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.
First National Bank of Port Chester. F-380b. Charter #402. Original. A first title issue that exhibits more than ample margins, good color and even wear.
Farmers National Bank of Reading. F-380a. Charter #696. Original. An attractive 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.
Merchants National Bank of New Bedford. Charter #799. Original. Solid paper and even wear.
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 and strong signatures.
Washington National Bank of Westerly. F-417. Charter #952. Series 1875. A pleasing note with strong inks for the grade and solid paper.
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 and well centered.
Millers River National Bank. F-480. Charter #708. Brown Back. A pleasing well centered note that still exhibits good color. Premium paper shows some brightness and even wear. Sure to please.
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.
Woonsocket National Bank. F-480. Charter #1058. Brown Back. A scarce note with only 10 known in all grades according to Track & Price. Well centered with solid paper and a nice appearance for the grade.