $ 550.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Luxemburg, Lafayette NB & TC, 13514
A later chartering example of this Type 2 variety that is quite a bit better than the raw CU we recently sold for $235.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ    Bank Name: Luxemburg, Lafayette NB & TC, 13514
Lot #16247 - National Bank Notes > Missouri - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
Nevada, First NB, 3959
A "two state" title is seen on this $20 note which is one of only two Type Two notes on the bank. Cashier Wooddy Swearingen and President F.H. Glenn were the bank officers beginning in 1910. Well embossed and crackling fresh.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Nevada, First NB, 3959
Lot #16248 - National Bank Notes > Montana - ($ 500.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Anaconda, NB, 12542
Notes from this mining town have dried up, even with 29 small notes reported. This note seems evenly circulated and problem free.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Anaconda, NB, 12542
Lot #16249 - National Bank Notes > Montana - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Butte, NB, 2566
A gorgeous addition to the census for this charter and type. This makes 20 examples recorded of $50s and only 2 are better. Expect strong action on this beauty.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45 EPQ    Bank Name: Butte, NB, 2566
Lot #16250 - National Bank Notes > Montana - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Glasgow, NB, W8655
Third Charter large notes only for this coveted Valley County institution which entered receivership in 1925. A paltry dozen examples are listed with a nice VF/XF being about as good as it gets. Bold purple stamped signatures accentuate the appeal of this colorful note.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Glasgow, NB, W8655
Lot #16251 - National Bank Notes > Montana - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Great Falls, First NB, 3525
Soily but well margined and from a desirable state.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Great Falls, First NB, 3525
Lot #16252 - National Bank Notes > Montana - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Helena, First NB & TC, 4396
Not a really scarce bank by Montana standards, but as a nice, original AU it is one of the best you will be able to find. Type 1 notes outnumber Type 2 by a ratio of five to one. This note first sold for over $700 a few years ago and the last example of this charter that sold at public auction was a VF with problems that brought $336.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50 PPQ    Bank Name: Helena, First NB & TC, 4396
Lot #16253 - National Bank Notes > Montana - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Miles City, First NB, 12536
A handful of light folds are found on this Custer County bank which issued Type Two only in small size.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Miles City, First NB, 12536
Lot #16254 - National Bank Notes > Montana - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Red Lodge, United States NB, 9841
Not scarce but bearing a popular "forbidden title." Evenly circulated and from a western state that has no shortage of collectors.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Red Lodge, United States NB, 9841
Lot #16255 - National Bank Notes > Montana - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
White Sulphur Springs, First NB, 3375
Roughly 30 small size listed in the census with this being one of the couple nicest known. The census lists this piece as "Uncirculated," which is clearly incorrect but it would not surprise us if plenty of bidders will look at this note like a fully XF piece. The typical grade we see is in the VG or Fine grade range, a fact that will place this note high up on the want lists of many collectors.
Grade: PCGS VF 35    Bank Name: White Sulphur Springs, First NB, 3375
Lot #16256 - National Bank Notes > Nebraska - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Auburn, Carson NB, 3628
Some faint handling separates this note from the gem grade level.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ    Bank Name: Auburn, Carson NB, 3628
Lot #16257 - National Bank Notes > Nebraska - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 651 $20 1902ND
Bradshaw, First NB, 8097
A mere 8 Large known on this York County bank that rarely makes public auction appearances typically separated by years. PCGS notes paperclip rust stain on back. The first time we sold this note in 1999 it realized $440.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15    Bank Name: Bradshaw, First NB, 8097
Lot #16258 - National Bank Notes > Nebraska - ($ 4,500.00 - $ 7,500.00)
Fr. 468 $5 1882BB #2
Ord, First NB, 3339
A wonderful and rare Brown Back with a great layout and beautiful color. The earliest charter on this bank and the only Brown Back ever seen. Excellent pen signatures of J.H. Bell, President and Geo. R. Percival, Cashier. You can search high and low to find another cool $5 Brown Back from a three letter town name. That's a fact. There may have been some small splits closed as the note does not show them at all as it lays.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Ord, First NB, 3339
Lot #16259 - National Bank Notes > Nebraska - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Wahoo, Saunders County NB, 3118
If you haven't already realized this bank is located in Saunders County all you need to do is check out the bank title. A paltry 9 Large size known with this being one of the best. The only better example we can find is an XF that we sold for $2760 in our 2012 Memphis sale. This note will not make it that far but it would not surprise us to see a realization with four digits.
Grade: PCGS VF 20    Bank Name: Wahoo, Saunders County NB, 3118
Lot #16260 - National Bank Notes > Nevada - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 7,500.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
Lovelock, First NB, 7654
Lovelock is a Nevada town of the highest rarity and desirability, and what a town name. This beautiful note is also UNIQUE for type as a Type 2 $20. The quality is impressive as none of the 13 small notes listed in the census shows as such. From the Howard Herz/Harvey's Collection sold by Heritage Auctions in 1995. A year ago March we sold an far inferior example at $3,525.
Grade: PMG VF 30 EPQ    Bank Name: Lovelock, First NB, 7654
Lot #16261 - National Bank Notes > Nevada - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Reno, First NB, 7038
A gorgeous $10 Type 2 from Reno. The last one this nice realize $1,410. Unlike the $5 notes, these are few and far between. A pretty note with great centering.
Grade: Very Ch. CU    Bank Name: Reno, First NB, 7038
Lot #16262 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 550.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Berlin, NB, 4523
A much scarcer denomination from this Coos County community in northern New Hampshire. Most high grade notes seen from this bank are $5s.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Berlin, NB, 4523
Lot #16263 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 25,000.00 - $ 35,000.00)
Fr. 480 $10 1882BB
Dover, Cochecho NB, 1087
This bank title comes from the Indian name meaning 'rapid foaming waters' and the Cochecho River is part of the tributary system of the Piscataqua River. This title is the correct spelling which later was shortened by a clerk accident in the New Hampshire legislature. The town of Dover formed around the falls. This bank was in business from April 29, 1865 and long enough to print First Charters, Originals and Series of 1875, as well as a handful of Brown Backs before being placed into receivership on February 1, 1899. The signers were Jas E. Lathrop, President and Harrison Haley, Cashier. He was a local entrepreneur who built the Hailey House, a wooden observatory 65 feet high, and in 1882 he incorporated the Dover Horse Railroad Company. Dover has been the oldest continuous settlement in New Hampshire and is said to be the seventh oldest in America, dating to around 1692.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Dover, Cochecho NB, 1087
Lot #16264 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 501 $20 1882BB
Laconia, Peoples NB, 4037
This is a very elusive bank with public offerings few and far between. Just a single (damaged) large note has been offered in the past decade, with a couple of small size notes, all prior to 2010. We can't trace an offering of any early note from here, let alone a $20 Brown Back. This fresh new addition to the census has pleasing pen signatures of Edmund Little, cashier, and Albert G. Folsum, president. This is a nice prize for a New Hampshire collection.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Laconia, Peoples NB, 4037
Lot #16265 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 480 $10 1882BB
Newport, First NB, 888
A popular charter #888 and a wonderful high grade note with super pen signatures. PCGS notes: minor stains on back and in margins.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50 Apparent    Bank Name: Newport, First NB, 888
Lot #16266 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Petersborough, First NB, 1179
We offered this note 15 years ago and now it is coming back home. Bright and fresh with any reason for the AU grade difficult to see through the holder.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ    Bank Name: Petersborough, First NB, 1179
Lot #16267 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Rochester, Public NB, 11893
Notes from this town have always been hard to find; Track & Price indicates it has been more than a decade since any were available at public sale. This is easily the nicest grade small note yet known, with bright paper and total originality.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Rochester, Public NB, 11893
Lot #16268 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Winchester, NB, 887
A couple dozen examples are listed in the census. This fresh and bright note displays dark stamped signatures. A real treat for the aspiring New Hampshire collector.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45    Bank Name: Winchester, NB, 887
Lot #16269 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 635 $10 1902ND
Albuquerque, NB, 12485
Although PMG has noted "repairs", this is one of the prettier examples that shows up at auction. Lower end VF pieces are about the best that are publicly available even though the census shows some better grade notes.
Grade: PMG VF 25 Net    Bank Name: Albuquerque, NB, 12485
Lot #16270 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Beverly, First NB & TC, 8704
A mere dozen or so small size examples are known for this very scarce Burlington County institution that was the only game in town. Auction appearances are rare and are often separated by years. A crisp and fresh note with bright paper and bold ink colors. A four-figure note to be sure.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Beverly, First NB & TC, 8704
Lot #16271 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
Bordentown, First NB, 9268
A problem free Type 2 $20 from South Jersey, or at least south of Newark.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Bordentown, First NB, 9268
Lot #16272 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 1,100.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Cedar Grove, First NB, 13136
This Essex County bank issued only small size and has 11 notes reported. A scarce bank with only five offerings, ever.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Cedar Grove, First NB, 13136
Lot #16273 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Cliffside Park, NB, 11618
Fives only for the better Bergen County bank with about two dozen known in Large. Evenly circulated and boldly signed.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15    Bank Name: Cliffside Park, NB, 11618
Lot #16274 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Dumont, NB, 11361
A dozen large size are reported for this scarce Bergen County bank which had $1,765 of larger bills outstanding in 1935. PMG correctly notes there is a piece of paper affixed to the back and it reads "To Shane 3rd Birthday From Dad Dad." One has to wonder if "Dad Dad" appreciates what he has done to the value of this scarce note. Last year an ugly, reconstructed PMG VG 10 Net sold for about $650.
Grade: PMG VF 25 Net    Bank Name: Dumont, NB, 11361
Lot #16275 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Elizabeth, Peoples NB, 11744
While we have seen quite a few large size notes from this better Elizabeth bank, small notes are rare as hens' teeth - we can not find a single public offering of a small size note from this bank in the past 20 years. This is an opportunity for the many collectors of New Jersey notes to finally add a small note from this bank to their holdings.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Elizabeth, Peoples NB, 11744
Lot #16276 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Frenchtown, Union NB, E1459
An evenly circulated example of this somewhat more desirable Hunterdon County bank.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Frenchtown, Union NB, E1459
Lot #16277 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Hillsdale, NB, 12902
Fives only for this popular Bergen County locale. There is a run of CU Type 2 notes but only one other has seen the light of day. That piece was sold by Smythe and CAA years ago for around $500-$600 each.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ    Bank Name: Hillsdale, NB, 12902
Lot #16278 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Linden, NB & TC, 11545
A pleasing note from this Union County Bank that is one of just eight large notes reported with the second title. The signatures have faded on this example. From the Steve & Marilyn Michaels 'Ladies' Name Collection'.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Linden, NB & TC, 11545
Lot #16279 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 600.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Metuchen, NB, 7754
A very high grade note for this bank with excellent purple stamped signatures.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Metuchen, NB, 7754
Lot #16280 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 594 $5 1902DB
Newark, Union NB, E2045
An intriguing note from this Essex County locale that is by all accounts the single nicest Third Charter piece from this large only bank. This note bears the second title, since the bank succumbed to pressure and changed from the German NB title following WWI. This note has traveled over the years from a 1983 Hickman-Oakes sale, to Heritage, to us and back again.
Grade: PCGS XF 45    Bank Name: Newark, Union NB, E2045
Lot #16281 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 425.00 - $ 675.00)
Fr. 471 $5 1882BB
Paterson, NB, E4072
Healthy pen signatures remain on this Passaic County banknote. Brown Backs on this bank do not appear publicly very often whereas small size notes are a dime a dozen.
Grade: PMG VG 10    Bank Name: Paterson, NB, E4072
Lot #16282 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Paterson, NB, 4072
This bank liked the small size $50s and $100s.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Paterson, NB, 4072
Lot #16283 - National Bank Notes > New Mexico - ($ 7,000.00 - $ 10,000.00)
Fr. 565 $50 1882DB
Albuquerque, First NB, W2614
A new addition to the census of New Mexico National Bank Notes is this, the eighth $50 1882 Date Back to be reported. It appears the none of the known notes is better than this example with its clearly stamped purple signatures. The note bears the date of January 6, 1912 which coincides with the admission the Union as our 47th state. The overall paper quality is good although the margins could be just a touch more equal, top to bottom. We sold a similar note in 2016 at $7,050 and who knows when the next opportunity will arise. There is likely an interesting story behind the need for these high denomination notes over 100 years ago.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Albuquerque, First NB, W2614
Lot #16284 - National Bank Notes > New Mexico - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Clovis, NB, 8767
A tough Curry County bank with only 12 small notes reported. The last one offered was back in 2009. This example has quite a few pinholes.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Clovis, NB, 8767
Lot #16285 - National Bank Notes > New Mexico - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 654 $20 1902ND
Silver City, American NB, 8132
These large size Silver City notes always present well; they are bright and pretty well margined with good printing quality. PMG notes a minor repair. We have looked and looked again and cannot spot anything that they would have noticed. Maybe they "saw something" and figured that it warranted a comment. We last sold this same note for $920 in our 2011 Memphis sale and we would expect a similar result this evening.
Grade: PMG XF 40    Bank Name: Silver City, American NB, 8132
Lot #16286 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 7,000.00)
Fr. 477 $5 1882BB #2
Addison, First NB, 5178
A New York jewel from this Steuben County town's only national bank. There were 3,100 Brown Back sheets printed and gleefully this #2 was saved. There was also a #1 saved, both we sold five years ago. The great quality and pen signatures enhance this broad margined serial #2 note.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Addison, First NB, 5178
Lot #16287 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
Albany, New York State NB, E1262
A better Red Seal type with the actual bank building located just a couple of blocks from New York's State Capitol building. A perfect mid-grade representative for a state capital collection.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15    Bank Name: Albany, New York State NB, E1262
Lot #16288 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Amsterdam, City NB, 4211
A desirable Montgomery County bank with some stains showing on the back. If not XF this note falls just short of the grade.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Amsterdam, City NB, 4211
Lot #16289 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Andes, NB, 11243
A scarce bank with only 13 small notes recorded. The last note sold in 2012 at $500 and there have been none since.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Andes, NB, 11243
Lot #16290 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Babylon, NB & TC, 10358
A better Suffolk County bank note with an even degree of circulation and no problems to mention. Few of these are ever made available but, when you consider there is only a single Large note on this bank, it makes notes like this all the more desirable.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Babylon, NB & TC, 10358
Lot #16291 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Ballston Spa, First NB, 954
By far the scarcer of the two note-issuing banks in town. But for a couple of very small edge splits at top this is a bright and colorful VF/XF piece. The cashier's signature definitely lands in the "vanity" category.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Ballston Spa, First NB, 954
Lot #16292 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Ballston Spa, NB, 1253
A bank that is certainly plenty available but mostly in VG/VF grades. This is the nicest example by far that we can find in any auction venue.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55 EPQ    Bank Name: Ballston Spa, NB, 1253
Lot #16293 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 482 $10 1882BB
Brooklyn, Manufacturers NB, 1443
A Large only bank with this note representing one of the few auction appearances in recent memory of Second Charter notes. A far more difficult example to obtain than the casual observer might suspect.
Grade: PCGS Fine 12    Bank Name: Brooklyn, Manufacturers NB, 1443
Lot #16294 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 609 $5 1902ND
Buffalo, South Side NB, E12313
A local Buffalo bank which opened its doors in 1923 but which closed up shop in 1925. In that time they managed to produce only Third Charter Plain Backs, with a mere 10 survivors to this day. A bright and broadly margined note with superior signatures and great color.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 53 PPQ    Bank Name: Buffalo, South Side NB, E12313
Lot #16295 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 635 $10 1902ND
Buffalo, Genesee NB, E12337
Another Buffalo community bank, this one having 15 examples enumerated in the census. It also opened its doors in 1923 and managed to stay afloat until the crushing weight of the Great Depression forced it under in 1930. A gorgeous piece that is a picture perfect example of the VF 30PPQ grade. A bank which issued only Third Charter Plain Backs during the large size era.
Grade: PCGS VF 30 PPQ    Bank Name: Buffalo, Genesee NB, E12337
Lot #16296 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Carthage, NB, 3672
Type One tens and twenties only in small size for this northern New York bank that met with failure in 1932. The note looks much better than our assigned grade.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Carthage, NB, 3672
Lot #16297 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Clayton, First NB, E3797
A scarce Jefferson County bank which has less than 10 notes listed in the census. The bank itself liquidated its assets in 1930 and merged with the National Exchange Bank, charter #5108. A bright and well signed note right on the cusp of the full XF grade.
Grade: PCGS VF 35    Bank Name: Clayton, First NB, E3797
Lot #16298 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 609 $5 1902ND
Corning, First NB & TC, 2655
A Steuben County location that is home to Corning Glass Works and Steuben crystal. The second title on the bank was adopted in 1920 and is used during the Third Charter period.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Corning, First NB & TC, 2655
Lot #16299 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 628 $10 1902ND
East Rochester, First NB, E10141
Fourteen Large accounted for in the NBN census, with this being the top couple in terms of condition. This same note first sold for about $1000 late in 2016. In the dismal 2009 market we sold a $20 in EF-AU grade for $1495.
Grade: PCGS XF 45    Bank Name: East Rochester, First NB, E10141
Lot #16300 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Elmira, First NB & TC, 149
A small serial number range of Type One tens is responsible for any high grade examples we see from this Chemung County bank. The bank title is almost microprinted.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ    Bank Name: Elmira, First NB & TC, 149
Lot #16301 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Far Rockaway, NB, 9271
A small size only bank from this coveted Queens County location. The first time this note sold it realized $575 a dozen years ago. One of the nicest pieces you will find with just some trace handling present.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ    Bank Name: Far Rockaway, NB, 9271
Lot #16302 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Flushing, NB, 9691
A pretty scarce Large only bank with a little over a dozen representatives. The bank merged in 1928 and was no more after that. Paper pulls and internal tears mar this otherwise scarce and desirable piece.
Grade: VG/Fine    Bank Name: Flushing, NB, 9691
Lot #16303 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 603 $5 1902ND
Hempstead, First NB, 4880
Much scarcer Napier-Thompson signature combination. A very popular Nassau County locale that should have the Long Island collectors plotting to obtain it. Listed in the census as AU and it's easy to see why. One of the couple nicest listed. A bright and fresh piece that should easily land in our estimate range.
Grade: PCGS XF 40    Bank Name: Hempstead, First NB, 4880
Lot #16304 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Herkimer, NB, 5141
A better Mohawk Valley bank which went out of commission in 1931, leaving us with only 20 large size representatives. PMG has noted Stains, which are rather light, and bold blue stamped signatures pop out at you. Herkimer's two most famous numismatic residents were F.E. Spinner, United States Treasurer, and Sheldon Moses, known as the "Herkimer Hummer."
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Herkimer, NB, 5141
Lot #16305 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 625 $10 1902ND
Jamaica, First NB, E8268
A better Queens County bank with 14 examples found in the census. A Large only bank which produced Third Charter notes. There are only a quartet of $10 Plain Backs; we sold one in our 2013 CPMX sale, graded F/VF, for $552. The current offering should easily exceed that mark.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Jamaica, First NB, E8268
Lot #16307 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 380a $1 Original
Kinderhook, NB, 1026
A very scarce Kinderhook bank which closed up shop in 1889, thereby producing only First and Second Charter notes. PMG notes a tape repair. VF notes on this bank always seem to land well into four figure territory; this note is most likely destined to a more budget-minded collector's prize.
Grade: PMG VG 8 Net    Bank Name: Kinderhook, NB, 1026
Lot #16308 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 634 $10 1902ND
Larchmont, NB & TC, 6019
This jewel comes from the Frank Levitan Collection of Westchester County that was offered by us in 2010. The note looks Gem but there are two folds. Excellent stamped signatures enhance the appearance.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Larchmont, NB & TC, 6019
Lot #16309 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Livingston Manor, NB, 10043
A dozen single notes and a Type 2 uncut sheet are known on this scarce Sullivan County bank. Auction appearances are sparse with very few being sold in recent times. A solid Very Fine is an excellent grade for this charter.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Livingston Manor, NB, 10043
Lot #16310 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Lockport, Niagara County NB & TC, 639
This bank has 161 small notes reported but only one other seems to be UNC and it's a Type 1 that we sold 17 years ago.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63    Bank Name: Lockport, Niagara County NB & TC, 639
Lot #16311 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 1804-1 $100 1929T1
Lowville, Black River NB, 2426
This is only the second small $100 to appear, bringing the census up to an even dozen small.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Lowville, Black River NB, 2426
Lot #16312 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Lyons, NB, E1027
Nine Large listed in the census for this better Wayne County bank. Evenly circulated and well signed. Third Charters only in large with hardly any appearances in the last 15 years.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Lyons, NB, E1027
Lot #16313 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Margaretville, Peoples NB, 5924
A very scarce Delaware County institution with about 20 small size examples listed. There are a couple of nicer pieces listed in the census but they have never sold publicly; this note appears to be about as good as it gets. A small and well hidden tone spot is seen at back left. The paper is bright with good natural wave and excellent ink colors. A solid choice for any first name set. A few years ago we sold a somewhat lesser VF $20 note for $1150. This note looks like a VF 35 to me.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Margaretville, Peoples NB, 5924
Lot #16314 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Mattituck, NB & TC, 13445
A late chartering Small only bank from this always coveted Suffolk County location of Long Island. Not quite a dozen and a half known and most of them are in this VG/Fine grade range.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15    Bank Name: Mattituck, NB & TC, 13445
Lot #16315 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Middletown, First NB, E523
A much better Large only bank with hardly a dozen examples known. Second and Third Charters only before the bank was put out of its misery in 1931 during the throes of the Great Depression. Brown Backs appear to show up far more often via the auction route than do Blue Seals.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Middletown, First NB, E523
Lot #16316 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Millerton, NB, 2661
A crackling fresh piece with huge margins, superior centering and mountainous embossing.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Millerton, NB, 2661
Lot #16317 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Morrisville, First NB, 245
Low serial number 5 is mentioned on the PMG holder; unfortunately so is the fact that they think this note is from Morristown. Either way, there are only about a dozen Small size known, with four of those being of the Type 2 persuasion. One of the best graded small size notes you will find on the bank with the super low serial number a bonus.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Morrisville, First NB, 245
Lot #16318 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Mount Vernon, First NB, 5271
A town from the heavily collected Westchester County. There are only a half dozen Type 2 Fives and this appears to be about the nicest one.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Mount Vernon, First NB, 5271
Lot #16319 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 397b $5 Original
New York, Mechanics NB, 1250
Certainly a common enough bank strictly by the numbers but rare as a type. This note bears the first title, with the "& Metals" not being added on until the Third Charter period. A Large only bank which closed up shop in 1926. Superbly margined and centered with PCGS noting edge splits, tears, and minor damage. While there are enough aces and deuces to go around, there are hardly enough Original Series Fives to make anyone happy. There are only two and this is easily the finer of the pair. The next opportunity to obtain one will likely be several years down the road.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: New York, Mechanics NB, 1250
Lot #16320 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 380a $1 Original
North White Creek, Cambridge Valley NB, 1275
A heck of a note from this first issuing location of North White Creek, with only First Charters produced here before the bank relocated to Cambridge in 1875. A quintet of Aces are known to collectors, with PCGS noting this has splits, tears and minor damage, all of which do little to hinder the eye appeal it offers. We sold a VF a decade ago for over $3000 and another VF was sold for over $2000 at the 2011 ANA sale. The idea here is that this is a solid multi-thousand dollar note at this grade level.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: North White Creek, Cambridge Valley NB, 1275
Lot #16321 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 469 $5 1882BB
New York, Phenix NB, 1374
An attractive and evenly circulated example of this better large only bank. The signatures remain intact and the title layout is really cool. There are only two $5 Brown Backs out of a total census figure of two dozen.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15    Bank Name: New York, Phenix NB, 1374
Lot #16322 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 380 $1 Original
New York, Continental NB, 1389
A pleasing and problem free Ace Original Series from this popular New York City banking institution. Great signatures as well. PMG notes: minor repair.
Grade: PMG VF 30 Net    Bank Name: New York, Continental NB, 1389
Lot #16323 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 471 $5 1882BB
New York, American Exchange NB, 1394
A Large only New York City bank which is a lot tougher than might be believed. This is an evenly circulated piece with a great title layout.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: New York, American Exchange NB, 1394
Lot #16324 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 614 $10 1902RS
New York, Seaboard NB, E3415
A Large only New York City bank with about two dozen known. This note is one of only three $10 Red Seals. It has dark printed signatures and superior color. Modestly circulated and with the look of a fully VF note.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15    Bank Name: New York, Seaboard NB, E3415
Lot #16325 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
New York, Battery Park NB, E7447
Another large only NYC bank which has about a dozen pieces known. Third Charter notes only as the bank went out in 1923. Dark printed signatures and a moderate degree of folding account for the grade.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15    Bank Name: New York, Battery Park NB, E7447
Lot #16326 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
New York, Ozone Park NB, 12280
A local Queens bank that opened for business in 1922 but which unfortunately was paid a visit from the receiver in 1934. About 20 Small are known with Type One notes a bit scarcer than Type Two. A mere quartet of Type One fives are listed.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: New York, Ozone Park NB, 12280
Lot #16327 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 635 $10 1902ND
New York, Jamaica NB, 12550
A scarce Queens bank that has breathtaking paper surfaces, tons of originality, and luscious pen signatures. This ex: Amon Carter note first sold for $385 twenty years ago.
Grade: PCGS XF 40 PPQ    Bank Name: New York, Jamaica NB, 12550
Lot #16328 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 609 $5 1902ND
New York, NB of Ridgewood, 12897
A short-lived bank that was only in existence from 1926 to 1931 when it was absorbed by the Richmond NB. Producing only $5 Plain Backs in those few short years. Of interest to many since the bank was chartered in Queens but operated an office out of Brooklyn. Ridgewood is one of Long Island's oldest communities. Moderately circulated and very fresh.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: New York, NB of Ridgewood, 12897
Lot #16329 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 635 $10 1902ND
New York, Elmhurst NB, 13035
Third Charter notes only in Large size for this neighborhood Queens bank which operated from 1927 to 1934. PMG notes pinholes. The stamped signatures remain dark and, if the census is to be believed, this is one of the nicest of the dozen examples listed.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: New York, Elmhurst NB, 13035
Lot #16330 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Ogdensburg, NB, 2446
A small upstate New York town that is located on the St. Lawrence river. Smythe sold this same note a dozen years ago for about $375 at the 2005 Memphis sale.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: Ogdensburg, NB, 2446
Lot #16331 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Oswego, First and Second NB & TC, 255
For a smaller town, Oswego had quite a storied banking history. There were four banks in total, two of which didn't make it out of the 1870's. The other two, the First NB and Second NB, issued notes into the Small Size era. The First NB overtook the Second NB days before the 1929 stock market crash. This is one of the nicest Type One notes you will be able to find with this bank's second title.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55    Bank Name: Oswego, First and Second NB & TC, 255
Lot #16332 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Peekskill, NB, 8398
A scarce Peekskill bank which is far more challenging to locate than the other bank in town, Westchester County NB. Third Charter notes only in Large Size, with a mere foursome of $10 Plain Backs known. A solid Very Fine note with excellent stamped signatures and plentiful margins. A few years back, we sold a $10 PB in VF grade for over $600.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Peekskill, NB, 8398
Lot #16333 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Port Jefferson, First NB, 5068
Port Jeff is a located in the heavily collected Suffolk County on Long Island. PMG notes an "annotation". Just under two dozen in small size, with the bank producing only fives and tens.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Port Jefferson, First NB, 5068
Lot #16334 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 609 $5 1902ND
Rochester, NB, 12538
This note first sold for $518 from our 2002 Memphis sale.
Grade: PCGS XF 40    Bank Name: Rochester, NB, 12538
Lot #16335 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 416 $10 1875
Rondout, First NB, 34
A rare $10 blue end paper example of one of the first 100 charters. It has excellent signatures and a purple '7' on the face. This is the only $10 First Charter seen on this Delhi County bank. It's easy enough to see daylight through the note when held to light. It certainly would look better restored and that would not be expensive.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Rondout, First NB, 34
Lot #16336 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Roscoe, First NB & TC, 8191
This Sullivan County bank issued all of its 1929 series notes under this second title. The only bank to issue notes in this Catskill Mountain community.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Roscoe, First NB & TC, 8191
Lot #16337 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Stapleton, NB, E6562
Fifteen examples in the census for this Large only Staten Island bank. For the VF 35 grade this is about as pretty as it gets. These seem to rarely ever show up at auction and the first time this note sold was by us; it realized $269.50 back in 1992.
Grade: PCGS VF 35    Bank Name: Stapleton, NB, E6562
Lot #16338 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 467 $5 1882BB
Troy, United NB, E940
An awesome layout on this note from the Power Collection where it was described as 'The repeating concentric circular patterns behind the town name gives this fabulous "Kaleidoscope" layout its name. It has the kind of grade that has all but disappeared from today's market. Second seal. Group 1. Plate date 2/28/85.'
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Troy, United NB, E940
Lot #16339 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Troy, State NB, E991
A dozen different banks operated in this Rensselaer County locale. This note is fresh, lightly circulated and it has retained bold signatures.
Grade: PCGS XF 40    Bank Name: Troy, State NB, E991
Lot #16340 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 469 $5 1882BB
Utica, First NB, 1395
This note has a re-entered plate *c. There are a number of $5 Brown Backs on this charter but I cannot find any reference to any with (star) or replacement plates. A decent, problem free note. Certainly missed by cataloguers at Stacks/Bowers in the November 2011 sale or by Track & Price, I do not know which.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Utica, First NB, 1395
Lot #16341 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Utica, First NB, E1395
A lovely AU with well stamped signatures. Few of the 117 large notes reported are as lovely as this one. William P. Donlon was a currency collector linked to Utica. This is likely the best third charter recorded.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50 PPQ    Bank Name: Utica, First NB, E1395
Lot #16342 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Warsaw, Wyoming County NB, E737
A scarcer western New York bank that was run by the Humphrey family over the span of four generations. The large size census stands at 15 examples. Bold signatures remain on this evenly circulated piece. We just saw a soiled VG sell for about $250 in the past month or two.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15    Bank Name: Warsaw, Wyoming County NB, E737
Lot #16343 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 622 $10 1902ND
Winthrop, First NB, 10747
A delightfully attractive note from this very scarce St. Lawrence County community. Just a handful of large notes are known, and none could be more attractive than this one, which is graced with lovely two-color pen signatures of A.S. Clifford, cashier, and Neil Murphy, president.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Winthrop, First NB, 10747
Lot #16344 - National Bank Notes > North Carolina - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Graham, NB of Alamance, 8844
As of this writing there are roughly a half dozen known Type One twenties on this bank. An evenly circulated piece that is always in demand.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Graham, NB of Alamance, 8844
Lot #16345 - National Bank Notes > North Dakota - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Devils Lake, Ramsey County NB, 5886
A challenging Ramsey County locale which has a small annotation noted by PMG. Any North Dakota note in any respectable grade is wanted by more than one collector. Type One only in small size.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Devils Lake, Ramsey County NB, 5886
Lot #16346 - National Bank Notes > North Dakota - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 634 $10 1902ND
Grand Forks, First NB, 2570
Small size notes are seen aplenty but large size notes are a far different story. Bright paper, huge side margins, and bold stamped signatures are noted. In Glen's collection a few years ago we sold a PMG VF 35 EPQ for over $1000. This piece looks every bit as nice.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Grand Forks, First NB, 2570
Lot #16347 - National Bank Notes > North Dakota - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Minot, Second NB, W6429
Third Charter only in Large size for this better Minot bank. Very Fine detail but with some staining and a couple of filled in edge pieces. The Glen Jorde note bearing this first title was a VF and sold for $1265 about five years ago.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Minot, Second NB, W6429
Lot #16348 - National Bank Notes > North Dakota - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Oakes, First NB, 6457
Sometimes census figures can be misleading and this is one of those instances. Although the count stands at 30 known, auction appearances are very infrequent at best. Bank officers are G.V. Dill and H.C. McCartney. This is one of the highest quality pieces that you will likely be able to find. The Jorde note was also a $20 in similar grade and it fell through the cracks at about $750 back in 2013. A couple of months ago we saw another $20, graded raw VF with a tear, sell for $576.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Oakes, First NB, 6457
Lot #16349 - National Bank Notes > North Dakota - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 634 $10 1902ND
Rolla, First NB, 6157
This attractive, evenly circulated and pen signed note is only the sixth from the bank. No doubt new arrivals to this census will be few and far between.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Rolla, First NB, 6157
Lot #16350 - National Bank Notes > North Dakota - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Wahpeton, NB, 12875
The census on this really scarce Richland County bank stands at 10 pieces. Even though the bank opened in 1926, it chose to only issue small size notes. Auction appearances are just as rare as there are only two other notes that have been sold publicly. Glen's note graded XF 45 and was a Type 2 twenty. In 2016 a soily Fine Type 2 Five sold for over $450. The present offering represents the only Type 1 note on the bank that has sold.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Wahpeton, NB, 12875
Lot #16351 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 653 $20 1902ND
Cleveland, Central NB Savings & TC, M4318
Great color, quality and signatures, but it was quarter-folded.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Cleveland, Central NB Savings & TC, M4318
Lot #16352 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Cleveland, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Co-Operative NB, 11862
The bank title with the distinction of being the longest of any National Bank Note. The visual appeal due to wide margins and excellent centering is only augmented by pleasing printed signatures. This same note first sold a dozen years ago for $1840.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63    Bank Name: Cleveland, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Co-Operative NB, 11862
Lot #16353 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 634 $10 1902ND
Dayton, Winters NB & TC, 2604
The signatures of officers W.H.J. Behm and S.R. Jones are plenty visible still. Well over 150 large size known with this apparently the nicest example and only CU piece. A desirable private name bank.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63    Bank Name: Dayton, Winters NB & TC, 2604
Lot #16354 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Delaware, First NB, 243
One of the best quality we have found at auction in years. A highly coveted "two-state" town name.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 58 EPQ    Bank Name: Delaware, First NB, 243
Lot #16355 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 471 $5 1882BB
Marietta, Citizens NB, M4164
An attractive Washington County note that is one of five $5 Brown Backs known on the bank. This note has great margins, good color and plenty of snap to the paper. A perfect note for a ladies' first name set. We sold this same note for $1265 a dozen years ago and our opinion of it has not changed.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: Marietta, Citizens NB, M4164
Lot #16356 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 537 $5 1882DB
Marion, City NB, M5650
A high grade note with red ink and rust spots.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Marion, City NB, M5650
Lot #16357 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 375.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Mt. Vernon, Knox NB, 7638
Great stamped signatures and excellent centering on this example.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Mt. Vernon, Knox NB, 7638
Lot #16358 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Newark, Franklin NB, M7787
A gorgeous example from this Licking County bank which looks a heck of a lot better than what the Unc 62 grade would imply. We have sold a couple of CU pieces in the past and they realized around $700-$750 each.
Grade: PCGS New 62    Bank Name: Newark, Franklin NB, M7787
Lot #16359 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 3,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 417 $10 1875
Sandusky, First NB, 16
This is the lone high denomination First Charter, on this rare charter from the first 100. There are only eight large notes reported on the bank. This example does have some flaws.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Sandusky, First NB, 16
Lot #16360 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 636 $10 1902ND
Smithfield, First NB, 13171
This is only the second large note reported from this late chartered bank and none have been offered in major currency auctions. Pen signatures of M.B. Cole, President and W.W. Thomasson, Cashier. This is just a small village in Jefferson County these days.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Smithfield, First NB, 13171
Lot #16361 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Tiffin, Commercial NB, 7795
A very nice example of this Seneca Valley bank. There are Unc available but they almost always seem to have badly trimmed margins.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ    Bank Name: Tiffin, Commercial NB, 7795
Lot #16362 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Toledo, First NB, 91
This note looks so beautiful with its jumbo margins. Absolutely impossible to improve upon, IMO!
Grade: Superb Gem CU    Bank Name: Toledo, First NB, 91
Lot #16363 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Upper Sandusky, First NB, M90
A rather challenging hole to fill for a large size First 100 charters collection. Delightful pen signatures and ample margins give this note loads of visual impact. Roughly a baker's dozen in the census. The only example we have sold in recent years was a slightly inferior VF/XF note for $1380 back in 2012.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Upper Sandusky, First NB, M90
Lot #16364 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Altus, NB of Commerce, 13756
While there are some high grade Type 2 fives known on this bank, this is certainly one of the prettier examples that you will encounter.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ    Bank Name: Altus, NB of Commerce, 13756
Lot #16365 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 350.00 - $ 550.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Altus, NB of Commerce, 13756
A scarce late-chartering Jackson County bank with about 20 small size known. A small size only bank which produced nothing but Type 2s since it was not chartered until August 1933. A nice CU piece with some small pinholes and rust specks.
Grade: UNC    Bank Name: Altus, NB of Commerce, 13756
Lot #16366 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Cordell, Farmers NB, 9968
Of the five banks in this small town this is the only one that made it to the Small Size issuing period. Tens and twenties only in small size. A scarce bank with a census count in the low teens.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Cordell, Farmers NB, 9968
Lot #16367 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Coweta, First NB, 6879
The first small size offered in a decade and there are now only nine small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Coweta, First NB, 6879
Lot #16368 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Guymon, First NB, 8138
Scarcer in Small size than Large, with a meager 6 pieces listed in the census in small size. Located in the panhandle and quite rare. PCGS rightfully cites stains and a reattached corner, although neither has much of an effect on the appeal of this piece. The only example we have sold was a decade ago, and that VF realized $1840.
Grade: PCGS Apparent VF 20    Bank Name: Guymon, First NB, 8138
Lot #16369 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Kingfisher, Peoples NB, 9954
This is the fifth, and final, national bank chartered in this small Oklahoma community. It is not easy to find too many of these. Reasonably bright paper and sizeable margins add to its appeal.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Kingfisher, Peoples NB, 9954
Lot #16370 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
McAlester, NB, 13770
A late-chartering bank from this Pittsburg County locale which issued Type Two notes only. This bright and fresh piece returns to us since we last sold it for $275 in our August 2001 sale.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: McAlester, NB, 13770
Lot #16371 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 659 $20 1902ND
Medford, First NB, 5796
With eight Large known, this Grant County institution is a darn scarce note on its own merits as a pleasing VF piece. Purple rubber stamped signatures of officers Klimer and Stewart remain and the paper quality qualifies for the VF grade level. What is of particular interest is that this is the only $20 note on the bank, a fact that should stoke the flame of many Oklahoma collector's hearts.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Medford, First NB, 5796
Lot #16372 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 678 $50 1902ND
Muskogee, First NB, 4385
This nice looking $50 must have been signed with the same machine that cut them as you can see by the uneven placement of the signatures. PMG notes: signature error.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Muskogee, First NB, 4385
Lot #16373 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Muskogee, First NB & TC, 4385
Type 1 Fifties and Hundreds only in small size for this Muskogee bank which was one of only seven banks in the state to issue Type 1 Fifties.
Grade: PCGS XF 45    Bank Name: Muskogee, First NB & TC, 4385
Lot #16374 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 578 $10 1882VB
Muskogee, Commercial NB, W5236
A scarce Value Back with stamped signatures that is trimmed a bit tight along the bottom.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Muskogee, Commercial NB, W5236
Lot #16375 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Okemah, First NB, 6477
Fourteen Small Size notes are listed in the census for this scarcer Okfuskee County bank. As best we can tell the present offering is the finest example known.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Okemah, First NB, 6477
Lot #16376 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 20,000.00 - $ 25,000.00)
Fr. 499 $20 1882BB
Purcell, Indian Territory, Chickasaw NB, W4756
Excellent stamped signatures on this Territorial that has not been available since 2000. I cannot find an offering of this denomination all the way back to 1981 and only one of the four known Territorials seems to be of higher quality. A comment on the back says 'stains lightened' but based on my eyes I have no idea what they were thinking.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Purcell, Indian Territory, Chickasaw NB, W4756
Lot #16377 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 546 $10 1882DB
Shawnee, NB, W5115
A scarce Pottawatomie bank with a census figure of about 17 known in Large. This is one of only two known Second Charter Date Backs from all denominations. The bank eventually fell into receivership in mid-November 1932; there wasn't much of a Thanksgiving for the bank officers that year.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15    Bank Name: Shawnee, NB, W5115
Lot #16378 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 631 $10 1902ND
Vian, First NB, 10573
The only game in town was this Sequoyah County institution which closed up shop in 1931 during the throes of the Great Depression. Rare in both large and small size. PMG notes stained and minor splits. A more-than-acceptable piece to fit into an advanced collection.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Vian, First NB, 10573
Lot #16379 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Waurika, First NB, W8744
This is only the second large note reported from this Jefferson County bank. The other note was a Fine that realized $8,625 in 2007. Well used for sure but one of only two reported. In January 2015 a VF 20 realized $10,575. This note is one of only three large notes reported.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Waurika, First NB, W8744
Lot #16380 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 578 $10 1882VB
Wynnewood, First NB, W5126
A popular location and scarce Value Back type from a small town bank with only 14 large notes recorded. Stamped signatures but it's a bit dirty on the back.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Wynnewood, First NB, W5126
Lot #16381 - National Bank Notes > Oregon - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Eugene, United States NB, 10345
For the state of Oregon charter #4514 from Portland supplies everyone with a Forbidden title note if they want one. With less than two dozen examples known, this is a much scarcer choice. We sold this note way back in 2001 for over $300 and it will no doubt sell for much more this evening.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Eugene, United States NB, 10345
Lot #16382 - National Bank Notes > Oregon - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 618 $10 1902DB
Pendleton, American NB, P9228
Third Charter notes for this Large only bank which exited the banking scene in 1926. An acceptable example which has retained bold stamped signatures. This is one of only two $10 Date Backs and also only one of two Date Backs to appear at auction. The other was a rag that HA sold close to 15 years ago and it still brought over $600 on that day.
Grade: PMG Fine 12    Bank Name: Pendleton, American NB, P9228
Lot #16383 - National Bank Notes > Oregon - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 539 $10 1882DB
Portland, United States NB, P4514
Certainly dirt common by charter but very scarce as a type. This is one of only two Second Charter Date Backs known on the bank. Bearing an always popular "Forbidden Title," which again is a very scarce type for that. There are barely a dozen $10 1882 Date Backs from all Oregon banks and only a half dozen of this denomination and type in the entire country with the United States forbidden title. CAA originally sold this same note for over $600 in their 2000 FUN sale.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Portland, United States NB, P4514
Lot #16384 - National Bank Notes > Oregon - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Portland, Peninsula NB, P10103
A rare bank in Large size with 6 known according to the census. The note has soiling commensurate with the Fine grade but the signatures remain legible and the paper consistency is solid. The only example we have sold in recent years was a Fine which brought over $1000 in our 2011 CPMX sale.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Portland, Peninsula NB, P10103
Lot #16385 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 587 $5 1902RS
Bedford, First NB, E3089
This is a scarce bank with only two other Red Seals known. The last one offered was in 2010 At $2,990. There are only 21 large notes reported but only one of any series offered since 2010. Signed in pen by A.B. Egaf, Vice President and E. Doty, Cashier.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Bedford, First NB, E3089
Lot #16386 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Bedford, First NB & TC, 3089
A much better Bedford County note bearing the second title which includes "Trust Company." In the past twenty-five or more years there have only been two examples sold at auction, with the most recent coming over a dozen years ago. A satisfying Very Fine note that will certainly find a happy new home once the hammer falls.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Bedford, First NB & TC, 3089
Lot #16387 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Berwyn, NB, E3945
A very rare Chester County bank with just 12 large notes reported. The last two notes we sold were in 2016 and 2015 at $3,231 each. I can see the signatures but they are faint.
Grade: VG/Fine    Bank Name: Berwyn, NB, E3945
Lot #16388 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
California, First NB, 4622
Gigantic margins and bright paper surfaces make this a good choice for any set of two-state titles.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: California, First NB, 4622
Lot #16389 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Charleroi, First NB, 4534
Type One tens and twenties only for this Washington County locale which has about two dozen listed in the census. This note is listed as XF in the census but it is even nicer than that. For this bank a nice XF note is as good as it gets.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Charleroi, First NB, 4534
Lot #16390 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Clark's Summit, Abington NB, 10383
This note is new to the current census of only 15 small notes reported. Recently a VF 20 $20 brought $960 in auction.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Clark's Summit, Abington NB, 10383
Lot #16391 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Columbia, First-Columbia NB, E371
The dark printed signatures of James W. Staman and H.M. North Jr. add a lot of pop to this better Lancaster County note. The census stands around two dozen, with this note showing the second title that was incorporated following the 1917 merger. This looks to be the nicest one or two available. The only other contender was an XF that Smythe sold in 2004 for $575.
Grade: PMG XF 45    Bank Name: Columbia, First-Columbia NB, E371
Lot #16392 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 634 $10 1902ND
Freeland, First NB, 6175
Good pen signatures on this note from this Luzerne County bank.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Freeland, First NB, 6175
Lot #16393 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Green Lane, Valley NB, 9084
A bright and fresh Montgomery County note with a cool name.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Green Lane, Valley NB, 9084
Lot #16394 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Hershey, NB, 12688
A lovely UNC note with excellent color and centering. There are 67 small notes recorded but this bank is always in demand.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ    Bank Name: Hershey, NB, 12688
Lot #16395 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Honesdale, NB, E644
This is a particularly attractive high end note from the only bank in this popular Wayne County location. Most of the known large size notes are rather circulated; this is a happy exception and very likely the finest known. Fully crisp original paper quality with bold signatures of L.A. Howell, cashier, and Andrew Thompson, president.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Honesdale, NB, E644
Lot #16396 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Johnstown, United States NB, 13781
Here is a beautiful example of the classic "forbidden title" - the Act of May 24, 1926, forbade the use of the words "United States" in a bank's title. However, this bank was chartered as the United States National Bank in 1933, one of just two banks in the nation chartered after 1926 and so named. This note is not to be confused with the extremely common notes of charter #5903, also from this town and bearing a similar title; this the true "forbidden title" example. Extremely desirable and highly sought after. This is a superior note with all the grade and eye-appeal anyone could ask for.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Johnstown, United States NB, 13781
Lot #16397 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Laceyville, Grange NB of Wyoming County, 8845
A very cool Grange bank with 12 large notes recorded, and there have been only 6 offerings in 24 years. The note has one tiny spot on the face. PCGS notes: minor stains.
Grade: PCGS VF 25 Apparent    Bank Name: Laceyville, Grange NB of Wyoming County, 8845
Lot #16398 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
McKees Rocks, First NB, 5142
A popularly named one bank town in Allegheny County. Moderately circulated and always desirable.
Grade: Fine +    Bank Name: McKees Rocks, First NB, 5142
Lot #16399 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Mercersburg, First NB, 9330
Only 20 Large known for this Franklin County bank, located in the south central part of the state. Seen here in a wonderful state of preservation.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Mercersburg, First NB, 9330
Lot #16400 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,800.00 - $ 2,400.00)
Fr. 397 $5 Original
Milton, NB, 711
There are 16 large notes recorded, of which 6 are First Charters. This note has excellent pen signatures and great overall quality. We sold the last example at $1,762 in 2015.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Milton, NB, 711
Lot #16401 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
Minersville, Union NB, 6131
Less than 20 Small size known on this Schuylkill County institution, with Type One notes outnumbering Type Two by a factor of four to one. This note is one of a trio of Type 2 twenties. The only other one we have seen sold for almost $550 in 2013 in the same grade as this.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Minersville, Union NB, 6131
Lot #16402 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Monongahela City, First NB, 5968
With a census count clinging to the single digits, this Washington County bank is really scarce in large size. Couple that with the fact that this is the nicest or second nicest of this group and you really have a winner.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50    Bank Name: Monongahela City, First NB, 5968
Lot #16403 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Mount Joy, Union NB, 1516
About three dozen Large Size known from this bank, located in the heart of heavily collected Lancaster County. This is listed in the census as Unc and it is easy to see why. Either way, this is one of the couple best known on the bank. We sold this same note for over $1000 in our 2013 Memphis sale.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55 EPQ    Bank Name: Mount Joy, Union NB, 1516
Lot #16404 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
New Alexandria, NB, 6580
A whopping 8 Large are listed for this better Westmoreland County institution which produced Third Charters notes during the large size era. An evenly circulated note that we once sold for over $500 the last time we sold it many years ago.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: New Alexandria, NB, 6580
Lot #16405 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Philadelphia, Centennial NB of the City, 2317
This bank lasted way past the Centennial and there are 29 large notes recorded. This note has wallet and other stains but good signatures. This title is a favorite of mine. PCGS notes: minor edge damage.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15 Apparent    Bank Name: Philadelphia, Centennial NB of the City, 2317
Lot #16406 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 480 $10 1882BB
Philadelphia, Bank of North America, 602
This bank is not rare but popular and there are only ten $10 Brown Backs recorded. This example has excellent pen signatures.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Philadelphia, Bank of North America, 602
Lot #16407 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 385 $1 1875
Philadelphia, Mechanics NB, 610
An early Philly bank which relinquished its charter in 1903, thereby producing only First and Second Charter notes. PMG mentions Repaired, which seems to be a repaired edge split. A very well margined and colorful First Charter ace.
Grade: PMG VF 20 Net    Bank Name: Philadelphia, Mechanics NB, 610
Lot #16408 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 397 $5 Original
Pottstown, NB, 608
This is the first $5 First Charter to appear on this bank and there are only four other First Charters recorded. There is wear on the horizontal fold line causing small holes. Early notes rarely appear.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Pottstown, NB, 608
Lot #16409 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Quarryville, NB, 3067
One of the prettiest small size examples you will find from this Lancaster County institution. Trace handling is present and there is embossing in spades.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Quarryville, NB, 3067
Lot #16410 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 634 $10 1902ND
Ridgway, NB, 5945
There are a lot of $5 Plain Backs but only three $10 Plain Backs. A lovely gem but for the tight top margin.
Grade: PMG UNC 62 EPQ    Bank Name: Ridgway, NB, 5945
Lot #16411 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Ridley Park, NB, E10847
The last time we had this bank was in 2015 and there are only three other large notes recorded. This remains a very rare location.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Ridley Park, NB, E10847
Lot #16412 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
South Fork, First NB, 6573
Not a tough Cambria County bank but this is one of only a pair of Type One Fives. The likely third party grade is 35PQ.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: South Fork, First NB, 6573
Lot #16413 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Sunbury, First NB, 1237
One of the prettiest examples you will be able to find of this Northumberland County institution.
Grade: Very Ch. CU    Bank Name: Sunbury, First NB, 1237
Lot #16414 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 603 $5 1902ND
Warren, NB, E4879
Only 132 banks nationwide bore this much scarcer Napier-Thompson signature combination. These notes received that signature combination when the bank extended its charter in 1913 for an additional 20 years.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: Warren, NB, E4879
Lot #16415 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Washington, Citizens NB, 3383
A common bank but found here in an uncommon grade. From a small group of high grade notes that have been supplying Pennsylvania collectors for years.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Washington, Citizens NB, 3383
Lot #16416 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 628 $10 1902ND
Weissport, NB, 10214
This beauty is new to the census that only now shows 10 large notes reported. Outstanding signatures, color and crispness.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Weissport, NB, 10214
Lot #16417 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Williamsburg, First NB, 6971
A pretty $20 with great color and big margins. One of 20 small notes reported.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Williamsburg, First NB, 6971
Lot #16418 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 350.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Williamsburg, First NB, 6971
Now there are around 20 small notes reported on this bank, mostly from one collection. This is a pleasing example.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Williamsburg, First NB, 6971
Lot #16419 - National Bank Notes > Rhode Island - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 380a $1 Original
Providence, Fifth NB, 1002
A much scarcer Providence bank that issued First Charter notes only before liquidating in 1901. Bright and well margined with excellent color. One of a dozen known.
Grade: PMG Fine 12    Bank Name: Providence, Fifth NB, 1002
Lot #16420 - National Bank Notes > Rhode Island - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 480 $10 1882BB
Providence, Merchants NB, N1007
A less common Brown Back type from this prolific issuer of banknotes. A picture-perfect representative for type.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Providence, Merchants NB, N1007
Lot #16421 - National Bank Notes > Rhode Island - ($ 6,000.00 - $ 7,500.00)
Fr. 401 $5 1875
Warren, First NB, 673
There are 15 large notes recorded and 8 are First Charters, with this note being the best. It's such a lovely note with excellent pen signatures and amazing color and body. The blue end paper comes through nicely as well.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Warren, First NB, 673
Lot #16422 - National Bank Notes > Rhode Island - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 401 $5 1875
Westerly, Washington NB, 952
A scarce First Charter note with excellent pen signatures.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Westerly, Washington NB, 952
Lot #16423 - National Bank Notes > South Carolina - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Camden, First NB, 9083
Really a deceptively scarce bank with less than a dozen pieces listed in the census. What makes this note particularly daunting is that of those only a single note has ever sold publicly, and that was by us 15 years ago. You can expect our estimate to be proven foolish before the hammer falls.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Camden, First NB, 9083
Lot #16424 - National Bank Notes > South Carolina - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 601 $5 1902ND
Columbia, Liberty NB of South Carolina, S9687
This note has the second title and is 1 of 15 large notes reported.
Grade: VG/Fine    Bank Name: Columbia, Liberty NB of South Carolina, S9687
Lot #16425 - National Bank Notes > South Carolina - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Greenville, Norwood NB, S8766
Nice circulated examples are a challenge to locate for this private name Greenville bank. A large only bank which went bankrupt in 1926. Blazing blue inks and snow white paper surfaces attest to the aesthetic charms possessed by this piece.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Greenville, Norwood NB, S8766
Lot #16426 - National Bank Notes > South Carolina - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 605 $5 1902ND
Sumter, NB of South Carolina, 10660
Great signatures enhance this evenly circulated note. One of 38 large notes reported. There is a light stain at the right.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Sumter, NB of South Carolina, 10660
Lot #16427 - National Bank Notes > South Carolina - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Sumter, NB of South Carolina, 10660
A consecutive pair of high grade notes from this popular South Carolina/Civil War locale.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ & PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ    Bank Name: Sumter, NB of South Carolina, 10660
Lot #16428 - National Bank Notes > South Carolina - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Sumter, NB of South Carolina, 10660
A bright and crisp note with great bright paper and superb originality.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Sumter, NB of South Carolina, 10660
Lot #16429 - National Bank Notes > South Dakota - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Huron, NB, 8841
Of the six banks in town that produced notes this was the only survivor into the Small Size issuing era. A lovely VF/XF piece with a small edge split at top. Heritage first sold this for $517.50 well over a decade ago.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Huron, NB, 8841
Lot #16430 - National Bank Notes > South Dakota - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Mitchell, NB, 3578
Not a scarce bank but with eye-popping quality that collectors notice. A bright and well margined example with braille-like embossing.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Mitchell, NB, 3578
Lot #16431 - National Bank Notes > South Dakota - ($ 425.00 - $ 675.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Parkston, First NB, 7662
The First NB was the only bank to operate in Hutchinson County. Of the two dozen or so that are known, this is one of the prettiest to have come up for public auction.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Parkston, First NB, 7662
Lot #16432 - National Bank Notes > South Dakota - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Rapid City, First NB, 3237
Located in the west side of the state, Rapid City was the only town in Pennington County to have national banks.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Rapid City, First NB, 3237
Lot #16433 - National Bank Notes > South Dakota - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Salem, McCook County NB, 12784
A Small only bank whose census count stands at nine, all of which are twenties. Evenly circulated and totally free of problems. We sold this same note for $414 way back in 2002 before National mania was in full swing.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Salem, McCook County NB, 12784
Lot #16434 - National Bank Notes > South Dakota - ($ 700.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Tyndall, First NB, 6792
A lovely crisp note from a scarce Bon Homme County location. This note is one of the few 1929 nationals to bear the printed signature of a vice-president, in this case William Thompson, with the printed "V' beneath the final letter of his signature.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Tyndall, First NB, 6792
Lot #16435 - National Bank Notes > South Dakota - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Watertown, Security NB, W7504
A Large only bank that closed up in 1926 and leaving a mere dozen survivors that we know of. A couple of small tone spots on the back are of little consequence.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Watertown, Security NB, W7504
Lot #16436 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Chattanooga, Citizens NB, S9176
There are only three large notes reported and yet only two ever appeared in a public offering. This note is a problem free Fine 15 with excellent stamped signatures.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15    Bank Name: Chattanooga, Citizens NB, S9176
Lot #16437 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 667 $50 1902DB
Clarksville, NB, 2720
This bank only printed $50s and $100s. There are supposed to be 11 large notes reported but only one $100 has ever been offered until now. This note has numerous flaws but it's rare. PMG notes: corner reconstructed and repairs.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15 Net    Bank Name: Clarksville, NB, 2720
Lot #16438 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 3,500.00 - $ 5,500.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Coal Creek, First NB, S10028
A cool Tennessee bank that I have never handled before. This is one of only four large notes reported and it's a great name and a rare bank. Signed by E.M. Beasley, President and M.H. Irwin, Cashier.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Coal Creek, First NB, S10028
Lot #16439 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Dickson, Citizens NB, 8292
This is a very well used note from this bank with six large notes reported, with this charter being rarely available. Easy to upgrade when you can find a better one.
Grade: G/VG    Bank Name: Dickson, Citizens NB, 8292
Lot #16440 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Etowah, First NB, 9162
A problem free example of the same grade that brought $2,232 last year. Seems like a good value at the estimated range. One of only eight large notes reported. PCGS notes: damaged, stains, edge tear and tape repair at right, back discolored.
Grade: PCGS VF 30 Apparent    Bank Name: Etowah, First NB, 9162
Lot #16441 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 10,000.00 - $ 20,000.00)
Fr. 660 $20 1902ND
Hohenwald, First NB, S11985
A great Tennessee rarity from a one bank town with only one other note reported from the 5,111 sheets printed nearly a century ago. This Lewis County rarity was unreported when the Sixth Edition of Kelly was printed. In 2009 a lower grade Fine was discovered and sold at $14,375. This is a much better note with a stamped signature for the president and penned of W.P. Bryant, Cashier. It surfaced the following year and sold at $9,200. Rarities like this are hard to evaluate but a bid in the estimate range make sense and the opening bid seems like a bargain. I spotted, after serious examination, a tiny internal split, about 1/4", that is not worth mentioning but I have. A joyous opportunity for a worthy collection.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Hohenwald, First NB, S11985
Lot #16442 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 657 $20 1902ND
Jackson, First NB, S2168
The paper is just a bit toned but the stamped purple signatures are very much there. Evenly worn.
Grade: Fine +    Bank Name: Jackson, First NB, S2168
Lot #16443 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 555 $20 1882DB
McMinnville, First NB, S2221
Imagine the stories this evenly circulated but well worn note could tell from its perspective. All but 1 of the 25 large notes reported have this second title. Excellent officer signatures.
Grade: PMG VG 10    Bank Name: McMinnville, First NB, S2221
Lot #16444 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Mount Pleasant, First NB, 9319
A nice looking note with excellent signatures. One of only 30 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Mount Pleasant, First NB, 9319
Lot #16445 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Paris, First NB, 9334
Although there are 15 large notes reported appearances are few and far between. It could be a long wait for the next one. Decent stamped signatures. All of the known notes are lower quality. PMG notes: edge damage, trimmed.
Grade: PMG VG 10 Net    Bank Name: Paris, First NB, 9334
Lot #16446 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 499 $20 1882BB
Pulaski, Citizens NB, 4679
There are only five large notes reported on this rare charter and all are Brown Backs. This note has lots of circulation and some flaws but the cashier's signature is clear. Few notes were printed. PCGS notes: edge and internal tears and repairs, bank signatures redrawn.
Grade: PCGS VG 8 Apparent    Bank Name: Pulaski, Citizens NB, 4679
Lot #16447 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 609 $5 1902ND
Rockwood, NB, 12257
This was a late chartered large size only bank with just eight notes reported and only two different offered. A rare bank. The signatures have faded and there is a small split on the right. PMG notes: broken repair, split.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15 Net    Bank Name: Rockwood, NB, 12257
Lot #16448 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Sweetwater, First NB, 11202
This note last appeared in a 1995 CAA sale where it brought $715. In 2002 we sold a slightly better one for $2,070, it then resold in 2004 at $3,105. So rare it's hard to evaluate. PMG notes: minor rust.
Grade: PMG VG 10    Bank Name: Sweetwater, First NB, 11202
Lot #16449 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Union City, Third NB, 9239
A very scarce bank with only seven large notes reported and only one other decent one. This beauty has lightly stamped signatures and amazing paper quality. A rare chance for acquisition as there have only been three public offerings ever.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58    Bank Name: Union City, Third NB, 9239
Lot #16450 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 600.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Alpine, First NB, S7214
One of only two banks to charter in this Brewster County locale, which is in the southwest part of the state. Purple stamped signatures and with a tight trim along the top.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Alpine, First NB, S7214
Lot #16451 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 7,000.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Big Spring, First NB, 13984
This Howard County locale started out as Big Springs, then in approximately 1916 the town simply dropped the "s". A note that not even J.L. Irish could locate, this Type 2 five has a couple of small splits at top margin. Chartered in February 1934, the bank only issued Type 2 fives and tens, as it had also assumed the circulation of both the earlier Big Spring(s) banks which would both be liquidated on March 19, 1934.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Big Spring, First NB, 13984
Lot #16452 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 619 $10 1902DB
Bowie, First NB, S4265
One of only ten large notes recorded from this Montague County institution. Paper pulls from tape are noted at each end of the note, along with a couple of spots noted on back of this Date Back. Stamped signatures.
Grade: VG/Fine    Bank Name: Bowie, First NB, S4265
Lot #16453 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 550 $20 1882DB
Brownsville, First NB, S4577
While almost two dozen notes are recorded, only four are from the Second Charter period: two Brown Backs and two 1882 Date Backs. A lovely example with scenes of the Battle of Lexington at left and Columbia leading a procession at right.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Brownsville, First NB, S4577
Lot #16454 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Caldwell, NB, 6607
Caldwell is located in Burleson County, which is east of Austin. Chartered in 1903, the bank issued all three types of 1902 issues along with Type One and Two notes beginning in 1929. This is possibly the finest large size note on the bank, with one other note in the census listed as an XF.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Caldwell, NB, 6607
Lot #16455 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
Cameron, First NB, 13731
This is one of only three notes currently recorded on this late chartered bank from Milam County. The bank only issued ten and twenty Type 2s.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Cameron, First NB, 13731
Lot #16456 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 656 $20 1902ND
Cleburne, Home NB, S10411
Cleburne is located just south of Fort Worth in Johnson County. The Home NB chartered in June 1913 and operated for a dozen years before being placed into receivership in 1925. This note last made an appearance in our 2006 PCDA auction.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Cleburne, Home NB, S10411
Lot #16457 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Cotulla, Stockmens NB, S7243
A great title from La Salle County, Cotulla is located right on I-35 halfway between San Antonio and Laredo. Eleven Plain backs are recorded. Nice signatures.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15    Bank Name: Cotulla, Stockmens NB, S7243
Lot #16458 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Del Rio, First NB, 5294
Del Rio is located in Val Verde County, 150 miles due west of San Antonio, near the Mexico border. Chartered in 1900, the bank would operate until December 1932 when it was liquidated. Purple stamped signature are legible, with a light stain on back of the note.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Del Rio, First NB, 5294
Lot #16459 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Garland, First NB, 7140
Two note-issuing banks operated in this Dallas suburb and this is the scarcer of the two. This note is a bright Very Fine with a small edge tear at bottom. The eye appeal is that of a much better grade. As it lays, a lower end VF is in the condition census for large notes on this bank. Eleven examples survive that we know of.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Garland, First NB, 7140
Lot #16460 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 471 $5 1882BB
Houston, South Texas NB, 4350
These $5 Brown Backs are always a sight to behold, especially ones in this condition. The South Texas National Bank was chartered in 1890, and only issued Brown Backs, 1882 Date Backs and 1902 Date Backs before being liquidated in 1912.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Houston, South Texas NB, 4350
Lot #16461 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Lockhart, First NB, 4030
This new to the census addition brings the count up to only Five small notes known, and is now the first appearance of any note from the bank in over five years. Lockhart is located in Caldwell County, which is located due south of Austin.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Lockhart, First NB, 4030
Lot #16462 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
San Antonio, Frost NB, 5179
Printed signature of J.H. Frost is seen at right on this attractive private-name banknote. It has become the largest bank which operates solely in the state of Texas. A bank whose large size supply of $50s and $100s outweighs the lower denominations. Repeater serial number 115115 is noticed.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: San Antonio, Frost NB, 5179
Lot #16463 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 682 $50 1902ND
San Antonio, Frost NB, 5179
While beginning as a private name bank that was chartered in 1899, this is now one of the largest banks in Texas, doing business as Frost Bank. Dark printed signature of J.H. Frost as President. On the back of the holder, PCGS Currency mentions pinholes, which are on the left side of the note, and small edge tears, which can be seen at lower right and along top edge.
Grade: PCGS VF 20    Bank Name: San Antonio, Frost NB, 5179
Lot #16464 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
San Antonio, Bexar County NB, 14283
A scarce and popular 14000 charter bank with only 16 small notes reported, and 6 are uncut sheets. This note is new to the census.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: San Antonio, Bexar County NB, 14283
Lot #16465 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Tyler, Citizens NB, S5343
The fourth of seven banks that would charter in this East Texas town, famous for its roses and Earl Campbell. The stamped signatures are barely legible.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Tyler, Citizens NB, S5343
Lot #16466 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Wichita Falls, First NB, 3200
Not a scarce bank by any stretch of the imagination but with relatively few high grade notes that actually make it into a public venue.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ    Bank Name: Wichita Falls, First NB, 3200
Lot #16467 - National Bank Notes > Utah - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Murray, First NB, 6558
A very respectable example from the only issuing bank in town.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Murray, First NB, 6558
Lot #16468 - National Bank Notes > Utah - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Ogden, First NB, 2597
Between 1881 and 1935 a whopping five different titles were used for this bank, with this note displaying the fourth title. Very moderately circulated with traces of embossing clearly visible through the holder.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Ogden, First NB, 2597
Lot #16469 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 477 $5 1882BB
Bennington, Bennington County NB, N2395
Heavily circulated but Very Good with soiling commensurate with that grade.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Bennington, Bennington County NB, N2395
Lot #16470 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 401 $5 1875
Burlington, Merchants NB, 1197
While there are a half dozen or so Original Series notes on this bank this is one of only two 1875 series First Charters. The other is a PMG Fine 15 Net that sold for over $1000 in 2014. This problem free piece has good color and excellent signatures.
Grade: PCGS VG 10    Bank Name: Burlington, Merchants NB, 1197
Lot #16471 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Montpelier, First NB, 748
Great pen signatures on this state capital note, that only suffers from an awkward cut.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Montpelier, First NB, 748
Lot #16472 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Poultney, Citizens NB, 9824
A mere 8 Large are known for this bank which produced Third Charters only during this time period. There is a minor stain at lower right and some general soiling. When the bank closed in 1934 there was a paltry $190 outstanding. If one looks at the census you can account for over $100 of that.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Poultney, Citizens NB, 9824
Lot #16473 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 495 $20 1882BB
Wells River, NB of Newbury, 1406
Not a scarce Orange County bank but with this being the sole $20 Brown Back known on the bank. Seen is the first seal utilized on the state's Brown Backs, one which bears absolutely no resemblance to the official state seal. The different times this note has sold in the past the average realized price was about $750.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Wells River, NB of Newbury, 1406
Lot #16474 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
White River Junction, First NB, N3484
This name has always been a favorite and there are 30 large notes recorded. This note has nice stamped signatures.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: White River Junction, First NB, N3484
Lot #16475 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Alexandria, NB, 7093
A dozen Large are known on this scarce Northern Virginia bank. Smythe sold this same note for over $450 almost 20 years ago. If they can do it, we can do it.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Alexandria, NB, 7093
Lot #16476 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Bedford, Peoples NB, 11328
Notes from this Bedford County seat have always been just plain tough to find. We have only handled a couple notes from this bank in the past 2 decades. They are just rare. This one is well-circulated but quite presentable.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Bedford, Peoples NB, 11328
Lot #16477 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Blackstone, First NB, 9224
Located in the south-central part of the state, this was the only bank to charter in Blackstone, having done so in August 1908.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Blackstone, First NB, 9224
Lot #16478 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Charlottesville, Peoples NB, 2594
The third of seven banks to operate in this central Virginia college town. While not scarce, Type Twos are a bit tougher than Type One.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Charlottesville, Peoples NB, 2594
Lot #16479 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 650.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 657 $20 1902ND
Charlottesville, NB, 10618
A nice quality note that is 1 of 28 large notes reported. The purple signatures are slightly faded but the centering is excellent. There is also a tiny split.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Charlottesville, NB, 10618
Lot #16480 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Covington, Citizens NB, S5326
A lovely and bright Plain Back from one of the many independent cities located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Covington, Citizens NB, S5326
Lot #16481 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Galax, First NB, 8791
Located in the southwest part of the state, this was the only bank to charter in Galax, having done so in July 1907. Issuing just over $500,000 during the National Banking era, only $1,080 in Large size notes were unaccounted for in 1935. Purple stamped signatures, with some light stains in the top margin.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Galax, First NB, 8791
Lot #16482 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Harrisonburg, NB, 11694
A bright and fresh example from this Virginia college town (James Madison University) that has 30 small size known.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Harrisonburg, NB, 11694
Lot #16483 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Leesburg, Loudoun NB, S1738
A quaint northern Virginia town which today is probably best known for its Premium Outlet Center shopping extravaganza. This note retains superb signatures and is clean for the grade. We just saw a VF sell for $576 a couple of months ago.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Leesburg, Loudoun NB, S1738
Lot #16484 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Leesburg, Peoples NB, 3917
The second of two banks to issue in this desirable Loudoun County town located in Northern Virginia. A crisp and fresh note with snappy paper surfaces.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Leesburg, Peoples NB, 3917
Lot #16485 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Lovingston, First NB of Nelson County, S11957
The only bank to charter in Nelson County, having done so in 1921, with the bank only issuing fives in Plain Back and Type 1 and 2 in small.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Lovingston, First NB of Nelson County, S11957
Lot #16486 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Martinsville, First NB, 7206
Some oddly placed stamped signatures on this Plain Back, probably the clerk wasn't paying too much attention to detail at the time. PMG mentions stained on the back of the holder, which to us appears to simply be a dirty back of the note.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Martinsville, First NB, 7206
Lot #16487 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Orange, NB, 5438
This bank has 16 large notes reported and this example is a much nicer quality than most known.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Orange, NB, 5438
Lot #16488 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Radford, Farmers & Merchants NB, 11690
A scarce small size note from this bank with just 14 small notes recorded.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Radford, Farmers & Merchants NB, 11690
Lot #16489 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 590 $5 1902DB
Richmond, First NB, S1111
A solid four-digit charter number always makes this a popular choice with collectors. Strong printed signatures are seen on this "Four Aces" note. Likely one of the few nicest as it is listed as Uncirculated in the census, and it is easy to see why.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 53 PPQ    Bank Name: Richmond, First NB, S1111
Lot #16490 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 621 $10 1902ND
Richmond, Broadway NB, S10344
The last of the eleven Richmond banks to issue notes. It is a much scarcer Large only bank which hit the skids in 1929. The note remains bright and the signatures are pristine. This is one of the couple nicest to have appeared at auction.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Richmond, Broadway NB, S10344
Lot #16491 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
South Boston, Boston NB, 8414
This Halifax County locale is a great misplaced town name. This is one of the nicer examples we have come across, as this note has plentiful margins on all sides and faint, but legible, signatures.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: South Boston, Boston NB, 8414
Lot #16492 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
South Boston, Boston NB, 8414
A very scarce Halifax County bank with a mere 8 Small known. Bright and evenly circulated with the appearance of a fully VF note. A perfect fit for any "misplaced title" set since this is just about the nicest known on the bank.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: South Boston, Boston NB, 8414
Lot #16493 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Strasburg, Massanutten NB, 8753
A scarce and popular Virginia bank with only 15 small notes reported. In 2015 a somewhat better note realized $3,818.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Strasburg, Massanutten NB, 8753
Lot #16494 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Stuart, First NB, 11901
The only bank to charter in all of Patrick County, and with only nine large notes reported. Pink stamped signatures. A bit dirty on the back, likely from spending a long time tri-folded.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Stuart, First NB, 11901
Lot #16495 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Wytheville, First NB, S9012
Stamped signatures are seen on this much better Wythe County banknote, located in the southwestern part of the state. Listed as AU in the census. Smythe sold this same note for $1610 a decade ago.
Grade: PCGS XF 45    Bank Name: Wytheville, First NB, S9012
Lot #16496 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Wytheville, First NB, 9012
The bank only issued 470 sheets of Twenties with this title, as on the last day of 1930 the bank became the First National Farmers Bank. This beautiful note only has a light center fold.
Grade: AU    Bank Name: Wytheville, First NB, 9012
Lot #16497 - National Bank Notes > Washington - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Bellingham, NB, 7474
A desirable Washington state bank with about two dozen known in Small size. Few folds are seen with crispy paper surfaces. Officers signatures are of H.R. Jukes and Victor A. Roeder.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Bellingham, NB, 7474
Lot #16498 - National Bank Notes > Washington - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Hoquiam, First NB, 4427
Type One tens and twenties only for this Grays Harbor County bank that succumbed to the receiver in 1931.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Hoquiam, First NB, 4427
Lot #16499 - National Bank Notes > West Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Moundsville, First NB, 5717
A couple dozen notes are known in Small size for this more elusive Marshall County institution. The paper is as fresh and original as the day it was printed. Auction appearances are few and far between.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Moundsville, First NB, 5717
Lot #16500 - National Bank Notes > West Virginia - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Philippi, First NB, 6302
Seventeen Small size listed for this better Barbour County bank which went the way of the dodo in 1934. Type One tens and twenties only during the small size era. The original Philippi, named after Philip of Macedon, was the site where Brutus and Cassius were defeated in 42 B.C.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Philippi, First NB, 6302
Lot #16501 - National Bank Notes > West Virginia - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
South Charleston, First NB, 11340
We just sold the consecutive note to this for $316.25. It is difficult to find the handling that PCGS obviously spotted.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58    Bank Name: South Charleston, First NB, 11340
Lot #16502 - National Bank Notes > West Virginia - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Worthington, First NB, 10450
A rare bank with only six small notes reported. This note has nice paper quality.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Worthington, First NB, 10450
Lot #16503 - National Bank Notes > Wisconsin - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 472 $5 1882BB
Berlin, First NB, M4620
Here is a gorgeous, fresh and original $5 Brown Back with exceptional color, originality and signatures of the vice president and cashier. This note is one of six $5 Brown Backs known of the 54 large notes reported. PMG notes: minor repair.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Berlin, First NB, M4620
Lot #16504 - National Bank Notes > Wisconsin - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 497 $20 1882BB
Green Bay, Citizens NB, M3884
This is one of only two $20 Brown Backs from this popular Wisconsin bank. The note is well centered with nice color and excellent pen signatures. Previously from our February 1996 sale. PMG notes: small tear.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Green Bay, Citizens NB, M3884
Lot #16505 - National Bank Notes > Wisconsin - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Janesville, First NB, 2748
A scarce bank with 13 large notes reported. This is a nice looking example with excellent stamped signatures. I can find only four Blue Seals offered in 15 years.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Janesville, First NB, 2748
Lot #16506 - National Bank Notes > Wisconsin - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Kaukauna, First NB, 3641
A scarce note with only 10 other small notes reported. There is some dirt on the back.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Kaukauna, First NB, 3641
Lot #16507 - National Bank Notes > Wisconsin - ($ 1,150.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 635 $10 1902ND
Kenosha, United States NB, 12351
A scarce and cool forbidden title and the fourth charter type.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Kenosha, United States NB, 12351
Lot #16508 - National Bank Notes > Wisconsin - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 545 $10 1882DB
Milwaukee, Marine NB, M5458
A Milwaukee Second Charter note that is perfect for type.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Milwaukee, Marine NB, M5458
Lot #16509 - National Bank Notes > Wisconsin - ($ 500.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1804-1 $100 1929T1
Waukesha, NB, 1086
Somewhere there are 20 surviving $100s. This example is evenly circulated and problem free.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Waukesha, NB, 1086
Lot #16510 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Series 461 25¢ Replacement 9//646 - 3/10/47
A very tough early MPC replacement that poses a challenge even to the most avid collectors.
Grade: PMG VF 20   
Lot #16511 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Series 461 50¢ Replacement 9/6/46 - 3/10/47
A high quality circulated MPC replacement from this first series. A modicum of light folds accounts for the grade. Green Sheet is $300 in VF 20 and $500 in XF 40.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #16512 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Series 471 10¢ Replacement 3/10/47 - 3/22/48
One of the highest grade 10¢ replacements that we have seen in quite some time.
Grade: PMG XF 40   
Lot #16513 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Series 471 $5 3/10/47-3/22/48
This is a lovely example of the very rare Series 471 $5. It's in top condition except for a nearly perfect professional restoration on the upper left corner.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #16514 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Series 471 $10 3/10/47 - 3/22/48
Always a favored MPC series due to the lovely blue and red ink colors.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50   
Lot #16515 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Series 472 5¢ Replacement 3/22/48 - 6/20/51
One of the nicest examples you will find of this premium quality early MPC replacement. If the holder showed a gem grade it would not have been a complete surprise.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #16516 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Series 472 10¢ Replacement 3/22/48 - 6/20/51
A superior early replacement dime that is one of the nicest we have seen. Through the holder it gives all the appearance of a near gem note without any evidence to the contrary.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58   
Lot #16517 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Series 472 $5 3/22/48 - 6/20/51
A stunning example for the grade of this key $5 MPC. It has all the look and feel of a near gem note and will, in all likelihood, cross the $1000 threshold. Rarely seen in AU or CU grade.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55   
Lot #16518 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Series 521 10¢ Replacement 5/25/54 - 5/27/58
A better than average note for the 45 EPQ grade. The Green Sheet is $300 in XF 40 and $850 in AU 50.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45 EPQ   
Lot #16519 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Series 591 25¢ 5/26/61 - 1/6/64
A splendid gem example of this MPC type.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #16520 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Series 641 $5 Replacement 8/31/65 - 10/21/68
A very tough replacement and one that lists in the Green Sheet for $450 in VF. Check out auction results until you are blue in the face and see what others you come up with that aren't plagued with problems.
Grade: PCGS VF 20   
Lot #16521 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Series 641 $10 Replacement 8/31/65 - 10/21/68
Top Pop at both grading services. A $10 MPC replacement note that is not scarce in absolute terms but which is quite rare at this grade level. If you want a F/VF example you have your pick. If you want the best then this is it. The Green Sheet lists this at $1,875 in Ch. CU 63 with nothing better. The only other auction result we are finding at this level was a Ch. CU 63 PPQ note that brought over $2,000 several years ago.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #16522 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Series 651 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1, $5 & $10 4/28/68 - 11/19/73
Complete type set, including all the difficult Fractionals. Similar to design for Series 641 but minuteman added. Spectacular collector group. Seven piece lot.
Grade: UNC    Bank Name: MPC Series 651
Lot #16523 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Series 681 $20 8/11/69 - 10/11/70
About as nice a grade as these seem to come. A B-52 bomber is seen on the back. This same note sold two years ago for over close to $600.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #16524 - Military Payment Certificates - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Series 691 $20 Pair Unissued D00070000D & D00080000D
Exciting pair of low serial number notes that are all zeros but for one digit in the middle. The stains noted by PCGS are really more like toning. We rarely see anything like this and it is a real treat to be able to offer it to the collecting community.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55 &d PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58