National Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine. F-380a. Charter #1190. Original. A well margined note that exhibits honest wear and a pleasing look. A large only bank with just 10 notes known according to Track & Price.
Farmers National Bank of Reading. F-380a. Charter #696. Original. An attractive problem-free note from an issue often found with faults. The color is still strong and the paper just shows honest wear.
First National Bank of Paola. F-382. Original.
Mutual National Bank of Troy. F-387. Charter #992. Original. The only 'Lazy Deuce' in the census on this large-only bank according to Track and Price. Only a total of 27 notes are known for the bank. This pleasing example is quite solid for the grade with good color, strong signatures, and better than expected paper. Housed in a comment-free holder and a very desirable example.
National Spraker of Canajoharie. F-386. Charter #1257. Series of 1875. An attractive note with color that remains strong and paper that is still mostly bright.
National Bank of North America of Providence. F-391. Charter #1036. Series 1875. A problem-free note with even wear. Only 2 'Lazy Duces' both 1875's are known on this bank that liquidated in 1904.
Franklin National Bank. Charter #2443. Series of 1875. A super scarce type and denomination with only 2 First Charter 'twenties' known on the bank and fewer than a dozen reported for the entire state according to the National Currency Foundation Census. This problem-free example exhibits strong color, solid paper, and sharp signatures.
National Exchange Bank of Lexington. F-404. Charter #2393. A beautiful note with brilliant color and bright paper. The 'PPQ' designation is well deserved as the look is at the upper level of the grade designation and the paper is unquestionably original. A tough large-only bank with only 9 survivors known according to Track and Price.
Salem National Banking Company. F-402. Charter #1326. 1875 Series. An attractive note just shy of the next grade level. It exhibits great color, sharp signatures, and minimal wear. Four margins capture the back while the front is just a little shy. A rare 1875 series issue with only 1 other 1875 known, also a 'Five'. according to Track and Price. Plenty of eye appeal.
Union National Bank of Cincinnati. F-405. Charter #2549. A rare Ohio bank that lasted only 5 1/2 years and only produced 1875 series notes. Only 4 notes are known to be left according to Track and Price. This example faces up well with even wear and strong color for the grade. Signatures are bold and distinct. Very tough and desirable.
First National Bank of Oregon. F-403. Comment: Pieces Missing. A tough note with Track & Price listing a total of 7 large and 0 small known on the bank. This piece, unlisted, is missing a portion of the lower right corner and has a few holes. Ratty but rare!
First National Bank of Dowagiac. F-402. Charter # 1625. Series 1875. A rare note with only 1 original and 3 1875 'Fives' known according to Track & Price. These were the only notes issued before liquidating in 1883. This example displays strong color and solid paper. Quite pleasing for the grade.
First National Bank of Villisca. F-405. Charter #2766. Series 1875. An eye pleasing note for the grade that exhibits plenty of vivid ink still remaining and a look that is still overall bright. Issued on a bank that started in 1882 and lasted until the Great Depression caused it to fold in 1930.
National Bank of Cohoes. F-481. Charter #1347. Brown Back. An attractive note with strong signatures, well centered, and problem-free.
National Bank of Commerce in St. Louis. F-484. Charter #4178. Brown Back. Good color rests upon paper that still has a mostly bright appearance. Signatures are bold and distinct.
First National Bank of Washington. F-480. Charter #586. Brown Back. A bright note with strong color and bold signatures. A couple of light wallet folds but this note faces up with great eye appeal.
Commercial National Bank of Pennsylvania. F-480. Charter #556. Brown Back. Vivid ink rests upon bright white paper. Borders are wide and eye appeal is excellent. Only 11 notes, all large, are known on the bank according to Track and Price. Very desirable.
The Southwestern National Bank of Los Angeles. F-490. Charter# 5993. Brown Back. Issued from a short-lived bank that just lasted four years and only printed Brown Backs. This is one of only 6 known large according to Track & Price. This example is well margined with good color and honest wear. Quite scarce and very desirable.
American National Bank of Terrell. F-545. Charter #4990. Date Back. A tough date back from a Kaufman County bank. An attractive problem-free note and solid for the grade.
National Bank of Cohoes. F-481. Charter #1347. Brown Back. Bold signatures and even wear. Solid for the grade.