U. S. Currency

United States Federal, Confederate States, Private Bank, States and Various Scrip currency issues, other than Depression scrip (to be found in our Exonumia section).

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Confederate $100 Note, Locomotive & Train
Year: 1862
Condition: Almost Uncirculated
Description: Confederate States of America $100 note, Type 39, Criswell 290Ad. A popularly note known for the vignette of a railroad scene at top. A nice clean note that I would call Almost Uncirculated. No folds, signs of light handling, a very small area of repair on the right back edge done a long time ago (using old stamp hinge material it looks like). The top edge is cut a bit tight, however all signatures are nice and clean, as are the three interest stamps. No cancellation cuts.
Price: $142.00
Item Id #006848    See Details...
Confederate $100 Bill,
Year: 1862
Condition: Almost Uncirculated
Description: Confederate States of America $100 note, Type 41, Criswell 318A. Series W, Scroll #2, Frame Line Stops. Popularly known, perhaps unfortunately, as the "Hoeing Slaves" note. A nice clean note that I would call Almost Uncirculated. Some minor, well flattened folds and wrinkles, two clean interest stamps but no cancellation cuts. Ink of the serial numbers is bright, the signatures a bit faded but visible.
Price: $142.00
Item Id #006849    See Details...
Confederate $100 Bill, Lucy Pickens, Advertising Counterstamp
Year: 1864
Condition: Circulated
Description: Confederate States of America $100 note, Series of 1864, the popular "Lucy Pickens" note. Advertising counterstamped on the Reverse for the Lawrence House Hotel, Jackson, Mississippi. I was unable to immediately trace the establishment. The full text of the stamp reads: Lawrence House/L. Fragiacomo, Prop(rietor)/ Jackson, Miss./American and European Plans/Convenient to Railroads and Business". Stamp is in purple ink, hand applied with a rubber stamp. The note is a sound VG+, showing a reasonable amount of use however no damage. It is possible that this may be post-Civil War advertising applied to a circulated note, or using an unissued remainder that then remained in public use as a "souvenir". Given the state of the CSA's economy in 1864-65, and the wide destruction of the South's Railway system as a specific military target by the Union, it does not seem terribly likely that an entrepreneur would be using a circulating medium to advertise a business, unless his target audience was occupying Yankee troops. However, who knows - perhaps an interesting opportunity for the researcher to Southern currency.
Price: $142.00
Item Id #006850    See Details...
1899 $5 Silver Certificate, The Famous
Year: 1899
Condition: Fine to Very Fine
Description: (SOLD October, 2016 for $450) A nice, sound circulated example of the popular & famous Series 1899 $5 "Chief" Silver Certificate, named for the realistic portrait of a Hunkpapa Sioux Chief at center. These were used heavily and quality notes are sometimes difficult to find. This is a problem free circulated note that I am calling Fine to Very Fine; if submitted it would likely certify as VF20 or 25, as I have observed that the major currency certification services tend to be a bit overly generous in lower grades (up to about VF-30) and overly strict at the VF-35 to EF-40 range. The reason is value, and the desire to maintain the fiction that EF and AU notes are scarcer than they really are for the more common series, in order to support marketability and retail pricing. This is merely my opinion of course. My point is made in that this sold to a DEALER at my retail asking price; he had no problem seeing this as a VF note.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #005424    See Details...
Framed Display of Two Black Eagle $1 Silver Certificates, Plus Stereo View Image, Abe Lincoln's Birthplace Cabin
Year: 1899
Condition: Good+
Description: Framed display of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. This contains a pair of Series 1899 $1 Silver Certificates, the famous “Black Eagle” note, one each mounted to show the Obverse and Reverse, as well as a stereo cabinet card by the Keystone View Co. This is Identified on the card as being the cabin Abe Lincoln was (supposed to be) born in at Hodgensville, Kentucky. I say “supposed to be” as this structure was a reconstruction of the original, which his son described as being a “ruin” by the time he had been elected President. I suspect that this particular view was taken at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (Saint Louis World’s Fair), of the “Lincoln Cabin” that was displayed as a traveling road show by New York businessman A. W. Dennett. Dennett purchased the Lincoln homestead in Sinking Springs as well as a local building said to contain logs salvaged from the Lincoln cabin, using these to reconstruct a cabin for display. Later purchased by the Lincoln Farm Association, the cabin & additional logs formed the genesis of the display at the now NPS National Historic Site at Sinking Springs Farm. The structure in the picture most closely resembles the one currently at Knob Creek, KY, rather than the reconstruction at the NPS site, mainly as the NPS cabin is a complete “foobie” cobbled together to fit the available space. In any case, a very cool wall display for the Lincoln admirer or collector of U. S. Currency. Professionally framed and matted, this is an older work that hung on the wall of my coin shop & office for a number of years, after I purchased it from an estate. The frame is 17-1/2” x 22-1/2” and the “gilt” shows some light wear here and there, which I think adds to the historical image of the piece, but no damage. The glass appears to be UV resistant. This by the way was always hung out of direct sunlight as long as I owned it. The notes themselves are Average Circulated, so what you are purchasing is a piece of historical memorabilia. Due to the oversized nature of this piece, it will be shipped UPS or possibly Fed Ex at the option of the buyer, insured and well packaged for safety. Offered at $275; not priced here for immediate sale as the shipping needs to be invoiced after purchase based upon delivery address and choice of shipping service – please contact me for an estimate of shipping and total cost to you. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the fragile nature of this item, it is sold AS IS, no returns – any damage that occurs in shipping is covered by the shipping insurance, however once delivery is accepted, the item becomes the responsibility of the purchaser.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #005431    See Details...
1907 $5 Legal Tender Note, Sharp Original Woodchopper
Year: 1907
Condition: VF/EF
Description: (SOLD December, 2016 for $248, on ebay) A clean, problem free copy of the famous "Woodchopper" note. A bright, fresh and clean note, with the common one vertical & one horizontal "wallet" folds. Grade wise it is a "50/50 split" chance, as one dealer offered as an opinion, that this would certify as an EF-40 or VF-35. Not terribly common condition today either way as the rigors of the First World War economy meant that these notes were used hard. Always popular for its classic design.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #004624    See Details...
Leather Coin Bag, First National Bank of Pasadena, CA
Year: 1920
Condition: "Circulated"
Description: (SOLD May, 2017 for $50) An unusual offering: a leather coin pouch from the First National Bank, Pasadena, California, presumably a customer "premium". National Bank charter #3499, in business 1886 to 1934, no date known on the bag but the nature suggests early 20th Century. Well used but sound, the applied gold color 95% gone from the impressed lettering. Wear, as should be obvious from my images, from its intended use, there may be some minor damage to the string pulls (I have not seen enough of these to be sure); in any case the ends of the strings are mildly distressed and "pulled". A natural to add to a display of similar California material.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #005318    See Details...
1929 Series 1 $10, Crocker First National Bank, San Francisco, CA
Year: 1929
Condition: AU/CU
Description: (SOLD August, 2017 for $120, on ebay) A very nice clean fresh looking note on this famous California bank. Probably never circulated, just picked up a minor bend/fold on one end while in non-numismatic storage (the "fold" matches one on the $5 B of A National listed as #5427, as they came from the same source). Crocker was originally chartered as the First National Gold Bank of San Francisco, changing names twice; this is the third title from 1925. To illustrate something of the nature of the National banknote market, this note has an approximate population of 20% of the total of the B of A note being offered (~400 vs. 2000+), but little difference in absolute value.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #005428    See Details...
1934A $5 Hawaiian Overprint, Rare Uncirculated Note
Year: 1934A
Condition: PCGS 63PPQ
Description: A rare Uncirculated example of this World War emergency note denomination. The 5's and 10's are the toughest to find in AU and better. The only very minor issues with this note are the slightly poor cutting job and very slight signs of handling - otherwise clean and fresh. Please Note: the oval "holes" visible are in the black background card used in imaging this note, not in the holder.
Price: $475.00
Item Id #006845    See Details...
1934A $5 Hawaiian Overprint, Nice Circulated Note
Year: 1934A
Condition: Extremely Fine
Description: A nice circulated example of this World War emergency note denomination, clean and with no defects. The 5's and 10's are the toughest to find in better grades; the 1's were saved as souvenirs and the 20's were shipped back to California and spent in some cases Decades in bank storage, so are always available. Not the case with these.
Price: $199.00
Item Id #006846    See Details...
1935A $1 Silver Certificate, Hawaiian Overprint
Year: 1935
Condition: Fine
Description: (The note shown has been sold - as I can almost always find a decent example of this type on the West Coast, if interested please inquire) A clean circulated example of this Second World War emergency note. Issued for specific circulation only in the Hawaiian Islands, based upon fears of a Japanese invasion. The plan was that these could be repudiated by the U. S. Government and made non-legal tender if needed to prevent their use.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #004625    See Details...
1935A $1 Silver Certificate, Hawaiian Overprint
Year: 1935A
Condition: PMG CU64EPQ
Description: A sharp Uncirculated example of this popular Second World War emergency note, certified by PMG. No problems, as should be evident by the assigned grade. Please Note: the oval "holes" visible are in the black background card used in imaging this note, not in the holder. Issued for specific circulation only in the Hawaiian Islands, based upon fears of a Japanese invasion. The plan was that these could be repudiated by the U. S. Government and made non-legal tender if needed to prevent their use.
Price: $175.00
Item Id #006843    See Details...
1935A $1 Silver Certificate, Hawaiian Overprint
Year: 1935A
Condition: Choice Uncirculated
Description: A sharp Uncirculated example of this popular Second World War emergency note. Uncertified, however equivalent to the PMG 64 note listed as #6843. A clean, no problem note. Issued for specific circulation only in the Hawaiian Islands, based upon fears of a Japanese invasion. The plan was that these could be repudiated by the U. S. Government and made non-legal tender if needed to prevent their use.
Price: $159.00
Item Id #006844    See Details...