National Bank Notes

National bank notes were United States Currency issued by National Banks and chartered by the U.S. Government. These notes were backed by U.S. bonds that the individual banks deposited with the United States Treasury. They were printed from the Original Charter Period, 1865, through small size Nationals issued in 1929.

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Fr No.DenomStateDate/TypeCharter NumberTownGradePrice
646$20Arizona1902DB3728PhoenixFine$2895
Arizona 646 Phoenix $20 nationals

Only 21 large size recorded, with no $20 1902 Datebacks known, making this note new to the census! A very […]

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628$10Arizona19024729PhoenixVG$1850
Arizona 628 Phoenix $10 nationals

A problem free VG note with margins all around and clear signatures.  Although it does have some small margin splits, […]

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1802-2$20Arizona1929II4287TucsonPMG 65EPQ$3895
Arizona 1802-2 Tucson $20 nationals

A gorgeous, vividly inked, broadly margined Gem from a very popular State.  This beautiful Type 2 is very bright and […]

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477$5California1882 BB2491Los AngelesCH VF$1450
California 477 Los Angeles $5 nationals

A lovely well centered and bright Brownback with vivid signaturs of cashier and president.

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1801-1$10California19299655San FranciscoVF$75
California 1801-1 San Francisco $10 nationals

Problem free note with margins all around.

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635$10California190213044San FranciscoVF$465
California 635 San Francisco $10 nationals

A very popular “Ethnic” bank title and the predecessor of Bank of America.  An evenly circulated and problem free example […]

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650$20Colorado1902PB7648LovelandFine$925
Colorado 650 Loveland $20 nationals

A tougher note with only 16 large and 16 small recorded. Bottom right corner missing.

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650$20Connecticut1902754NorwalkFine$595
Connecticut 650 Norwalk $20 nationals

Only 25 large recorded on this popular bank.  A problem free example with vivid signatures.

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380$1Connecticut18651360BrooklynFINE$1,895
Connecticut 380 Brooklyn $1 nationals

16 large on this first title with good colors and vivid seals.

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598$5Connecticut19021139Deep RiverVF$475
Connecticut 598 Deep River $5 nationals

A pleasing example from this popular bank with balanced margins and bold signatures.  Original and problem free.

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391$2Connecticut1875361HartfordPCGS 20$3650
Connecticut 391 Hartford $2 nationals

A desirable Lazy Deuce note with bold colors and vivid signatures.  Typical New England cut on this evenly circulated note.  […]

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599$5Connecticut19021340MiddletownFine$285
Connecticut 599 Middletown $5 nationals

A pleasing FINE from Middlesex County.

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598$5Connecticut19021013PortlandVG$325
Connecticut 598 Portland $5 nationals

There are only 27 large size notes recorded on this bank.  Although well circulated, this note has margins all around, […]

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1801-1$10Connecticut19294StamfordPMG 25$250
Connecticut 1801-1 Stamford $10 nationals

A bright note with balanced margins. Desirable low charter #4 with pleasing overall appearance.

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1800-1$5Connecticut19294StamfordPMG 25 $285
Connecticut 1800-1 Stamford $5 nationals

An evenly circulated note from this desirable low charter numbered bank.  Margins all around on the VF example.

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624$10Connecticut19024StamfordFine$350
Connecticut 624 Stamford $10 nationals

Low charter # 4, margins all around and clear signatures.

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380$1Connecticut18654StamfordPCGS 15APP$1350
Connecticut 380 Stamford $1 nationals

Small edge and Internal Splits noted by PCGS, still a pleasing example with bold red seal and serial numbers and […]

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1801-1$5Connecticut19294StamfordPMG 35EPQ$365
Connecticut 1801-1 Stamford $5 nationals

A bright and vividly inked note from this low charter numbered bank.  Well embossed with Exceptional Paper Quality noted by […]

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1801-1$10Connecticut19294StamfordPMG 15$235
Connecticut 1801-1 Stamford $10 nationals

A problem free note on the second title of this low chartered bank.  Problem free with margins all around.

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1801-1$10Connecticut192912400StamfordVG$165
Connecticut 1801-1 Stamford $10 nationals

An evenly circulated note from this desirable bank with only 10 large and 29 small size examples recorded.  Problem free […]

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1801-1$10Delaware19298972DagsboroFine$1950
Delaware 1801-1 Dagsboro $10 nationals

There are only five large and 16 small size notes recorded on this Sussex County Bank.  This note has margins […]

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1800-2$5Delaware1929II1332Delaware CityXF$1850
Delaware 1800-2 Delaware City $5 nationals

A lovely example from this New Castle County bank.  A very bright and well centered Type II.  Although there are […]

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1801-1$10Delaware19297211DelmarFine$2150
Delaware 1801-1 Delmar $10 nationals

Another tough note for the Delaware State collector.  This is one of only 12 small size notes (and only 2 […]

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1801-1$10Delaware19298918FrankfordF/VF$2275
Delaware 1801-1 Frankford $10 nationals

A scarce note from t his Sussex County bank.  This is one of only nine small size notes recorded.  Nicely […]

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387$2Delaware18651281OdessaFine$8750
Delaware 387 Odessa $2 nationals

This scarce, desirable and  problem free Lazy Deuce has three rather broad margins with the bottom margin being cut tight. […]

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624$10Delaware19021281OdessaVF$1350
Delaware 624 Odessa $10 nationals

Although there are 49 large size notes recorded on this New Castle County bank, this is one of only three […]

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1801-1$10Delaware1929795SeafordCH AU $1550
Delaware 1801-1 Seaford $10 nationals

Very bright, well centered Choice AU with all the eye appeal of a Gem.  A pleasing, well embossed note from […]

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1800-1$5Delaware19292381SmyrnaVF$1650
Delaware 1800-1 Smyrna $5 nationals

This is one of only 20 small size notes recorded on this Kent County Bank.  A problem-free Very Fine with […]

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624$10Delaware19021390WilmingtonCH XF$1985
Delaware 624 Wilmington $10 nationals

This note from New Castle County just oozes with  eye appeal.  Bold colors on both the front and back of […]

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1802-2$20Delaware1929II1390Wilmington VF$285
Delaware 1802-2 Wilmington  $20 nationals

A pleasing Type II  $20 with broad, balanced margins and bright paper.

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