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June 2019 IPMS Floor Auction > Session 3 - June 15 @ 6 PM CT - US


Lot #51634 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 35,000.00 - $ 60,000.00)
Fr. 1500 $1 1928 A-A Pack
United States Notes or Legal Tender Notes were first authorized by Congress on May 3, 1878 and that Act required that the amount of $346,681,106 be maintained. This note was the last $1 produced after the new smaller notes came on the market. Two dollar bills were discontinued in 1966 and $100 notes were issued to maintain the requirements of the Act. Here is an amazing, original and consecutive pack of 100 notes with serial #A01788501 to #A01788600A. Just as fresh and crisp as they were when printed.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51635 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 10,000.00 - $ 20,000.00)
Fr. 1500 $1 1928 #A00000013A
The notes from the first sheet were given to dignitaries. This was the first note from the first sheet available to the public. This note brought $5,500 when it last appeared. Apparently serial #12, listed as VF 20, sold in 2014 at $8,228 at Stacks/Bowers and a #5 sold in 2018 by Stacks/Bowers as AU 55 at $21,600. This is a crown jewel Gem of the series and quite important.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51636 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 1500 $1 1928 #A00000034A
A fresh and original Gem from the third sheet issued. A nice looking 66 EPQ with serial #A00000034A.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #51637 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 1500 $1 1928 #A00000060A
A lovely Gem Red Seal with a binary serial #A00000060A and close to perfect. The last single binary was a #5 in '55' that realized $21,600. It's hard to figure the estimate.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51638 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1500 $1 1928 #A00001599A
Low serial #1599 and quite well centered for this series.
Grade: Ch. CU +   
Lot #51639 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1503 $2 1928-B B-A
Gems of this issue remain exceptionally rare while choice notes seem to be more frequently available. So, if you want rarity and condition then here it is.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51640 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 10,000.00 - $ 15,000.00)
Fr. 1504 $2 1928-C B-A Pack
A spectacular pack of 1928-C Legals that just came out of the vault last month after a long time in a safe deposit box. This pack is beautiful and has amazing originality and quality. There is a touch of glue or such on the top edge. Lot of 100 notes.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51641 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 1507 $2 1928-F D-A
Top Pop at PMG. Wonderfully centered and with lots of embossing. The consecutive note to this one, at this same grade level, sold for $940 back in 2016. A coveted type note in high grade.
Grade: PMG Superb Gem UNC 67 EPQ   
Lot #51642 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1511* $2 1953-B*
Fresh and original 10 consecutive star notes.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51643 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1513 $2 1963 A-A Half-Pack
A lovely, consecutive half-pack of 50 Red Seal Deuces.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51644 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 1525 $5 1928 D-A
This is a rare D-A block as there are only 30 or so serial numbers reported, with only 2 others so fine. Beautiful Gems are seldom available.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51645 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 1550 $100 1966 #A00000955A
A Gem note with great quality and a cool low serial #A00000955A.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51646 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1551 $100 1966-A A-A
A very original and bright example of this better "A" series Legal hundred.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50 PPQ   
Lot #51647 - Small Size Type Notes > Legal Tender - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1551 $100 1966-A A-A
A scarce 'A' series with a single centerfold.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51648 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 1600 $1 1928 A-A 12 Subject Uncut Sheet
This is a Funny Back sheet and all with low serial numbers #A00000397A - 408A. There were 75 sheets issued and the first 20 went to dignitaries. The sheet has been folded between the notes.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51649 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1601 $1 1928-A
Tied for Top Pop at PMG for the U-A block. A really flashy piece with excellent centering, bright paper, and natural paper wave.
Grade: PMG Superb Gem UNC 67 EPQ   
Lot #51650 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1601* $1 1928-A* *-A
All Gem Funny Back star notes are in a class by themselves. They are perfect for type and they look really good, without stretching the wallet too much. We just saw an example in this same grade sell for $570 a month ago.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51651 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 1602* $1 1928-B* *-A
The 1928-B star notes are a lot more of a challenge to obtain than are the 1928 and 1928-A series stars. A real peach with only a slightly slender bottom margin limiting the assigned grade.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51652 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1602 $1 1928-B #J14444444B
A crazy serial #J14444444B.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51653 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1602 $1 1928-B #I63666636B
A binary radar on a Funny Back. Popular and definitely in demand now.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ   
Lot #51654 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1603 $1 1928-C B-B
A blazing Gem 66 EPQ from the scarcest $1 Silver Certificates to find in Gem. This quality rarely appears these days.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #51655 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 8,000.00 - $ 14,000.00)
Fr. 1603* $1 1928-C* *-A
Records indicate a scant 16 star notes reported from this rare and elusive issue. This note has excellent quality. These only seem to appear every 5 years or so.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35   
Lot #51656 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1606 $1 1934 D-A
A lovely and fresh consecutive pair of Gem Funny Backs with the blue '1' counter on the left.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51657 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1606 $1 1934 #A00000116A
A very desirable Funny Back with the blue '1' and low serial #A00000116A. In 2015 a #110 realized $722; although this is still tough to estimate.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51658 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1606* $1 1934* *-A
This note is very fresh, attractive and original and has the look of a '63'.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ   
Lot #51659 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1606* $1 1934* *-A
A lovely AU star note with the blue counter at the left. There are only 235 stars reported.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51660 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1607 $1 1935 C-A & L-A
This lot contains 18 notes with the C-A block and a nice run of the L-A blocks. These catalog at $55 each.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51661 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1608 $1 1935-A T-C Partial Pack
Here are 82 notes from the 1935-A Series with a T-C block. The pack is missing some notes from the front and the back. They look very high quality with 33 being Gem. Pack band dated July 23, 1952.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51662 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1608 $1 1935-A Various Blocks
This lot includes two UNC star notes, two AU notes and 76, more or less, UNCs.
Grade: Various   
Lot #51663 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1609 $1 1935-A 'R' S-C
A true Gem and the fourteenth 'R' note issued, as they started with #S70884000C.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51664 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1611 $1 1935-B C-D 12 Subject Uncut Sheet
One of 100 sheets authorized to sell. This one looks nice, fresh and original.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51665 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1611 $1 1935-B Uncut Complete Sheet
A very pretty uncut sheet of twelve notes. PCGS notes some minor stains on the top couple of notes but they really matter little at all regarding the overall eye appeal of this sheet.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58   
Lot #51666 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1612 $1 1935-C I-E Pack
A beautiful, original consecutive pack without any handling. That's 100 consecutive notes.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51667 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 1612 $1 1935-C A-E Partial Pack
Here are 99 consecutive 1935-C notes with the A-E block that are totally fresh. The original pack band has been replaced but it's still in the pack.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51668 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1613 $1 1935-D F-F Narrow Partial Pack
A fresh and crispy run of 52 notes from the 1935-D Narrow Series. Virtually all are Gem quality.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51669 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1613 $1 1935-D J-G Partial Pack
This is a partial pack of 98 consecutive notes from the 1935-D Series.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51670 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1613 $1 1935-D U-E Partial Pack
This was a consecutive pack of 100 notes until #04 and #05 were removed so now there are 98 notes. Three have small bends.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51671 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 1613W $1 1935-D Uncut Complete Sheet
Z-E block uncut sheet. An absolutely perfect example which has centering that even a ruler confirms is nearly perfect. Even Ch. AU to Ch. CU sheets from this series sell for over $1,000 and then some. This Gem sheet should do quite well.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51672 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1613W $1 1935-D Uncut Complete Sheet
A lightly circulated example of this Silver Certificate uncut sheet. Nice AU sheets tend to sell somewhere around $1,000.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51673 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1617 $1 1935-G D-J With Motto Half-Pack
A rare and valuable half-pack of 50 notes with motto 'In God We Trust'. One corner tip fold.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51674 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1618 $1 1935-H E-J Pack
A beautiful pack of 1935-H notes with motto. The 1935-G were issued both ways but one series later and they were all with the motto 'In Gold We Trust'. This pack would be consecutive but there are four stars mixed in. These catalog at $60 each in Choice.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51675 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1618 $1 1935-H D-J Partial Pack
These 86 notes are mostly all consecutive and the pack band is dated September 1965. The top note does have a flaw.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51676 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1619* $1 1957* *-B Pack
A lovely Gem star pack, each note with the *-B block. A beautiful, consecutive star pack, easily Gem to Superb. A rare item!
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51677 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 7,500.00 - $ 15,000.00)
Fr. 1619 $1 1957 B-B Partial Pack
This lot contains 99 consecutive B-B block notes. Here is an amazing opportunity to acquire one note short of a consecutive pack of 1957 $1 Silver Certificates. These catalog $100 and up in UNC. Recently 66 have realized between $175 - $265 each.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51678 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 450.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1619 $1 1957 Various Blocks
Here is a 140 piece lot and about 20% are UNC.
Grade: VF to UNC   
Lot #51679 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1620 $1 1957-A #N90000000A
Ninety million serial number that I wish were in better shape, although if so it would be out of reach for many collectors. It has edge fraying, wear, and some discoloration as it appears to have been a wallet piece.
Grade: VG/Fine   
Lot #51680 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1621* $1 1957-B* *-A Pack
A rare *-A pack of 100 consecutive star notes.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51681 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1621 $1 1957-B Q-A Pack
These scarce Q-A block notes catalog at $25 each. Great for grading. A consecutive pack of 100 notes.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51682 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1621 $1 1957-B W-A Half Pack
A beautiful consecutive one-half pack of 50 notes dated February 13, 1964.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51683 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1621 $1 1957-B Various Blocks
This is a very nice lot (93 notes) of 1957-B Silver Certificates with about 60% VF to AU and 50% UNC to Gem. There is even an UNC star note.
Grade: Various   
Lot #51684 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 7,000.00)
Mixed Lot of $1 Silver Certificates
This lot of 50 notes includes some interesting serial numbers, like the six pieces on 1928-A #L30003001A and the three consecutive notes on the 1928-B H-B block. The lot includes various runs and contains mostly 1928-A Series.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51685 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1652 $5 1934-B L-A Mule
A high quality L-A block note with back plate #637.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50 EPQ   
Lot #51686 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1653 $5 1934-C #P40222204A Wide
No small size radar collection would be complete without a nice looking Silver Certificate radar. This may be the one for you.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51687 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1654* $5 1934-D *-A Wide II
Here is an exceptional Wide II star rarity in Gem New 65 PPQ. A jewel for sure.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51688 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1654 $5 1934-D U-A Changeover Pair
A four-note changeover set Wide I to Wide II along with the notes on either end. A cool set. Two notes are graded Ch. UNC 64 EPQ, one with minor ink, and the other two are Gem UNC 65 EPQ.
Grade: PMG Graded   
Lot #51689 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 1657* $5 1953-B* *-A
A wonderful star rarity that to date has only 37 star notes recorded, and of those about nine are UNC and two are AU. This note has fresh paper and exceptional quality. The most recent sale was a VF at $960 and before that a '58' at $2,640, with UNCs remaining over $10,000.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50   
Lot #51690 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1701 $10 1934 A-A
A blazing Gem with exceptional quality in every way.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #51691 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1702 $10 1934-A A-A Mule
This is a scarce note with face plate #87 and back plate #553. A highly graded VF 35 PPQ and these are seldom ever available. There are none listed in the Track & Price census.
Grade: PCGS VF 35 PPQ   
Lot #51692 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1703 $10 1934-B B-A
This note looks much nicer to me than the grade indicates but I can see several small spots. A scarce 1934-B Series.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #51693 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 6,000.00 - $ 10,000.00)
Fr. 1705* $10 1934-D* *-A Wide
A real jewel graded '67 PPQ' with near perfect margins and color. This wide star note brought $7,637 at a Heritage auction in 2017 as the finest known.
Grade: PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ   
Lot #51694 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 1705* $10 1934-D* *-A
If someone said 'this could upgrade' I would agree as this is a beautiful $10 wide star. A very rare and desirable $10 star in great condition.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51695 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1707 $10 1953-A A-A
A lovely and fresh Gem that was previously from the Rickey collection. Beautiful in every way.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51696 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 250.00 - $ 350.00)
Fr. 1707* $10 1953-A* *-A
A tough $10 Silver Certificate star note with just a bit of handling.
Grade: AU   
Lot #51697 - Small Size Type Notes > Silver Certificates - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Lot of $10 Silver Certificates 1934 - 1934-D
This five piece lot includes: 1934 A-A block VF; 1934-A B-A block CU; 1934-B B-A block VF; 1934-C B-A block VF; 1934-D B-A block VF.
Grade: x   
Lot #51698 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 1850-A-L $5 1929 Boston - San Francisco
This 11 piece lot (no 'E' district) includes: Boston XF; New York VF; Philadelphia XF; Cleveland XF; No Richmond; Atlanta VF; Chicago AU; St. Louis PMG VF 25; Minneapolis Fine; Kansas City XF/AU; Dallas PMG VF 30 EPQ; San Francisco PCGS VG 10.
Grade: x   
Lot #51699 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1850-D $5 1929 Cleveland D-A
A fresh and well centered Cleveland $5 FRBN.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51700 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1850-G* $5 1929* Chicago G-*
This scarce $5 star note has excellent body and is very well centered.
Grade: VF +   
Lot #51701 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1850-I $5 1929 Minneapolis I00000022A
A scarce Minneapolis district $5 FRBN, with nice Ch. CU examples selling for $1,000 or more and gems selling for a few thousand. This note has spent a lot of years in great currency collections, from Grinnell to John Morris, then to Dr. Cookson and eventually to Bob Moon. It has traveled further since Bob sold it in the 2009 FUN sale. This note originally sold for $1,840 a decade ago, and the Flynn note, also grading PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ, realized over $4,000 in that epic sale. A great low serial number note and also binary with 0s and 2s.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51702 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1860 - A-L $10 1929 Boston - San Francisco
This 12 piece A-L district set includes: Boston PMG 64 EPQ; New York AU/CU; Philadelphia Ch. AU; Cleveland VF/XF; Richmond XF; Atlanta VF/XF; Chicago VF +; St. Louis Ch. CU; Minneapolis VF/XF; Kansas City XF; Dallas PMG VF 30; San Francisco Fine.
Grade: x   
Lot #51703 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1860-D* $10 1929* Cleveland D-*
A decent, well centered and evenly circulated star note that is 1 of only 40 star serial numbers recorded.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51704 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1860-E* $10 1929* Richmond E-*
A much scarcer star note with only 27 star serial numbers recorded. Most are selling well above the low estimate.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51705 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1870-A-L $20 1929 Boston - San Francisco
This 12 piece district set includes: Boston VF/XF; New York VF/XF; Philadelphia Fine; Cleveland AU; Richmond PMG VF 30; Atlanta VF; Chicago XF; St. Louis PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ; Minneapolis VF/XF; Kansas City VF; Dallas PMG VF 20; San Francisco PMG Ch. XF EPQ.
Grade: x   
Lot #51706 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1870-B* $20 1929* New York B-*
A well centered, high quality star note that is 1 of just 68 reported.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51707 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1870-C* $20 1929* Philadelphia C-*
Great centering and excellent paper on this low serial #C00000988* note; there are only three lower numbered stars reported. One of 65 star notes known.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51708 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1870-I* $20 1929* Minneapolis I-*
Twenty-seven examples are found in the census. Rarely do the grading services show anything above the VF grade level. This leaves collectors scrambling for the prettiest VFs they can locate. Tonight's offering is just such a note.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51709 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1880-B $50 1929 New York B-A
Two consecutive notes that are nice and fresh.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51710 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1880-B* $50 1929* New York B-*
A low serial #B00001578* with even circulation and an excellent appearance. There are 66 stars reported, mostly mid-grade just like this one.
Grade: VF +   
Lot #51711 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1880-B-L $50 1929 Six Piece Lot
This six piece lot of $50 FRBNs includes: New York #B00447744A PMG VF 30 Net, rust; Chicago XF; Minneapolis VF/XF; Kansas City XF/AU; Dallas PMG VF 30; San Francisco VF.
Grade: x   
Lot #51712 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1880-D* $50 1929* Cleveland #D00002333*
There are only 26 star notes recorded. This note realized $460 in our 2009 auction.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15   
Lot #51713 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Lot of Various $50 FRBNs
This four piece lot includes: Chicago G-A; Minneapolis I-A; Kansas City J-A; San Francisco L-A.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51714 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1880-L & 1890-I $50 & $100 1929 San Francisco & Minneapolis L-A & I-A
Fr. 1880 & 1890-I $50 & $100 1929 San Francisco & Minneapolis L-A & I-A
This four piece lot of FRBNs contains three $50s on San Francisco and one $100 on Minneapolis. Some flaws.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51715 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1890-B-K $100 1929 Seven Districts
This seven piece lot of $100 FRBNs includes: New York PMG XF 45; Cleveland XF; Richmond Fine; Chicago Fine; Minneapolis XF/AU; Kansas City AU; Dallas PCGS VF 20.
Grade: x   
Lot #51716 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1890-J $100 1929 Kansas City J-A
A totally original note with counting marks at the right.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51717 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Bank Notes - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Lot of Various Small Size FRBNs
This 73 piece lot of small size FRBNs includes: $5 2 pcs; $10 11 pcs; $20 44 pcs; $50 10 pcs; $100 6 pcs. Face value on this lot of FRBNs is $2,000.
Grade: VG to VF   
Lot #51718 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1900-L & 1900-L* $1 1963* San Francisco L-* & L-A Pack
This 100 note pack contains 12 with L-* blocks and 88 with L-A blocks.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51719 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1901-A $1 1963-A Boston A-A Pack
A beautiful and fresh consecutive pack of 100 notes.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51720 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1901-B $1 1963-A New York B-B Pack
This lot of 100 notes includes two stars and all the others are B-B blocks on this early series. These catalog at $15 each.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51721 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1901-D* $1 1963-A* Cleveland D-* Star Groups
This lot contains 79 Cleveland star notes and the old book listed them at $9 each. It's tough to beat groups of stars these days.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51722 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1901-D $1 1963-A Cleveland D-A Pack
A lovely pack of 100 notes including 5 stars that influence the sequence.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51723 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1901-G* $1 1963-A* Chicago G-* Pack
A pack of 1963-A Chicago star notes although not consecutive as they must have replaced replacements. Pack of 100 notes.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51724 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1901-G $1 1963-A Chicago G-A Pack
A consecutive pack which includes seven star notes.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51725 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1903 Block Set $1 1969 & 1969*
Each serial number ends in #32 and only the most common 'C' star is included. A 36 piece lot.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51726 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1903-G, 1907-G & 1912-G $1 1969, 1969-D & 1981-A Chicago #G33330000C, G00003333D & G00333300C
Interesting three piece lot. One is a radar, and two are quads (one on the front and one on the back). Notes are graded: Gem New 66 PPQ, Very Ch. New 64 PPQ and Gem New 65 PPQ.
Grade: PCGS Graded   
Lot #51727 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1903-J* $1 1969* Kansas City J-* Pack
A consecutive pack of 100 star notes from Kansas City. These have Fr. catalog at $7.50 each.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51728 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1906* $1 1969-C* District Set
A real nice set with most serial numbers ending in #47*. This would be hard to duplicate with the quality and matching serial numbers. Nine piece lot.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51729 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1906-D-L* $1 1969-C* Star Note Set
This is a complete nine piece star note set, Cleveland through San Francisco; that is all that were printed.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51730 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1906-J* $1 1969-C* Kansas City J-* Pack
A fresh Gem consecutive Kansas City pack of stars from the 1969-D series. Very scarce. Retail Fr. value $9.50 each.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51731 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 2,400.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1907-D* $1 1969-D* Cleveland #D00000001*
Low serial number one star, with a split at lower dead center. Regardless, a very tough serial number to locate.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51732 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,200.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1907-J* $1 1969-D* Kansas City J-* Pack
A consecutive pack of 100 Kansas City star notes. Catalog value at $20 each.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51733 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1908-F $1 1974 Atlanta #F60000000D
Sixty million serial number on the sixth district.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51734 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1912* $1 1981-A* District Set
The Dallas star is a Gem and it's the key to the set. Five piece lot.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51735 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1914* $1 1988* District Set
A lovely star set including a choice, original Atlanta star. Seven piece lot.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51736 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1915-F $1 1988-A Atlanta F-V
Seven consecutive notes, web runs 13. These catalog at $100 each.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51737 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1917-A $1 1988-A Boston #A87788778F Web
A binary radar web note. Boston Web note, plate #4, serial #A87788778F.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51738 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1921-D $1 1995 Cleveland #D00000008L
A gorgeous, pristine and superb Gem with the popular low serial #8. Ex: 2016 IPMS, Lot 1299.
Grade: PMG Superb Gem UNC 67 EPQ   
Lot #51739 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1922-I $1 1995 Minneapolis I-A Packs
This lot has 500 consecutive notes, five banded packs of 100 notes.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51740 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1931-L $1 2003-A San Francisco L-D Packs
This lot has 500 consecutive notes, five strapped packs of 100 notes each.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51741 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1932-B* $1 2006* New York B-* Pack
A consecutive star note pack of 100 notes. These catalog at $10 each.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51742 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
$1 Various Dates & Districts Radar Serial Numbers
This is a cool group of what seems to be radars and repeaters; high numbers. This nine piece lot includes: 1977 #H96699669B; 1977 #B95599559E; 1977-A #F90099009G; 1985 #H97799779D; 1985 #I98899889A; 2001 #D93399339B; 2003 #G91199119G; 2006 #F94499449R; 2006 #E92299229E.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51743 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
$1 Various Dates & Districts Radar Serial Numbers
These are four-digit repeaters and radars. This 12 piece lot includes: 1999 #A68866886B; 1999 #B64466446I; 1999 #C61166116H; 2001 #L61166116H; 2003 #F65566556H; 2003 #F64466446K; 2003-A #L62266226G; 2003-A #K67766776F; 2006 #G63366336G; 2006 #H69966996B; 2009 #A69966996A; 2009 #K67766776C.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51744 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 650.00 - $ 1,500.00)
$1 Various Dates & Districts Radar Serial Numbers
Four-digit repeaters and radars at the same time. Very cool group. This 13 piece lot includes: 1969-D #J85588558B; 1977 #K83388338C; 1985 #F87788778I; 1988 #E89988998G; 1988-A #E86688668C; 1995 #H85588558B; 1999 #E86688668A; 2003-A #J82288228C; 2003-A #F85588558A; 2006 #F82288228P; 2009 #B80088008G; 2009 #K87788778H; 2009 #L87788778D.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51745 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,500.00)
$1 Various Dates & Districts Radar Serial Numbers
A great four-digit repeater radar combination all at once. Super unusual. This 14 piece lot includes: 1988 #B57755775G; 1988 #I56655665A; 1988 #E57755775G; 1993 #G57755775A; 1999 #F59955995E; 2003 #F59955995H; 2003-A #A53355335A; 2003-A #A54455445A; 2003-A #D56655665A; 2003-A #K58855885A; 2003-A #L58855885G; 2006 #L57755775B; 2009 #L50055005H.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51746 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
$1 Various Dates & Districts Radar Serial Numbers
Super set of 16 four-digit repeater radar combinations. Very unusual. This 16 piece lot includes: 1974 #I71177117A; 1988 #E72277227F; 1988 #B78877887E; 1988-A #C71177117E; 1993 #F71177117F; 1993 #G78877887F; 1995 #B78877887A; 1999 #B73377337E; 2001 #B76677667D; 2003 #F79977997E; 2003-A #J76677667B; 2003-A #F79977997H; 2006 #F72277227J; 2006 #F74477447N; 2006 #E79977997B; 2009 #K71177117C; 2009 #A70077007A.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51747 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Lot of Various $1 FRNs
This 251 piece lot includes blocks from 1981 (37 pcs), 1985 (45 pcs), 1988 (38 pcs) and 1993 (129 pcs). Lot also contains two 1981-A I-B blocks in UNC. All Ch. CU or better.
Grade: Ch. CU to Gem CU   
Lot #51748 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,200.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1935-D $2 1976 Cleveland #D00000015A
This note last appeared in 2012 at $1,092. My guess is that it's better today and the market will tell us, but we do know it's special. This matches the #15 set.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ   
Lot #51749 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 1935-D* $2 1976* Cleveland D-* 16-Subject Sheets
Three sheets. Each housed in the original flat BEP packaging. Originally offered as half-sheets on May 1, 1982.
Grade: UNC   
Lot #51750 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1935-I $2 1976 Minneapolis I-A Pack
A consecutive pack of 100 notes from the scarcest district.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51751 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,600.00 - $ 2,600.00)
Fr. 1936-F $2 1995 Atlanta F-A Packs
This lot contains 500 notes in five various packs. Mostly consecutive, but not always.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51752 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 675.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 1937-I $2 2003 Minneapolis I-A Packs
This lot contains 200 consecutive Minneapolis FRNs in two banded packs of 100 each.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51753 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 25,000.00 - $ 35,000.00)
Fr. 1937-J* $2 2003 Kansas City #J00000001*
Gem #1 star note!! Last year we offered the entire 2003 $2 serial #1 A to L district set. Now, after being split up, we are pleased to have the Gem 65 EPQ Deuce #J00000001* from 2003. A great opportunity to acquire this gorgeous #1 Kansas City Star Deuce.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51754 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 8,000.00 - $ 15,000.00)
Fr. 1950-K $5 1928 Dallas K-A Pack
An amazing pack of 100 Dallas $5s from 1928, serial #K01710201 - 300A. These help keep a reasonable example for type.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51755 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 12,500.00 - $ 17,500.00)
Fr. 1954-F $5 1928-D Atlanta F-A
Light green seal. One of the rarest of the small size issue as there are only 51 serial numbers recorded, with this note being tied for the finest known. Last year we sold the other at $12,925. This note is one worth reaching for.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51756 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1959-E* $5 1934-C* Richmond E-*
Top Pop at PCGS. Formerly from the Taylor Family collection, where it was graded Ch. CU and realized $862.50. We seem to recall that springtime sale, which actually took place in February, had many conservatively graded and original notes. This sterling example looks every bit the part of a screaming Gem through the holder, and we suspect that this was one of the grading service's crummier efforts.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58 PPQ   
Lot #51757 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1968-F* $5 1963-A* Atlanta F-* Pack
A pack of 98 consecutive star notes. Packs like this are 50 years old already and few are available, even singles. These catalog at $50 each as stars.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51758 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 1989-G $5 2003 Chicago DG-B Packs
This lot contains 300 consecutive Big Head FRNs. Three packs of 100 each.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51759 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,600.00 - $ 2,400.00)
Fr. 1989-G $5 2003 Chicago DG-B Packs
This lot includes two packs of 100 consecutive notes each. These are consecutive to a lot of other packs listed here.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51760 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1993-A* $5 2006* Boston IA-*
A perfect '70' note. Here is proof that our government can do a perfect job on something, if one overlooks the fact that the star notes were made to replace notes that got messed up.
Grade: PCGS Perfect New 70 PPQ   
Lot #51761 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1994-A* $5 2009* Boston #JA00000093*
A lovely Boston star note with a low serial number.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51762 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1996-L $5 2013 San Francisco #ML23456789J
A pristine Gem ladder serial number note from San Francisco.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51763 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 2000-A* $10 1928* Boston A-*
An evenly circulated example of this much scarcer Boston star. It seems that an overwhelming majority that show up at auction land somewhere around the VF grade range.
Grade: PMG VF 25   
Lot #51764 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2000-A* $10 1928 Boston A-*
Rare district for stars, and one that faces up nicely.
Grade: PMG VF 20   
Lot #51765 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 2002-L $10 1928-B San Francisco L-A
Seventeen piece lot. Dark green seal. All of these are crackling fresh and suitable for slabbing.
Grade: Ch. CU or better   
Lot #51766 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2003-G $10 1928-C Chicago G-A
A pristine example of this better early Federal Reserve Note that appears frequently enough up through and including the Ch. CU grades. Finding quality Gem examples is a much tougher task, and they tend to sell quite well when offered.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51767 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 2014-J* $10 1950-D* Kansas City J-*
A wonderfully centered Gem star.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #51768 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2015-G* $10 1950-E Chicago G-*
A scarce and gorgeous star note with amazing quality. Previously sold in our 2016 IPMS auction, Lot 1369.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #51769 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 2017-F* $10 1963-A* Atlanta F-* Half-Pack
A half pack of Atlanta stars notes from 1963-A. It would be hard to find another group of these.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51770 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2022-D* $10 1974* Cleveland D-*
Lot of seven non-consecutive star notes.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51771 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2025-I* $10 1981* Minneapolis I-*
A rare star note is a beauty and 1 of 256,000 printed. This is only the fifth star note reported.
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51772 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 2037-A* $10 2003* Boston #DA00000003*
It would be hard to get a much lower number star than this without breaking the bank, as the serial #2 is usually pulled by the BEP and the serial #1 will sell for $7,000 plus.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51773 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,600.00 - $ 2,400.00)
Fr. 2037-H $10 2003 St. Louis DH-A Pack
A consecutive pack of 100 notes, serial #DH10001801A - DH10001900A.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51774 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 2040-F $10 2006 Atlanta IF-A
Every collector should own at least one perfect note. The PCGS holder has the wrong Friedberg number but it wasn't possible to have it re-holdered.
Grade: PCGS Perfect New 70 PPQ   
Lot #51775 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2050-D $20 1928 Cleveland D-A
Forest green inks and bright paper surfaces are accompanied by clearly visible natural paper wave. A very pretty near Superb Gem.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #51776 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 275.00 - $ 450.00)
Fr. 2050-D $20 1928 Cleveland D-A
A gorgeous Cleveland $20 number note from 1928. Very lovely.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #51777 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2050-G $20 1928 Chicago G-A
A pristine Gem Chicago. Scarce so lovely.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #51778 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2050-G* $20 1928* Chicago G-*
Strictly uncirculated examples are actually quite rare and sell for a lot of money. The next best thing left is a nice, original AU. Forest green inks and bright paper surfaces are found on this numbered district star.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50 PPQ   
Lot #51779 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 2050-L $20 1928 San Francisco L-A
A very attractive number note series 1928. Previously offered in our 2013 PCDA auction, Lot 1482.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51780 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 2051-F $20 1928-A Atlanta F-A
A lovely numbered district pair that is just three serial numbers apart. A much better Atlanta district note.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #51781 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2056-B $20 1934-B New York B-B
A superb example is this incredible Gem. This is the only offering of a '67' since June 2014 at $460.
Grade: PCGS Superb Gem New 67 PPQ   
Lot #51782 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 6,000.00 - $ 12,000.00)
Fr. 2056-E $20 1934-B Richmond E-A Pack
This is a fresh, original and consecutive pack of 100 Richmond $20s from the 1934-B series. This pack has notes with Fred Vinson and W.A. Julian Treasury signatures. The note #59 has a butterfly fold.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51783 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 2058-E* $20 1934-D* Richmond E-* Narrow
A pristine Gem that is a serial number falling between two notes we sold in 2017 and 2018 for $1,997 and $4,406. In 2017 it was graded '66 PPQ'. There are 10 regular and 10 stars reported.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51784 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 2089* $20 2004* Various Districts & Blocks
This 13 piece lot of star notes includes: Boston EA-*; New York EB-* 2 pcs (consecutive); Philadelphia EC-*; Richmond EE-*; Atlanta EF-* 2 pcs (consecutive); Chicago EG-*; Kansas City EJ-*; Dallas EK-* 2 pcs (consecutive); San Francisco EL-* 2 pcs (consecutive).
Grade: Gem CU   
Lot #51785 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2089-A-L $20 2004 District Set
A 12 piece district set with various four digit serial numbers. These would have come from individual sales.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51786 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Lot of $20 Star FRNs 2004* & 2006* Various Districts & Blocks
This 12 piece lot contains: 2004* - Boston GA-* 3 pcs; New York GB-*; Richmond GE-*; Atlanta GF-*; Dallas GK-* 2 pcs; 2006* - Richmond IR-*; Dallas IK-* 3 pcs (consecutive).
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51787 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 2100-D $50 1928 Cleveland D-A
A pretty and fresh Cleveland numbered $50 with great color and originality. The only improvement I can see is more margin on the right side.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ   
Lot #51788 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 2100-D $50 1928 Cleveland D-A
The back is slightly shifted and there is an ink mark on the face.
Grade: CU   
Lot #51789 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 7,000.00)
Fr. 2100-K $50 1928 Dallas K-A
This truly lovely '64 EPQ' note is rare. Of the 31 serial numbers recorded only 4 others that are either '65' or '66'.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51790 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 2100-L* $50 1928* San Francisco L-*
A rare and lovely star number $50 that is only the eighth serial number recorded. I feel the grade is on the money and the desirability definite.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51791 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 2101-D $50 1928-A Cleveland D-A
Dark green seal. A lovely and early Gem 66 EPQ $50 with very special quality.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #51792 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2101-E $50 1928-A Richmond E-A
Dark green seal. A special '65 EPQ' that shows amazing quality and originality.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51793 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 2101-I $50 1928-A Minneapolis I-A
Dark green seal. This is a very rare Minneapolis $50 with only 38 serial numbers recorded, and I can only find 2 Gems. The last one sold in 2015 at $4,112.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51794 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2102-L* $50 1934* San Francisco L-*
A scarce early San Francisco star that rarely reaches any CU grade.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45 EPQ   
Lot #51795 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 2103-F* $50 1934-A* Atlanta F-*
This is one the finest known stars for this Friedberg number which is notoriously tough for star notes.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51796 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 2112-G* $50 1950-E* Chicago G-*
A scarce 1950-E star note; a rare issue to find a star from.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64   
Lot #51797 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 2114-J $50 1969 Kansas City J-A
This is the finest known POP 2.
Grade: PMG Superb Gem UNC 68 EPQ   
Lot #51798 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2114-J* $50 1969* Kansas City #J00013201*
This is the finest known and the only UNC graded.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51799 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 2129-A-L $50 2004 District Set
A 12 note district set with four digit serial numbers on these colorized designs.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU   
Lot #51800 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2130-B $50 2006 New York #IB03000030B
Binary threes on this pretty $50 radar.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51801 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 2150-D $100 1928 Cleveland D-A
A lovely number note with great color and centering.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58   
Lot #51802 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 2150-G $100 1928 Chicago G-A
A pleasing number note.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35   
Lot #51803 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2150-J $100 1928 Kansas City J-A
A lightly handled Kansas City numbered district hundred that looks even nicer through the holder.
Grade: PCGS XF 40   
Lot #51804 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2151-J $100 1928-A Kansas City J-A
Dark green seal. There are only 41 serial numbers recorded and few are prettier than this note. Serial #J00322629A.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51805 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2151-J $100 1928-A Kansas City J-A
Dark green seal. This is the second note of a consecutive pair listed here. Serial #J00322630A.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ   
Lot #51806 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 2152-E $100 1934 Light Green Seal Richmond E-A
Deep embossing and bright paper attest to the originality of this early light green seal note.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51807 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 550.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 2152-G $100 1934 Chicago G-A Pair
A lovely, fresh, well centered and consecutive pair of Gem Chicago FRNs. Dark green seal.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51808 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 275.00 - $ 450.00)
Fr. 2152-G $100 1934 Chicago G-A
A lovely and well centered dark green seal example.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51809 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 2152-I $100 1934 Dark Green Seal Minneapolis I-A
A broadly margined and very well centered example of this much better Minneapolis district note. Only two better at PMG.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #51810 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 675.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 2152-I $100 1934-C Minneapolis I-A
This lot contains four nice examples of this Minneapolis $100.
Grade: VF/XF   
Lot #51811 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 275.00 - $ 450.00)
Fr. 2153-G $100 1934-A Chicago G-A Mule
A nice, fresh Gem mule note.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51812 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 2154-G $100 1934-B Chicago G-A
A lovely trio of consecutive notes from the 1934-B Series and the Chicago district. Three piece lot.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51813 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 2154-H $100 1934-B St. Louis H-A
There are only 27 serial numbers recorded with several others being Gem as well.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51814 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 2154-I* $100 1934-B* Minneapolis I-*
A very attractive example of a very scarce early Minneapolis star hundred. PMG has only graded five examples, three of which are at this same VF 30 grade level. PMG has given the comment "retouched" as part of their analysis of this piece. By all accounts this cryptic terminology has been removed from PMG's extensive linguistic repertoire but, being the wordsmiths that they are, your cataloger is supremely confident that there will be even more inane and utterly confusing wording used in the not-to-distant future.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51815 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 2155-G $100 1934-C Chicago G-A
This note appears to be tied for the finest known.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #51816 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2170-L* $100 1981-A* San Francisco L-*
Auction appearances tend to be few and far between for this scarce San Francisco star. The grade is accurate but the folds are light.
Grade: PCGS XF 40 PPQ   
Lot #51817 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 2172-B* $100 1988* New York B-*
This note looks superb but it's only graded '65'. It sure looks superb from here. Ex: 2016 IPMS, Lot 1439.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ   
Lot #51818 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 2188-B $100 2013 New York #MB00000007G
Low "lucky seven" serial number on this 67 EPQ note, thus combining a desirable number with a strong grade.
Grade: PMG Superb Gem UNC 67 EPQ   
Lot #51819 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 2188-B* $100 2013* New York #MB31922913*
An impressive and rare radar $100 star note.
Grade: UNC   
Lot #51820 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 350.00 - $ 500.00)
Pair of $100 FRNs
This two piece lot includes: Fr. 2152a-C Chicago DGS G-A block; Fr. 2152-L San Francisco LGS L-A block Annotation on face near portrait.
Grade: Fine   
Lot #51821 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,150.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Lot of $100s Various Dates & Districts
This seven piece lot $100 FRNs includes: 1934 Chicago G-A 2 pcs; 1934 Minneapolis I-A; 1934-A Minneapolis I-A; 1934 Kansas City J-A; 1934-C Minneapolis I-A; 1934 San Francisco L-A.
Grade: Average VF   
Lot #51822 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 2201-A $500 1934 Boston A-A
A very well centered and attractive light green seal $500 that has excellent color and originality, along with serial #A00009949A. The total issue was around 50,000 notes with few having the light green seal. Very desirable and rare.
Grade: XF   
Lot #51823 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 2201-G $500 1934 Chicago G-A
Dark green seal. A totally original Chicago $500 with great centering but a small counting mark on the right.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55 EPQ   
Lot #51824 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2202-F $500 1934-A Atlanta F-A
This note has some rust and stains. A perfect pocket piece.
Grade: VF   
Lot #51825 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 2202-G $500 1934-A Chicago G-A
A nice, fresh and well centered $500 with great color and originality.
Grade: XF/AU   
Lot #51826 - Small Size Type Notes > Federal Reserve Notes - ($ 4,500.00 - $ 9,000.00)
Fr. 2211-D $1,000 1934 Cleveland D-A
Light green seal. Exceptional paper quality is the opinion of the graders. Certainly it's one of the very best light green seal notes which represents basically an even split between light and dark seal printings. I could find very few light green seal $1,000 Cleveland note ever reported; no Gems and just one other Choice. I believe this note, a new listing, should demand real money versus a conservative estimate.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ   
Lot #51827 - Small Size Type Notes > Hawaii Issue - ($ 17,500.00 - $ 25,000.00)
Fr. 2300 $1 1935-A S-C Hawaii Pack
In this day and age there remains few fresh, original packs of the $1 Hawaii notes, or generally any cool packs because they all get split for grading and marketing to 100 collectors that are excited to see these notes with the WWII history. This pack is a true beauty with amazing quality and a huge grading opportunity, or a really cool and original pack as a 'put away'. Pack of 100 notes.
Grade: Ch. to Very Gem   
Lot #51828 - Small Size Type Notes > Hawaii Issue - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2300 $1 1934-A S-C Hawaii
A really well margined and wonderfully centered Hawaii Ace.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #51829 - Small Size Type Notes > Hawaii Issue - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 2300 $1 1935-A S-C Hawaii
A pristine Gem $1 Hawaii graded Gem UNC 66 EPQ.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #51830 - Small Size Type Notes > Hawaii Issue - ($ 175.00 - $ 325.00)
Fr. 2300 $1 1934-A S-C Hawaii
A gorgeous Gem $1 Hawaii S-C block with exceptional color and centering.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPA   
Lot #51831 - Small Size Type Notes > Hawaii Issue - ($ 450.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 2302 $5 1934-A L-A Hawaii
A nice, fresh and original $5 Hawaii with excellent paper quality and color, yet not quite Gem centering.
Grade: Ch. CU   
Lot #51832 - Small Size Type Notes > Hawaii Issue - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 2303 $10 1934-A L-A Hawaii
These Hawaii $10s are few and far between. This note is very Gem and virtually impossible to improve upon for a type set.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ   
Lot #51833 - Small Size Type Notes > Hawaii Issue - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 2303 $10 1934-A L-B Hawaii
A lightly circulated Hawaii note that has wide margins and solid paper. It seems for the $10 denomination AU is an in between grade that does not appear as often as with some other denominations.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50 PPQ   
Lot #51834 - Small Size Type Notes > Hawaii Issue - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 2303* $10 1934-A* L-* Hawaii
A problem free Hawaii star note with even circulation and great color. There are only 84 of the 1,246 reported that are star notes.
Grade: PMG VF 20   
Lot #51835 - Small Size Type Notes > Hawaii Issue - ($ 9,000.00 - $ 15,000.00)
Fr. 2305* $20 1934-A* L-* Hawaii Mule
This beauty is one of only four star notes reported and it last appeared at a Stacks/Bowers sale in April 2017 where it realized $8,812. The edge split mentioned is just that; a repaired edge tear on an amazing rarity. PCGS notes: repaired edge tear at bottom right.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58 Apparent   
Lot #51836 - Small Size Type Notes > Hawaii Issue - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 2305 $20 1934-A L-A Hawaii Mule
A beautiful Ch. CU mule $20 Hawaii note that is a really fresh UNC. One of only 41 small notes recorded in all grades as well as a mule.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51837 - Small Size Type Notes > North Africa Issue - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 2307 $5 1934-A K-A North Africa
A nearly superb example of this popular North Africa type note. These tend to sell for several hundred dollars when they appear at auction.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ   
Lot #51838 - Small Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,250.00)
Fr. 2402 $20 1928 A-A
A gorgeous Gem 65 EPQ $20 Gold Certificate with amazing quality, originality and centering.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ   
Lot #51839 - Small Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 3,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 2404 $50 1928 A-A
The last sales record I could find was in August 2018 when a '64 EPQ' realized $4,320. This note would be totally Gem but the back is shifted a bit high.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ   
Lot #51840 - Small Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 8,000.00 - $ 12,000.00)
Fr. 2407 $500 1928 A-A
A very nice quality $500 Gold Certificate that is 1 of 132 serial numbers recorded. This is a pleasing circ note but there is a restoration on one corner. These appear irregularly and are very tough to locate. Very desirable. PMG notes: minor restoration.
Grade: PMG VF 30   
Lot #51841 - Small Size Type Notes > Gold Certificates - ($ 1,200.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Lot of Gold Certificates $10, $20, $50 & $100
A nice Gold Certificate short set. The set includes: Fr. 2400 $10 VF/XF; Fr. 2402 $20 VF +; Fr. 2404 $50 F/VF; Fr. 2405 $100 VF.
Grade: x   
Lot #51842 - Small Size Type Notes > Giori Test Note - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Giori Test Note Thirty-Two Subject Complete Sheet
Complete 32-subject sheets are a lot harder to come by than are partial sheets. This one is lovely but just a little wrinkled. An excellent item.
Grade: Ch. AU   
Lot #51843 - Small Size Type Notes > Giori Test Note - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Giori Test Notes
A six piece lot of Giori test notes that have been graded as: $1 Ch. UNC 63 EPQ; $1 Ch. UNC 64 EPQ 2 pcs; $5 Ch. UNC 63 EPQ, with bottom selvage; $5 Ch. UNC 64 EPQ 2 pcs.
Grade: PMG Graded   
Lot #51844 - National Bank Notes > Alabama - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Anniston, NB, 4250
Well stamped signatures enhance this evenly circulated, late issue large size with the third title. One of 41 large notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Anniston, NB, 4250
Lot #51845 - National Bank Notes > Alabama - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Anniston, Commercial NB, 11753
A bright and very well margined example of this Calhoun County institution that has 30 large size known. This note is listed as XF in the census and appears to be one of a handful of the nicest known. If you are a devotee of poker the serial number is a full house.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Anniston, Commercial NB, 11753
Lot #51846 - National Bank Notes > Alabama - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 504 $20 1882BB
Montgomery, Fourth NB, S5877
A lovely $20 Brown Back from the state capital. This bank note is dated May 24, 1901 and is 1 of 57 large notes reported. There are only five Brown Backs known in total with none better than this example.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Montgomery, Fourth NB, S5877
Lot #51847 - National Bank Notes > Alabama - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 469 $5 1882BB
Opelika, First NB, 3452
The $5 Brown Backs are tough in Alabama and this bank has only four known. This note has exceptional pen signatures of N.P. Renfrom, President and O. Brown, Cashier. Sure to please.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Opelika, First NB, 3452
Lot #51848 - National Bank Notes > Alabama - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Selma, NB, 7084
This note has stamped signatures, even circulation and minor rust spots. One of 36 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Selma, NB, 7084
Lot #51849 - National Bank Notes > Arizona - ($ 550.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Phoenix, First NB of Arizona, 3728
This is a very pleasing $10 Type 1 with excellent paper quality. Attractive $10s do not show up often.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Phoenix, First NB of Arizona, 3728
Lot #51850 - National Bank Notes > Arizona - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 628 $10 1902ND
Phoenix, NB, P4729
A lovely and unmolested note with excellent paper quality and no flaws to materially affect the desirability with beautifully stamped signatures. A conservatively graded VF 20 with comments: small edge split at left, minor stains.
Grade: PCGS VF 20    Bank Name: Phoenix, NB, P4729
Lot #51851 - National Bank Notes > Arizona - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 646 $20 1902DB
Phoenix, NB, P4729
A pleasing and problem free large size Arizona note from the state capital. This note has honest circulation, excellent stamped signatures and even margins. One of only 34 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Phoenix, NB, P4729
Lot #51852 - National Bank Notes > Arkansas - ($ 10,000.00 - $ 15,000.00)
Fr. 469 $5 1882BB
Fort Smith, American NB, S3634
The original fort, for which the town was named, was established in 1817 and abandoned in 1824, by which time the town was thriving and survived. A second fort was established in 1838. Fort Smith is famous for U.S. District Judge Isaac Parker, more commonly known as "the hanging judge" for his eight death sentences in his first term, six of whom were hung on one day. This "Circus Poster" layout is the most famous and desirable of all the $5 Brown Back designs. This is an example of the first and most available version. The fact that there is only one note to represent Arkansas is a testament to the scarcity of Brown Backs on the state, with just 21 pieces of any denomination reported. Of those, 13 are $5's, with most from this bank. Only three other banks in the state have a $5 example reported and all those banks are scarce to rare in large size. This attractive example, with excellent pen signatures, is as nice as any from this bank. Group 4. Plate date 2/7/87.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15    Bank Name: Fort Smith, American NB, S3634
Lot #51853 - National Bank Notes > Arkansas - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Lake Village, First NB, 13632
This note realized $411 in our 2016 IMPS auction where it was described as: A fresh and well centered Gem 65 PPQ. A very beautiful example from this Chicot County bank.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ    Bank Name: Lake Village, First NB, 13632
Lot #51854 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Azusa, First NB, 8065
Going back close to 20 years ago we sold this same note twice with an average price realized over $500. There is a red ink splotch on the back.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Azusa, First NB, 8065
Lot #51855 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 6,500.00 - $ 10,000.00)
Fr. 593 $5 1902DB
Brawley, First NB, P9673
Here is one of the greatest finds of this auction as this is only the fifth note reported. This beautifully centered note has a stamped president's signature and the assistant cashier's is penned. There is a tiny split that was closed and is mentioned for accuracy. All of the other four notes have sold since 2017. We sold a $5 VF 20 at $7,637.50, then two low grade notes achieved $3,000 each and finally a $20 in VF 25 realized $9,600 last year.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Brawley, First NB, P9673
Lot #51856 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Corona, First NB, 7867
This Riverside County bank has just 46 small notes reported. There is a circled #37 in ink on the face.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Corona, First NB, 7867
Lot #51857 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Eureka, First NB, 5986
A well circulated note from this Humboldt County bank. PCGS notes: writing in ink on face.
Grade: PCGS Apparent Fine 12    Bank Name: Eureka, First NB, 5986
Lot #51858 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 656 $20 1902ND
Gardena, First NB, P10453
Beautiful pen signatures and exceptional paper highlight this cool note that is 1 of only 20 large notes reported. Officer signatures of C.B. Casler, President and J.D. Adams, Cashier. A gorgeous note that is new to the census.
Grade: PMG XF 40 EPQ    Bank Name: Gardena, First NB, P10453
Lot #51859 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 225.00 - $ 350.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Long Beach, California First NB, 11873
This bank is located in Los Angeles County has 55 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Long Beach, California First NB, 11873
Lot #51860 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1800-1, 1801-1, 1802-1 & 1803-1 $5, $10, $20 & $50 1929T1
Los Angeles, Security-First NB, 2491
A four piece denomination set from this bank.
Grade: Average VF    Bank Name: Los Angeles, Security-First NB, 2491
Lot #51861 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 643 $20 1902DB
Los Angeles, Merchants NB, P3538
A very attractive $20 with excellent paper quality and bold, purple stamped signatures.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Los Angeles, Merchants NB, P3538
Lot #51862 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 581 $20 1882VB
Los Angeles, Citizens NB, P5927
A rare California $20 Value Back with even circulation and excellent signatures.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Los Angeles, Citizens NB, P5927
Lot #51863 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1804-1 $100 1929T1
Los Angeles, Citizens NT & SB, 5927
A much better type and pretty as a picture. Well centered and with bright paper.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Los Angeles, Citizens NT & SB, 5927
Lot #51864 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 587 $5 1902RS
Los Angeles, Farmers & Merchants NB, P6617
A pleasing Red Seal with boldly printed signatures along with excellent color and originality.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Los Angeles, Farmers & Merchants NB, P6617
Lot #51865 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 587 $10 1902RS
Los Angeles, Farmers & Merchants NB, P6617
A sharp Red Seal from Los Angeles with boldly printed signatures. These generally get snatched up quickly by collectors.
Grade: PMG Fine 12    Bank Name: Los Angeles, Farmers & Merchants NB, P6617
Lot #51866 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 150.00 - $ 300.00)
Fr. 1801-1 & 1802-1 $10 & $20 1929T1
Los Angeles, Seaboard NB, 12545
A great title for this pair of notes. There are only 23 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Los Angeles, Seaboard NB, 12545
Lot #51867 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1800-1 & 1800-2 $5 1929T1 & 1929T2
Trio of $5 Los Angeles Notes
A nice grade trio of Los Angeles bank notes. This three piece lot includes $5s from charters #2491, #9917 and #12545.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Trio of $5 Los Angeles Notes
Lot #51868 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1, 1801-2 & 1802-1 $10 & $20 1929T1 & 1929T2
Los Angeles & San Francisco Lot
This seven piece lot of California small size notes includes: $10 1929T1 Los Angeles #2491 2 pcs; $10 1929-T2 Los Angeles #2491 2 pcs; $10 1929T2 Los Angeles #5927; $20 1929T1 Los Angeles #12545.; $10 1929T2 San Francisco #9174.
Grade: Average Fine    Bank Name: Los Angeles & San Francisco Lot
Lot #51869 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 691 $100 1902DB
Oakland, Central NB, P9502
A pleasing $100 Oakland note with decent color and circulation but a few edge splits to be mentioned. The signatures have faded on this example.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Oakland, Central NB, P9502
Lot #51870 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Ontario, First NB, 6268
A bright and particularly attractive example of this somewhat better San Bernardino bank. There are only a quartet of twenties listed in the census. In recent years there have been a lot more large size notes selling at auction than small size.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Ontario, First NB, 6268
Lot #51871 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Ontario, Citizens NB, 13092
The last of Ontario's three issuing banks. Heritage first sold this as part of Lowell's collection and it realized just short of $750 on that day.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Ontario, Citizens NB, 13092
Lot #51872 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Orange, First NB, 8181
A cool $5 Type 2 with excellent quality. There are 54 small notes reported and all of them are $5 Type 1 and Type 2. This great quality is uncharacteristic for this bank.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Orange, First NB, 8181
Lot #51873 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Palo Alto, NB, 13212
A very nice grade note from Santa Clara, a popular community. One of 43 small notes reported.
Grade: PCGS VF 30    Bank Name: Palo Alto, NB, 13212
Lot #51874 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 200.00 - $ 300.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Redwood City, First NB of San Mateo County, 7279
An evenly circulated note from this San Mateo County bank with 70 small notes reported. Interesting title.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Redwood City, First NB of San Mateo County, 7279
Lot #51875 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Riverside, Citizens Trust and Savings NB, 8907
Certainly a common enough bank but with this being perhaps one of the two or three finest known examples on the bank. This is the only high-grade piece that has shown up at auction in years.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55 EPQ    Bank Name: Riverside, Citizens Trust and Savings NB, 8907
Lot #51876 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Riverside, Citizens National Trust & Savings Bank, 8907
A super attractive note with the bank's second title. There are 118 small notes reported but few are prettier.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Riverside, Citizens National Trust & Savings Bank, 8907
Lot #51877 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 654 $20 1902ND
Sacramento, Capital NB, P10107
Excellent stamped signatures of Alden Anderson, President and V.W. Bassett, Cashier add to the romance of this Capital National Bank note.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Sacramento, Capital NB, P10107
Lot #51878 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 300.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Sacramento, Capital NB, 10107
A nice, evenly circulated note from this state capital bank.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Sacramento, Capital NB, 10107
Lot #51879 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
San Bernardino, American NB, 10931
A nice looking and well centered note with a small light stain.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: San Bernardino, American NB, 10931
Lot #51880 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
San Diego, First National Trust & Savings Bank, 3050
This is the second title for the bank. This fresh note in high grade has a tiny spot that is tough to see.
Grade: XF +    Bank Name: San Diego, First National Trust & Savings Bank, 3050
Lot #51881 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 1136 $5 1870
San Francisco, First National Gold Bank, 1741
A decent California Gold Bank Note with even wear along with minor flaws that go along with this quality. Decent pen signatures. Just imagine who would have handled this note back in the day. PMG notes: repaired.
Grade: PMG VG 10 Net    Bank Name: San Francisco, First National Gold Bank, 1741
Lot #51882 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 350.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1801-1, 1802-1, 1802-2 & 1803-1 $10, $20 & $50
San Francisco, Bank of America National Trust & Savings Assoc., #13044
A sharp group from San Francisco. This four piece lot includes: $10 1929T1; $20 1929T1; $20 1929T2; $50 1929T1.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: San Francisco, Bank of America National Trust & Savings Assoc., #13044
Lot #51883 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
San Jose, First NB, 2158
This charter was originally a gold bank before it changed to a national bank.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: San Jose, First NB, 2158
Lot #51884 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 500.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
San Jose, First NB, 2158
A decent $50 with slight edge toning and a tiny split. There are around twenty $50s reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: San Jose, First NB, 2158
Lot #51885 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Santa Ana, First NB, 3520
A pleasing, evenly circulated note from this Orange County bank. There are nearly 100 notes reported on this town.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Santa Ana, First NB, 3520
Lot #51886 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Santa Barbara, First National Trust & Savings Bank, 2104
A pleasing and evenly circulated third title note that is 1 of 130 reported.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Santa Barbara, First National Trust & Savings Bank, 2104
Lot #51887 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 590 $5 1902DB
Sonora, First NB, P7202
This note has excellent body but there are three light dirt lines. There are 33 large notes reported on this bank.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Sonora, First NB, P7202
Lot #51888 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Sonora, First NB, 7202
Tuolumne County is home to this bank with 34 small notes reported.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Sonora, First NB, 7202
Lot #51889 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 7,500.00 - $ 12,500.00)
Fr. 656 $20 1902ND
Torrance, First NB, P10396
A pretty flashy note from this Los Angeles County bank that has only eight large notes recorded with this clearly being the finest known. Amazing pen signatures of James W. Post, President and L.V. Babcock, Assistant Cashier. There has not been a note offered for 15 years, since 2004, and when sold in 1999 this example realized $3,300. I assume this was part of the Charles Colver collection.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Torrance, First NB, P10396
Lot #51890 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Torrance, First NB, 10396
There was possibly a slightly better small size note sold last year at $2,880 and the last sold before that was 15 years earlier. I'm guessing this was from the Horwedel collection.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Torrance, First NB, 10396
Lot #51891 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Vallejo, First NB, 9573
This note has tons of wear, no signatures, some discoloration and an internal split but there are only 10 large notes reported.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Vallejo, First NB, 9573
Lot #51892 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Ventura, NB, P9685
A well used but very scarce Ventura County bank with just 16 large notes reported. The signatures appear to have been added.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Ventura, NB, P9685
Lot #51893 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Ventura, Union NB, 12996
A lovely example of this late chartered bank with 75 small notes reported, yet few are as attractive.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Ventura, Union NB, 12996
Lot #51894 - National Bank Notes > California - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Ventura, Union NB, 12996
A sharp note from this Ventura County bank with 75 small notes reported. Always a popular note.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Ventura, Union NB, 12996
Lot #51895 - National Bank Notes > Colorado - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 682 $50 1902ND
Boulder, First NB, W2352
A lovely pen signed $50 from one of Colorado's most popular locations. Great centering and signed by Chas. H. Cheney, President and Lewis C. Allison, Cashier. There are only fourteen $50 and $100 Red Seals recorded, along with two First Charters.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Boulder, First NB, W2352
Lot #51896 - National Bank Notes > Colorado - ($ 500.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1804-1 $100 1929T1
Denver, Colorado NB, 1651
This Colorado $100 has excellent color, centering and originality. Quite an exceptional example.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Denver, Colorado NB, 1651
Lot #51897 - National Bank Notes > Colorado - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Fort Collins, NB, 5503
An evenly circulated note with good, clear signatures from this Larimer County bank and one of 33 large notes reported. This note last sold by us in 2007.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Fort Collins, NB, 5503
Lot #51898 - National Bank Notes > Colorado - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Greeley, Union NB, 4437
One of the finest examples ever graded from the 159 small notes reported. A luscious Gem from a popular college town in eastern Colorado.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ    Bank Name: Greeley, Union NB, 4437
Lot #51899 - National Bank Notes > Colorado - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Pueblo, First NB, 1833
Few Colorado banks issued $50s or $100s but this southern Colorado bank is one that did.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Pueblo, First NB, 1833
Lot #51900 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Bridgeport, First NB, 335
A higher quality Blue Seal with excellent bold black signatures. There are only 20 large notes reported on the first title.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Bridgeport, First NB, 335
Lot #51901 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 605 $5 1902ND
Bristol, NB, 2250
A pretty $5 note from this Hartford County bank with 44 large notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Bristol, NB, 2250
Lot #51902 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 631 $10 1902ND
Bristol, NB, 2250
This bank printed only large size notes and has just 44 notes reported. This example has excellent printed signatures.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Bristol, NB, 2250
Lot #51903 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Derby, Birmingham NB, 1098
Lovely quality on this New Haven County bank note with the second title. With 81 small notes reported, few are this pretty.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Derby, Birmingham NB, 1098
Lot #51904 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Falls Village, National Iron Bank, 1214
Excellent pen signatures enhance this scarce Blue Seal with a couple of brown spots.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Falls Village, National Iron Bank, 1214
Lot #51905 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
Hartford, National Exchange Bank, N361
A lovely VF example with a true vanity signature from the bank president. A perfect fit for a type from a state capital set. One of only two $10 Red Seals listed. The only example we have sold was a $5 Red Seal, graded PCGS VG 10, that brought close to $550 in our 2014 CPMX sale.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Hartford, National Exchange Bank, N361
Lot #51906 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 225.00 - $ 350.00)
Fr. 1801-2 & 632 $10 1929T2 & 1902ND
Hartford, NB & TC, 1338
A matching pair of a large and small size notes from the state capital.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Hartford, NB & TC, 1338
Lot #51907 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 225.00 - $ 350.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Litchfield, First NB, 709
A pleasing and evenly circulated note with excellent body. One of 47 small notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Litchfield, First NB, 709
Lot #51908 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Meriden, First NB, 250
A bit close along the top but excellent black signatures and bright color.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Meriden, First NB, 250
Lot #51909 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
New Britain, NB, 1184
A pleasing Hartford County bank note that is 1 of 19 small notes reported. Except for two #1 small notes discovered the last offered was in 2007.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: New Britain, NB, 1184
Lot #51910 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1800-1 & 1802-1 $5 & $10 1929T1
New Haven, First NB & TC, 2
A pair of evenly circulated note on charter #2.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: New Haven, First NB & TC, 2
Lot #51911 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
New London, NB of Commerce, 666
A sharp note with an interesting charter #666 along with excellent signatures and body. The note is cut a tad bit high along the top. One of only 38 large notes reported.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: New London, NB of Commerce, 666
Lot #51912 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
New Milford, First NB, 1193
Evenly circulated with pen signatures of the officers. Just a bit tight on the top. One of 21 large notes reported.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: New Milford, First NB, 1193
Lot #51913 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 467 $5 1882BB
Norwich, Thames NB, 657
A nearly worn out $5 Brown Back from Norwich.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Norwich, Thames NB, 657
Lot #51914 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Rockville, NB, 509
An evenly circulated note from this Tolland County bank with 25 small notes reported.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Rockville, NB, 509
Lot #51915 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 100.00 - $ 200.00)
First Charter Title Block
Rockville, First NB
A lovely name block for this First Charter title block. Early date of January 5, 1864.
Grade: x    Bank Name: Rockville, First NB
Lot #51916 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 470 $5 1882BB
Thomaston, NB, N3964
This note has been stuck to something but the paper quality is good and what signatures can be seen are pretty clear. Very rare with only two large notes reported on the bank. A rarity well worth restoring and it should be quite desirable. This note could be restored if desired. In August 2012 it realized $2,820. PCGS notes: splits and tears, edge damage, paper scuffs.
Grade: PCGS VF 20 Apparent    Bank Name: Thomaston, NB, N3964
Lot #51917 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Wallingford, First NB, 2599
With the exception of a serial #1 note, this appears to be the best quality small size known on the bank. Bank officers are Erik A. Hillbom and Frederic M. Cowles. A really pretty note.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50 EPQ    Bank Name: Wallingford, First NB, 2599
Lot #51918 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
Waterbury, NB, N780
One of only three Red Seals known which includes this note and a $5 and $20. Obtaining Red Seals on this bank is a rare opportunity. There are over 11 other large notes reported. The pen signatures of J.S. Elton, President and A.M. Bukedy, Cashier are clear.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Waterbury, NB, N780
Lot #51919 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Waterbury, NB, 780
A nice example with high quality.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Waterbury, NB, 780
Lot #51920 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Waterbury, NB, 780
A lovely $10 Type 2 with pristine quality and few from this bank are so lovely. This may be the only UNC of the 101 small notes recorded. We last sold this note in 2008 at $402.50.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Waterbury, NB, 780
Lot #51921 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Waterbury, NB, 780
This VF note is nicely centered and still retains a considerable degree of crispness for its grade. A light pencil mark is note at the upper right.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Waterbury, NB, 780
Lot #51922 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 200.00 - $ 300.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Waterbury, NB, 780
A nice quality note from this New Haven County bank with 93 small notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Waterbury, NB, 780
Lot #51923 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-1, 1801-2 & 1802-1 $5, $10 & $20
Waterbury, NB, 780
A set of three denominations all on charter #780. The $20 is the highest grade and low serial #9.
Grade: Fine & VF    Bank Name: Waterbury, NB, 780
Lot #51924 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 4,500.00 - $ 7,500.00)
Fr. 387 $2 Original
Waterbury, Citizens NB, 791
This is the best of the $2 Original Series Lazy Deuces known from this early bank. It has excellent pen signatures of F.J. Kingsbury, President and J.H. Curtis, Cashier, I believe. This trim is not bad compared to serious New England trims. This is also the later issued Original with the charter number twice on the face.
Grade: PCGS VF 20    Bank Name: Waterbury, Citizens NB, 791
Lot #51925 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 590 $5 1902DB
Waterbury, Citizens NB, N791
A well used note with stamped signatures and 1 of 18 large notes reported. There have been no Blue Seals offered publicly and I find only six reported.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Waterbury, Citizens NB, N791
Lot #51926 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 200.00 - $ 300.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Waterbury, Citizens & Manufacturers NB, 2494
A sharp VF with the second bank title. One of 45 small notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Waterbury, Citizens & Manufacturers NB, 2494
Lot #51927 - National Bank Notes > Connecticut - ($ 250.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Willimantic, Windham NB, 1614
A well used note with the second bank title. One of 39 small notes reported.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Willimantic, Windham NB, 1614
Lot #51928 - National Bank Notes > Delaware - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 625 $10 1902ND
Wilmington, Central NB, E3395
A lovely VF with purple stamped signatures that enhance the note's quality and desirability. This note is real pretty and seldom appears. There are 50 large notes reported.
Grade: VF ++    Bank Name: Wilmington, Central NB, E3395
Lot #51929 - National Bank Notes > Florida - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Jacksonville, Barnett NB, 9049
Bold stamped signatures are seen on this Duval County bank note that is always popular with people looking to collect private name banks. Evenly circulated and with very large margins, this note is listed in the census as F/VF and it's easy to see why.
Grade: PCGS Fine 12    Bank Name: Jacksonville, Barnett NB, 9049
Lot #51930 - National Bank Notes > Florida - ($ 450.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Jacksonville, Barnett NB, 9049
A scarcer Large size example on this always desirable Jacksonville bank. Hulking margins and bright ink colors add to the visual appeal of this note.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Jacksonville, Barnett NB, 9049
Lot #51931 - National Bank Notes > Florida - ($ 450.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Jacksonville, Barnett NB, S9049
A popular family named bank with 53 large notes reported. Some light stains.
Grade: VF.    Bank Name: Jacksonville, Barnett NB, S9049
Lot #51932 - National Bank Notes > Georgia - ($ 7,500.00 - $ 12,500.00)
Fr. 614 $10 1902RS
Atlanta, NB, S1559
Georgia Red Seals are definitely scarcer than Georgia peaches yet both can be sweet finds. There are only four reported for this big city bank. Georgia Red Seals are very seldom offered. PCGS notes: minor discoloration on back.
Grade: PCGS VF 20 Apparent    Bank Name: Atlanta, NB, S1559
Lot #51933 - National Bank Notes > Hawaii - ($ 1,200.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, First NB of Hawaii, 5550
Large size Hawaii notes are all Territorials. This note, with the first bank title, has bold black signatures. There are 292 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, First NB of Hawaii, 5550
Lot #51934 - National Bank Notes > Hawaii - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Honolulu, Bishop First NB, 5550
This bank has been popular and in demand for decades, even with 500 notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Honolulu, Bishop First NB, 5550
Lot #51935 - National Bank Notes > Idaho - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 651 $20 1902ND
Boise City, NB, P3471
A pleasing and evenly circulated large size note with the bank's second title. The faded stamped signatures are very light. One of 50 large notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Boise City, NB, P3471
Lot #51936 - National Bank Notes > Idaho - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Idaho Falls, American NB, 6982
A popular Idaho bank with 55 small notes reported. This note is just a touch tight along the top.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Idaho Falls, American NB, 6982
Lot #51937 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Aurora, American NB, 4469
An evenly circulated note with excellent purple stamped signatures. This is the bank's second title. One of just 13 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Aurora, American NB, 4469
Lot #51938 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Beardstown, First NB, M3640
Check out these amazing blue pen signatures of John Shultz, President and F.M. Condih, Cashier. One of 36 large notes reported.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15    Bank Name: Beardstown, First NB, M3640
Lot #51939 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Centralia, NB, M11904
A scarce southern Illinois bank with excellent signatures. One of only nine large notes reported.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Centralia, NB, M11904
Lot #51940 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Chadwick, First NB, 5619
Sixteen small size notes on this Carroll County bank. There is a small red ink mark on the back but it blends in well with the design. These always sell for a lot of money when they appear.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Chadwick, First NB, 5619
Lot #51941 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
Chicago, Hamilton NB, M6723
A very attractive Red Seal with great color contrast and bold black signatures. There are only 16 large notes reported, and no small size. There are two staple holes in the portrait.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Chicago, Hamilton NB, M6723
Lot #51942 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Chicago, Liberty NB, 14246
Chicago has been blessed with three 14000 charter banks. This note is housed in a comment-free VF holder. In our November sale, we sold a PMG VF 30 for just under $400.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Chicago, Liberty NB, 14246
Lot #51943 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 10,000.00)
Fr. 563 $50 1882DB
Danville, Second NB, M2584
There are only a couple dozen $50 Date Backs on the entire state of Illinois and this is certainly one of the nicest ones. After the First Charter period this bank only produced fifties and hundreds. This note is listed in the census as XF/AU and it is easy to see why. Wide margins, bright paper, and vivid blue inks enhance the beauty of this piece. In the past decade there have been few other sales of this $50 Date Back, all of which were much lower grade and some of which had problems. Those notes all sold for $3,000-$4,000 each. This condition census example should easily surpass those.
Grade: PMG XF 40    Bank Name: Danville, Second NB, M2584
Lot #51944 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Danville, Second NB, 2584
During the small size era this Vermilion County bank chose only to issue high denomination Type One notes. A couple of consecutive notes to this one sold about 15 years ago for around $350 each.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55 EPQ    Bank Name: Danville, Second NB, 2584
Lot #51945 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Decatur, Millikin NB, 5089
This beauty has three light folds and looks UNC, but it's not. The Fourth Charter Period note is 1 of 140 large notes reported.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Decatur, Millikin NB, 5089
Lot #51946 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Downers Grove, First NB, 9725
A meager 8 large known on this Du Page County bank, which produced only Third Charter Tens during this era. Pleasing penned signatures of Cashier S. Curtis and President J.W. Hughes. Famous residents included Angelo Poffo and his sons, Randy and Lanny. A desirable suburb of Chicago, large notes from this bank always seem to easily scale the thousand-dollar plateau.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Downers Grove, First NB, 9725
Lot #51947 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Dundee, First NB, 5638
One of a handful of nice CU notes from this Kane County institution. The D-A block sheet mate to this note was a tightly margined Ch. CU that sold for $460 about 15 years ago.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64    Bank Name: Dundee, First NB, 5638
Lot #51948 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
East St. Louis, First NB, 11596
A community located across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. This short-lived bank chose to issue only fifties and hundreds during its existence. Mini-ladder C000789A. Listed in the National Bank Note Census as XF/AU. We sold this same note twenty years ago for $220. A delightful example.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: East St. Louis, First NB, 11596
Lot #51949 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 401 $5 1875
Galena, Merchants NB, 979
This is a high quality note with excellent pen signatures and some flaws. PCGS notes: minor edge damage and tears.
Grade: PCGS XF 45 Apparent    Bank Name: Galena, Merchants NB, 979
Lot #51950 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Gorham, First NB, 10690
This bank has some very aggressive prices realized. Just six small notes are reported. The $5 Type 2s from this Illinois collection realized $5,875 in heavy bidding.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Gorham, First NB, 10690
Lot #51951 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 490 $10 1882BB
Jacksonville, Ayers NB M5763
Excellent pen signatures and on this well used $10 Brown Back.
Grade: PCGS VG 10    Bank Name: Jacksonville, Ayers NB M5763
Lot #51952 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 574 $5 1882VB
Jacksonville, Ayers NB M5763
A pretty family bank $5 Value Back with excellent stamped signatures.
Grade: PCGS VF 20    Bank Name: Jacksonville, Ayers NB M5763
Lot #51953 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 382a $1 Original Series
Lincoln, First NB, 2126
A hoard of these First Charter notes has supplied the paper money community for years with a wonderful representative for type. A large-only bank that opened in 1873 and which printed notes for just over a 50 year span. Vivid inks, bright paper, and bold signatures all attest to the originality of this piece. These notes always realize solid four-figure prices for even AU and lesser CU examples. We had originally offered this note close to 35 years ago and the consecutive note to this one sold for $4,000 in a 1979 NASCA sale. A superior quality example.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63 PPQ    Bank Name: Lincoln, First NB, 2126
Lot #51954 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 601 $5 1902ND
Morris, First NB, M1773
The census for this Grundy County bank shows there are only two CU notes available, this note and one at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. It is very bright, wonderfully signed, and showing good margins.
Grade: UNC    Bank Name: Morris, First NB, M1773
Lot #51955 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 659 $20 1902ND
Mt. Carmel, American NB, 5782
Officers L.E. McKittrick and J.M. Mitchell guided this bank during the large size period and then into the small size era. Their bold stamped signatures remain intact. The margins on this particular note are great and the visual appeal is a lot nicer than what would be indicated by the technical grade. While small size notes are common, large size notes do not appear with much frequency via the auction route. A satisfying example.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Mt. Carmel, American NB, 5782
Lot #51956 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 600.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 651 $20 1902ND
Nashville, Farmers & Merchants NB, 8221
A pleasing, mid-grade note from this Washington County bank with only six large notes reported. Excellent pen signatures.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Nashville, Farmers & Merchants NB, 8221
Lot #51957 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 500.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
O'Fallon, First NB, M6924
A lovely AU note with excellent color and centering but the signatures are gone. One of 41 large notes reported.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: O'Fallon, First NB, M6924
Lot #51958 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 681 $50 1902ND
Pontiac, NB, 2141
A wonderful $50 from this Livingston County bank with only 12 large notes reported, and 5 of those are $50s. This note, with beautiful pen signatures, is equal to the best seen. None this nice have sold since 1990.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Pontiac, NB, 2141
Lot #51959 - National Bank Notes > Illinois - ($ 450.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Waverly, First NB, M6116
Check out the amazing pen signatures of A.G.F. Rohrer, Cashier and Alb. Regrets, President. One of 36 large notes reported.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Waverly, First NB, M6116
Lot #51960 - National Bank Notes > Indiana - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Brazil, Riddell NB, 5267
A scarcer Clay County bank with 20 known in large size. It bears the purple stamped signature of J. H. Riddell, who was president of this bank in the 1920s and 30s. When available, there have been a couple of AU and CU notes that realized in the thousands.
Grade: PCGS VF 35 PPQ    Bank Name: Brazil, Riddell NB, 5267
Lot #51961 - National Bank Notes > Indiana - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 631 $10 1902ND
Cicero, Citizens NB, M10720
Nineteen large size known according to the National Bank Note Census, with this being the finest of the group. In recent years there has been the sheet mate to this note which has sold three different times. The average price realized for that note was just under $1,400. In our 2013 PCDA sale, we sold a raw CU example from the next sheet for just under $1,400. I am not clairvoyant but it seems to me that this much nicer piece should sell for even more than the aforementioned examples.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ    Bank Name: Cicero, Citizens NB, M10720
Lot #51962 - National Bank Notes > Indiana - ($ 12,500.00 - $ 17,500.00)
Fr. 466 $5 1882BB
Elkhart, First NB, 206
Incorporated in 1858, Elkhart is the seat of Elkhart County. The town is named for the shape of the island in the river, which resembles an elk's heart. The railroad first came to the town in 1851, and in 1852 the first passenger train passed through the town. In 1889 Elkhart was the second city in the world to have an electric streetcar system. This new addition to the census increases the number of "Circus Posters" known on this bank to eight. That is still not enough for everyone who wants one. A professionally repaired corner and a spot at the top is invisible to all but the most expert in these matters. Nevertheless, a super note that will be in demand. Group 4. Plate date 8/14/82. PMG notes: restoration, corner reattached.
Grade: PMG VF 25 Net    Bank Name: Elkhart, First NB, 206
Lot #51963 - National Bank Notes > Indiana - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Greensburg, Third NB & TC, 2844
This is the third title for this bank and this is the only known $20 with that title. A short and rare title with only three large notes reported, with this being the only $20. Excellent pen signatures.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Greensburg, Third NB & TC, 2844
Lot #51964 - National Bank Notes > Indiana - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 574 $5 1882VB
Lawrenceburgh, Peoples NB, M2612
A much tougher type as there are only two dozen $5 Value Backs known on the entire state. This blessed piece shows huge margins on all sides. Blazing blue inks and an impressive title layout only serve to augment the visual appeal of this piece.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45    Bank Name: Lawrenceburgh, Peoples NB, M2612
Lot #51965 - National Bank Notes > Indiana - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1804-1 $100 1929T1 #D000221A
South Bend, Citizens NB, 4764
A very attractive $100 with serial #D000222A. One of 132 small notes reported.
Grade: PCGS XF 40 PPQ    Bank Name: South Bend, Citizens NB, 4764
Lot #51966 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 12,500.00 - $ 25,000.00)
Fr. 399 $5 Original #1
Albia, First NB, 1799
This beauty is one of two #1 notes recorded from this town and both were in the Higgins Museum. This is being deaccessioned. Listed in the Iowa census as Good because of flaws (tears) that have had perfect restoration. If I didn't tell you, you would most likely never know. The note is bright and fresh with excellent pen signatures of John H. Drake and Benjamin F. Elbert. Drake was the brother of Governor Drake.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Albia, First NB, 1799
Lot #51967 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Albia, First NB, 1799
Beginning with the Second Charter Brown Backs, this rare Monroe County bank only issued large denominations. The bank failed in 1930 so there were only 58 sheets of $50 notes and two sheets of $100 notes issued. This note is the finest known of the five small size extant. The only other recent comparable result was a PCGS VF 35 that sold a couple of years ago for over $3,500. A trophy note for any serious Iowa collector.
Grade: PMG XF 40    Bank Name: Albia, First NB, 1799
Lot #51968 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 8,000.00)
Fr. 382 $1 Original
Belle Plaine, First NB, 2012
The First National Bank of Belle Plaine was chartered on May 31, 1872 with a capital of $50,000. This Ace is one of four recorded along with only a single $5 First Charter. This was one of two banks in town and shows 20 large notes reported. Signing officers were W.A. Scott, President (1874-1875) and Sidney S. Swett, Cashier (1872-1876). The note has a perfectly restored split.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Belle Plaine, First NB, 2012
Lot #51969 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 404 $5 1875
Cedar Rapids, Merchants NB, 2511
This bank was chartered in 1881 near the end of the First Charter period in 1882. There are only $5 First Charters listed in the Iowa book and only one note appears better. Of course this information is only on the First Charter notes and this bank survived long term.
Grade: PCGS VF 30    Bank Name: Cedar Rapids, Merchants NB, 2511
Lot #51970 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1804-1 $100 1929T1 Serial #2
Cedar Rapids, Merchants NB, 2511
A nice VF example of this common bank with rust spots on the note. Serial #2 makes this a far more coveted example.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Cedar Rapids, Merchants NB, 2511
Lot #51971 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 592 $5 1902DB #1
Chariton, Lucas County NB, M9024
This note is from the first sheet of Blue Seal issued for this newly chartered institution in 1908. Clearly signed by Samuel McKleven, President, from 1908 to 1921 and L.H. Bussell, Cashier, from 1908 to 1921. In 1921 this bank consolidated with the often seen bank notes from Chariton & Lucas County National Bank of Chariton.
Grade: PCGS VF 35    Bank Name: Chariton, Lucas County NB, M9024
Lot #51972 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 471 $5 1882BB
Charles City, First NB, M1810
This bank was chartered in 1871 and many of the 46 large notes recorded came from the early printing. I am not sure if no one liked them or they did and wanted to save them. There are eight $5 Brown Backs and only the Higgins Museum can boast a finer example. This note is pen signed by C.D. Ellis, President, from 1906 to 1929 and R.V. McCarrmond, Assistant Cashier, from 1907 to 1919. The engraved date is January 31, 1891. A high quality Iowa $5 Brown Back.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50    Bank Name: Charles City, First NB, M1810
Lot #51973 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 619 $10 1902DB #1
Charles City, First NB, M1810
This #1 note was signed by C.D. Ellis, President, from 1906 to 1929 and H.M. Walleser, Cashier, from 1906 to 1917. An unusual grade of '63 Net' with discoloration noted yet I see no discoloration; only the signatures which have somewhat suffered.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 Net    Bank Name: Charles City, First NB, M1810
Lot #51974 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 25,000.00 - $ 50,000.00)
Fr. 398 $5 Original
Council Bluffs, Pacific NB, 1684
This is one of the top treasures in Iowa National Bank Notes. It is the only bank in Iowa that has the elusive short-lived Treasury officials, Noah L. Jeffries and Francis E. Spinner, together in office from October 5, 1867 to March 15, 1869. Their facsimile signatures appeared on National Bank Notes during that period. The bank president, the name appears to be Dodge, was a Civil War Major General and was the Chief Engineer for the Union Pacific construction of the Transcontinental Rail Road. Albert West was the cashier from 1868 to 1873. The bank was chartered in Des Moines and voluntarily liquidated in 1878. When this note circulated the eye on the prize was the Transcontinental Rail Road, with this bank and those individuals were in the midst of it all. Imagine that!
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Council Bluffs, Pacific NB, 1684
Lot #51975 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 3,500.00 - $ 6,500.00)
Fr. 405 $5 1875
Des Moines, NB, 2583
Here is a lovely XF $5 First Charter from the state capital of Iowa. There are five $5s reported as well as a $50 and $100 First Charter. All of the $5 First Charters are fairly nice with one UNC and one VF. In 2000 we sold one of these XF notes at $2,970. This note, that came from the Amon Carter Collection, has excellent pen signatures.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Des Moines, NB, 2583
Lot #51976 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 577 $10 1882VB
Essex, First NB, M5738
The First National Bank of Essex was chartered in March 1901 with a capital of $25,000. This bank has few notes from this first shipment of 1882 Date Backs. There are just three $10 Value Backs recorded with this likely the best of those three. Signing officers were A. rodent, President (1901-1928) and J.J. Exeroth, Cashier (1913-1922). PCGS notes: small stain at left.
Grade: PCGS VF 30 Apparent    Bank Name: Essex, First NB, M5738
Lot #51977 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Grand River, First NB, 9737
A real beauty that appears to be only the fourth large note ever offered and it's the best of the four recorded. New to Track & Price. Green pen signatures of Fred Bone, Vice President and R. Madison, Cashier.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Grand River, First NB, 9737
Lot #51978 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $10 1929T1
Maquoketa, First NB, 999
Fifteen small size notes are recorded on this challenging Jackson County institution. The officers signatures are O.H. Cuddy and Geo. L. Mitchell. Solid charter numbers are always popular. A note that Herman Cain would be proud of.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Maquoketa, First NB, 999
Lot #51979 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 555 $20 1882DB
Oelwein, First NB, M5778
This bank was chartered in April 1901 and has the officer signatures of T.L. Hanson, President and A. Hanson, Cashier from 1901 to 1914. The quality of this note is amazing. I remember when this hoard appeared and many of the greatest notes in America, including the Winnemucca Brown Back, appeared through the good fortune of Bill Bright. Few of the notes known on this bank are better than this example.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Oelwein, First NB, M5778
Lot #51980 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Olin, First NB, M7585
The First National Bank of Olin was chartered in 1905 and notes from this Jones County bank have remained elusive ever since, as only 6 are known to have survived. Signed by A.B. Miller, Vice President and N.C. Hall, Cashier from 1914 to 1926. This certainly appears to be the finest known quality note on the bank.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Olin, First NB, M7585
Lot #51981 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Ottumwa, First NB, 107
There were three charters in this Wapello County locale and all three chose to issue only $50s and $100s in small size. The bank only issued 363 sheets of $50s. Twenty-seven small size in the census. There is a pencil-size hole in the PCGS holder on the left side, not near the note.
Grade: PCGS VF 20    Bank Name: Ottumwa, First NB, 107
Lot #51982 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 658 $20 1902ND
Rock Valley, First NB, 5200
A totally northwestern Iowa bank with 19 large notes reported. Even purple stamped signatures.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50    Bank Name: Rock Valley, First NB, 5200
Lot #51983 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 12,500.00 - $ 17,500.00)
Fr. 534 $5 1882DB
Sioux City, Live Stock NB, M5022
Plate date October 16, 1895. Finding the circus poster layout of $5 1882 Date Backs is rare but there are a few known, including this Live Stock National Bank of Sioux City. This bank was chartered in 1895 and this note appears to be the only known example of this type. Excellent pen signature of Geo. Parker, President (1907-1909) and a clear cashier's signature.
Grade: PMG Fine 12    Bank Name: Sioux City, Live Stock NB, M5022
Lot #51984 - National Bank Notes > Iowa - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Titonka, First NB, M5597
A rare bank and charter number with just eight large notes recorded. The note has excellent, what appears to be stamped signatures. Very scarce.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Titonka, First NB, M5597
Lot #51985 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Alma, NB, W5104
Fourteen large known for this better Wabaunsee County institution which failed in 1932. A bright blue overprint complements delicate penned signatures. In the past two or three years we have seen a couple of VF-30/35 examples sell for around $400-$600 each.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Alma, NB, W5104
Lot #51986 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Anthony, First NB, 3385
Only two dozen small size known on this better Harper County institution. Always a popular choice with "First Name" collectors. A crackling fresh mid-grade piece.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Anthony, First NB, 3385
Lot #51987 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Arkansas City, Security NB, 10746
Thick purple signatures add a lot to the aesthetic beauty of this better Cowley County bank. The census lists this note as Ch. XF and it really isn't much of a stretch to understand why. A few light folds do little to detract from its desirability.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Arkansas City, Security NB, 10746
Lot #51988 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 482 $10 1882BB
Atchison, First NB, W1672
A scarce and early Kansas bank note with excellent signatures of David Ault, Jr., Vice President and H.A. Frazin, Cashier.
Grade: PCGS Fine 12    Bank Name: Atchison, First NB, W1672
Lot #51989 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Caney, Home NB, 5516
The paper quality is quite white and nice but the purple stamped signatures are getting faint, yet still legible. There are only nine large notes reported on the bank. The last one was a VG 10 and realized $793.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Caney, Home NB, 5516
Lot #51990 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Fort Scott, Citizens NB, 3175
A perfect representative for a state set of circulated nationals.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Fort Scott, Citizens NB, 3175
Lot #51991 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Garnett, NB of Commerce, 5292
The nicest example known of the paltry nine pieces enumerated in the NBN census. As the season turned toward spring in March 1932 the receiver paid an unwanted visit to the bank. A gorgeous note for the VF/XF grade.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Garnett, NB of Commerce, 5292
Lot #51992 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Harper, First NB, 8307
A bright and appealing example from this Harper County bank that shows 16 small size notes in the National Bank Note Census.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Harper, First NB, 8307
Lot #51993 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Hillsboro, First NB, 6120
This note last appeared at a Heritage auction in 2007 and realized $460. This evenly circulated, problem free note is 1 of 18 small notes reported.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Hillsboro, First NB, 6120
Lot #51994 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Humboldt, NB, W6963
A rare bank in Allen County with only four large notes reported. The last one offered was in 2007 and it was not as so nice. Stamped black signatures of W.A. Byersley, President and Chas. H. Schaffner, Cashier. I had a neighbor that once owned a piece of this bank but would not buy a note from it. Silly man. This rarity brought $1,840 in 2005.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Humboldt, NB, W6963
Lot #51995 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 588 $5 1902RS
Marion, NB, W7911
A beautiful Red Seal from this bank in Marion County. Amazing quality and pen signatures of Chris Siebert, President and Brown Corby, Cashier. There are just 10 large notes reported, five of which are Red Seals. This note seems to be tied for the finest known. The only auction appearance of a Red Seal was in 2001. The other '30' realized $1,870. Some pinholes.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Marion, NB, W7911
Lot #51996 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 2,750.00)
Fr. 589 $5 1902RS
Scott City, First NB, W8808
This note is one of only four Red Seals reported from this Scott County bank with 15 large notes known. Two members of the Christy family signed this note. The signature of A.S. Christy, President was stamped while that of L.B. Christy, Cashier is signed. A great looking note with a minor skin and light staining.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Scott City, First NB, W8808
Lot #51997 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Seneca, NB, 5101
Fifties and hundreds only during the bank's entire note-issuing existence. A bright and attractive example with serial #77. We sold this note over a dozen years ago for $431.25.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Seneca, NB, 5101
Lot #51998 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Thayer, First NB, 9465
A pretty example of this Neosho County institution that is listed in the census as Choice AU and we absolutely concur. A note that likely did not really circulate, but rather it picked up some bending from storage.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Thayer, First NB, 9465
Lot #51999 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Toronto, First NB, 6819
A great "misplaced town" name from the only bank in town to issue notes. Serial #38 sold a few years back for over $300 and that was only XF.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55 EPQ    Bank Name: Toronto, First NB, 6819
Lot #52000 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Troy, First NB, 8162
A mere dozen small size notes are known for this challenging Doniphan County bank. A decade or so ago this same note sold twice for around $400 each time. That sounds like a good indication of value to me.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Troy, First NB, 8162
Lot #52001 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Valley Falls, First NB, 11816
This Jefferson County bank closed its doors in 1931 as it succumbed to the perils of the Great Depression. Only the $5 denomination was used by the bank. Bright, well embossed, and utterly original. An earlier printed note with differing bank and treasury serial numbers. This note first sold early last year for $480.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Valley Falls, First NB, 11816
Lot #52002 - National Bank Notes > Kansas - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 467 $5 1882BB
Washington, First NB, 2912
A decent $5 Brown Back with excellent pen signatures. There are only 12 large notes reported on this bank. The three tiny holes in the center can only be seen in the light.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Washington, First NB, 2912
Lot #52003 - National Bank Notes > Kentucky - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Hodgenveille, Farmers NB, 6894
This is the second title for this bank with 20 large notes reported. The signatures on this note are virtually gone.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Hodgenveille, Farmers NB, 6894
Lot #52004 - National Bank Notes > Kentucky - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Louisville, First NB, 109
A very bright and well signed example with some light bending in the paper.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Louisville, First NB, 109
Lot #52005 - National Bank Notes > Kentucky - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Madisonville, Farmers NB, 8451
For virtually its entire existence the Farmers was the only bank in town. The officer combination of O.A. Ashley and D.W. Gatlin were not together until 1935 and are only found on Type 2 notes. Even though there is a group of CU notes, this near Gem is likely the nicest or one of the few nicest extant.
Grade: PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ    Bank Name: Madisonville, Farmers NB, 8451
Lot #52006 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 12,500.00 - $ 15,000.00)
Fr. 466 $5 1882BB
Augusta, First NB, 367
Augusta received its current name in 1797, but was not named the capital of Maine until 1827. Although it was technically the capital, the government still met in Portland until the completion of the new capitol building in 1832. Augusta was reorganized as a city in 1849. There are only a dozen Maine notes in the Power Collection, but every one is exceptional in some way. And this note is certainly exceptional. I believe this is the only bank in Maine to receive the "Circus Poster" layout, for I have never seen another. The bank is the rarest of the two available Augusta institutions, with two other banks unreported. The Kelly census has a serial number for another $5 Brown Back, but the listed grade is just Good. Signed by D.A. Cony, President and C.S. Hichborn, Cashier. Group 4. Plate date 2/25/83. PMG notes: foreign substance.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15    Bank Name: Augusta, First NB, 367
Lot #52007 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Bath, First NB, N2743
The First National issued First Charters only before liquidating at the expiration of its Federal Charter in June of 1882. At that time Ch. #2743 succeeded it. W.S. Shorey and Oliver Moses signed this note and they lasted together into the small size era. This is one of the few nicest pieces known in large size.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Bath, First NB, N2743
Lot #52008 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Bath, First NB, 2743
A well centered Third Charter with excellent stamped signatures and great body.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Bath, First NB, 2743
Lot #52009 - National Bank Notes > Maine - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Ellsworth, Liberty NB, 3804
Three dozen small size known for this Hancock County bank. There are only a half dozen Type Twos, with this being one of only a pair of Fives. A center fold accounts for the grade on this pretty note. We sold a Type Two $10 for over $400 some fifteen years ago. This is one of a handful of better grade notes on the bank.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55    Bank Name: Ellsworth, Liberty NB, 3804
Lot #52010 - National Bank Notes > Maryland - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
Baltimore, Farmers & Merchants NB, E1337
A very attractive Red Seal with excellent signatures and centering. Not a rare charter but this may be the only Red Seal $10. Records indicate there is a Red Seal $5 as well.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Baltimore, Farmers & Merchants NB, E1337
Lot #52011 - National Bank Notes > Maryland - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 397 $5 Original
Cumberland, Second NB, 1519
This bank was established as a national bank around October 2, 1865, the plate date. Although there are 86 large notes reported this is the only $5 First Charter known. Other Original Series notes include two $1s and one Deuce, while most notes known are Third Charters. This note is lovely quality with wonderful pen signatures and exceptional quality.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Cumberland, Second NB, 1519
Lot #52012 - National Bank Notes > Maryland - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 545 $10 1882DB
Cumberland, Third NB, E2416
A beautiful note from the Third National Bank with wonderful paper quality and bold, clearly stamped signatures. Previously from an old Lyn Knight sale around 2000 where it realized $1,320.
Grade: XF +    Bank Name: Cumberland, Third NB, E2416
Lot #52013 - National Bank Notes > Maryland - ($ 20,000.00 - $ 25,000.00)
Fr. 469 $5 1882BB
Ellicott City, Patapsco NB, 3585
Plate date November 5, 1886. This is the earliest bank known to have a circus poster layout. Ellicott City is the seat of Howard County, but is an unincorporated community still. In 1830, Ellicott Mills, the city's first designation, became the first terminus on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, a boon that would be integral in the town's survival. Ellicott City secured its charter in 1867 and was the only chartered town in the county, but it lost that charter in 1935. This is the earliest bank and only Maryland bank to receive the "Circus Poster" layout. An even dozen large notes are known, with three of them $5 Brown Backs. None of those three pieces stand out in grade, but at least this one has beautiful pen signatures of John A. McMullen, Cashier and James K. George, President. With the first seal. Group 4. Plate date 11/5/86.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15    Bank Name: Ellicott City, Patapsco NB, 3585
Lot #52014 - National Bank Notes > Maryland - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Grantsville, First NB, 5943
A scarcer western Maryland bank located in Garrett County. Fifteen small size have survived and found their way into the census. Between 1880 and 1920 the town's population was never much more than 250 people. The Marc Watts example graded VG and still sold for $384. This original and embossed VF should sell for multiples of that figure.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Grantsville, First NB, 5943
Lot #52015 - National Bank Notes > Maryland - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Westminster, Farmers & Mechanics NB, 1526
A popular Maryland location. In our PCDA sale, we sold a Ch. AU for over $600.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Westminster, Farmers & Mechanics NB, 1526
Lot #52016 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 474 $5 1882BB
Attleboro, First NB, N2232
This note has the look of an UNC but technically it's a fresh, original XF because of a single horizontal and vertical fold. Great signatures and a lovely example. Likely new to any census.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Attleboro, First NB, N2232
Lot #52017 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 534 $5 1882DB
Attleboro, First NB, N2232
If you are looking for a Second Charter note on this bank then clearly a Brown Back would be your best bet. This is one of only a half dozen or so $5 1882 Date Backs. It is really well margined and has rich black ink printing. Thick signatures also add a lot of aesthetic charm to this Bristol County note. The only other recent auction result we see for this type was a PCGS VF 35 PPQ that crept over the $1,000 threshold in 2014.
Grade: PMG XF 40    Bank Name: Attleboro, First NB, N2232
Lot #52018 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 380b $1 Original
Boston, National Union Bank, 985
A lovely Ace with definite premium quality and pen signatures of Richardson and Trowbridge.
Grade: PCGS VF 30    Bank Name: Boston, National Union Bank, 985
Lot #52019 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 380a $1 Original
Fall River, Second NB, 439
This Original Ace has some light dirt on the face and even wear. Excellent pen signatures and 1 of only 12 large notes reported. PMG notes: staining.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Fall River, Second NB, 439
Lot #52020 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 50,000.00 - $ 175,000.00)
Fr. 474 & 534 $5 1882BB & 1882DB
Fitchburg, Safety Fund NB, N2153
Plate date April 18, 1894. This was the only bank in America to have their initial $5 Brown Backs with the circus poster layout. The reorder of $5 1882 Date Back were also circus poster layouts. All three types are represented in the trio offered here. The first order, Brown Backs, have four known, the second order, Brown Back,s has seven known and the third order, Date Backs, has two known. These notes have been graded by PMG as follows: First Order Brown Back is VF 30, minor rust; the Second Order Brown Back is VF 20; Third Order is VF 25. Three piece lot.
Grade: PMG Graded    Bank Name: Fitchburg, Safety Fund NB, N2153
Lot #52021 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Haverhill, First NB, 481
Bold dark signatures and excellent paper quality on this early chartered bank note.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Haverhill, First NB, 481
Lot #52022 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 391 $2 1875
Lowell, Appleton NB, 986
Great pen signatures but the red seal and charter numbers have faded from the light. Of the 42 large notes reported there is only 1 other Deuce in similar grade.
Grade: VG/Fine    Bank Name: Lowell, Appleton NB, 986
Lot #52023 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 380 $1 Original
Lynn, First NB, 638
A lovely Ace from this Essex County bank with amazing pen signatures along with excellent color and centering. Few will ever be seen so well centered and pretty from New England.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Lynn, First NB, 638
Lot #52024 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Monson, NB, 503
Barely a dozen small size listed for this Hampden County locale in southwest Massachusetts. Probably the nicest example known on the bank and one of only four Type 2 examples known.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58    Bank Name: Monson, NB, 503
Lot #52025 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Newburyport, First & Ocean NB, 1011
Seen with the slightly scarcer second title. Rubber stamped signatures of E.G. Woodwell and F.F. Little. Although issuing notes from 1865 to 1935, there are only 15 large size listed in the census. A very desirable Essex County location.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Newburyport, First & Ocean NB, 1011
Lot #52026 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 594 $5 1902ND Serial #1
Somerville, NB, N4771
PMG notes there is edge damage. The only serial #1 note, either large or small, on this Middlesex County town. This same note sold as part of the Marvin Levine collection for $1,080 almost two years ago.
Grade: PMG VG 8 Net    Bank Name: Somerville, NB, N4771
Lot #52027 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
South Deerfield, Produce NB, 8150
A paltry 10 small known on this scarce Franklin County institution. This bank bears a great occupational title, one which is not seen very often compared to many of the other types we encounter. Auction appearances are few and far between and it will likely be a good stretch of time before another avails itself.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: South Deerfield, Produce NB, 8150
Lot #52028 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Southbridge, NB, 934
A long-lived bank that was chartered in the early 1860s and still going strong after 70 years. One of 20 small notes reported.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Southbridge, NB, 934
Lot #52029 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 383 $1 1875
Taunton, Bristol County NB, 766
A better large-only Taunton bank that has retained bold penned signatures and good color. Although the side margins show the typical New England trim, the top and bottom margins are well above average for this type. A solid VF on this bank puts it in the upper half of notes that appear at auction.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Taunton, Bristol County NB, 766
Lot #52030 - National Bank Notes > Massachusetts - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 380b $1 Original
Taunton, NB, 957
A toned Ace from this Bristol County bank with 24 large notes reported, with this note being new to that census. The signatures are bold and clear. The margins are not generous or terrible. PMG notes: toned, splits.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Taunton, NB, 957
Lot #52031 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1 #B,C,E & F001972A
Bay City, First NB, 2853
A nice, fresh quartet of notes from an original run of the same sheet. Always a popular location. One note grades Ch. New 63 PPQ and the other three are Ch. New 63. Four piece lot.
Grade: PCGS Graded    Bank Name: Bay City, First NB, 2853
Lot #52032 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Crystal Falls, NB, 11547
A great town name and a lovely note with pretty purple stamped signatures. Excellent centering and sure to please.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Crystal Falls, NB, 11547
Lot #52033 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $10 & $20 1929T1
Crystal Falls, Iron County NB, 7525 & Crystal Falls, NB, 11547
An exquisite pair. The $10 looks really nice and the $20 is a '58'. A great opportunity. The $10 is graded Ch. About UNC 58 EPQ and the $20 is Ch. Abt. UNC 58; PMG notes rust. Two piece lot.
Grade: PMG Graded    Bank Name: Crystal Falls, Iron County NB, 7525 & Crystal Falls, NB, 11547
Lot #52034 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Iron River, First NB, 8545
The president's signature is different from the $10s. There is a small tear at the top.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Iron River, First NB, 8545
Lot #52035 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Ishpeming, Miners NB, 5668
A high quality example from this Miners Bank with 69 large notes reported. Great title and excellent pen signatures.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45    Bank Name: Ishpeming, Miners NB, 5668
Lot #52036 - National Bank Notes > Michigan - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 485 $10 1882BB
Lansing, City NB, 3513
Here we have quite a find for our Michigan collectors as until now there were only two Brown Backs known on this charter; and now we have a second $10 Brown Back. We sold the $20 Brown Back in 2012 at $7,475. This note has some edge roughness but excellent pen signatures of Davis as cashier and possibly E.W. Sparrow as president.
Grade: PMG Fine 12    Bank Name: Lansing, City NB, 3513
Lot #52037 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Albert Lea, First NB, 3560
F.G. Reese and Alfred Christopherson were the bank officers who lovingly signed this note. They both survived together into the small size era as well. This is an exceptional example that bears wide margins, and bright and flawless paper. A popular and better Freeborn County bank.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ    Bank Name: Albert Lea, First NB, 3560
Lot #52037.a - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 15,000.00 - $ 25,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1 #1 Uncut Sheet #A000001A-F000001A
Appleton, First NB, 8813
Appleton is located in Swift County, not far from Glenwood and the Starbucks hoard in west central Minnesota. The bank was chartered in 1907 and lasted through the small size issuing period. This appears to be the last uncut sheet known. There are only 15 small notes reported and that includes a cut sheet of $5 #1 notes as well. This sheet has been folded between the third and fourth notes. It's lovely.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Appleton, First NB, 8813
Lot #52038 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 642 $20 1902DB
Cottonwood, First NB, M6584
Great pen signatures enhance this Minnesota bank note. There are only nine large and five small size notes reported on the bank.
Grade: PCGS Fine 12    Bank Name: Cottonwood, First NB, M6584
Lot #52039 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Fosston, First NB, 6889
A very pretty note that is 1 of 30 small notes reported, yet these are scarce.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Fosston, First NB, 6889
Lot #52040 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Little Falls, American NB, 13353
A late-chartering, small only bank from this Morrison County locale. Type Two notes on this bank are several times scarcer than their Type One cousins. The finest example listed in the census. We have seen far lesser examples sell in recent years for several hundred dollars each. Well margined for just the Ch. CU grade.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ    Bank Name: Little Falls, American NB, 13353
Lot #52041 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Madison, First NB, 6795
Ten large known for this very desirable Lac Qui Parle County note. Third Charters only during the large size era for this bank that liquidated in 1930. Generally wide margins and pristine signatures add greatly to the visual appeal of this piece. Likely one of the couple finest known for this institution.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Madison, First NB, 6795
Lot #52042 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Mankato, First NB, 1683
This gorgeous Minnesota note last appeared decades ago. This is truly a special note in many ways, including the wonderful purple stamped signatures. One of 40 large notes reported and doubtful there are any better.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Mankato, First NB, 1683
Lot #52043 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 654 $20 1902ND
Mankato, National Citizens Bank, M4727
A very attractive XF with stamped purple signatures. The vice president's signature is more of a swoosh. One of 65 large notes reported.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Mankato, National Citizens Bank, M4727
Lot #52044 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Mankato, National Citizens Bank, 4727
A lovely UNC that is one of only a very few known from this Minnesota bank. This note last sold in our 2016 IPMS auction, Lot 2464, where it was described as: There are just over 100 small notes reported on this Blue Earth County bank and virtually none are better. Officer signatures are of G.W. Sugden and P.D. Beaulieu.
Grade: Ch. to Gem CU    Bank Name: Mankato, National Citizens Bank, 4727
Lot #52045 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
New Prague, First NB, 7092
A pretty EPQ note from this Le Sueur County bank.
Grade: PMG VF 30 EPQ    Bank Name: New Prague, First NB, 7092
Lot #52046 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 450.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Saint Cloud, First NB, M2790
A pretty and well centered Blue Seal with excellent stamped signatures. There are only 26 large notes reported and they are the only ones. Nothing earlier has been found.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Saint Cloud, First NB, M2790
Lot #52047 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Saint Cloud, First NB, M2790
This bank issued only large size notes and has 26 reported. There have been only 10 offerings in the last 20 years.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Saint Cloud, First NB, M2790
Lot #52048 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 499 $20 1882BB
St. Cloud, Merchants NB, M4797
A very pretty and desirable $20 Brown Back with excellent pen signatures and great paper quality. It is a bit close on the right edge and there are some slight stains.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: St. Cloud, Merchants NB, M4797
Lot #52049 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 500.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 628 $10 1902ND
St. Cloud, Merchants NB, M4797
This note has lovely signatures of Geo. E. Hanson, President and C.O. Bensen, Cashier. There are only 19 large notes reported, with few appearances.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: St. Cloud, Merchants NB, M4797
Lot #52050 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 628 $10 1902ND
St. Cloud, Merchants NB, 4797
This was one of the consignor's hometown notes and it brings another addition to the census. There are three heavy folds.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: St. Cloud, Merchants NB, 4797
Lot #52051 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 654 $20 1902ND
St. Cloud, Merchants NB, M4797
This looks like the notes that Bebee had decades ago. Most all were interesting towns and charters but over-laundered along the way. There have only been four offerings in the last 12 years. One of only 19 large notes reported.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: St. Cloud, Merchants NB, M4797
Lot #52052 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 654 $20 1902ND
St. Cloud, Merchants NB, M4797
An evenly circulated, pen signed note that is also new to the census. This was from a collection built long ago.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: St. Cloud, Merchants NB, M4797
Lot #52053 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
St. Cloud, American NB, 11818
A very nice $10 Type 1 for this issue.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: St. Cloud, American NB, 11818
Lot #52054 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
St. Cloud, American NB, 11818
An evenly circulated note with the American title. One of 38 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: St. Cloud, American NB, 11818
Lot #52055 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
St. Cloud, American NB, 11818
A nice $10 Type 2 with excellent centering that is the only known, making this a discovery note.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: St. Cloud, American NB, 11818
Lot #52056 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
St. Cloud, American NB, 11818
A pleasing $20 and 1 of 38 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: St. Cloud, American NB, 11818
Lot #52057 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 651 $20 1902ND
Saint Paul, Capital NB, M8108
A cool bank title from the state capital. This note has decent printed signatures.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Saint Paul, Capital NB, M8108
Lot #52058 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Sleepy Eye, First NB, 6387
The nomenclature of this bank makes it one of the great names for any town that produced bank notes. Ultimately named for Chief Sleepy Eye of the Sisseton Dakota tribe who had a droopy eyelid(s). A really bright note that could easily be confused with a fully XF note. While not rare in terms of strict census numbers, this is certainly one of the three or four finest small size examples listed. A prize piece that will no doubt fit in nicely with one of the many advanced Minnesota collections.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Sleepy Eye, First NB, 6387
Lot #52059 - National Bank Notes > Minnesota - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Starbuck, First NB, M9596
A common enough bank to be sure but one that has always been popular with collectors. A broadly margined and well centered example in mid-circulated grade.
Grade: PMG VF 30 EPQ    Bank Name: Starbuck, First NB, M9596
Lot #52060 - National Bank Notes > Mississippi - ($ 25,000.00 - $ 35,000.00)
Fr. 470 $5 1882BB
Greenville, First NB, S3765
Greenville is the seat of Washington County and is named for Revolutionary War hero Nathaniel Green. The city was burned during the Civil War, but was rebuilt into a major Mississippi River port. If one could have only one note from Mississippi, this "Circus Poster" would be at the top of my list. Only two of these exist according to Kelly and this is the finer of the two. The note was purchased for the Power Collection privately. The only record of a public sale was when the other note appeared on eBay in 2004. It sold then for $10,100, a sum that reflects the fact the several potential buyers were unaware that it was available. Signatures of A.B. Nance, Assistant Cashier and W.H. Negus, President. Group 4. Plate date July 28, 1887.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Greenville, First NB, S3765
Lot #52061 - National Bank Notes > Mississippi - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Meridian, Citizens NB, 7266
Great paper quality and excellent stamped signatures are both unusual on Mississippi large size notes. There are 32 large notes reported on this bank but only a single example is clearly better.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Meridian, Citizens NB, 7266
Lot #52062 - National Bank Notes > Mississippi - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 635 $10 1902ND
Natchez, Britton & Koontz NB, 12537
Both of the bottom corners are clipped but it's a pleasing note with excellent signatures.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Natchez, Britton & Koontz NB, 12537
Lot #52063 - National Bank Notes > Mississippi - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Vicksburg, Merchants NB & TC, 3430
A lovely, high quality circ note that is 1 of 99 small notes reported.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Vicksburg, Merchants NB & TC, 3430
Lot #52064 - National Bank Notes > Missouri - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 659 $20 1902ND
Centralia, NB, M11904
A short-lived bank that was only in business from 1921 to 1924. This explains why there are only eight known survivors. Well signed and bright for the Fine grade. This note first sold for over $400 a dozen years ago.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Centralia, NB, M11904
Lot #52065 - National Bank Notes > Missouri - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Joplin, NB & TC, 4425
The second title on the bank used during the small size era. Interesting serial #C000222A. All but one of the small size known are high denomination examples. Only four banks in the state issued this type and denomination. This riveting Ch. AU example is one of the three or four nicest known. A wonderful note that should have no problem selling within our estimate range.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55    Bank Name: Joplin, NB & TC, 4425
Lot #52066 - National Bank Notes > Missouri - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 414 $10 Original
Kansas City, Commercial NB, 1995
The $10 Original Series notes are very early and few banks issued notes of this high value. This note, one of only four recorded, has excellent penned signatures and even wear.
Grade: PCGS VG 10    Bank Name: Kansas City, Commercial NB, 1995
Lot #52067 - National Bank Notes > Missouri - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 10,000.00)
Fr. 434 $20 1875
Kansas City, Merchants NB, 2440
A great Missouri $20 1875 Series note with wonderful pen signatures and excellent body. Kansas City First Charters are rare from Missouri, especially outside of California and St. Louis. PCGS notes: small edge splits.
Grade: PCGS Fine 15 Apparent    Bank Name: Kansas City, Merchants NB, 2440
Lot #52068 - National Bank Notes > Missouri - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Luxemburg, Lafayette NB & TC, 13514
A bunch of these notes were around years ago and this one may have come from that earlier group. Excellent quality on this example.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Luxemburg, Lafayette NB & TC, 13514
Lot #52069 - National Bank Notes > Missouri - ($ 12,500.00 - $ 25,000.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS #1
Manchester, First NB, M7643
The opportunity to find serial #1 Missouri Red Seal notes has never been easy. Until this beauty and its two mates appeared there was rarely an appearance or chance to acquire one. This bank printed 800 sheets of $5 Red Seals and 680 of the $10-10-10-20 sheets. The bank was chartered in 1905 and liquidated in 1913. The quality of this note is original and the cut is virtually perfect. Pen signatures of John Straszer, President and E.J. Archinard, Cashier. The grade of VF 35 EPQ may be technically accurate but it does not tell the story of the beauty and originality. This is the only bank with this town name, which is part of St. Louis.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Manchester, First NB, M7643
Lot #52070 - National Bank Notes > Montana - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Anaconda, NB, 12542
The Anaconda National Bank (#9583) was in business for fifteen years before being assumed by the National Bank of Anaconda (#12542). Only a couple of others listed in the census can match up with this VF note. We sold a raw Fine in the treacherous 2009 market for over $400. In today's far more sophisticated market we should see at least double that price.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Anaconda, NB, 12542
Lot #52071 - National Bank Notes > Montana - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Billings, Midland NB, 12407
An available bank that was the only institution in town to last into the small size era. Montana is one of those western states whose popularity will likely never wane since there are always more collectors than there are notes available.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Billings, Midland NB, 12407
Lot #52072 - National Bank Notes > Montana - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Helena, NB of Montana, W5671
A picture perfect example for a mid-grade state capital set. The signatures remain strong and the margins are pretty wide. An interesting anomaly as part of the bank's title has separated the tombstone from the top part of its design.
Grade: PCGS Fine 12    Bank Name: Helena, NB of Montana, W5671
Lot #52073 - National Bank Notes > Montana - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Miles City, First NB, W2752
An early Montana bank. This Third Charter Blue Seal note has stamped signatures but shows dirt.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Miles City, First NB, W2752
Lot #52074 - National Bank Notes > Nebraska - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Amherst, First NB, 9092
A lovely small size note from a bank with 18 small notes reported. Very pretty.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Amherst, First NB, 9092
Lot #52075 - National Bank Notes > Nebraska - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Grand Island, First NB, W2779
The stamped signatures are clear and the body excellent but the note looks to have been cut by a badly set up machine. It's been seven years since any of the 26 large notes reported have been offered.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Grand Island, First NB, W2779
Lot #52076 - National Bank Notes > Nebraska - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Johnson, First NB, 8161
A very nice note and 1 of 34 small notes reported. All the boys want a Johnson and they can't all be large ones!
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Johnson, First NB, 8161
Lot #52077 - National Bank Notes > Nebraska - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Lincoln, First NB, 1798
A pretty, choice and fresh note from the state capital.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ    Bank Name: Lincoln, First NB, 1798
Lot #52078 - National Bank Notes > Nebraska - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Weeping Water, First NB, 3523
Always a popular bank due to its evocative town name. One of the nicest you will find.
Grade: PMG XF 40    Bank Name: Weeping Water, First NB, 3523
Lot #52079 - National Bank Notes > Nebraska - ($ 250.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
York, First NB, 2683
A high grade $20 from this York County bank.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: York, First NB, 2683
Lot #52080 - National Bank Notes > Nevada - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
McGill, NB, 9452
This is one of the greatest Nevada town banks. There are only 18 small notes reported and just 5 appearances in 14 years. This bank remains rare and elusive. A very attractive example.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: McGill, NB, 9452
Lot #52081 - National Bank Notes > Nevada - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Reno, Farmers & Merchants NB, 7038
A decent large size Nevada note with good paper quality and excellent printed signatures, along with some flaws and dirt. One of 83 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Reno, Farmers & Merchants NB, 7038
Lot #52082 - National Bank Notes > Nevada - ($ 650.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Reno, First NB, 7038
A wonderful $5 Type 2 from the Reno hoard. If one corner wasn't a bit soft it would be a Gem.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Reno, First NB, 7038
Lot #52083 - National Bank Notes > Nevada - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Reno, First NB, 7038
A lovely $10 Type 2 from the great Reno hoard. A lovely UNC from as tough a state as there is.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63    Bank Name: Reno, First NB, 7038
Lot #52084 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 601 $5 1902ND
Berlin, NB, 4523
This far northern Coos County institution was formed early in 1891 with the mandated $50,000 minimum as established by Treasury regulations. Officers signatures of Taylor and Corbin remain bold. Bright paper and broad margins are duly noted for this pleasing mid-grade piece. Small size notes are somewhat more available but large size examples appear quite infrequently at auction.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Berlin, NB, 4523
Lot #52085 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
East Jaffrey, Monadnock NB, 1242
The Monadnock was the only issuer in this small town located at the southwestern tip of the state. Most of the high-grade notes on this bank are of the Type Two variety. Auction appearances are scant at best.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: East Jaffrey, Monadnock NB, 1242
Lot #52086 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Farmington, NB, 2022
Only nine small size notes listed for this scarce Strafford County bank. Despite a tiny edge split at left, this is a bright and evenly circulated note. We last sold this note twenty years ago for $583. The only recent sale we have had was VF/XF that topped the $900 mark in our 2012 IPMS sale.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Farmington, NB, 2022
Lot #52087 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Laconia, NB, 1645
Not a scarce bank with about 30 known but only five of those are Type Twos. A crisp and original note with a little paperclip rust well hidden at top center.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Laconia, NB, 1645
Lot #52088 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Laconia, Peoples NB, 4037
Only 10 small size known from this Belknap County bank. Auction appearances are rare. This first sold in a Heritage Auction sale a dozen years ago for about $750.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Laconia, Peoples NB, 4037
Lot #52089 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Manchester, First NB, 1153
A scarce Hillsborough County institution from which small size auction appearances are few and far between. There are only nine pieces enumerated in the National Bank Note Census. This evenly circulated note is only 11 serial numbers away from a lesser Fine example that we sold for $650 in our 2016 CPMX sale.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Manchester, First NB, 1153
Lot #52090 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 631 $10 1902ND
Nashua, Second NB, N2240
While small size notes on this town are found aplenty, large size pieces avail themselves reluctantly. The Second National was one of two banks in town that survived into the small size era. Cashier John M. Blakely came on in 1915 and Lester F. Thurber assumed the mantle of command in 1920. We sold a Fine in our 2011 PCDA sale for over $250. This note, with its wide margins and balanced centering, should bring much more.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Nashua, Second NB, N2240
Lot #52091 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Peterborough, First NB, 1179
A decent $20 large size with some rust spots. The enhanced signatures are a distraction from a decent grade note.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Peterborough, First NB, 1179
Lot #52092 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Petersborough, First NB, 1179
While there certainly is no shortage of uncirculated Type Two notes on this bank, this is only the second Gem for which we can locate an auction record. The other was a PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ that we sold for over $600 in our 2012 IPMS sale.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ    Bank Name: Petersborough, First NB, 1179
Lot #52093 - National Bank Notes > New Hampshire - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Woodsville, NB, 5092
A dozen and a half small size notes listed for this better Grafton County institution. This was the only issuer in town. Our grade here is accurate but there is technically a fold or two too many for the full XF grade. Heritage Auctions first sold this for over $500 a dozen years ago.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Woodsville, NB, 5092
Lot #52094 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Atlantic City, Boardwalk NB, 8800
A common bank in terms of numbers but always popular with collectors due to its iconic location.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Atlantic City, Boardwalk NB, 8800
Lot #52095 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 300.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 608 $5 1902ND
Belleville, Peoples NB & TC, 12019
An evenly circulated note with clear purple stamped signatures. One of 26 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Belleville, Peoples NB & TC, 12019
Lot #52096 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Bernardsville, NB, 6960
A beautiful example of a popular and scarce $5 1902 Plain Back with signatures of the vice president and assistant cashier. The note was cut from a sheet that may have been signed by different signers.
Grade: Gem CU    Bank Name: Bernardsville, NB, 6960
Lot #52097 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 601 $5 1902ND
Blairstown, Peoples NB, 9833
Seven large size examples listed for this darn scarce Warren County bank. Auction appearances are typically separated by years. A well signed piece with a couple of edge splits and some pinholes. When notes do appear they seem to land easily in the thousand dollar or more price range. The only one we have sold was about fifteen years ago; a $5 Date Back graded VF that realized over $3,500.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Blairstown, Peoples NB, 9833
Lot #52098 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Bridgeton, NB, 2999
Three dozen large size known for this better south Jersey bank. Precious pen signatures and rich ink colors augment the desirability of this note. A modicum of light folds are seen. Tons of small size notes show up at auction but large size notes appear infrequently.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Bridgeton, NB, 2999
Lot #52099 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 599 $5 1902ND
Collingswood, NB, 7983
A tough Camden County bank from this desirable south Jersey locale. Fourteen large are known. Both officer's signatures are bold and the centering is good. Whenever these do come up for sale at auction they invariably bring several hundred dollars at the very least, if not more.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Collingswood, NB, 7983
Lot #52100 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 592 $5 1902DB
Montclair, First NB, E9339
One of only a half dozen examples from this Essex County bank with the significantly scarcer first bank title. The Trust Company title change came in 1925. Notes with this first title rarely ever seem to show up at auction.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Montclair, First NB, E9339
Lot #52101 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 609 $5 1902ND #3
Montclair, NB, 12268
This serial #3 is only the ninth large note reported and it has beautiful penned signatures of the officers. The best new find in 15 years.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Montclair, NB, 12268
Lot #52102 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Morristown, First NB, 1188
A lovely pen signed 1902 Plain Back $10 with exceptional color and originality. Few of the 31 large notes recorded would be more attractive.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Morristown, First NB, 1188
Lot #52103 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Mullica Hill, Farmers NB, 6728
A small South Jersey town that gained its charter in 1903. A dozen large size known. Evenly circulated and seen with superior purple signatures.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Mullica Hill, Farmers NB, 6728
Lot #52104 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 375.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Paterson, NB, 4072
A pleasing $50 Type 1 in evenly circulated condition. One of 114 small notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Paterson, NB, 4072
Lot #52105 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean County NB, 5712
Ocean County and one of the state's popular names and locations. This note, 1 of just 17 small size reported, is the finest offered in 11 years.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean County NB, 5712
Lot #52106 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Toms River, First NB, 2509
A popular bank that issued $50s and $100s.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Toms River, First NB, 2509
Lot #52107 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Toms River, First NB, 2509
Wallet staining is seen on this Ocean County note. The first time we sold this is realized $550 a decade ago
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Toms River, First NB, 2509
Lot #52108 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Trenton, Mechanics NB, E1327
This Mercer County institution was a prolific issuer of bank notes, spanning the entire era from 1865 to 1935. A picture-perfect representative for any high-grade state capital type set. Everything about the quality of this note screams out 'Gem' and it is certainly the finest example out there.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ    Bank Name: Trenton, Mechanics NB, E1327
Lot #52109 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Trenton, First-Mechanics NB, 1327
This note was last offered in our 2016 IPMS auction, Lot 2502, where it was described as: The old adage of a note having boardwalk margins and punch through embossing is most apropos when describing this note. A perfect representative for any high-grade state capital collection.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 66 PPQ    Bank Name: Trenton, First-Mechanics NB, 1327
Lot #52110 - National Bank Notes > New Jersey - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 496 $20 1882BB
Woodstown, First NB, 399
This is only the second $20 Brown Back of the 30 large notes reported for this charter. The pen signatures are 100% clear, just waiting to be read. A great Brown Back from this New Jersey bank.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Woodstown, First NB, 399
Lot #52111 - National Bank Notes > New Mexico - ($ 6,500.00 - $ 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 to 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 $7,050 and who knows when the next opportunity will arise. There is likely an interesting story behind the need for these high denomination notes over 100 years ago.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Albuquerque, First NB, W2614
Lot #52112 - National Bank Notes > New Mexico - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Belen, First NB, 6597
A pleasing and evenly circulated note that is 1 of 69 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Belen, First NB, 6597
Lot #52113 - National Bank Notes > New Mexico - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
Carlsbad, NB, 12569
A new to the census Type 2 $20 in pleasing, evenly circulated condition. There have been no appearances of any notes on the bank since 2010. This rare note is now 1 of 12 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Carlsbad, NB, 12569
Lot #52114 - National Bank Notes > New Mexico - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Melrose, First NB, 8397
A baker's dozen known in small size for this Curry County institution. The First National was the only issuer in town and this VG/Fine example certainly has more of a Fine look to it. A scarce note from a desirable state.
Grade: PCGS VG 10    Bank Name: Melrose, First NB, 8397
Lot #52115 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 477 $5 1882BB
Akron, Wickware NB, E5631
A pleasing, mid-grade $5 Brown Back from this Erie County bank, a bank with an unusual title. Without research there are only six large notes reported. Last time this note was available was in 1997. Excellent pen signatures.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Akron, Wickware NB, E5631
Lot #52116 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Albany, First NB, 267
A very nice and appealing early note from this state capital. One of 52 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Albany, First NB, 267
Lot #52117 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Auburn, NB, 1345
A nice, fresh UNC with excellent color and originality, and the third title.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ    Bank Name: Auburn, NB, 1345
Lot #52118 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Auburn, NB, E1350
A seldom seen serial #30000 and a Ch. CU note with bold black printed signatures. There are only 32 large notes reported.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Auburn, NB, E1350
Lot #52119 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 650.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 602 $5 1902ND
Bath, NB, 10235
Boldly stamped signatures of R.C. Turnbell, President and B. Bryan, Cashier. One of 33 large notes reported.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Bath, NB, 10235
Lot #52120 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 628 $10 1902ND
Bath, NB, E10235
A very attractive note with well stamped signatures and excellent originality.
Grade: XF +    Bank Name: Bath, NB, E10235
Lot #52121 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Brewster, First NB, 2225
A very scarce Putnam County bank with a mere dozen small size represented in the census. The most recent auction result we can find was from two years ago when a $10 graded PMG VF 25 Net sold for just under $600.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Brewster, First NB, 2225
Lot #52122 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
Buffalo, Third NB, E850
A great looking Red Seal with nice blue stamped signatures along with excellent centering and body. This note is new to the current census of 22 large notes reported and it's the best Red Seal known on the bank.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Buffalo, Third NB, E850
Lot #52123 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 472 $5 1882BB
Buffalo, Columbia NB, E4741
A large only bank that closed its doors in 1913. Excellent centering and bold signatures add to the beauty of this Brown Back. The EPQ designation speaks for itself and probably helps to explain why this is listed as AU in the census. The only recent Brown Back that we have sold on this bank was a $10 note in XF that topped the $1,250 mark in our 2014 CPMX sale.
Grade: PMG XF 40 EPQ    Bank Name: Buffalo, Columbia NB, E4741
Lot #52124 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Callicoon, NB, 9427
There are 19 large notes reported on this Sullivan County bank. Very small pen signatures.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Callicoon, NB, 9427
Lot #52125 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Callicoon, NB, 9427
A scarce bank with only 19 large notes reported. This note is evenly circulated and with faded signatures.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Callicoon, NB, 9427
Lot #52126 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Cedarhurst, Peninsula NB, 11854
A neat name for a bank from Long Island. Excellent green stamped signatures and 1 of only 15 large notes reported. PCGS notes: small edge splits.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: Cedarhurst, Peninsula NB, 11854
Lot #52126.a - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 4,500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1 Uncut Sheet #A000003A-F000003A
Cooperstown, Second NB, 223
This is a Type 1 serial #3 sheet from the home of Baseball's Hall of Fame. There are 34 small notes and 6 uncut sheets recorded. This sheet was acquired from a Heritage auction in 2013 at $2,937. PCGS notes: mounting remnants and damage in corners.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 55 Apparent    Bank Name: Cooperstown, Second NB, 223
Lot #52127 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 574 $5 1882VB
Corning, First NB, E2655
A nice, fresh and evenly circulated $5 Value Back. There is a very light annotation on the back.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Corning, First NB, E2655
Lot #52128 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 542 $10 1882DB
Cortland, NB, E2272
A very attractive 1882 Date Back that has been off the market since 2003. The note has excellent stamped signatures, great color and excellent centering. There are 36 large notes reported and only 3 are $10 1882 Date Backs.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Cortland, NB, E2272
Lot #52129 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Delhi, Delaware NB, 1323
Excellent blue stamped signatures on this evenly circulated note. One of just 28 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Delhi, Delaware NB, 1323
Lot #52130 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Delhi, Delaware NB, 1323
Officers W.W. Honeywell and H.S. Marvin operated this Delaware County bank. A little over two dozen listed in the census, with this beautiful Ch. CU piece one of the half dozen nicest. The note two serial numbers away, in raw Ch. CU grade, sold in the woeful early 2009 market for over $600.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ    Bank Name: Delhi, Delaware NB, 1323
Lot #52131 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 3,500.00 - $ 5,500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1 #E000058A
Dundee, NB, 2463
A nice, high grade note that is one of only four small notes reported. This note last sold in 2006 at $8,050; and in 2015 we sold a Fine at $4,312.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Dundee, NB, 2463
Lot #52132 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 401 $5 1875
Elmira, Second NB, 149
One of the earliest banks chartered. This is an 1875 Issue with plenty of even circulation. There are just 23 large notes of all types recorded.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Elmira, Second NB, 149
Lot #52133 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Fairport, NB & TC, 10869
A pleasing and evenly circulated Blue Seal with the second title. Well stamped signatures and 1 of 12 notes reported with the second title.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Fairport, NB & TC, 10869
Lot #52134 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Fairport, NB & TC, 10869
All small size are from the second title and there are 33 notes recorded. This note is evenly circulated.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Fairport, NB & TC, 10869
Lot #52135 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Grand Gorge, First NB, 7618
Auction appearances for this Delaware County bank are sparse at best. Fifteen large size known with the current offering certainly among the prettiest. In our 2016 IPMS sale, we sold a VF for $650.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Grand Gorge, First NB, 7618
Lot #52136 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 609 $5 1902ND
Great Neck Station, First NB of Great Neck, 12659
A serial #3 example of this immensely popular Nassau County bank. Third Charter Fives only for this short-lived bank that operated from 1925 until liquidation in 1931. Wide side margins and boldly penned signatures only add to its visual appeal. The Great Neck Station was originally constructed by the New York and Flushing Rail Road in 1866. A scarce note with only 20 large known and from one of the most heavily collected counties in the country. Twenty years ago we had the pleasure of selling an AU serial #1 example from the bank. The present offering, with its low serial number, is the second most desirable note on the bank. This same piece sold for $3,360 in a 2017 sale.
Grade: PCGS XF 40    Bank Name: Great Neck Station, First NB of Great Neck, 12659
Lot #52137 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Hudson, First NB & TC, 396
Best known notes with the scarce second title which only has five large notes reported. Lovely blue-green stamped signatures.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45 EPQ    Bank Name: Hudson, First NB & TC, 396
Lot #52138 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 653 $20 1902ND
Hudson Falls, Sandy Hill NB, 6470
A baker's dozen known in large size, all of which bear the second title on the bank. Seen with delicate pen signatures and wide side margins. In 1935 only $3,310 remained outstanding from its large size issuance. We sold this same note for $862.50 in our 2013 Memphis sale.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Hudson Falls, Sandy Hill NB, 6470
Lot #52139 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Interlaken, Wheeler NB, 13037
A pleasing $20 Type 1 on this family bank.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Interlaken, Wheeler NB, 13037
Lot #52140 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 644 $20 1902DB
Jamestown, National Chautauqua County Bank, E8453
This bank has 23 large notes and 2 uncut sheets reported and few will be better than this note. A rare Date Back and none of these have been available lately. A lovely note graded 63 EPQ *.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ *    Bank Name: Jamestown, National Chautauqua County Bank, E8453
Lot #52141 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,100.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Lyons, Gavitt NB, E7479
A pretty, top grade note with excellent color and pen signatures. One of just nine large notes reported and the best Blue Seal on the bank.
Grade: PCGS XF 45    Bank Name: Lyons, Gavitt NB, E7479
Lot #52142 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 609 $5 1902ND
Lyons Falls, NB, 12836
A rare New York bank with only four large notes reported and just $310 shown as large outstanding. Well used but minor issues for the grade.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Lyons Falls, NB, 12836
Lot #52143 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Manhasset, First NB, 11924
A dozen large size notes are enumerated in the National Bank Note Census, all of which are $5 Plain Backs. This Nassau County institution opened in 1921 and which ceased operations in 1935 when the national banking era came to a close. A paltry $355 in large notes remained outstanding at that time. Bold stamped signatures, plentiful margins, and bright paper surfaces validate PMG's Exceptional Paper Quality designation. In the past decade, we have seen lightly circulated examples sell for as much as $4,000. After doing some research we have concluded that this is the finest large size example known and it should make our estimate look conservative by the time the hammer falls. The new owner of this note and the Great Neck Station note can lay claim to bragging rights out on the Island.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ    Bank Name: Manhasset, First NB, 11924
Lot #52144 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Marcellus, First NB, 9869
A lovely, fresh and crisp Gem that is excellent in every way. Of the 20 small notes reported this example is currently the best.
Grade: Gem CU    Bank Name: Marcellus, First NB, 9869
Lot #52145 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 479 $10 1882BB
New York, First NB of the City, E29
An evenly circulated and well centered $10 Brown Back with good color and great signatures.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: New York, First NB of the City, E29
Lot #52146 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 384 $1 1875
New York, Continental NB, 1389
A large-only bank that produced First Charters and Brown Backs. While this is not a scarce bank, this note has as much eye appeal as one could hope for at just about any circulated grade level. Huge margins, bold printing, and vivid color is perhaps only outdone by the clarity of the signatures (PMG has commented nice signatures on the back). A really choice Ace that is listed as XF in the census.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: New York, Continental NB, 1389
Lot #52147 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 588 $5 1902RS
New York, American Exchange NB, E1394
A large-only New York City bank that was a prolific issuer of notes. This Red Seal has lovely, almost vanity, signatures, crimson red inks, and bright paper surfaces. An ideal representative for type.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50    Bank Name: New York, American Exchange NB, E1394
Lot #52148 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 535 $5 1882DB
New York, Chase NB of the City, E2370
A great looking type note with excellent signatures from the Chase bank. PCGS notes: small repaired edge tears, minor stains on back.
Grade: PCGS VF 25 Apparent    Bank Name: New York, Chase NB of the City, E2370
Lot #52149 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 577 $10 1882VB
New York, Lincoln NB of the City, E2608
There were only two New York City banks that issued Value Backs. There must be a story as to why banks were not chartered in New York City to fit this time frame.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: New York, Lincoln NB of the City, E2608
Lot #52150 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 601 $5 1902ND
New York, Gotham NB, E9717
Is this really Batman's bank?!? There are 80 large notes recorded.
Grade: VF ++    Bank Name: New York, Gotham NB, E9717
Lot #52151 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 375.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 609 $5 1902ND
New York, Central NB of the City, 12874
A sharp, evenly circulated and late chartered New York City bank from the so-called fourth charter period. One of just 20 large notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: New York, Central NB of the City, 12874
Lot #52152 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Newark, First NB, E349
Nice quality and good printed signatures but the bottom right is missing. There are 30 large notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Newark, First NB, E349
Lot #52153 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Ogdensburg, NB, E2446
A very attractive $5 with bold signatures and great paper quality. One of 42 large notes reported.
Grade: AU    Bank Name: Ogdensburg, NB, E2446
Lot #52154 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 503 $20 1882BB
Olean, Exchange NB, E2376
Not a scarce bank but a better type for this western New York bank. There are four $20 Brown Backs and this is far away the nicest of that select group. A very attractive example that is certainly worth around $1,000 simply as a type.
Grade: PMG XF 40    Bank Name: Olean, Exchange NB, E2376
Lot #52155 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
Oswego, First NB, E255
A nice looking, evenly circulated Red Seal from this early New York bank. Signatures of John T. Mott, President and L.W. Mott, Cashier.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Oswego, First NB, E255
Lot #52156 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 484 $10 1882BB
Port Henry, First NB, 1697
A large-only Port Henry bank that closed its doors and merged with its neighbor, the Citizens National Bank. An utterly stunning piece that bears the cashier's vanity signature. This note is listed as UNC in the census and, in terms of eye appeal, that does not seem like much of a stretch. The old CAA first sold this note over 20 years ago for a little over $1,000. The last example to sell in the market place was sold by Heritage (also known as the new CAA). That piece was in a PCGS XF 45 holder and it realized close to $3,000 after spirited bidding almost two years ago. We expect more fireworks here in order to obtain it.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45    Bank Name: Port Henry, First NB, 1697
Lot #52157 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 655 $20 1902ND
Port Henry, Citizens NB, 4858
A beauty with excellent pen signatures and slight damage to the top edge. One of just 15 large notes reported. PMG notes: edge damage, minor repairs.
Grade: PMG XF 40    Bank Name: Port Henry, Citizens NB, 4858
Lot #52158 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Port Jervis, First NB, 94
Definitely a better Orange County institution and a perfect representative for a First 100 charter set. The census shows that this Ch. AU piece is one of a handful of finest known on the bank. The bank originally started in Delhi but moved to Port Jervis in 1870.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55    Bank Name: Port Jervis, First NB, 94
Lot #52159 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Port Jervis, NB & TC, 1363
Bold pen signatures of E.F. Mapes and W.G. Cuddeback. A gorgeous example that looks at least Ch. CU through the holder.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58    Bank Name: Port Jervis, NB & TC, 1363
Lot #52160 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,400.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 657 $20 1902ND
Red Creek, NB, 10781
A scarce large size New York bank with only seven large notes reported. This note is listed as the finest known in Track & Price. A great name and pretty with signatures of Lehas Hawley, Jr. and Wm. Hawley.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Red Creek, NB, 10781
Lot #52161 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Riverhead, Suffolk County NB, 4230
Not a rare bank as there are roughly two dozen known in small size. Of that group this nearly CU piece is far and away the finest known. It has palpable embossing and bold ink colors. The bank opened in 1890 and went through the end of the note-issuing era. The county seat of Suffolk County and the only issuing bank in town. Nassau and Suffolk counties are two of the most heavily collected counties in the entire country since the Long Island collectors are some of the most passionate around.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55 EPQ    Bank Name: Riverhead, Suffolk County NB, 4230
Lot #52162 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Rochester, Traders NB, E1104
A beautiful Blue Seal with stamped signatures. There are 64 large notes reported but few are so attractive.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Rochester, Traders NB, E1104
Lot #52163 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 614 $10 1902RS
Rochester, NB, E8026
A large-only Monroe County bank that produced Third Charter notes before liquidating in 1926 after a mere 15 years in business. The first time this note sold at auction it topped the $2,000 mark a dozen years ago.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Rochester, NB, E8026
Lot #52164 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 467 $5 1882BB
Seneca Falls, Exchange NB, 3329
This is the quality and layout that we love to go with the beautiful pen signatures. Ten of the 33 large notes reported are $5 Brown Backs.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Seneca Falls, Exchange NB, 3329
Lot #52165 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 644 $20 1902DB
Sodus, First NB, E9418
Well stamped signatures and great paper quality on this beauty that came from a 2003 Heritage auction and realized $3,450. There are only four serial numbers recorded.
Grade: AU    Bank Name: Sodus, First NB, E9418
Lot #52166 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Troy, National State Bank, 991
This note, from a late print run, has jumbo margins and excellent printed signatures.
Grade: Superb Gem CU    Bank Name: Troy, National State Bank, 991
Lot #52167 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 467 $5 1882BB
Troy, Mutual NB, E992
A Gem $5 Brown Back with brilliant pen signatures of the vice president and cashier. The paper is beautiful and the centering wonderful. Quite frankly it has special quality.
Grade: Gem CU    Bank Name: Troy, Mutual NB, E992
Lot #52168 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Trumansburg, First NB, 7541
A decent and evenly circulated note with excellent pen signatures. There are only 12 large notes recorded and this note is likely one of the top quality known.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Trumansburg, First NB, 7541
Lot #52169 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Unadilla, NB, 9516
About 50 large size known and most in higher grade. We first sold this note almost 25 years ago. It is as nice now as it was that day. The margins and centering could possibly allow for this to be an even better grade than just Ch. CU. Worth in the upper hundreds of dollars as a lovely CU $20 National.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ    Bank Name: Unadilla, NB, 9516
Lot #52170 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Wallkill, NB, 10155
This is the only $5 Type 2 ever recorded on this charter with 11 other small notes reported. Definitely for a specialist. This note is by far the best non-#1 known.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Wallkill, NB, 10155
Lot #52171 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
Waterloo, First NB, 368
A lovely and nearly UNC Type 2 $20. There are only 39 small notes reported on the bank.
Grade: PMG Ch. Abt. UNC 58 EPQ    Bank Name: Waterloo, First NB, 368
Lot #52172 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Wellsville, Citizens NB, 4988
Likely the finest of the three dozen small size known but certainly the nicest to be seen at public auction. Three dozen enumerated in the National Bank Note Census. A pristine piece.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ    Bank Name: Wellsville, Citizens NB, 4988
Lot #52173 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Wolcott, First NB, 5928
A high quality note from a scarce bank with only 23 small notes reported. Definitely the finest known small size on this charter.
Grade: AU    Bank Name: Wolcott, First NB, 5928
Lot #52174 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Woodridge, First NB, 11059
A gorgeous and original example of this scarce Woodridge County bank. A quick glance at the census shows that this is easily the finest example known on the bank. This is the first example we have sold.
Grade: PCGS VF 30 PPQ    Bank Name: Woodridge, First NB, 11059
Lot #52175 - National Bank Notes > New York - ($ 550.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 590 $5 1902DB
Yonkers, First NB, E653
A lovely note from Westchester County with likely machine printed signatures. Great centering.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Yonkers, First NB, E653
Lot #52176 - National Bank Notes > North Carolina - ($ 9,000.00 - $ 15,000.00)
Fr. 534 $5 1882DB
Charlotte, Commercial NB, S2135
This note is Group 4 and it has excellent stamped signatures along with wonderful color and body. This bank has four $5 Brown Backs known, along with fourteen $5 Date Backs. This example has the late plate date of February 17, 1894. Charlotte became part of Mecklenburg County upon its formation during the 1700s and became home to many southern Presbyterians with the immigrants that came from Scotland and Ireland. The bank was formed in February 18, 1874 and issued notes through 1935. This is a circus poster layout on an 1882 Date Back $5 in VF 35.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Charlotte, Commercial NB, S2135
Lot #52177 - National Bank Notes > North Carolina - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Raleigh, Commercial NB, 9067
This Third Charter note from the state capital has boldly stamped signatures.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Raleigh, Commercial NB, 9067
Lot #52178 - National Bank Notes > North Carolina - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Wilmington, Murchison NB, 5182
This North Carolina bank issued large size only and has 132 notes reported. This example has excellent signatures.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Wilmington, Murchison NB, 5182
Lot #52179 - National Bank Notes > North Dakota - ($ 6,500.00 - $ 12,500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1 #C000001A
Buffalo, First NB, 6559
This is the finest small size note reported on this charter. It's the only #1 note and #1 Buffalo, North Dakota known.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ    Bank Name: Buffalo, First NB, 6559
Lot #52180 - National Bank Notes > North Dakota - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Fargo, NB, 5087
This note is UNC but is cut close on the bottom and with extra margin on top. One of 28 small notes reported.
Grade: CU    Bank Name: Fargo, NB, 5087
Lot #52181 - National Bank Notes > North Dakota - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Valley City, NB, 13324
With the exception of a serial #1 note and another in Gem 65 EPQ, this is the next finest example of the 30 known for this Barnes County bank. A small only bank with this note showing the first bank title which was utilized from 1929 to 1932. A heavily collected state.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45    Bank Name: Valley City, NB, 13324
Lot #52182 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 639 $20 1902RS
Cincinnati, Third NB, M2730
A very attractive Red Seal with excellent signatures and nicely centered. This bank has 42 large notes reported, with this note being one of just five $20 Red Seals known.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Cincinnati, Third NB, M2730
Lot #52183 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Ironton, First NB, 98
A super low charter #98 on this note with excellent stamped signatures.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Ironton, First NB, 98
Lot #52184 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 484 $10 1882BB
Lockland, First NB, M4133
A very scarce Hamilton County bank with a paltry 10 known in large size. Auction appearances on this bank are infrequent at best. PMG notes paper pulls and blisters. Perhaps some Neosporin would help.
Grade: PMG VG 10    Bank Name: Lockland, First NB, M4133
Lot #52185 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Lynchburg, First NB, 11772
This Highland County bank gained its charter in 1920 and remained in business for eleven years, issuing only $5 notes. Lovely purple stamped officers' signatures of C.L. Hurt and H.S. Pulse add a lot to this note's desirability. Even though this is from a small run of just a few serial numbers, it is just about the nicest example out there.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64    Bank Name: Lynchburg, First NB, 11772
Lot #52186 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Marietta, First NB, M142
Excellent signatures and originality but cut into the design on top.
Grade: PCGS New 61 PPQ    Bank Name: Marietta, First NB, M142
Lot #52187 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Marietta, First NB, M142
Great quality and well stamped signatures. One of 73 large notes reported.
Grade: PCGS VF 30    Bank Name: Marietta, First NB, M142
Lot #52188 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Marietta, New First NB, 13971
A late chartered bank with 15 small notes reported.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50 PPQ    Bank Name: Marietta, New First NB, 13971
Lot #52189 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 628 $10 1902ND
Pomeroy, NB, M1980
Gorgeous quality and excellent centering along with wonderful blue pen signatures of Stanberry and Nye. A real beauty that was last offered in 2003.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: Pomeroy, NB, M1980
Lot #52190 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Port Clinton, NB, 6227
Three dozen small size known on the bank. The third bank title was used during the small size era. At this VF grade level these always seem to sell for at least several hundred dollars. In our PCDA sale, we sold a $20 graded XF for over $500.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Port Clinton, NB, 6227
Lot #52191 - National Bank Notes > Ohio - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Watertown, First NB, M6943
A very scarce note from this southeast Ohio town which has a trivial seven notes listed in the census. Bold pen signatures and good centering give this problem free note strong visual impact for the Fine grade. From Don's collection where it sold for just under $900 back in 2010.
Grade: PMG Ch. Fine 15    Bank Name: Watertown, First NB, M6943
Lot #52192 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Alex, First NB, 10193
A beautiful $10 Type 2 from this Grady County bank that is easily XF/AU fresh and original. There are 13 small notes reported and there are enough 'Alex'-es to buy them. This note brought $2,070 in 2013. One of three of the best known.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Alex, First NB, 10193
Lot #52193 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Altus, NB of Commerce, 13756
A gorgeous Gem 66 EPQ that is fresh and well centered. This note is nearly consecutive to the '67' that was sold last year at $1,057. The census indicates there are 27 small notes known.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 66 EPQ    Bank Name: Altus, NB of Commerce, 13756
Lot #52194 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Altus, NB of Commerce, 13756
A fresh, well centered note that is close to Gem. A lovely grade and a small bank. One of 27 small notes reported.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ    Bank Name: Altus, NB of Commerce, 13756
Lot #52195 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Anadarko, First NB, 5905
A very pretty note that is among the few best of the 17 small notes reported. There is a tiny spot on the right.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Anadarko, First NB, 5905
Lot #52196 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 8,000.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Bartlesville, NB, W6258
This is a great rarity for Bartlesville fans as it bears the signatures of Frank Phillips and his brother as president and cashier. The note was formerly from the collection of Bill Waken and there have only been three ever offered and none carried the Phillips brothers' signatures, or so I've been told. The signatures are clear and the bank is rare with just eight large notes recorded.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Bartlesville, NB, W6258
Lot #52197 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1803-2 $50 1929T2
Bartlesville, First NB, 6258
This nice looking Type 2 $50 has even circulation and excellent color. The bank has 58 small notes reported with this the second title, with six $50 Type 2s among them. Oil money demands these high denomination bills.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Bartlesville, First NB, 6258
Lot #52198 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 630 $10 1902ND
Braggs, First NB, W10437
A large only Muskogee County bank that is one of only a couple dozen known. A bright example with bold purple signatures and a trio of broad margins. The sheet mate to this note sold for over $500 a half dozen years ago.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45    Bank Name: Braggs, First NB, W10437
Lot #52199 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 4,500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Broken Arrow, First NB, 7115
Names just do not get much cooler than this in America. This bank has just nine small and six large notes reported. This note sold in 2012 at $2,990 and the last one offered realized $1,997 but it was not as nice.
Grade: PCGS VF 30    Bank Name: Broken Arrow, First NB, 7115
Lot #52200 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Dewey, First NB, 8270
An evenly circulated, pen signed note from this Washington County bank; the town was home to two national banks. This note is signed by Tyler and Patridge in bold black ink. There was a Territorial sold in 2017 but the last Blue Seal sold in 2010 at $1,840.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Dewey, First NB, 8270
Lot #52201 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Duncan, Security NB, 12065
A decent, evenly circulated note form this Stephens County bank with only 10 small notes reported. Only two of the five banks issued small size and none are known. The last chance to get one was in 2010.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Duncan, Security NB, 12065
Lot #52202 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 578 $10 1882VB
Durant, NB, W5590
Two dozen notes listed from this large only Bryan County institution. Only a handful of Oklahoma banks issued Value Backs. A much better type.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Durant, NB, W5590
Lot #52203 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 578 $10 1882VB
Durant, NB, W5590
A scarce $10 Value Back with even color and circulation. A rarely seen bank note and typically Value Back.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Durant, NB, W5590
Lot #52204 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Elk City, First NB, W9952
A very nice example from this Beckham County bank with only nine large notes reported. This note is an addition to the nine reported and is among the best. Decent body and stamped signatures.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Elk City, First NB, W9952
Lot #52205 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Fairfax, First NB, 7972
This note is among the rarest of the state with only two small and two large notes reported. The note last sold in 2001 and realized $3,960, long before National Bank Notes got real pricey. This is the only note ever offered on this charter.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Fairfax, First NB, 7972
Lot #52206 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Fairfax, NB, W8202
A pleasing note from this Osage County bank that has just six large notes reported from its short life. The note has purple stamped signatures but the president's is weak. This rare note last sold in 2003 at $1,208.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Fairfax, NB, W8202
Lot #52207 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Frederick, First NB, 8140
A well used rarity from this Tillman County bank with only four large notes reported. Three of those notes seem to be of this quality while one is much better. The stamped signatures are visible but light. This note realized $2,185 in 2003 and only 1 other, in about the same grade, has sold since.
Grade: VG    Bank Name: Frederick, First NB, 8140
Lot #52208 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Frederick, First NB, 8140
A rare small size Oklahoma bank note that last appeared in 2012 realizing $977.50. There are only three different notes that have appeared. Notes from this Tillman County bank are few and far between.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: Frederick, First NB, 8140
Lot #52209 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Hominy, First NB, W7927
This is the finest known large size from this Osage County bank. Just nine large notes are reported and only five have ever been offered publicly. Pen signed by W. Sloan, President and Lila Parke, Assistant Cashier.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Hominy, First NB, W7927
Lot #52210 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Konawa, First NB, 7633
A rare bank that is seldom seen. There are only eight small notes reported and the last one was nine years ago. I haven't offered one in over 20 years.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Konawa, First NB, 7633
Lot #52211 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Marietta, First NB, 5345
A rare Love County bank with only six small notes recorded. There are only two sales listed, the last in 2010 where the note realized $1,092.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Marietta, First NB, 5345
Lot #52212 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Miami, Ottawa County NB, W10019
One of the best of the 31 large notes reported on the bank. Great body and originality along with excellent pen signatures that add to the beauty. It's certainly desirable and the best seen in nearly 20 years.
Grade: XF +    Bank Name: Miami, Ottawa County NB, W10019
Lot #52213 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Mill Creek, First NB, 7197
A pretty, high grade note from this Johnston County bank with only 17 small notes reported, with this one likely the finest known. The note last appeared in 2013 and realized $440.
Grade: PCGS XF 40 PPQ    Bank Name: Mill Creek, First NB, 7197
Lot #52214 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Norman, Security NB, 12036
An interesting bank history in that it was chartered in 1921 but waited until the later small size issuing period to issue only Type 2 notes. A little soiling on the back of this otherwise bright and attractive note. Thirteen small size notes listed in the National Bank Note Census. A scarce bank from a desirable state. In our PCDA sale this year, we sold a VF/XF example for over $1,000.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Norman, Security NB, 12036
Lot #52215 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 653 $20 1902ND
Nowata, Commercial NB, 9949
This is the third finest known from the 16 large notes reported. The president's signature is stamped while the cashier's is penned. There are no comparable sales results and the last one sold in 1998 at $302.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Nowata, Commercial NB, 9949
Lot #52216 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 679a $50 1902ND
Oklahoma City, First NB, W4862
Scarce Napier-Thompson signature combination. Well centered and problem free. Mind-numbingly ubiquitous in small size but not nearly as available in large size. Large size $50s from Oklahoma are a lot tougher with only 80 examples listed. A satisfying large size type.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Oklahoma City, First NB, W4862
Lot #52217 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1 Replacement
Oklahoma City, First NB & TC, 4862
The serial numbers for replacements were added by manual operation of a paging machine. The upper right serial number is clearly different than the lower left number. This bank is unfathomably common but as a replacement note this actually becomes quite desirable.
Grade: PMG XF 40    Bank Name: Oklahoma City, First NB & TC, 4862
Lot #52218 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Pawhuska, First NB, 5961
A lovely note from Osage Indian country and a major oil production region. This note has lovely red ink signatures and beautiful paper quality. There are many banks in town and this note is the best on this bank.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Pawhuska, First NB, 5961
Lot #52219 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Pawhuska, Citizens NB, 7883
A rare bank and one of the town's several banks. There are only seven small notes reported and that's scarce, even in Oklahoma.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Pawhuska, Citizens NB, 7883
Lot #52220 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Pawhuska, Liberty NB, 11314
This bank was chartered late and it's plate date is February 5, 1919. The bank chose the 'Liberty' title for patriotism in WWI. Evenly stamped signatures on this note that is 1 of only 8 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Pawhuska, Liberty NB, 11314
Lot #52221 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Pocasset, First NB, 10960
This is the finest known small size from this Grady County bank that has a mere six small notes recorded. In 2007 a Fine 12 realized $1,955 in very spirited bidding.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Pocasset, First NB, 10960
Lot #52222 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 2,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 608 $5 1902ND
Sand Springs, First NB, 12079
An important note from this Tulsa County bank with an amazing and unusual name. Beautifully purple stamped signatures of the Stewart brothers. The are only 12 large notes reported and this note is among the top two known. This last sold in 2013 at $2,820 and it could do more now. It's beautiful and rare.
Grade: PCGS VF 35 PPQ    Bank Name: Sand Springs, First NB, 12079
Lot #52223 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Tulsa, NB of Commerce, 9942
This is the rare Tulsa bank with only six small notes reported and the last one sold five years ago. Evenly circulated and pleasing. In 2007 an XF realized $1,207.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Tulsa, NB of Commerce, 9942
Lot #52224 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 654 $20 1902ND
Vinita, First NB, W4704
A lovely note dated March 1, 1912. One of 35 large notes reported this is the finest known Blue Seal we have found. Two color stamped signatures of Chas. Bagley, President and Earl Walker, Cashier.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Vinita, First NB, W4704
Lot #52225 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Walters, NB, 7811
This note appears more UNC than XF but it's grade 40 EPQ. I am confident that this note is the best of the 10 small notes reported. Broad margins and excellent paper quality.
Grade: PMG XF 40 EPQ    Bank Name: Walters, NB, 7811
Lot #52226 - National Bank Notes > Oklahoma - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Waurika, NB, 8861
A gorgeous and pristine Gem with excellent color and centering. There are only 15 small notes recorded and this one is surely among the best. It's been 5 years since any have been offered.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ    Bank Name: Waurika, NB, 8861
Lot #52227 - National Bank Notes > Oregon - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Portland, United States NB, 4514
An ever popular 'forbidden title' on this note with excellent signatures.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Portland, United States NB, 4514
Lot #52228 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 482 $10 1882BB
Allentown, NB, 1322
A lovely Brown Back from the home of Ossie's Coin Shop. There are six $10 Brown Backs along with three $5s and one $20. The pen signatures are bold and all over the signature block.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Allentown, NB, 1322
Lot #52229 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Berlin, Philson NB, 6512
A family named bank dated March 10, 1902 that has only five large notes recorded. Signed by a Philson family member as president and with a solid cashier's as well. It's been 14 years since the last offering.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Berlin, Philson NB, 6512
Lot #52230 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Berwyn, NB, E3945
An evenly circulated example of this very scarce Chester County bank with only ten large known. Clear signatures of John C. Acker and Wm. H. Haines. The bank opened in 1888 and almost survived until the end of the national banking era, closing up in 1934. The only other $20 on the bank was at this same Fine grade level and realized $2,760 a dozen years ago.
Grade: PMG Fine 12    Bank Name: Berwyn, NB, E3945
Lot #52231 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,750.00 - $ 3,250.00)
Fr. 545 $10 1882DB
Bradford, NB, E2428
Bradford is located in the Endless Mountains region of northeast Pennsylvania. Thirty large size known but only a half dozen of these are Second Charter notes. This same note is listed as UNC in the census. Either way you look at it, this is the finest note known on the bank and by a wide margin at that. A broadly margined and perfectly centered piece that has the look of a real winner. Worthy of a four-figure price simply as an AU Second Charter note, but in actuality worth much more as it lays.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50    Bank Name: Bradford, NB, E2428
Lot #52232 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Brookville, Jefferson County NB, 2392
A healthy majority of large notes on this bank are pretty First Charters. There are actually only a half-dozen Third Charter notes. We sold this same piece a dozen years ago for $460.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Brookville, Jefferson County NB, 2392
Lot #52233 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Brookville, NB, 3051
A satisfying Jefferson County high denomination note that has deep embossing and flashy paper. Smythe sold this same note for $230 over twenty years ago. Fifteen years ago we sold the consecutive note in AU for over $600.
Grade: PMG XF 40 EPQ    Bank Name: Brookville, NB, 3051
Lot #52234 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 661 $20 1902ND
Brownsville, Second NB, 2673
Roughly 20 large are known for this better Fayette County institution located south of Pittsburgh. The Second National succeeded the First National Bank when it was liquidated in 1882. The doors of the bank were shuttered in 1930. An utterly original piece with bold signatures. Easily one of the couple nicest known on the bank, with its only rival the #1 $5 Red Seal.
Grade: PCGS XF 40 PPQ    Bank Name: Brownsville, Second NB, 2673
Lot #52235 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1804-1 $100 1929T1
Butler, Butler County NB & TC, 4374
High denomination $50s and $100s only during the small size era as well as the Third Charter period. PMG notes Minor repairs. Nice VF examples have proven to be worth several hundred dollars when they appear at auction.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Butler, Butler County NB & TC, 4374
Lot #52236 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Carrolltown, First NB, 5855
An attractive note from this Cambria County bank with 31 small notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Carrolltown, First NB, 5855
Lot #52237 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 587 $5 1902RS
Catawissa, NB, E7448
A pleasing VF Red Seal from this Columbia County bank with just 14 large notes reported, which includes 4 Red Seals and two are #1s. Black signatures of C.J. Fisher, President and C.S. Fox, Cashier.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Catawissa, NB, E7448
Lot #52238 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Cherry Tree, First NB, 7000
An always popular note due to its even-thousand charter number as well as its evocative town name. Cherry Tree was named for a large cherry tree that stood at the confluence of Cushion Creek and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Not even a dozen large size are known, with this being one of the couple nicest listed in the census. The only nicer example grades XF 40 and it sold a few years ago for $1,350. We sold this same note for $862.50 in our 2012 IPMS sale.
Grade: PCGS VF 30    Bank Name: Cherry Tree, First NB, 7000
Lot #52239 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 484 $10 1882BB
Claysville, NB, 4255
Fresh, original and well centered with pen signatures that are lovely on this note from this Washington County bank. There are only 15 large notes reported and all three $5 Brown Backs are nice looking.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Claysville, NB, 4255
Lot #52240 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Columbia, Central NB, 3873
A scarce bank from heavily collected Lancaster County. Sixteen enumerated in the large size census. A wonderfully original example with bright paper, huge margins, and excellent signatures. This is one of the couple finest on the bank. One of only two notes to appear at auction. The other was a Fine that sold for $400 almost 15 years ago.
Grade: PMG XF 40 EPQ    Bank Name: Columbia, Central NB, 3873
Lot #52241 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Columbia, Central NB, 3873
Not a scarce bank but this is one of the couple best quality pieces known. Seen with excellent centering and fresh paper. Typical grade for this bank is VF.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64    Bank Name: Columbia, Central NB, 3873
Lot #52242 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 501 $20 1882BB
Connellsville, First NB, E2329
A large-only Fayette County bank that closed its doors in 1928. There are 27 examples listed in the census. Only three Second Charters are known, all Brown Backs, and this is easily the nicest of the three. Plentiful margins and good centering frame this note really well. The only other Brown Back to sell was a $10 that we offered 20 years ago. A very desirable note.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Connellsville, First NB, E2329
Lot #52243 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Denver, NB, 6037
There is a healthy run of CU Type One Tens on this Lancaster County bank. It has been about fifteen years but we sold a couple of uncirculated examples for around $500 each.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ    Bank Name: Denver, NB, 6037
Lot #52244 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
East Stroudsburg, NB, 4011
A nice white note with strong stamped signatures and stiff paper. The margin is cut into the design at the lower left.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: East Stroudsburg, NB, 4011
Lot #52245 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 402 $5 1875
Easton, First NB, 1171
This Northampton County bank is not at all scarce by any stretch of the imagination, but this is a very tough type. There are a grand total of three First Charter notes on the bank. This gorgeous example is listed as XF and it sure looks the part and then some. Wide margins, delicate signatures, and superb color make this a prize note for its next caretaker. We first sold this note close to 30 years ago.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Easton, First NB, 1171
Lot #52246 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 250.00 - $ 350.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Easton, First NB, 1171
A decent note with excellent stamped signatures.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Easton, First NB, 1171
Lot #52247 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Ephrata, NB, 2515
This Lancaster County bank has 26 small notes reported and this note is one of four $10 Type 2s reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Ephrata, NB, 2515
Lot #52248 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Erie, Marine NB, E870
Twenty-eight large size known for this Erie County institution. Few auction results for $20 Plain Backs but we did sell one in Fine condition for close to $350 in our 2012 IPMS sale.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Erie, Marine NB, E870
Lot #52249 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Frackville, First NB & TC, 7860
A couple dozen large size listed for this scarce Schuylkill County locale. It bears the bank's second title. A trio of wide margins are seen and the embossing is palpable even through the holder. A very attractive example that is likely one of the three or four nicest known for the bank.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50 PPQ    Bank Name: Frackville, First NB & TC, 7860
Lot #52250 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Frackville, First NB & TC, 7860
Excellent paper quality and 1 of only 25 large notes reported, including both titles. Light stamped signatures. There is a tear and it's close at the lower left.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Frackville, First NB & TC, 7860
Lot #52251 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Frackville, First NB & TC, 7860
Not quite two dozen small size known for this better Schuylkill County bank. Of those two dozen this is either the only uncirculated note or one of two CU examples. Auction appearances are rare in small size although we have sold two others. Both were Fine and both sold 15-20 years ago, and both realized over $300 each. This stunning example should head at least into the upper hundreds of dollars.
Grade: PMG UNC 62 EPQ    Bank Name: Frackville, First NB & TC, 7860
Lot #52252 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Fredericksburg, First NB, 8783
A super rare bank from Lebanon County with only six small notes reported. We sold a marginally nice note for $622 in 2018.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Fredericksburg, First NB, 8783
Lot #52253 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 450.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Gettysburg, NB, 611
Excellent paper quality and well stamped officers' signatures. A popular historical area.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Gettysburg, NB, 611
Lot #52254 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Harrisville, First NB, E6859
One of only seven large size on this rare Butler County institution. Third Charters only during the large size era with this being the only Date Back. All are lower grade with this note only having one equal. That note was a PCGS VF 25 that sold for $575 a half dozen years ago.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Harrisville, First NB, E6859
Lot #52255 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Highland Park, State Road NB, 13196
A cool and strange bank title. There are only 11 small notes reported and the last offered was in 2010 and brought $862. PCGS notes: repaired edge tears top center.
Grade: PCGS VF 30    Bank Name: Highland Park, State Road NB, 13196
Lot #52256 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Jeannette, Peoples NB, 7792
A plain rare large only bank that has an infinitesimal three examples listed in the National Bank Note Census. This Westmoreland County institution opened in 1905 and closed up shop in 1927. PMG notes paper damage and rust. A great note whose auction sales are typically separated by decades.
Grade: PMG Fine 12 Net    Bank Name: Jeannette, Peoples NB, 7792
Lot #52257 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 609 $5 1902ND
Jenkintown, Citizens NB, 12530
A scarce note with a census figure in the mid-teens. A tear is seen but this is still a desirable Montgomery County note.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Jenkintown, Citizens NB, 12530
Lot #52258 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 450.00 - $ 850.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Johnstown, First NB, 51
P.F. McAneny and David Barry are the bank officers of this Cambria County institution. The bank closed up shop on February 5, 1934. Listed in the census as Ch. VF. Of the 33 listed there are very few auction appearances. We sold a Fine in our 2013 CPMX for over $300.
Grade: PMG VF 30 EPQ    Bank Name: Johnstown, First NB, 51
Lot #52259 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 375.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1804-1 $100 1929T1
Johnstown, United States NB, 5913
A nice looking and evenly circulated $100 Type 1.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: Johnstown, United States NB, 5913
Lot #52260 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 501 $20 1882BB
Kittanning, Merchants NB, E5073
A pretty, mid-grade $20 Brown Back that is 1 of 27 large notes reported, including just three Brown Backs total. This note has excellent bold signatures and great color.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Kittanning, Merchants NB, E5073
Lot #52261 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Kittanning, Merchants NB, 5073
A better bank with two dozen known in large size. PMG notes Previously Mounted, a fact that is difficult to discern through the plastic holder. It's a lovely note that is listed as XF in the census. This first sold for over $700 some fifteen years ago.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 Net    Bank Name: Kittanning, Merchants NB, 5073
Lot #52262 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Koppel, First NB, 14070
This Beaver County institution issued a mere $15,550 of notes, all Type Two fives, during its brief life from 1934 to 1935. A paltry seven examples are known and this XF is far and away the finest of that elite group. Auction appearances are typically separated by many years. Once this goes into an advanced collection, it likely will not reemerge for a long time.
Grade: PMG XF 40 EPQ    Bank Name: Koppel, First NB, 14070
Lot #52263 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Lancaster, Fulton NB, 2634
A Gem with a centerfold and great color. This is the best note offered in eight years. One of 120 small notes reported.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Lancaster, Fulton NB, 2634
Lot #52264 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 632 $10 1902ND
Lansford, First NB, 5234
A scarce Carbon County location with only twelve large to its credit. Evenly circulated with some minor repairs. Common in small size but large size auction appearances are infrequent at best.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Lansford, First NB, 5234
Lot #52265 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Lebanon, First NB, E240
A scarce note with excellent signatures. It's been nearly a decade since anything better than a 'dog' was offered.
Grade: Fine +    Bank Name: Lebanon, First NB, E240
Lot #52266 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 350.00 - $ 650.00)
Fr. 605 $5 1902ND
Lebanon, Peoples NB, 4955
Smythe sold this same note for about $200 over a couple decades ago. It has boldly accomplished signatures and sizeable margins.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Lebanon, Peoples NB, 4955
Lot #52267 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1 #1
Lewistown, Mifflin County NB, 1579
This Mifflin County bank spanned the entire national banking era from 1865 to 1935. There are several serial number #1 examples listed in the census but, after perusing the census and auction records, this is in all likelihood the finest known. An exceptional note with dead-on centering and punch through embossing. The other Type 1 serial number one notes that have sold were a PMG Ch. UNC 64 EPQ that realized $1,500 and a raw AU/UNC that sold in the range of $1,200 to $5,000. This is a great note no matter how you look at it.
Grade: PMG Superb Gem UNC 67 EPQ    Bank Name: Lewistown, Mifflin County NB, 1579
Lot #52268 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2 #A000002
Lewistown, Mifflin County NB, 1579
This beauty realized $587 in our June 2016 sale. It was previously described as: Low serial #2 adds to the allure of this gorgeous near Superb Gem Lewistown note. Simply a stunning example with huge margins and razor sharp embossing. The census shows that Type 2 $20 notes are a far tougher animal to obtain than the typical circulated pieces that float around the auction circuit. Worthy of several premium bids in order to obtain it.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ    Bank Name: Lewistown, Mifflin County NB, 1579
Lot #52269 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2 #A000003
Lewistown, Mifflin County NB, 1579
A beauty from the first sheet of $20 Type 2s printed by this bank with 67 small notes reported. The serial #2 note realized $582 in our 2016 IPMS auction.
Grade: PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ    Bank Name: Lewistown, Mifflin County NB, 1579
Lot #52270 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Malvern, NB, 3147
The only note issuer in this popular Chester County locale. Common in small size but such is not the case for large size examples. The bank issued close to $2 million during its time in business, but just over $5,000 remained outstanding in 1935. The only other recent example we see having sold was a PMG VF 30 EPQ that topped the $1,000 mark a year ago.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Malvern, NB, 3147
Lot #52271 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Manheim, NB, 912
Dark printed signatures seen on this heavily-collected Lancaster County note. Two dozen listed in the National Bank Note Census but few seem to show up at auction in recent years.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Manheim, NB, 912
Lot #52272 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 631 $10 1902ND
Marietta, Exchange NB, 10707
Quite a challenging Lancaster County locale with a baker's dozen listed in large size. The $10 was the only denomination issued in both large and small size. A gorgeous note that is bright, fresh, and displaying lovely signatures. This is likely one of the two or three finest known on the bank.
Grade: PMG VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Marietta, Exchange NB, 10707
Lot #52273 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 479 $10 1882BB
Mauch Chunk, Second NB, 469
A large-only Carbon County bank that produced First Charters and Brown Backs before liquidating in 1902. A very interesting town in that it was renamed Jim Thorpe, PA. following the great athlete's death in 1953, even though Thorpe had no association with Mauch Chunk whatsoever. A mere dozen enumerated in the census, with this note listed as AU. It isn't AU but it is very pretty for the grade.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Mauch Chunk, Second NB, 469
Lot #52274 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Maytown, NB, 9461
Nine large size known for this bank located in heavily collected Lancaster County. Third Charters only during the large size era. A picture-perfect example for the VF 30 grade. Abundant margins, boldly accomplished signatures, and flawless paper surfaces add a lot to its visual impact. Auction appearances are few and far between for this bank's notes.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Maytown, NB, 9461
Lot #52275 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1 #F000009A
McDonald, First NB, 4752
An ultra scarce bank in Washington County with only six small notes reported and no offerings since 2002!
Grade: VF    Bank Name: McDonald, First NB, 4752
Lot #52276 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
McKees Rocks, First NB, 5142
An original and fresh example from this Allegheny County bank.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53 EPQ    Bank Name: McKees Rocks, First NB, 5142
Lot #52277 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 700.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Mercersburg, First NB, 9330
As far as we can tell this is the finest-known large size example on this south central Pennsylvania institution. The note remains bright, shows deeply printed devices, and displays excellent color. The $10 denomination is by far the most common. We have only sold a pair of $5 Plain Backs over the years. The first graded Fine and it topped the $400 mark in our 2003 PCDA sale. The second graded VF and realized over $600 in our 2011 PCDA sale. This AU should transcend the thousand dollar barrier.
Grade: PCGS Abt. New 50    Bank Name: Mercersburg, First NB, 9330
Lot #52278 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Middleburgh, First NB, 4156
The First National was the only bank in town which produced notes. A stunning example for the grade that is listed as XF/AU in the census. A conservatively graded piece that is one of fifteen known in large size.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Middleburgh, First NB, 4156
Lot #52279 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Myerstown, NB, E5241
This Lebanon County bank is not particularly scarce but in XF grade it should find a happy home in someone's collection.
Grade: PMG XF 40    Bank Name: Myerstown, NB, E5241
Lot #52280 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 750.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Nescopeck, NB, 12159
A scarce Pennsylvania bank with just nine other small notes reported, including one other $10 Type 2. Great color and even circulation.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Nescopeck, NB, 12159
Lot #52281 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Northampton, Cement NB of Siegfried, 5227
Great stamped signatures, good color and an interesting bank title, which is the second one. There are only 26 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Northampton, Cement NB of Siegfried, 5227
Lot #52282 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Oil City, NB, E5240
Stamped purple signature and excellent paper quality enhance this note that was cut by a machine or a careless employee.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Oil City, NB, E5240
Lot #52283 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 200.00 - $ 300.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Oley, First NB, 8858
A pretty circ note from this bank that has 86 small notes reported.
Grade: CU    Bank Name: Oley, First NB, 8858
Lot #52284 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 656 $20 1902ND
Patton, First NB, 4857
A satisfying Cambria County bank with three dozen listed in the census. Evenly circulated and seen with good color. An acceptable note.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Patton, First NB, 4857
Lot #52285 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Philadelphia, Sixth NB, E352
A neat 'sixth' title on this note with excellent stamped signatures. There are just 31 large notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Philadelphia, Sixth NB, E352
Lot #52286 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 397b $5 Original
Philadelphia, City NB, 543
A very early Philadelphia national bank with only six large notes reported. This note has some flaws and a small piece out of the lower center. PMG notes: paper damage.
Grade: PMG VG 10 Net    Bank Name: Philadelphia, City NB, 543
Lot #52287 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Philadelphia, Kensington NB, 544
About three dozen large size known for this better Philadelphia bank. It has superb signatures, bright paper surfaces, and bold printing. This original XF is certainly one of the few nicest known on the bank.
Grade: PMG XF 40 EPQ    Bank Name: Philadelphia, Kensington NB, 544
Lot #52288 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 675 $50 1902ND
Philadelphia, Southwark NB, 560
A dozen or so Philadelphia banks were chartered in October, 1864 and the Southwark National Bank was one of them. Dark pen signatures of E.H. Wert and W.W. Foulkrod, Jr. Not a rare bank in terms of actual census numbers, but auction appearances really are few and far between for this bank. We first sold this note 20 years ago for $632.50. It will be worth a little more these days. One of a quartet of fifties on the bank.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Philadelphia, Southwark NB, 560
Lot #52289 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 616 $10 1902DB
Philadelphia, Union NB, E563
A large-only Philadelphia bank that relinquished its charter in 1927. The census lists this satisfying example as UNC. It is a bright and fresh note, with superior printing quality and exceptional signatures. Much better Date Back. Likely one of the couple finest pieces known for this bank.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53    Bank Name: Philadelphia, Union NB, E563
Lot #52290 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 590 $5 1902DB
Philadelphia, Central NB, E723
A beautifully centered, high grade note from a rare Philadelphia bank. There are only seven large notes reported before this, the eighth large reported, yet only the first $5 Blue Seal.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Philadelphia, Central NB, E723
Lot #52291 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 617 $10 1902DB
Philadelphia, Southwestern NB, E3498
An elusive large size note from the City of Brotherly Love. Just short of a dozen large size listed with Third Charter Date Backs the latest notes issued. Just $3,255 in large size was out when the bank was placed in receivership in August, 1934. Well signed, great color, and with an interesting title layout. Utterly original and fresh.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Philadelphia, Southwestern NB, E3498
Lot #52292 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 626 $10 1902ND
Philadelphia, Quaker City NB, 4050
A really pretty example from this City of Brotherly Love institution. A lot of the auction appearances that we can find seem to be Brown Backs. PMG notes stains lightened. A really pretty example of this somewhat better large-only bank.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Philadelphia, Quaker City NB, 4050
Lot #52293 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Phoenixville, Farmers & Mechanics NB, 1936
A nice looking note from this Chester County bank with 91 small notes reported.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Phoenixville, Farmers & Mechanics NB, 1936
Lot #52294 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 480 $10 1882BB
Pittsburgh, Peoples NB, E727
One of Pittsburgh's more challenging banks. A large-only issuer that is an evenly circulated example. Well margined and retaining good signatures for a note this heavily circulated. Relative few First and Second Charters on the bank.
Grade: PMG VG 10    Bank Name: Pittsburgh, Peoples NB, E727
Lot #52295 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 667 $50 1902DB
Pittsburgh, Exchange NB, E1057
A really nice example for the VF 35 grade. Listed in the National Bank Note Census as XF. Third Charter fifties make for a dominant display. Engraved signatures of P.D. Beatty and J.W. Marsh. The receiver paid the Exchange National a very unkind visit in 1931. This same note first sold in the 2004 Central States sale for about $1,500.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Pittsburgh, Exchange NB, E1057
Lot #52296 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,400.00 - $ 2,400.00)
Fr. 552 $20 1882DB
Pittsburgh, Duquesne NB, E2278
As I recall, Ossie or Harry first appeared with the hoard and I know Ossie had parts of it for years. This note has excellent paper quality and excellent signatures but there it's too close on the bottom for a higher grade.
Grade: CU    Bank Name: Pittsburgh, Duquesne NB, E2278
Lot #52297 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
Pittsburgh, Commercial NB, E2711
Not even a dozen pieces listed in the census for this better large-only bank. Auction appearances for this Pittsburgh bank are rare as well. The only other example we can find was another Red Seal that graded PCGS Apparent Fine 12 and it still sold for over $500 five years ago.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Pittsburgh, Commercial NB, E2711
Lot #52298 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 647 $20 1902DB
Pittsburgh, Lincoln NB, E4883
Ex: Amon Carter. This note first realized a whopping $31 in the 1945 Barney Bluestone sale of the Grinnell collection. Very scarce Napier-Thompson signature combination. A large-only institution that exited the banking scene in 1915, leaving a whopping 14 census entries of Second Charter notes and Third Charter Date Backs. This is one of only two Third Charter notes on the bank and the only $20 note (the other is a $50). A note that has a lot going for it and which is certain to make our estimate look quite foolish once the hammer falls.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Pittsburgh, Lincoln NB, E4883
Lot #52299 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 587 $5 1902RS
Pittsburgh, Mellon NB, E6301
A gorgeous Red Seal from a bank long known for saving many $5 Red Seals. This note has the signature of A.W. Mellon but they appear to be printed.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64    Bank Name: Pittsburgh, Mellon NB, E6301
Lot #52300 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Pittsburgh, Mellon NB, 6301
I like the 'A' prefix on this double serial number note from the fourth charter period. A very large printing from one of the largest national bank note issuers of the time.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Pittsburgh, Mellon NB, 6301
Lot #52301 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Port Royal, NB, 11373
Even though there are twice as many small size notes listed in the census as there are large size, the number of auction appearances is virtually the same between the two types. This original AU note is probably the nicest piece known for this bank. Out of a census of eighteen notes that's pretty good.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 53 EPQ    Bank Name: Port Royal, NB, 11373
Lot #52302 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Red Lion, First NB, E5184
Auction appearances for this York County institution are few and far between. It has been over a decade since another Third Charter note showed up at auction. It has three wide margins and bright paper surfaces. This certainly appears to be one of the couple nicest examples known on the bank.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Red Lion, First NB, E5184
Lot #52303 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 25,000.00 - $ 35,000.00)
Fr. 470 $5 1882BB
Renovo, First NB, E3763
Renovo is located in Clinton County and until this note was discovered there were no notes known. The bank was chartered in 1887 and the note carries a plate date of July 28, 1887. This is the only $5 Brown Back known on this charter and it's only the second large note reported, the other is a 1902 $50. Excellent pen signatures of James Murphy, President and W.B. Reilley, Cashier. PMG notes: minor repairs.
Grade: PCGS VF 25    Bank Name: Renovo, First NB, E3763
Lot #52304 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Rimersburg, First NB, 6676
A scarce bank in Clarion County with just 12 small notes and 3 uncut sheets recorded.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Rimersburg, First NB, 6676
Lot #52305 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 490 $10 1882BB
Saltsburg, First NB, E2609
If you are in the market for a First Charter note on this Indiana County bank you could check regular auction listings and before long one will be made available to you. On the other hand, if you are looking for a Second Charter note on this bank then you needn't look any further. This note is the only game in town. Of the two dozen pieces listed in the National Bank Note Census, this is the only one listed as UNC. Even though PMG has rightly called it AU, it is certainly one of the couple nicest examples for this charter. As a nice AU Brown Back it is worth $1,000 or so. As a rare AU Brown Back it is worth so much more.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50 EPQ    Bank Name: Saltsburg, First NB, E2609
Lot #52306 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Schaefferstown, First NB, 8962
A rare bank in Lebanon County with only eight small notes reported. It's been some 18 years since I have sold this tough bank. We sold an AU at $1,595 in 2001.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Schaefferstown, First NB, 8962
Lot #52307 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 645 $20 1902DB
Scranton, Traders NB, E4183
The Traders NB is an available charter but not so for Third Charter Date Backs. There are only a quartet of $5 notes and this is the only $20 example known. If you are looking for Plain Backs there are plenty to choose from. If you need a Date Back, and specifically a $20 note, then you should not let tonight's offering pass you by.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Scranton, Traders NB, E4183
Lot #52308 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 618 $10 1902DB
Scranton, Union NB, E8737
The receiver paid this bank's officers an unwanted visit in February 1934. Cashier W.W. McCulloch would go on to become President McCulloch during the small size era. Third Charters only during the large size era with this being one of a half dozen Date Backs. A much better type and likely the nicest of those few known.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 50    Bank Name: Scranton, Union NB, E8737
Lot #52309 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 3,000.00 - $ 4,000.00)
Fr. 471 $5 1882BB #1
Sewickley, First NB, 4462
A desirable #1 Brown Back $5 from this Allegany County bank with 19 large notes reported. Excellent pen signature of R.J. Murray, President. PMG notes: stained.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Sewickley, First NB, 4462
Lot #52310 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 10,000.00)
Fr. 467 $5 1882BB
Shamokin, First NB, 3045
This note is completely unique for this bank which was only in business from 1883 to 1903, during the First Charter period and it seems to be the only known note. The pen signature of C.G. Graver, President is bold but the cashier's is too faint to read, but clear. There is minor edge wear and tiny split. Previously from our sale in 1999.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Shamokin, First NB, 3045
Lot #52311 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 850.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Shamokin, Market Street NB, 5625
This town has lots of national banks and this bank has just 10 large notes reported. This note is one of the most available and the highest grade. Dark, well stamped signatures as well.
Grade: PCGS Ch. Abt. New 58    Bank Name: Shamokin, Market Street NB, 5625
Lot #52312 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 7,500.00)
Fr. 587 $5 1902RS #1
Shamokin, NB, E6942
This charter has 23 large notes reported with the first title. This note has great pen signatures of Mullen and Graeber. Beautiful colors, signatures and centering. Fresh and desirable. There is a centerfold and another that's redone.
Grade: XF/AU    Bank Name: Shamokin, NB, E6942
Lot #52313 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 2,250.00 - $ 3,500.00)
Fr. 590 $5 1902DB #1
Shamokin, NB, E6942
I cannot find any sales results back to 2001. Fresh and desirable example with the first title. Pen signed by Jno. Mullen, President and Geo. C. Graeber, Cashier.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Shamokin, NB, E6942
Lot #52314 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 635 $10 1902ND
Shamokin, West End NB, 12805
This bank's plate date is July 15, 1925 and it's signed by Abe Snyder, President and C.H. Runberger, Cashier. There are only four large notes reported with just one nicer than this. This note appeared in 2014 and realized $1,116.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Shamokin, West End NB, 12805
Lot #52315 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1 #B000001A
Shamokin, West End NB, 12805
Part of a collection on this Northumberland County bank with 67 small notes reported. This is a fresh and original #1 and 'B' position note. In 2014 a #1 realized $1,880.
Grade: Gem CU    Bank Name: Shamokin, West End NB, 12805
Lot #52316 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 627 $10 1902ND
Shenandoah, Merchants NB, E4546
Thirty large size known on this Schuylkill County bank. Listed as XF in the census. Wide margins and excellent centering give this note excellent presentation.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Shenandoah, Merchants NB, E4546
Lot #52317 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 401 $5 1875
Slatington, NB, 2293
This is one of the prettiest First Charter notes we have seen on this Lehigh County bank. It has an intriguing layout, thick signatures, and absolutely superb color. The state seal of Pennsylvania, which was adopted in 1776, is seen at back left. There is an eagle on top of a shield, flanked by two horses, one black and the other white. The motto "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence" is on the banner below. This represents the first time we have had an 1875 example in one of our sales.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Slatington, NB, 2293
Lot #52318 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Souderton, Peoples NB, 13251
A lovely and fresh Type 2 $5 from this late chartered bank. One of 50 small notes recorded.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ    Bank Name: Souderton, Peoples NB, 13251
Lot #52319 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1 #A000004A
South Fork, First NB, 6573
Low serial #4 and evenly circulated. Last March we sold a VF 30 at $705, before that there were less than 42 serial numbers recorded.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: South Fork, First NB, 6573
Lot #52320 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 613 $10 1902RS
Stoneboro, First NB, E6638
This better Mercer County institution opened in 1903 and issued through the end of the national banking era. A scarce bank with fifteen large listed in the census. As of 1935, a hair over $1,000 remained outstanding on the bank. If you are looking for a Red Seal on this bank do not bother looking elsewhere- this is the only example known. A well margined and modestly circulated piece with bright red seal and charter numbers.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Stoneboro, First NB, E6638
Lot #52321 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Stoneboro, First NB, 6638
A really scarce Mercer County institution with a paltry nine known in small size. Unlike the large size notes on this bank, which appear often enough in high grade, small note rarely appear. The ones that do are virtually always Type 2 notes. This is only the second Type 1 to appear at public auction, and the other appeared over a dozen years ago.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Stoneboro, First NB, 6638
Lot #52322 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Summerville, Union NB, 6739
A rare bank with only five small notes reported in all denominations.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Summerville, Union NB, 6739
Lot #52323 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 4,000.00 - $ 6,000.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1 #B000001A
Tionesta, Forest County NB, 5038
There are only four #1 $50 Type 1s from the state, but does that forget something?
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Tionesta, Forest County NB, 5038
Lot #52324 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Tionesta, Forest County NB, 5038
A much scarcer bank that produced only fifties and hundreds during the small size era. They printed 166 sheets of $50s and 38 sheets of $100s. A splendid piece that is likely one of the trio of nicest examples known of the 16 that are enumerated in the census. We sold this same note for $320 way back in 1997 when all of this stuff was still cheap compared to today.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Tionesta, Forest County NB, 5038
Lot #52325 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Tionesta, Forest County NB, 5038
A sharp, evenly circulated $50 from this Forest County bank. One of only 16 small notes reported and all are $50s and $100s.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Tionesta, Forest County NB, 5038
Lot #52326 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 1,750.00)
Fr. 480 $10 1882BB
Titusville, Second NB, E879
A beautiful and fresh $10 Brown Back with excellent signatures of Hyde and Wheeler. The note is so pretty and the estimate is conservative. This bank is in Crawford County near the early oil fields in Pennsylvania.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Titusville, Second NB, E879
Lot #52327 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Trevorton, First NB, 7722
A really intriguing note that has been signed by the acting cashier and the vice president. A meager 10 known for this scarce Northumberland County institution. Hugely margined, wonderfully centered, and seen with bright, flashy paper. According to the National Bank Note Census and also auction records, this seems to be the finest known piece on this bank. A couple of years back a note just five serial numbers from this one sold for over $350 and that only graded VF 25.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45 EPQ    Bank Name: Trevorton, First NB, 7722
Lot #52328 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 598 $5 1902ND
Tyrone, Blair County NB, E6516
Bold signatures and abundant margins add to the visual impact of this note. According to the NBN census, there are 27 large size examples for this bank. This XF is one of the three or four nicest known.
Grade: PMG XF 40    Bank Name: Tyrone, Blair County NB, E6516
Lot #52329 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Verona, First NB, 4877
A pleasing grade and scarce location. One of just 19 small notes reported.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Verona, First NB, 4877
Lot #52330 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 603 $5 1902ND
Warren, NB, 4879
This note bears the much scarcer Napier-Thompson signature combination. When the bank extended its charter for twenty years in 1913, its notes were given this scarce signature combination. Only 132 charter numbers have notes containing this combo. Nice printed signatures of bank officers R.W. Mackay and F.E. Hertzel are seen. The Warren National Bank was the last of the three banks in town to qualify for its federal charter. A check of the census shows that this is one of the five nicest large size known. The only other recent comparable sale was the for the consecutive note to this one. A PCGS AU 58 that sold for about $650 two years ago.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 64    Bank Name: Warren, NB, 4879
Lot #52331 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 631 $10 1902ND
Wilmerding, First NB, 5000
A lovely example of this very popular even thousand charter number. Wide top sheet selvage reveals "A.D.W." as well as a guideline marker and the date 1901. The "1902" at the top of this Plain Back uncut sheet tells us that these notes have a "1902" face, i.e. "deposited with the" instead of the "or other securities" phrase found on Third Charter Date Backs. This is the second title of the bank which was changed in 1923. A peachy example that is visually flawless.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Wilmerding, First NB, 5000
Lot #52332 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 4,500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1 #A000001A
York Springs, First NB, 7856
This is the only #1 note known on this charter and there are only 15 small notes recorded. Apparently this note was graded before the professional removal of mounting adhesive. Now it's completely Gem.
Grade: Ch. CU    Bank Name: York Springs, First NB, 7856
Lot #52333 - National Bank Notes > Pennsylvania - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 651 $20 1902ND
Youngsville, First NB, 8165
A darn scarce Warren County bank that has only 10 large size notes known. There are eight $5s, one $10, and one $20. A wonderfully signed note that displays vibrant ink colors, bold signatures, and bright paper. If you are looking for a $20 Plain Back on the bank then this is likely your last hope for many years to come.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Youngsville, First NB, 8165
Lot #52334 - National Bank Notes > Rhode Island - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Providence, National Exchange Bank, 1339
Excellent bold black printed signatures and even circulation.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: Providence, National Exchange Bank, 1339
Lot #52335 - National Bank Notes > South Carolina - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 625 $10 1902ND
Charleston, Peoples NB, S1621
A lovely example with a tight top design that was likely cut with the machine that prints the signatures as well. Super paper quality and signatures.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Charleston, Peoples NB, S1621
Lot #52336 - National Bank Notes > South Carolina - ($ 30,000.00 - $ 40,000.00)
Fr. 469 $5 1882BB
Rock Hill, First NB, 3616
Plate date January 11, 1887. Rock Hill was founded when the post office opened in 1852, shortly after the first passenger train arrived, but it was not incorporated until 1870. This bank was chartered on January 11, 1887 and was liquidated on August 31, 1898, just 11 years later. They issued just 3,706 sheets of $5 Brown Backs. Notes were unknown until this example appeared. All notes are circus posters, or that is what I think. This note has pen signatures of W.L. Roddey, President and J.H. Miller, Cashier. PMG notes: minor repairs.
Grade: PMG Fine 12    Bank Name: Rock Hill, First NB, 3616
Lot #52337 - National Bank Notes > South Dakota - ($ 10,000.00 - $ 15,000.00)
Fr. 471 $5 1882BB
Canton, First NB, 2830
Canton is the seat of Lincoln County and was home to the Canton Indian insane Asylum, the only 'Institution for Insane Indians' in the United States. Congress passed the bill creating it in 1898, and it was open to receive patients in 1903. Most of the inmates were not mentally ill, being incarcerated for alcoholism, opposing government interests, or simply being culturally misunderstood. The asylum was closed in 1934, after a 1927 inquiry by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which determined that many of the inmates showed no signs of mental illness. At least 121 of the 350 Indians detained there died from deplorable living conditions. I'm not aware of any other South Dakota bank that issued a "Circus Poster". This example is new to the market, and although it has undergone some professional restoration, it is still a desirable note. There is one other "Circus Poster" known on the bank. However, there are simply not enough of these from the whole country to satisfy all the collectors that wish to own one of these imaginative designs. Group 4. Plate date 11/2/89. PMG notes: restoration.
Grade: PMG VG 10 Net    Bank Name: Canton, First NB, 2830
Lot #52338 - National Bank Notes > South Dakota - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 652 $20 1902ND
Mitchell, NB, W3578
A very attractive note from this Mitchell, South Dakota bank that remains scarce with just 44 large notes reported. High quality but faded signatures.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Mitchell, NB, W3578
Lot #52339 - National Bank Notes > South Dakota - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 1803-1 $50 1929T1
Yankton, Dakota NB, 9445
A scarcer Yankton bank that issued only fifties and hundreds during both large size and small size eras. The bank opened in 1909 and operated until 1931. This is probably one of the three nicest known on the bank. The other two XF pieces each sold for around $2,750 each in the past dozen years.
Grade: PCGS XF 40    Bank Name: Yankton, Dakota NB, 9445
Lot #52340 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 850.00 - $ 1,250.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Hohenwald, First NB, 11985
This is a rare town and bank with only 9 other small notes reported. This is a new serial number to the census. Excellent circulated grade.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Hohenwald, First NB, 11985
Lot #52341 - National Bank Notes > Tennessee - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 482 $10 1882BB
Nashville, Fourth NB, S1669
A longstanding Nashville bank that operated for over sixty years. Well signed and evenly circulated, with four wide margins lending greatly to its visual impact. First and Second Charter notes utilized the first title on the bank, before the merger with the First National Bank. Always worth a considerable sum when encountered.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Nashville, Fourth NB, S1669
Lot #52342 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Colorado, City NB, 5276
A well used note from this Mitchell County bank. There are only 11 small notes reported and it's been years since one has been offered. The Friedberg number on the holder is incorrect.
Grade: PMG VG 8    Bank Name: Colorado, City NB, 5276
Lot #52343 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Corsicana, State NB, 11022
A pleasing example from this Navarro County bank.
Grade: PMG VF 25 EPQ    Bank Name: Corsicana, State NB, 11022
Lot #52344 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,600.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Del Rio, NB, S7433
One of a handful of better grade examples from this Val Verde County institution. Purple stamped bank officer's signatures are of Cashier C.O. Fakes and Vice President Harry F. Carling. We sold an example three serial numbers away for $1,100 in our August 1999 sale.
Grade: PMG XF 40    Bank Name: Del Rio, NB, S7433
Lot #52345 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1804-1 $100 1929T1
Houston, First NB, 1644
A sharp Houston $100 and these are always popular.
Grade: PCGS XF 40    Bank Name: Houston, First NB, 1644
Lot #52346 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 628 $10 1902ND
Houston, NB of Commerce, S10225
A good looking note with excellent signatures that was likely machine cut.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Houston, NB of Commerce, S10225
Lot #52347 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Sonora, First NB, 5466
A popular west Texas location that shows about 30 surviving examples. Type 2 notes are slightly scarcer than their Type 1 relatives. Geo. H. Neill and Roy E. Aldwell are the officers. Quality grade Texas nationals are always a big draw for that state's multitude of collectors.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Sonora, First NB, 5466
Lot #52348 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1800-2 $5 1929T2
Wichita Falls, NB, 13676
Only a smaller right margin precludes a much higher grade from being assigned. Small size Type Twos only for this late-chartering bank.
Grade: PCGS New 62 PPQ    Bank Name: Wichita Falls, NB, 13676
Lot #52349 - National Bank Notes > Texas - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 555 $20 1882DB
Winnsboro, First NB, 5674
Two dozen large size listed for this east Texas bank. Second and Third Charters only during the large size era. Only a handful from this charter are Series 1882 notes. A very desirable note.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Winnsboro, First NB, 5674
Lot #52350 - National Bank Notes > Utah - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
Salt Lake City, Continental NB, P9403
Large Utah notes can be difficult to locate. This note has even circulation but faded signatures. One of only 80 large notes reported.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Salt Lake City, Continental NB, P9403
Lot #52351 - National Bank Notes > Utah - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Smithfield, Commercial NB, 10135
A darn scarce example from this Cache County institution that has a mere octet known in small size. Evenly circulated and without any problems. Heritage sold a Type 1 twenty last year, in slightly better PMG VF 30 grade, for $1,200.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Smithfield, Commercial NB, 10135
Lot #52352 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 350.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Bellows Falls, NB, 1653
A very attractive example from this Vermont bank with 54 large notes reported. This note has excellent stamped signatures.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Bellows Falls, NB, 1653
Lot #52353 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Bellows Falls, NB, 1653
Great quality and only 24 small notes reported on this bank. This note seems to be the best $20 reported and here is a $5 and $10 listed that are about as pretty.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Bellows Falls, NB, 1653
Lot #52354 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Bennington, County NB, 2395
A fresh and pretty note that is 1 of 47 small notes reported. Most are not so pretty.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: Bennington, County NB, 2395
Lot #52355 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Brattleboro, Vermont-Peoples NB, 1430
A very lovely and desirable $10 Type 2. There are 52 second bank title notes reported.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Brattleboro, Vermont-Peoples NB, 1430
Lot #52356 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 533 $5 1882DB
Burlington, Howard NB, N1698
A nice Blue Seal Second Charter with signatures of Gates and Rutter. This note is the only $5 Date Back known.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Burlington, Howard NB, N1698
Lot #52357 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 325.00 - $ 625.00)
Fr. 601 $5 1902ND
Burlington, Howard NB, 1698
A lovely Blue Seal signed by Howe and Weed. Excellent paper quality.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Burlington, Howard NB, 1698
Lot #52358 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Danville, Caledonia NB, 1576
A rare bank with only 17 small notes reported. This note has a pinhole.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Danville, Caledonia NB, 1576
Lot #52359 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 400.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Fair Haven, First NB, 344
A pleasing and evenly circulated note that is one of only eight small notes reported.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Fair Haven, First NB, 344
Lot #52360 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Fair Haven, Allen NB, 2422
A scarce small size note from this charter #2422 with only 10 small notes reported. This note does have a paper clip rust spot.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Fair Haven, Allen NB, 2422
Lot #52361 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 11,000.00 - $ 16,000.00)
Fr. 467 $5 1882BB
Montpelier, First NB, 748
Montpelier is the capitol of Vermont and the seat of Washington County. It was chartered in 1781 and named after Montpellier in France, as there was a great sense of gratitude toward the French after the Revolutionary War. The timber industry was one of the chief focuses of the town in the 19th century, as well as granite. In this century, Montpelier is not only the smallest capital city by population, but is also the only state capital without a McDonald's franchise. An available bank with no finer $5 Brown Back. Group 4. Plate date December 23, 1884.
Grade: PMG Fine 12    Bank Name: Montpelier, First NB, 748
Lot #52362 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Newport, NB, 2263
Sixteen small size known for this challenging Orleans County bank, with this note listed as XF in the National Bank Note Census. This is easily the finest known on the bank. The only other auction results we have seen in recent years were both Fine notes that sold for $400-$500 each. This should easily sell for a lot more.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Newport, NB, 2263
Lot #52363 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 300.00 - $ 600.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
North Bennington, First NB, 194
A lovely small size note from a charter that is rarely seen so nice. One of 50 small notes reported.
Grade: XF    Bank Name: North Bennington, First NB, 194
Lot #52364 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 350.00 - $ 700.00)
Fr. 1800-1 $5 1929T1
Orwell, First NB, 228
A pretty and well centered Type 1 $5 from a bank with 33 small notes reported. This example is among the best circs reported.
Grade: XF +    Bank Name: Orwell, First NB, 228
Lot #52365 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 500.00 - $ 750.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Orwell, First NB, 228
This is the finest of the three small size $20s reported and it's pretty. One of 33 small notes reported.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Orwell, First NB, 228
Lot #52366 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Poultney, Citizens NB, 9824
A meager seven small size pieces known on this Rutland County bank. The only other example to sell at auction was a Fine 15 that realized about $375 five years ago. A great note and very underappreciated. Its next auction appearance may be several years down the road.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Poultney, Citizens NB, 9824
Lot #52367 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Poultney, Citizens NB, 9824
An exceptionally rare small size note with only seven notes reported, and just three other appearances in 20 years or more.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Poultney, Citizens NB, 9824
Lot #52368 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 500.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $20 1929T2
St. Albans, Welden NB, 13800
An attractive and well centered $20 Type 2. One of nine small notes reported.
Grade: VF +    Bank Name: St. Albans, Welden NB, 13800
Lot #52369 - National Bank Notes > Vermont - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
White River Junction, First NB, 3484
A cool title and these seem to be popular. One of 34 small notes reported.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: White River Junction, First NB, 3484
Lot #52370 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 450.00 - $ 900.00)
Fr. 631 $10 1902ND
Charlottesville, NB, 10618
A note with strong quality of paper, purple stamped signatures and well centered.
Grade: PMG VF 30 EPQ    Bank Name: Charlottesville, NB, 10618
Lot #52371 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 500.00 - $ 1,000.00)
Fr. 607 $5 1902ND
Covington, Citizens NB, 5326
A challenging Covington bank with about 20 large size known. Auction appearances are scarce as there are a literal handful listed in the census records. This note presents especially well since it has some of the most luscious purple signatures you are likely to ever find. When Virginia nationals come up for sale they always seem to do very well with that state's serious collecting base.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Covington, Citizens NB, 5326
Lot #52372 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Culpeper, Second NB, 5394
A very popular central Virginia bank with $20 pieces known according to the National Bank Note Census. Evenly circulated and possessing solid margins on all sides. The bank opened its doors in 1900 and survived until the end of the national era. Tougher Virginia nationals are always hotly contested in our sales and the current offering should prove to be no exception.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Culpeper, Second NB, 5394
Lot #52373 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 1801-2 $10 1929T2
Hampton, Citizens NB, 13775
A small-only bank that was not chartered until September, 1933. A bright note with really nice color and flawless paper. In our 2013 IPMS sale, we sold a VF for over $600.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Hampton, Citizens NB, 13775
Lot #52374 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Harrisonburg, First NB, 1572
A light center fold is all that precludes this lovely note from a Ch. CU grade. So far as we can tell from perusing the National Bank Note Census, as well as auction records, this that this is the highest-grade example to have appeared at auction.
Grade: PMG Abt. UNC 55 EPQ    Bank Name: Harrisonburg, First NB, 1572
Lot #52375 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 555 $20 1882DB
Norfolk, NB of Commerce, S6032
Less than three dozen $20 Second Charter Date Backs are known for the state of Virginia. This bright and colorful example has a trio of wide margins and rich printing. A perfect match for the $20 Value Back in this sale.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Norfolk, NB of Commerce, S6032
Lot #52376 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 900.00 - $ 1,800.00)
Fr. 581 $20 1882VB
Norfolk, NB of Commerce, S6032
A mere two dozen $20 1882 Value Backs are known for the entire state. In terms of eye appeal, this note is a spot on match for the $20 Date Back we are selling. A great pair that really needs to stay together. Stacks sold the note seven numbers from this one, also in VF grade, for $950 in 2013.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Norfolk, NB of Commerce, S6032
Lot #52377 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 634 $10 1902ND
Norfolk, NB of Commerce & Trusts, 6032
This note has wispy stamped signatures but the top cut is into the note.
Grade: VF    Bank Name: Norfolk, NB of Commerce & Trusts, 6032
Lot #52378 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 1,250.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Norton, NB, 9746
While there are just less than 30 small size notes known on the bank, there is a small serial number grouping of CU examples that accounts for most of that group. With that in mind, we only know of one other Gem and that note, also a PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ, sold for over $1,300 in 2018. The consecutive note to this one, graded PCGS Very Ch. New 64 PPQ, topped the $600 figure a half dozen years ago. This special note has all the characteristics that one would look for in a Gem national. A real stud.
Grade: PMG Gem UNC 65 EPQ    Bank Name: Norton, NB, 9746
Lot #52379 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Petersburg, Virginia NB, 7709
Not a scarce Petersburg bank but always popular due to the town's association with the Civil War. The officers are Benj. T. Kinsey and G.C. Wright. Somewhat surprisingly a nice nearly XF note on this bank likely makes it one of the few finest known. In the past several years we have sold a couple of VFs and they realized between $400-$600 each.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35 EPQ    Bank Name: Petersburg, Virginia NB, 7709
Lot #52380 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 619 $10 1902DB
Richmond, State & City NB, S8666
Lovely pen signatures are found on this better Date Back which bears the bank's second title. This note first sold for close to $350 over twenty years ago. A perfect representative for a state capital collection.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Richmond, State & City NB, S8666
Lot #52381 - National Bank Notes > Virginia - ($ 600.00 - $ 1,200.00)
Fr. 600 $5 1902ND
South Boston, Boston NB, S8414
Always desirable as a "misplaced town" name. With about 30 large known this bank is anything but common. We sold a lesser example in our PCDA sale from last year and it still sold for several hundred dollars. The current offering has good margins, great color, and superior depth of printing.
Grade: PMG Ch. XF 45    Bank Name: South Boston, Boston NB, S8414
Lot #52382 - National Bank Notes > Washington - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Bellingham, NB, 7474
This note is new to the Track & Price census which was at 11. Excellent stamped signature for the president and penned for the cashier. Both signatures are covered by wallet stains.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Bellingham, NB, 7474
Lot #52383 - National Bank Notes > Washington - ($ 1,000.00 - $ 2,000.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Burlington, First NB, 9808
Notes on this bank rarely appear with just two large and four small size notes ever offered. So a rare opportunity. Although it could be prettier for the grade, it's rare.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Burlington, First NB, 9808
Lot #52384 - National Bank Notes > Washington - ($ 1,300.00 - $ 1,700.00)
Fr. 1802-2 $10 1929T2
Cle Elum, First NB, 10469
This is a discovery note as it is the first Type 2 note from this charter number in Cle Elum WA. Note that it has a pink stain in the lower left front corner as well as a tear down the middle from the top down to the top of Hamilton's head.
Grade: Fine    Bank Name: Cle Elum, First NB, 10469
Lot #52385 - National Bank Notes > Washington - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 3,000.00)
Fr. 624 $10 1902ND
Dayton, Columbia NB, 2772
A really scarce Columbia County bank with eight large size known. This solid VF is likely one of the couple nicest examples. An intriguing example with J.W. Jesse signing as V(ice) President. Large size Washington notes are always in strong demand and we should see a strong four-figure price realized once the hammer falls.
Grade: PMG VF 20    Bank Name: Dayton, Columbia NB, 2772
Lot #52386 - National Bank Notes > Washington - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Hoquiam, First NB, 4427
About three dozen notes listed for this Grays Harbor County bank. The receiver paid an unfortunate visit to the bank in 1931. PMG notes ink rub. Type Ones only during the small size era.
Grade: PMG VF 25    Bank Name: Hoquiam, First NB, 4427
Lot #52387 - National Bank Notes > Washington - ($ 5,000.00 - $ 10,000.00)
Fr. 592 $5 1902DB
Quincy, First NB, 9102 Trial Print
This specimen, mock-up proof or whatever term fits, this is a sample of a $5 1902-1908 Date Back and it is without the charter #9102, serial numbers and seal. Why this bank is my question? Maybe a family member named Quincy or a founder but regardless a rarity as all other denominations were from elsewhere. This bank itself paid for 689 sheets between 1908-1913. No facts can dispute this as a truly historic rarity, with further discoveries very unlikely at best. PCGS notes: mounted on cardstock.
Grade: PCGS Ch. New 63    Bank Name: Quincy, First NB, 9102 Trial Print
Lot #52388 - National Bank Notes > Washington - ($ 200.00 - $ 400.00)
Fr. 592 $5 1902DB
Spokane, Exchange NB, P4044
A pleasing note from eastern Washington. One of 121 large notes reported.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Spokane, Exchange NB, P4044
Lot #52389 - National Bank Notes > Washington - ($ 250.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 606 $5 1902ND
Walla Walla, First NB, 2380
This bank has a cool town name and it issued only large size notes, with 61 reported. The note has the appearance of a machine cut that went into the bottom design.
Grade: Ch. AU/UNC    Bank Name: Walla Walla, First NB, 2380
Lot #52390 - National Bank Notes > West Virginia - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 650 $20 1902ND
Wheeling, NB of West Virginia, 1424
An attractive note with great color and bold signatures that were applied by the cutting and signing machine, hence the top is tight.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Wheeling, NB of West Virginia, 1424
Lot #52391 - National Bank Notes > Wisconsin - ($ 2,500.00 - $ 5,000.00)
Fr. 698 $100 1902ND
Ashland, NB, 3196
A baker's dozen known in large size for this better Ashland County bank. The National Bank Note Census shows thirteen $100 1902 Plain Backs for the entire state, concentrated within three banks. In the past decade we have only sold two large hundreds on this bank, both were XF and both sold for an average of $5,000 each. These are always multi-thousand dollar notes in any respectable state of preservation. A great note that is returning to us after a 30 year hiatus.
Grade: PMG VF 30    Bank Name: Ashland, NB, 3196
Lot #52392 - National Bank Notes > Wisconsin - ($ 15,000.00 - $ 25,000.00)
Fr. 470 $5 1882BB
Green Bay, Citizens NB, M3884
Green Bay is the seat of Brown County at the mouth of the Fox River and the head of the Bay of Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan. The area's first fort was built in 1717, followed in 1754 by the incorporation of the town, which passed to British control in 1761. The town joined the United States in 1783. The town was reincorporated as a city in 1854, with the railroads first arriving in the 1860's. Green Bay is the home of the National Railroad Museum. With just 46 banks receiving the "Circus Poster" layout, this second example puts Wisconsin over its fair share. This is a lovely note with huge margins and great pen signatures. A small corner tip has been professionally restored, so well that it is impossible to see that anything was done. Three notes are in the census, all graded Fine. However, I suspect this note was net graded, because it is better than a Fine, even without a corner. From the Bob Steele collection of Wisconsin Nationals. Second seal. Group 4. Plate date 5/17/88. PMG notes: minor restoration.
Grade: PMG Ch. VF 35    Bank Name: Green Bay, Citizens NB, M3884
Lot #52393 - National Bank Notes > Wisconsin - ($ 800.00 - $ 1,400.00)
Fr. 618 $10 1902DB
Green Bay, Citizens NB, M3884
A lovely 1902 Date Back with excellent purple stamped signatures. This type represents a tiny percentage of all 1902s known. There were no UNCs, of the 55 large notes reported, known until this note was listed. It sold in June 2017 at $822.
Grade: PMG Ch. UNC 63 EPQ    Bank Name: Green Bay, Citizens NB, M3884
Lot #52394 - National Bank Notes > Wisconsin - ($ 300.00 - $ 500.00)
Fr. 635 $10 1902ND
Milwaukee, First Wisconsin NB, 64
A low charter note in high grade with bold black signatures.
Grade: Ch. AU    Bank Name: Milwaukee, First Wisconsin NB, 64
Lot #52395 - National Bank Notes > Wisconsin - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1802-1 $20 1929T1
Wisconsin Rapids, First NB, 1998
Only a tight right margin keeps this Wisconsin Rapids note from a near Gem grade.
Grade: PCGS New 62    Bank Name: Wisconsin Rapids, First NB, 1998
Lot #52396 - National Bank Notes > Wyoming - ($ 1,500.00 - $ 2,500.00)
Fr. 633 $10 1902ND
Kemmerer, First NB, 5480
This attractive note has nicely stamped purple signatures and even circulation. This bank has 38 large notes reported.
Grade: VF/XF    Bank Name: Kemmerer, First NB, 5480
Lot #52397 - National Bank Notes > Wyoming - ($ 400.00 - $ 800.00)
Fr. 1801-1 $10 1929T1
Laramie, First NB, 4989
A pleasing and evenly circulated $10 that is 1 of 77 small notes reported.
Grade: F/VF    Bank Name: Laramie, First NB, 4989