Obsolete Currency

Obsolete currency refers to paper money issued by entities other than the federal government, e.g. state banks, railroads, merchants, state and local governments. The money issued by state banks makes up the largest portion of obsolete currency, also commonly referred to as “Broken Banknotes”. As you can see below, we are currently selling varied Broken Banknotes as well as other types of obsolete currency.

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DenomStateDateCityGradePrice
$$0.10PennsylvaniaMarch 1, 1816Wilkesbarre PMG 64EPQ$135
Wilkesbarre  $$0.10 Pennsylvania obsolete

REMAINDER.  A Choice CU example from the County Seat of Luzerne County.  Nicely centered and dated 1816.  Exceptional Paper Quality […]

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$2Rhode Island18NewportCU$120
Newport $2 Rhode Island obsolete

New England Commercial Bank. Black inks and black “TWO” o/p. Well centered remainder.

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$5Rhode Island1860'sProvidencePMG 67EPQ $245
Providence $5 Rhode Island obsolete

Remainder.

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$5Rhode Island1838WarwickCH CU$165
Warwick $5 Rhode Island obsolete

The Warwick Bank. Partially issued note dated Jan 1, 1858 and signed by President. Two maids at center, red o/p […]

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$5Tennessee18ClarksvilleAU$175
Clarksville $5 Tennessee obsolete

The Bank of America

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$5Tennessee1854MemphisCH CU$245
Memphis $5 Tennessee obsolete

The Mechanics Bank

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$5Tennessee1855NashvilleVF+$245
Nashville $5 Tennessee obsolete

Nicely centered and fully issued with FIVE in red block letters.  Washington on horseback at right.

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$5Vermont185Swanton FallsCH CU$285
Swanton Falls $5 Vermont obsolete

The Union Bank

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$2Vermont1859Swanton FallsVG$1,501
Swanton Falls $2 Vermont obsolete

The Union Bank

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$1Vermont18WindsorCH CU$75
Windsor $1 Vermont obsolete

The Bank of Windsor

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$3Vermont1830'sWindsorPMG 64EPQ$145
Windsor $3 Vermont obsolete

Remainder.  Lovely and desirable three dollar denomination with broad selvage visible at bottom.

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$20Virginia18RichmondCH/GEM CU$88
Richmond $20 Virginia obsolete

The Traders Bank

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$10Virginia1862RichmondCH CU$175
Richmond $10 Virginia obsolete

Virginia Treasury Note. Lovely vignette of Ceres at center. Green overprinted “X’s” and “TENs”.

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$5Virginia1860StauntonVF$82
Staunton $5 Virginia obsolete

A pleasing obsolete from Virginia with margins all around and vivid orange overprints.  Fully issued with clear signatures and lovely […]

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$0.75Virginia1862StewardsvilleVG/FINE$55
Stewardsville $0.75 Virginia obsolete
$20Virginia1857WinchesterVG/F$65
Winchester $20 Virginia obsolete

The Bank of the Valley in Virginia. Angel and cherubs entwined in large “20” at upper right corner. Penned signed […]

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$0.25Virginia1861WinchesterVG$38
Winchester $0.25 Virginia obsolete

Corporation of Winchester

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$3Washington DCJuly 4, 1862Washington DCCU $525
Washington DC $3 Washington DC obsolete

An uncirculated. issued note with bright colors and fancy green scroll work on back.

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$1Wisconsin18HudsonCU$250
Hudson $1 Wisconsin obsolete

The City of Hudson

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$5Wisconsin1850WaupunPMG 65EPQ$435
Waupun $5 Wisconsin obsolete

Corn Exchange Bank, Waupun.  Man picking corn in field at center. Lovely red overprint “FIVE” with blue stamped serial number. […]

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$1Wisconsin1850's - 1860'sWaupunPMG 65EPQ$325
Waupun $1 Wisconsin obsolete

The Corn Exchange Bank, Waupun.  Gem remainder with blue stamped serial number, vignette of  maiden, globe and sailing ship at […]

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