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Series 1875 - First Charter National Bank Notes

Series 1875 notes are very similar to Original Series 1875 notes. The two biggest differences are that the seal was changed to a scalloped red seal and the words "Series 1875" were added on the front left of the bill running up and down.

1875 $1.00 National Currency. Nicknamed The Ace 1875 $1.00 Original Series Ace
The back of the national Currency Ace features "The Landing of the Pilgrims".
There are three differences between the 1875 $1.00 national bank note and the 1863 $1.00 bank note.
The seal was changed to a scalloped style red seal.
The words "Series 1875" were over printed running vertically down the front
They started to print the charter number of the bank on the note for easy sorting.
This number identifies the bank and can range from charter #1 to #14320.

1875 $2.00 National Currency. Nicknamed The Lazy Deuce. 1875 $2.00 Lazy Deuce
The back features "Sir Walter Raleigh Introducing Tobacco to America" by Louis Delnoce.
This note is basically the same as the original series 1863 $2.00 Lazy Deuce.
The only difference is in the seal and the addition of the charter numbers.
Whats it worth? This note can be worth as little as $600 for a common bank in worn condition
For a rare bank in great condition the note could be worth as much as $150,000.

1875 $5.00 National Currency. 1875 $5.00 National Currency Bank Note
The back features "The Landing of Columbus" by John Vanderlyn (1775–1852) Whats it cost? A nice mid grade type note on a common bank will retail for between $750 and $1000.
A note from a rare bank with nice grade can easily reach six figures.

1875 $10.00 National Currency. 1875 $10.00 National Currency Bank Note
The back features "Hernando Desoto Discovering the Mississippi" by William H. Powell (1823–1879)
The front left of the this note is where Ben Franklin makes his first appearance on a US bank note.
Shown here discovering electricity. For some reason $10 and $20 notes aren't as popular to collect as the $5.00.
What is the value? As a type note these would run from $600 to $1000 for a nice mid grade example.
An uncirculated note would be worth something approaching $2000 and up to six figures on the right bank.


1875 $20.00 National Currency. 1875 $20.00 National Currency Bank Note
The back features "The Baptism of Pocahontas" by John G. Chapman (1808 - 1889)
This notes back design is pretty dramatic... it's the highlight although a case can be made for the action scene on the front left.
$20.00 was fair amount of cash in 1863 so it's not surprising that these notes didn't survive in same numbers as the $5.00's & $10's.
A nice mid-grade $20 bank note will run from $800 to $1200.
A range of values would be from $300 to $150,000 for an uncirculated example on a rare bank.

1875 $50.00 National Currency. 1875 $50.00 National Currency Bank Note
The back features "The Embarkation of the Pilgrims" by Robert W. Weir (1803 - 1889)
Series 1875 $50.00 national bank notes notes are very rare and priced accordingly.
$50.00 was a chunk of money in 1875 and that any survived is a wonder.
A range of values on this note as a type note would be from $5000 to $125,000 for a high grade example on a rare bank.

1875 $100.00 National Currency. 1875 $100.00 National Currency Bank Note
The back features "The Signing of the Declaration of Independence" by John Trumbull (1756 – 1843)
If only currency today was a tenth as interesting and pretty as this note.
The $100 Series 1875 note is highly desirable and you just don't see many of them.
A nice mid grade note will range from $8000 to $150,000 for a nice note on a tough bank.

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