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Signature Set Detail: Block letters on Series 1902 Large Size Nat'ls $10s and $20s (pre Aug 22, 1925)



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Set Theme:
10s and 20s sorted by block letters with back plate numbers. For $10s issued in sheets of 4x$10, look at the end of the set and look for a leading 4x when viewing the Set Listing. Ten dollar notes from 4x$10 sheets will typically have an out of place BP number compared to a similar treasury serial number for a note from a 3x$10-$20 sheet [4x$10 sheets never got past Y- block with BPs topping out around 152]. The point? In cases where a bank issued both sheets of 4x$10s and 3x$10-$20s, you can sometimes tell from the BP which type of sheet it was from [more important for DBs].

Prefix/suffix letters used for series 1902 notes: A, B, D, E, H, K, M, N, R, T, U, V, X, Y, Z ; (Note: Series 1882 BB same except did not use M and Series 1882 DBs did use M)

Set Description:
Check out my consecutive SN PB $20s Fr. 650 for Salem, OH FNB Ch. 43 (VB block); Newark, AR Ch. 9022 $10 DB with SN N84247 (The FNB ordred sheets of 4x-$10s), my Bethlehem, PA Ch. 3961 SN B70824K--BK was last block used.

#1902 Block combinations for $10 DB 4x-$10 sheets: 8 (3 so far on display here)
#1902 Block combinations for $10s/$20s DB 3x$10-$20 sheets: 38 (20 on display here)
#1902 Block combinations for $10 PB 4x-$10 sheets: 7 (3 on display here)(N- to Y-)
#1902 Block combinations for $10s/$20s DB 3x$10-$20 sheets: 85 (30 on display here) (N- to BK)



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Signature Set Details:

Slot NameSlot CommentCertification #Note InfoCountryGradePhoto
N- Block $20RS 67 BP Lewiston, ME The First NB Ch. # (N)330 $20 1902 Red Seal Fr. 639 PMG 10Net Repaired SN 10186/N205793 pp A 5012444-002 $20 1902 Red Seal National Bank NotesUnited StatesVG 10 NET
N- Block $20RS 76 BP This is only the sixth large size note to be reported from this scarce Lancaster County bank and the first $20 Red Seal. It has been circulated and has a couple of minor repairs but the red overprint is bold and signatures of A.S. Harkness, cashier, and Frank W. Helm, President have faded, but remain quite legible. 1723394-001 $20 1902 Red Seal National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 15
R- Block $10RS 81 BP Syracuse, NY Commercial NB Ch. # (E)6965 $10 1902 Red Seal Fr. 613 PMG 25 Radar SN 26662/R249921 pp D/81 dtd. July 21, 1903. A nice Red Seal from a Syracuse bank which liquidated in 1915 after having issued Red Seals and Date Backs only. Pleasing red color and bold signatures of Anthony Lamb, Cashier and H.S. Holden, President in black ink. As a bonus, it carries a neat "radar" bank serial number of 26662. Bold signatures of Anthony Lamb, Cashier and H.S. Holden, President in black ink are noted. 5012731-008 $10 1902 Red Seal National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
R- Block $10RS 86 BP Philadelphia, PA The Fourth Street NB Ch. # (E)3557 PMG 25 $10 1902 Red Seal Fr. 615 SN 9373/R539517 pp B/86 dtd. Sept. 2, 1906. An attractive and problem-free Red Seal from this Philadelphia bank, with excellent colors and sharp pen signatures of R.J. Clark, Cashier and R. (Richard) H. (Holt) Rushton, President. Rushton signed as Cashier on Brown Backs and served as VP before taking the reins as President of this institution. This note is a new addition to the census (2020) for this large-only issuer that is primarily known for a sizable hoard of Brown Backs. 5014783-002 $10 1902 Red Seal National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
U- Block $10RS 115 BP Toledo, OH The Second NB Ch. # (M)248 PMG 12 $10 1902 RS Fr. 613 Radar SN 19691/U144795 pp E/115 dtd. Feb. 25, 1903. Strong black signatures of W.C. Carr, Cashier and J.W. Childs, Vice President (VICE is stamped) (Charles F. Adams was Pres. from about 1904-1905). Lucas County.Chartered 2/64 liquidated 9/30/24. A flipper pair with my Red Wing, MN PB $5 1902 PB Fr. 598 Radar SN 16961! 8064690-019 $10 1902 Red Seal National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 12
U- Block $10RS 107 BP Portland, ME The National Traders Bank Ch. # (N)1451 SN $10 1902 Red Seal Fr. 613 PMG 25 repeater binary SN 1010/U575048 pp B/107 dated June 28, 1905. A very scarce Portland bank which issued First Charters, Brown Backs, and Red Seals only before closing in 1908. Barely a dozen notes of all types are known with with this note only the third Red Seal of any denomination to be reported. A bold red overprint and delicate pen signatures of J. (John) M. Gould, Cashier and F.?O. Conaub(?), Vice President (President would have been Leander W. Fobes) are the traits of this pleasing PMG Very Fine 25 example that just has a couple of minor edge tears. From the Nate Smith Collection of Maine National Bank Notes. 5012442-008 $10 1902 Red Seal National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
V- Block $10RS 142 BP Lewiston, ME The First NB Ch. # (N)330 $10 1902 Red Seal Fr. 613 PMG 15 SN 12886/V976760 pp C 5012443-017 $10 1902 Red Seal National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 15
B- Block $10DB 33 BP Newport, NH The FNB Ch. # (E)888 $10 1902 DB Fr. 616 SN 631/B467277 pp D/33 Feb. 18, 1905 Pen signed by Sam D. Lewis, Cashier and John McCrillis vice pres. McCrillis later will become Pres. 2508046-013 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 35
D- Block $10DB 45 BP Kittanning, PA The National Kittanning Bank Ch. # (E)6127 PMG 12 $10 1902 DB Fr. 616 SN 790/D619959 pp F/45 dtd. Feb. 8, 1902. Armstrong County bank with an unusual title layout as the town name appears in black in the title block (DBs and PBs). A SN of 43 less would have been a 747/D619916 5011776-018 The National Kittanning Bank Kittanning Pen
$10 National Bank Notes
United StatesF 12
N- Block $10DB 133 BP Abington, MA The Abington NB Ch. # (N)1386 $10 1902 DB Fr. 616 PMG 25 Repeater SN 1302/N773773 pp E/133 signed by Vice President W.S. O'Brien. Alphabetically, Abington is the first town listed for NBs in MA and a paltry 5 large size notes are known for this bank despite issues from 1865 to 1935! 5012060-001 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
R- Block $10DB 129 BP Worcester, MA The Worcester NB Ch. # (N)442 PMG 25 $10 1902 DB Fr. 616 Radar SN 3223/R542274 pp D/129 Feb. 25, 1903 Good signatures of Cashier S.D. Spurr and Pres. A.L. Aiken? Barely a dozen notes from this scarcer Worcester bank which issued large notes only. 8062358-004 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
R-Block $20DB 125 BP Indiana, PA The FNB Ch. # (E)313 PMG 25 $20 1902 DB Fr. 642 SN 3369/R402320 pp B/125 dtd. Feb. 25, 1903. J.R. Daugherty and John P. Blain strong stamped signatures. 8062358-014 The First NB Indiana Pennsylvania
$20 National Bank Notes
United StatesVF 25
U- Block $10DB 116 BP Pierre, SD The NB of Commerce Ch. # (W)4279 PMG 20 $10 1902 DB Fr. 619 SN 612/U657518 pp C/116 Feb. 14, 1910 A very scarce Pierre bank which issued large notes only before liquidating in 1925. Founded in 1880 on the east bank of the Missouri River opposite Fort Pierre, Pierre has been the state capital since South Dakota gained statehood on November 2, 1889. It was challenged by Huron for the capital and won because of its location in the geographic center of the state. Fort Pierre was named after Pierre Chouteau, Jr., a major American fur trader from St. Louis, Missouri, who was of colonial French origin. 5012883-002 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
V- Block $10DB 159 BP Kansas City, MO The National Reserve Bank Ch. # (M)9677 PMG 30 $10 1902 DB Fr. 619 SN 3063/V296305 pp A/159 dtd. Feb. 14, 1910. Valentine's Day note. Full signatures of J.L. Johnston, Cashier and John T. Johnston, President are seen. 5012033-020 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30
Y- Block $10DB 162 BP Greencastle, IN The First NB Ch. # (M)219 $10 1902 DB Fr. 616 PMG 25 SN 1758/Y120484 pp F/162. One other $10 and one $20 DB in the census. Beautiful penned signatures of Andrew Hirt, Cashier, and Alfred Hirt, President on this Putnam County note. 5004740-010 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
Y- Block $10DB 162 BP Manawa, WI The First NB Ch. # (M)8710 $10 1902 DB Fr. 618 PMG 20 SN 436/Y734251 pp E/162 Feb. 16, 1907 Cashier penned signature of C.D. Dick and a faded stamped vice president signature, indicated with a penned V; Thos. Daly was the president--definitely not his signature. 3-$10 DBs including this note are in the Kelly census along with 2-$5s and 4-$20s. Waupaca County. 5004740-009 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
BA Block $10DB 184 BP Berlin, WI The First NB Ch. # (M)4620 $10 1902 DB Fr. 620 PMG 30EPQ SN 676/B464018A pp A/184 Radar Bank SN. A lovely Date Back from this Green Lake County bank that sports bright paper, a bold blue overprint, and decent pen signatures of W.N. Crawford, Cashier, and R.A. Christie, President. ex Chuck Westfahl Collection. 8050391-006 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30 EPQ
DA Block $20DB 180 BP Indiana, PA The FNB Ch. # 313 $20 1902 DB Fr. 642 PMG 35 SN 5864/D575240A pp B/180 1818456-003 $20 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 35
EA Block $10DB 192 BP Utica, NY The Utica City NB Ch. # (E)1308 Fr. 616 $10 1902 DB PMG 12 SN 28798/E542567A pp D/192. Utica was home to paper money pioneer William Donlon. Beautiful penned signatures remain including President C.S. Symond. I can't make out the Cashier's script. I have a VF30 $20 DB with the same bank officer's signatures. 8046496-009 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 12
HA Block $20DB 188 BP Quaker City, OH The Quaker City NB Ch. # (M)1989 $20 1902 DB Fr. 646 Napier | McClung PMG 30 SN 1314/H366499A pp A/188 1021376-010 $20 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30
HA Block $10DB 198 BP West Alexander, PA The Peoples NB Ch. # 8954 $10 1902 Date Back Fr. 618 SN 1776/H837812A pp D PMG 20. PMG noted Pinholes and Soiling on this tough Washington County bank. 1702260-055 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
NA Block $10DB 245 Bloomsburg, PA The Farmers NB Ch. # (E)4543 PMG 20 $10 1902 DB Fr. 619 SN 2615/N115342A pp C/245 dtd. Feb. 3, 1911. This $10 has stamped signatures of Cashier M. Milleisen and President C.M. Creveling and is just the eighth large size to be reported from this Columbia County bank. 1992273-005 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
RA Block $10DB 216 BP Belleville, PA The Farmers NB Ch. # 10128 $10 1902 DB Fr. 620 PMG 45 SN 1291/R655313A pp C/216 dtd. Dec. 18, 1911. The first of two titles for this Mifflin County charter. This is one of just eight large-size and one of two Extremely Fine graded pieces with none finer. Includes signatures of F.W. Warner, Cashier and Jos. T. Fleming as Vice President. Fleming would replace John Reed as President in 1913 or 1914. 1818454-011 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesXF 45
UA Block $20DB 220 BP Chester, PA The First NB Ch. # (E)332 $20 1902 Date Back Fr. 642 PMG 25 NET Foreign Substance, Tears. SN 10446/U177852A pp B/220. Dark signatures and boldly printed example of this scarcer Delaware County bank with this piece one of only two Date Backs of any denomination reported. 8022708-005 $20 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25 NET
XA Block $10DB 234 BP Middletown, OH The First NB Ch. # (M)1545 PMG 25 $10 1902 DB Fr. 617 SN 3809/X176274A pp I/234. July 9, 1905. Only 1-$10 and 1-$20 1902 DB known. This is the only $10 Date Back in the census for this large only Butler County bank. 8062358-008 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
YA Block $20DB 239 BP Ottawa, KS The Peoples NB Ch. # (W)1910 PMG 20 Discoloration SN 1516/Y614756A pp A/239 Nov. 30, 1911. Only the faded signature of president John Harris remains legible. Last of 3 issuing banks and the only one to issue 1882 DBs.
Ladder SN fifteen sixteen.
8062358-010 $20 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
ZA Block $20DB 237 BP Neodesha, KS The Neodesha NB Ch. # (W)6895 $20 1902 DB Fr. 642 PMG 10 SN 2772/Z262156A pp B Radar. One other date back, also a $20, in the Kelly census. 8043233-039 $20 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVG 10
ZA Block $10DB 239 BP Wadesboro, NC The First NB Ch. # (S)4947 PMG 45 $10 1902 DB Fr. 623 SN 862/Z419966A pp C/239 Mar. 20, 1914. One of the finest notes on the county seat of Anson County. Ex. Greensboro Collection Part IX. 5000882-017 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesXF 45
AB Block $10DB 276 BP Philadelphia, PA The Ninth NB Ch. # (E)3371 PMG 20 $10 1902 DB Fr. 617 SN 13248/A454698B pp D/276 dtd. August 1, 1905. Dark penned signatures of John G. Sonneborn, Cashier and Ira W. Barnes, President. Only New York and Philadelphia got up to the Ninth NB (each made it to Tenth NB). Philly's Ninth liquidated 10/1/23. 8062358-009 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
BB Block $10DB 240 BP Decatur, IL The NB of Decatur Ch. # (M)4920 $10 1902 DB Fr. 622 Napier | Burke PMG 20 SN 6726/B437154B pp C/240 some wallet staining 8055906-005 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
BB Block $20DB 268 BP Utica, NY The Utica City NB Ch. # (E)1308 1st Title PMG 30 $20 1902 DB Fr. 642 SN 42857/B154451B pp B/268. A BB block Super six-digit Radar on the treasury SN--Thank you to whomever saved this one! Beautiful penned signatures of M. (Melville) C. Brown, Cashier and C (Chas.) S. Symonds, President. 5013044-013 $20 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30
DB Block $10DB 246 BP Philadelphia, PA The Ninth NB Ch. # (E)3371 PMG 25 $10 1902 DB Fr. 617 SN 19777/D846499B pp D/246 dtd. August 1, 1905. Only New York and Philadelphia got up to the Ninth NB (each made it to Tenth NB). This note sold by HA in 2009 as a raw VF piece topped the $400 mark in a very down, post-Recession market. 8026137-005 The Ninth NB Philadelphia Pennsylvania
$10 National Bank Notes
United StatesVF 25
HB Block $10DB 267 BP Beaver, PA Fort McIntosh NB Ch. # (E)8185 PMG 25 $10 1902 DB Fr. 617 SN 2418/H47804B pp A/267 dtd. Mar. 8, 1906 Robust inks, bright paper surfaces and a beautiful stamped signature of Robert F. Patterson, Cashier, and a completely missing signature for the President add to the appeal of this nicely centered note. President at the time was J. Sharp Wilson. Third Charters only during the large size era, with this being the finer of the two DBs known. Located on the confluence of the Beaver and Ohio Rivers in the Ohio Country in dispute during the French and Indian War, Beaver was the site of Fort McIntosh, a Revolutionary War era Patriot frontier fort. After the war, the fort was the home of the First American Regiment, the oldest active unit in the US Army. The fort was abandoned in 1788 and razed a short time later. Beaver was laid out in 1792. In 1800, it became the county seat of the newly formed Beaver County. Beaver County was carved out of Washington and Allegheny Counties in 1800, taking its name from the Beaver River. Not to be confused with Gov. James A. Beaver (Gov. of PA 1887-1891), born Oct 27, 1837 in Millerstown, PA. 5014444-004 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
NB Block $10DB 264 BP Adams, NY The Farmers NB Ch. # (E)4061 $10 1902 DB Fr. 618 PMG 15 SN 3904/N260922B pp A 1518879-015 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 15
NB Block $10DB 265 BP Cortland, NY The NB Ch. # (E)2272 PMG 35 $10 1902 DB Fr. 623a Teehee | Burke SN 61/N568015B pp C/265 May 13, 1915. A total of 2500 sheets of 3x10-20 were produced for Cortland (the only sheets ordered for date backs), and based on the low SN, I expect this note was made soon after the bank received its 3rd charter, or around May 13, 1915. 8054613-010 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 35
TB Block $10PB 296 BP Unionville, MO The Marshall NB Ch. # (M)3068 PMG 25 $10 1902 PB Fr. 624 SN 3551/T350771B pp D/296 dtd. Oct. 2, 1903. A Replacement note on this private name bank. Signatures of W.A. Shelton, Cashier and N. (Neal) B. Marshall, President, remain substantially visible and their jumbo size adds to the note's unquestionable appeal. Carl L. Crooks assumed the role of cashier in 1918 whereupon one must assume Marshall kept Crooks under control. Unionville rests near the exact center of Putnam county, which is found far to the northern border of Missouri where you would expect to find a Unionville. 8013388-007 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
UB Block $20PB 283 BP Piqua, OH The Piqua NB Ch. # (M)1006 Repeater $20 1902 PB Fr. 650 PMG 25 SN 9898/U884456B pp B/283 Repeater Bank SN 8050391-008 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
VB Block $20PB 325 BP Salem, OH The First NB Ch. # (M)43 Fr. 650 Lyons | Roberts SN 5226/V967960B pp A/325 PMG 30EPQ beautiful signatures by Cashier W.F. Church and Pres. F.R. Pow dated Apr 11, 1902. Much more common with Speelman | White signatures as a plain back dated Apr 10, 1922. 1513580-002 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30 EPQ
VB Block $20PB 315 BP Salem, OH The First NB Ch. # (M)43 Fr. 650 Lyons | Roberts SN 5227/V967961B pp A/315 PMG 30EPQ beautiful signatures by Cashier W.F. Church and Pres. F.R. Pow dated Apr 11, 1902. Much more common with Speelman | White signatures as a plain back. The back plates for Fr. 650 notes are 315 (this note) and 325 (my SN 5226 example). Notes from this bank dated Apr 10, 1922 carry the Speelman | White signatures and $20s have known back plate numbers of 722 and 1018 (see below)
Fr. 650 SN 1922/D144844H pp A/??
Fr. 650 SN 5226/V967960B pp A/325
Fr. 650 SN 5227/V967961B pp A/315
Fr. 661 SN 1481/Y322423E pp A/722
Fr. 661 SN 5147/Z451299H pp A bp not listed in census
Fr. 661 SN 8430 pp A/1018 (After Aug. 22, 1925, the Treasury number was replaced by a second instance of the issuing bank’s serial number.)

Since all the $20 examples are from the A plate, and $10s are from an A or C plate, I suspect sheets of 3X$10s and 1-$20 were ordered (data from Heritage's Auction archives and my purchases). The low back plate number (315) fits with the VB treasury SN block. Track & Price doesn't record Fr. # nor BP.
1513580-001 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30 EPQ
YB Block $10PB 357 BP Lewistown, PA The Russell NB Ch. # (E)10506 $10 1902 PB Fr. 631 PMG 64 SN 3888/Y971171B pp C/357. Its title, featuring the name Russell, is popular for collectors seeking first names on bank notes. 5011969-007 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited States64
ZB Block $10PB 328 BP Shenandoah, PA The First NB Ch. # (E)3143 PMG 12 $10 1902 PB Fr. 624 SN 12036/Z437039B pp E/328 dtd. Mar. 16, 1904. This tough Schuylkill bank only has a dozen or so pieces reported. Signatures have faded away completely. Evenly circulated and solid PMG Fine 12. 1517339-003 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 12
BD Block $20PB 342 BP Newport, NH The FNB Ch. # (E)888 $20 1902 PB Fr. 650 PMG 30 SN 7428/B718737D pp B/342 Feb. 18, 1905 Stamped signatures of Sam D. Lewis, Cashier and John McCrillis, Pres. The Sunshine Town, Newport, NH (pop. 6,500) is a small town (incorp. in 1761) nestled in the hills of the scenic Upper Connecticut River valley and southwestern New Hampshire, conveniently located between Interstates 89 and 91. The community is governed by Town Meeting, an elected 5 member Selectboard and an appointed Town Manager. Newport also serves as the County Seat of Sullivan County. 2508047-008 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30
ED Block $10PB 381 BP Uxbridge, MA The Blackstone NB Ch. # (N)1022 PMG 12 $10 1902 PB Fr. 624 SN 13144/E898868D pp F/381 dtd. Mar. 29, 1905. Rotator Treasury SN. A moderately circulated example from this Worcester County bank that carries one of the more appealing names found on a National Bank Note and it is one of a mere dozen pieces in the census. From The Marvin R. Levine Collection. 5012051-009 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 12
MD Block $10PB 396 BP Manchester, OH The Farmers NB Ch. # (M) 9091 ex Don C. Kelly Collection PMG 40. Fr. 626. SN M422975D pp E/396. Purple stamped signatures of G.D. Lovett Cashier and W.N. Watson Pres. 1135199-019 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesXF 40
ND Block $10PB 403 BP Belden, NE The First NB Ch. # (W)10025 PMG 15 $10 1902 PB Fr. 627 SN 2330/N162162D pp C/403 May 12, 1911 Repeater Treasury SN. Bold stamped signatures of Cashier A.R. Collins and President J.A. McCormach on this one issuing bank town that had only $1,370 out of its large size emissions in 1935 outstanding and the census stands at just 12 notes. 5012340-019 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 15
RD Block $10PB 482 BP Bellaire, OH The Farmers and Merchants NB Ch. # (M)7327 PMG20 $10 1902 PB Fr. 624 SN 12604/R920266D pp E/422 1540118-020 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
UD Block $10PB 434 BP Lexington, KY First and City NB CH. # (S)906 $10 1902 PB Fr. 630 Napier | Burke PMG 35 SN 35753/U54965D pp A/434 dated Aug. 8, 1919. J.E. McFarland, Cashier and ?, President. Radar bank SN, rotator Charter number, and radar back plate 1855778-013 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 35
UD Block $10PB 453 BP Rochester, PA The First NB Ch. # (E)2977 PMG 30 $10 1902 PB Fr. 624 Radar SN 22022/U886544D pp F/453 dtd. May 27, 1903. A Five-digit radar serial number 22022 adorns this Beaver County $10. Rubber stamped signatures are of Cashier John A. Mellor and President Henry C. Fry. They served together from 1900-25. 5014444-005 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30
VD Block $20PB 451 BP New Castle, PA The Union NB Ch. # (E)8503 $20 1902 PB Fr. 652 PMG 25 SN 2576/V474608D pp B/451. An extremely scarce bank in both large and small size, with just nine large and four small examples reported to date. County seat of Lawrence County, 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh and near the PA–Ohio border just 18 miles east of Youngstown, Ohio. 8055906-007 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
XD Block $10PB 511 BP Greenville, PA The First NB Ch. # (E)249 PMG 12 $10 1902 PB Fr. 624 SN 15033/X313535D pp D/511 dtd. Feb. 25, 1903. Scarce Mercer County bank with this well circulated piece among only nine large size to be reported. The bank officers' signatures are stamped in the two different colors of blue and black. Cashier appears to be a Miller. 1620459-004 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 12
EE Block $20PB 641 BP Orange, CA The NB Ch. # 9878 $20 1902 PB Fr. 653 PMG 20 Net Stains Rotator SN 8698/E482630E pp A/641 dtd. Sept. 7, 1910. 5012134-003 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20 NET
NE Block $20PB 682 BP Mount Sterling, IL The First NB Ch. # (M)2402 PMG 63 $20 1902 PB Fr. 658 SN 4289/N384361E pp A/684 October 28, 1918. A lovely note from this large only Brown County bank that is only held back from a higher grade by a slender top margin. Signatures have nearly faded away. 1855333-007 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited States63
NE Block $10PB 683 BP East Brady, PA The Peoples NB Ch. # (E)5356 PMG 25 $10 1902 PB Fr. 633 SN 2261/N931773E pp B Apr. 23, 1920 A tough Clarion County bank in large. Signed by J.L. Liedwick, Cashier and President N.E. Graham. For PA, towns with East in their names that had a NB include Brady, Berlin, Conemaugh, Greenville, Mauch Chunk, Smithfield and Stroudsburg. You could also count Easton which is about as far east as you can get in PA. 1857303-004 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
RE Block $20PB 679 BP Phillipsburg, NJ The Phillipsburg NB Ch. # (E)1239 First Title PMG 25 $20 1902 PB Fr. 650 SN 20601/R219793E pp B/679 dtd. May 17, 1905 Nice purple signatures of J.L. Lomerson, Cashier and Jno. A. Bachman, Pres. on this Warren County, NJ bank. 1526628-019 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
RE Block $10PB 651 BP Bryan, OH The Farmers NB Ch. # (M)2474 PMG 30 $10 1902 PB Fr. 633 SN 8431/R821893E pp C/651 Mar. 26, 1920 Bold, dark signatures of Chas. M. Wertz Cashier and I.E. Gardner President. 8062028-004 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30
VE Block $10PB 709 BP Dayton, PA The First NB Ch. # (E)5742 PMG 25 $10 1902 PB Fr. 633 Radar SN 858/V901670E pp B/709 dtd. Nov. 1, 1920. Penned signatures of Cashier C.C. Marshall (who would become Pres.) and President C.W. Ellenberger. A rare Armstrong County bank; a raw VF, SN 2752 pp A Cashier Douglas, Pres. Marshall, sold at HA for $2185 Apr 17, 2008. 5011527-009 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
XE Block $20PB 708 BP Buffalo, NY Lafayette NB Ch. # (E)11435 $20 1902 PB Fr. 658 PMG 30 SN 5753/X54745E pp A/708 dtd. June 25, 1919. Dark engraved signatures of W.L. Koester, Cashier and George M. Zimmermann, President are found on this appealing VF+ example from a short-lived Buffalo bank that was only in business from 1919 to 1924. From the Marvin R. Levine Collection, Part II. RADAR Treasury SN! 8050391-001 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30
XE Block $10PB 692 BP Whittier, CA The Whittier NB Ch. # (P)7999 $10 1902 PB Fr. 625 PMG 30 SN 11911/X328083E pp F/692 Radar Bank SN 8050391-005 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30
BH Block $20PB 849 BP Coon Rapids, IA The First NB Ch. # 5514 PMG 20 $20 1902 PB Fr. 659 Radar SN 1221/V846773H pp A/849 dtd. July 7, 1920. This is a moderately circulated but pleasing example that bears one of the most sought after town names in the country. Staple holes to right of portrait. Wonderful pen signatures of Pres. Edward McDonald and Cashier A.F. Greenwaldt are still found on this $20 from this popular Carroll County bank. 1143264-007 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
KH Block $20PB 778 BP Opelika, AL The Farmers NB Ch. # (S)9550 PMG 15 corner missing $20 1902 PB Fr. 652 SN 24339/K17471H pp A/778? Aug. 5, 1909 Radar Treasury SN. Top right corner missing. 5013994-018 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 15
KH Block $20PB 781 BP Larned, KS First NB Ch. # (W)7125 (No "The") $20 1902 PB Fr. 650 PMG 40 SN 846/K100148H pp A/781 Jan. 27, 1904 A well preserved example of this scarce Pawnee County bank's second title, one of only four such large size notes listed in the census, and easily the finest large size note known from here with either title. First title was Moffet Brothers' NB. The county seat of Pawnee County, Larned was built on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad at the confluence of the Pawnee and the Arkansas Rivers. Named for nearby Fort Larned, it was laid out in December, 1873. Larned, Kansas and the fort that was constructed there are named in honor of Colonel Benjamin F. Larned, the paymaster general of the United States Army at the time the post was established. Colonel Larned never came to Kansas. 5009597-012 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesXF 40
RH Block $10PB 819 BP Victoria, TX The Victoria NB Ch. # 10360 popular first name note with scarce Napier | Thompson signatures. $10 1902 PB Fr. 629 PMG 20 SN 44091/R46963H pp E/819. Texans Buhler and Welder signed as Cashier and President. 8055906-001 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
RH Block $10PB 823 BP Wellston, Ohio The First NB. Ch. # 3565 $10 1902 PB Fr. 626 PMG 45 SN 5061/R436463H pp F/823 Sept. 1, 1906. Black stamped signatures of Arthur Harry Cashier and Geo. C. Sellers Pres. 8039110-024 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesXF 45
RH Block $20PB 810 BP Connellsville, PA The Citizens NB Ch. # 6452 $20 1902 PB PMG 45. SN 19629 / R626411H pp C/810 Sept. 8, 1902. Stamped signatures of James L. Kurtz, Cashier and L.E. Markell, Pres. 1085997-004 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesXF 45
TH Block $20PB 757 BP New Milford, CT The First NB Ch. # 1193 $20 1902 PB Fr. 650 PMG 25 SN 40104/T713966H pp B/757 dtd. March 29, 1905. Great pen signatures of Assistant Cashier W.R. Bull and President C. (Charles) W. Hodge highlight this moderately circulated PB from this Litchfield County bank. 8050391-002 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
TH Block $20PB 830 BP Duncannon, PA Duncannon NB Ch. # 4142 PMG 20 $20 1902 PB Fr. 650 SN 11569/T967941H pp A/830? Heavy crease Aug. 7, 1909 A small run of uncirculated examples including PB $10s and $20s. Faded signature of the cashier remains; the president's has faded away. 8062358-011 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
VH Block $10PB 839 BP Wabash, IN The Wabash NB Ch. # 3935 PMG 20 Net Repaired $10 1902 PB Fr. 626 SN 27523 / V429135H pp A/839 dtd. Aug. 16, 1908. Opening in 1888, this better Wabash bank issued Second and Third Charter notes only before exiting the banking scene in 1927. Good color and dark stamped signatures of A. H. Smith, cashier and W. A. McNamee, President are found on this PMG Very Fine 20 Net Plain Back that has had a few edge repairs. 1512312-012 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20 NET
XH Block $20PB 861? BP Edwardsville, IL The Edwardsville NB Ch. # 11039 PMG 15 $20 1902 PB Fr. 658 Repeater-Rotator SN 6969/X83481H pp A/861? dtd. July 16, 1917. PMG noted stained. Out of a run of 10822 3X10-20 sheets, this is only the 3rd $20 PB to surface. Dark signatures of E.A Fresen, Cashier and Charles Boeschenstein, President. One of two banks that operated in a small Madison County community, which is now part of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Edwardsville is the county seat of Madison County. 8062358-012 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 15
YH Block $10PB 906 BP Hattiesburg, MS First NB Ch. # 5176 $10 1902 PB Fr. 632 PMG 20 SN 7575/Y880417H pp B/906 dtd. Jan. 25, 1919. Repeater Bank SN. Dark stamped signatures of W.P. Jones, Cashier and F.W. Foote, President. 8050391-009 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
ZH Block $10PB 857 BP Westboro, MA The First NB Ch. # 421 PMG 12 $10 1902 PB Fr. 624 SN 7472/Z68654H pp D/857 dtd. Feb. 25, 1903 The only note issuer in this Worcester County locale. Displays even wear and legible stamped signatures. From The Marvin R. Levine Collection. 5012047-017 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 12
ZH Block $20PB 894 BP Baltimore, MD The Citizens NB Ch. # 1384 PMG 30 $20 1902 PB Fr. 650 SN 169522/Z656304H pp D/894 June 13, 1905 This Baltimore $20 features bright paper, nice color, and clear printed signatures. 5011273-001 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30
AK Block $10PB 905 BP Cincinnati, OH The Lincoln NB Ch. # 2524 $10 1902 PB Fr. 633 PMG 20 SN 19491/A108523K pp A/905 RADAR SN 8050391-004 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
BK Block $10PB Unk BP Bethlehem, PA The Bethlehem NB Ch. # 3961 $10 1902 PB Fr. 626 PMG 25 SN 2992/B70824K pp B Radar SN 8050391-003 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
BK Block $10PB 914 Alexandria, VA The Citizens NB Ch. # 1716 PMG 15 $10 1902 PB Fr. 627 SN 35478/B249160K pp E/914 dtd. Sept. 11, 1910. This bank was chartered on Oct. 8, 1870. Last treasury SN for 3x$10-$20 B647457K. Faded purple, but still legible signatures of G.F. Downham, Cashier and C. Pierce, President. 8075269-016 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 15
4x A- Block $10RS 6 Richmond, VA N State B Ch. # (S)8666 Replacement 4x$10 note PMG 20 $10 1902 Red Seal Fr. 615 SN 8452/A599495 pp C/6 dtd. Apr. 18, 1907. This is one of two Replacements known on sheets of 4x$10s, the other is the SN 2 uncut sheet for Saratoga, WY, also an Fr. 615, from the Bebee Collection housed at the ANA. First title used by this large only and short lived Richmond bank. Minor Restoration noted. It is evenly circulated with bright colors and bold, black penned signatures of Wm. M. Hill, Cashier and Jno. S. Ellet, President. 8076585-003 $10 1902 Red Seal National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
4x H- Block $10DB 43 BP Worcester, MA The Mechanics NB Ch. # (N)1135 Fr. 616 Lyons | Roberts SN 16391/H626044 pp K/43 1185448-036 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 12
4x N- Block $10DB 51 BP Newark, AR - The First NB Ch. # (S)9022 PMG 25 $10 1902 DB Fr. 618 SN 1334/N84247 pp H/51 dated Jan. 25, 1908. While Series 1929 examples are occasionally offered from this sole Independence County locale, large notes are much more difficult to obtain. Vivid purple signatures of E.B. Chesser, Cashier and C.M. Edwards, President. 5004009-003 $10 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
4x U- Block $10PB 9X BP Paris, AR The First NB Ch. # (S)11592 PMG 20 $10 1902 PB Fr. 633 SN 2200/U55355 pp B/96? Jan. 20, 1920 radar treasury SN and a scarce bank in large size (7 notes), with this the only denomination issued. Track & Price reports that the last offering of any large note was a Fine 12 which fetched $646 when it sold in 2018. This piece, with its bright two-color pen signatures of Lewis C. Sadler, Cashier and L.B. Crenshaw, Pres., is far nicer. Named after the French capital, Paris serves as the county seat for the northern district of Logan County; its southern district counterpart is Booneville. 5013701-018 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
4x U- Block $10PB 95 BP Springfield, VT The First NB Ch. # (N)122 PMG 25 VF $10 1902 PB Fr. 624 Repeater SN 17028/U318318 pp G/95 dtd. Sept. 1, 1902. The stamped signatures of G.A Waite, Cashier and Fred G. Field, President are light, but still legible on this Third Charter $10 from the Green Mountain State. This institution was the sole issuer in town. 8064690-003 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
4x V- Block $10PB 115 BP Bessemer, AL First NB in 'no the' Ch. # (S)6961 PMG 15 Stains $10 1902 PB Fr. 624 SN 5823/V232323 pp B/115 dtd. Aug. 25, 1903. This Jefferson County Bank's 2d title (1st title was Bessemer NB). After the name change in 5/29/20, the FNB in Bessemer chose to issue only $10s switching to sheets of 4x$10. Bessemer is situated in the midst of the iron ore and limestone district of Alabama, in the southern part of Jones Valley, SW of Birmingham. Iron ore was mined from the hills on the city's southeast side, coal is still mined to the north and west, and limestone deposits were also nearby. All three ingredients were necessary for steelmaking, which led to the area becoming a major steel center from about 1890 through the twentieth century. In 1900, Bessemer ranked eighth in population in the state, second in amount of capital invested in manufacturing, and fourth in the value of its manufactured product for the year. By 1911, ore mining, iron smelting, and the manufacture of iron and coke were the chief industries of Bessemer. 8064690-005 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 15
4x X- Block $10PB 111 BP Houston, TX The First NB Ch. # (S)1644 PMG 15 $10 1902 PB Fr. 625 Radar SN 220361/X16961 pp Q/111 dtd. Feb. 17, 1906. Dark black stamped signatures of O.W. Jackson, Cashier and J.T. Scott, President. 8064690-016 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 15
4x X- Block $10PB 116 BP Wells River, VT The NB of Newbury Ch. # 1406 PMG 25 VF $10 1902 PB Fr. 624 Radar SN 46064/X535619 pp R/116 dtd. May 21, 1905. A moderately circulated Third Charter note from this Vermont bank that bears its second title. The town name is included in the tombstone of this $10 which certainly adds to its appeal. Great signatures of Nelson Bailey, Cashier and E. Bertram Pike, President. 8064690-011 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
4x X- Block $10PB 139 BP Warren, PA The Warren NB Ch. # 4879 $10 1902 PB Fr. 629 PMG 25 SN 52983/X778493 pp B/139 Bank officers' signatures of R.W. Mackay, Cashier and F.E. Hertzel, President. 8055906-012 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
4x X- Block $10PB 137 BP Riverside, CA The Citizens NB Ch. # 8907 1st Title PMG 20 $10 1902 PB Fr. 626 SN 26649/X988809 pp F/137 dtd. Aug. 12, 1907. Beautiful blue penned signatures of R.B. Hampson, Cashier and W.B. Clancy, President on this Southern California town in a county of the same name. 1991403-004 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
4x Y- Block $10PB 152 BP Holyoke, MA City NB Ch. # 2430 Fr. 632 Teehee | Burke PMG 25 SN 26511/Y361181 pp C/152 5012049-011 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
4x Y- Block $10PB 158 Warren, PA The Warren NB Ch. # 4879 R.W. Mackay and F.E. Hertzel sigs PMG 25EPQ $10 1902 PB Fr. 629 SN 58693/Y576088 pp A/158 dtd. Feb. 23, 1913. Close to the last treasury SN for sheets of 4x$10s which was Y608545, numbered 26 August 1925. 8075269-020 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25 EPQ


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