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Grade

 

 

Obsolete Currency Issuer (City)

Denom

 

Year

Description

58

63

65

66

67

Reference (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Colonization Society (Monrovia)

1

 

18xx

proof; seated cherubs

scarce

 

 

 

 

 

Arlington Bank (Washington, D.C.)

5

 

185x

flying maid; red tint

250

 

 

 

 

DC165-G4

Bank of America (Georgetown)

2

 

1852

T. Jefferson

225

 

 

 

 

DC50-G2

 

3

 

1852

maid & eagle

250

 

 

 

 

DC50-G4

Bank of Anacastia (Anacastia, D.C.)

1

 

1854

red 1s

175

225

300

375

450

DC35-G2

 

2

 

1854

red 2

175

225

300

375

450

DC35-G4

 

5

 

1854

no tint

175

225

300

375

450

DC35-G8

Bank of Commerce (Georgetown)

1

 

1862

 

375

 

 

 

 

DC70-G12

 

5

 

18xx

 

 

 

 

1,150

 

DC70-G2

 

5

 

18xx

proof; G. Washington, red 5s

 

800

 

 

 

CD70-G2

 

10

 

18xx

 

 

 

 

1,250

 

DC70-G4

 

20

 

18xx

proof; G. Washington; red Xs

 

800

 

 

 

DCG6

Bank of the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)

5

 

1858

orange tint

175

225

325

400

475

DC215-G8

 

5

 

1858

proof; orange tint

500

600

750

850

950

DC215-G8

 

10

 

1858

red tint

160

210

300

375

450

DC215-G10

Bank of the Metropolis (Washington, D.C.)

20

 

18xx

Capitol building

225

 

 

 

 

DC290-G52

 

50

 

18xx

Capitol building

500

 

 

 

 

DC290-G74

 

100

 

18xx

Capitol building

250

 

 

 

 

DC290-G64

Bank of North America (Georgetown, D.C.)

5

 

185x

seated maid w shield; red 5s

375

 

 

 

 

DC130-G8

Bank of the Republic (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

1852

eagle

140

 

 

 

 

DC350-G2

 

5

 

1852

eagle

175

250

325

 

 

DC350-G6

 

5

 

1852

proof; eagle

 

 

600

700

800

DC350-G6

 

10

 

1852

seated maid

100

120

150

 

 

DC350-G8

 

10

 

 

proof; seated maid

 

800

 

 

 

 

 

5-10

 

1852

uncut proof sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank of the Union (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

1851

red ONE

120

160

225

 

 

DC360-G2

 

1.50

 

1851

green overprint

200

 

 

 

 

DC360-G4

 

2

 

1851

maid in oval; red TWO

130

175

250

 

 

DC360-G6

 

3

 

1851

maids w shield; red THREE

180

 

 

 

 

DC360-G8

Bank of the United States (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

1852

proof; eagle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

18xx

eagle w shield

500

 

 

 

 

US-2 C1016

Bank of Washington

20

 

18xx

reprint

 

 

120

 

 

 

 

50

 

18xx

proof; G. Washington

500

 

 

 

 

DC385-G38

 

100

 

 

reprint

 

 

150

 

 

 

Bullion Bank (Washington, D.C.)

10 cents

 

1862

 

50

 

 

 

 

DC170-UNL

 

25 cents

 

1862

 

60

 

 

 

 

DC170-UNL

 

50 cents

 

1862

scrollwork at bottom corners

60

 

 

 

 

DC170-UNL

 

1

 

1862

payable in Demand Notes

200

 

 

 

 

DC170-G12

 

1

 

1862

payable in Treasury Notes

235

325

400

 

 

DC170-G20

 

2

 

1862

payable in Treasury Notes

300

375

450

 

 

DC170-G14

 

3

 

1862

payable in Demand Notes

225

400

500

 

 

DC170-G16

 

3

 

1862

payable in Treasury Notes

225

400

500

 

 

DC170-G24

 

5

 

18xx

maid; red tint

250

 

 

 

 

DC170-G8

 

5

 

1862

maid; red tint

325

400

500

 

 

DC170-G6

Central Bank (Georgetown)

12 1/2 cents

 

1816

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC60-G8

Chemical Bank (Washington, D.C.)

10

 

1853

Atlas

250

 

 

 

 

DC175-G18

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Company

25 cents

 

1837

proof; canoe

 

300

 

 

 

 

   (Washington, D.C.)

5

 

184x

seated maid

100

125

150

 

 

 

 

10

 

18xx

signing ceremony

100

125

150

 

 

 

 

20

 

184x

maid on wharf

100

125

150

 

 

 

Citizens Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

18xx

maid; anvil

90

120

150

 

 

DC180-G2

 

2

 

18xx

seated man

90

120

150

 

 

DC180-G4

 

3

 

18xx

farmer at right

175

 

 

 

 

DC180-G6

 

5

 

18xx

eagle

150

 

 

 

 

DC180-G8

 

10

 

1852

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

1852

 

175

 

 

 

 

DC185-G2

 

2

 

 

 

185

 

 

 

 

DC185-G4

Columbia Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

185x

eagle

130

160

 

 

 

DC195-G2

 

1

 

185x

proof

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

 

3

 

185x

seated maid w shield

135

180

 

 

 

CD195-G4

 

3

 

1862

 

 

 

 

 

 

replica

 

5

 

185x

3 maids; no tint

135

160

180

 

 

DC195-G6

 

10

 

1852

3 seated maids; red TEN

140

165

200

 

 

DC195-G8

 

10

 

185x

proof

 

1,000

 

 

 

DC195-G8

 

20

 

185x

seated maid; red TWENTY

225

235

250

 

 

DC195-G10

Commercial Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

185x

 

100

 

 

 

 

DC205-G2

Congressional Bank (Washington City)

5

 

18xx

red FIVE

150

 

 

 

 

DC210-G6

Congressional Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

1856

 

330

 

 

 

 

DC205-G2

 

5

 

185x

red FIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporation of Georgetown (Georgetown)

5

 

18xx

cherubs

600

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

18xx

proof; train

 

2,500

 

 

 

G10

 

7

 

18xx

proof; Capitol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

18xx

 

 

 

 

1,200

 

DC220-G2

Empire Bank (Georgetown, D.C.)

1

 

1852

sailing ships

500

 

 

 

 

DC80-G2

Farmers Bank (Georgetown, D.C.)

1

 

1852

plow

175

 

 

 

 

DC85-G2

Farmers & Merchants Bank (Washington, D.C.)

25 cents

 

1862

seated maid

80

100

150

 

 

DC235-G8

 

50 cents

 

1862

maid in oval

80

100

150

 

 

 

 

1

 

18xx

plow

175

 

 

 

 

DC235-G12

 

1

 

18xx

proof; plow; no tint

300

 

 

 

 

DC235-G12

 

1

 

18xx

proof reprint (c)

180

275

400

 

 

DC235-G12b

 

1.25

 

1862

red 1.25

180

275

400

 

 

DC235-G14

 

1.50

 

1862

drovers; red 1.50

250

 

 

 

 

DC235-G16

 

1.75

 

1862

 

250

 

 

 

 

DC230-G18

 

2

 

1862

 

250

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

18xx

proof

 

400

 

 

 

 

Government Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

1862

large eagle; red & green tints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1862

large eagle; red & green tints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

1862

large eagle, green tint

200

250

400

 

 

DC255-G6

International Bank (Washington, D.C.)

10

 

18xx

proof reprint (c); green tint

 

 

 

 

 

 

John H. King (George Town, D.C.)

25 cents

 

184x

maid w cows

200

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 cents

 

184x

mother & child at right

200

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

184x

cherubs at top right

200

 

 

 

 

 

La Fayette Bank (Georgetown)

2

 

1855

train

220

 

 

 

 

DC105-G4

Mechanics Bank (Georgetown, D.C.)

1

 

18xx

seated couple; red ONE

125

175

300

400

475

DC115-G2

 

2

 

18xx

seated maid, red TWO

150

200

325

450

525

DC115-G4

 

3

 

18xx

G. Washington; red THREE

175

225

350

500

575

DC115-G6

Mechanics Bank (Washington, D.C.)

2

 

1852

 

250

 

 

 

 

DC265-G10

 

4

 

1852

train

250

 

 

 

 

DC265-G12

Mechanics & Traders Bank (Alexandria)

1

 

1852

 

135

150

200

 

 

 

 

3

 

1852

 

135

150

200

 

 

 

Mechanics & Traders Bank (Georgetown)

1

 

1852

maid & eagle

115

150

 

 

 

DC120-G2

 

3

 

1852

seated maid; gray THREE

115

150

 

 

 

DC120-G6

Mercantile Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

186x

train; red & green

 

225

 

 

 

DC270-G2

 

2

 

186x

seated maid; red & green

 

225

 

 

 

DC270-G4

 

5

 

186x

Indians w plow; red & green

 

300

 

 

 

 

Merchants & Traders Bank (Georgetown)

1

 

1852

 

180

 

 

 

 

 

Merchants’ Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

1852

maid in oval

80

110

135

 

 

DC275-G2

 

3

 

1852

Indian maiden

100

125

160

 

 

DC275-G4

 

5

 

1852

2 maids

100

125

160

 

 

DC275-G6

 

1-3-1-5

 

1852

uncut sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merchants’ Exchange Bank (Anacastia)

1

 

1854

red 1s & ONE

150

180

235

 

 

DC45-G2

 

2

 

1854

 

170

200

275

350

 

 

 

3

 

1854

seated maid; red THREE

170

200

275

350

 

DC280-G6

Metropolitan Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

18xx

G. Washington

130

150

200

 

 

DC295-G2

 

2

 

18xx

sailing ships

130

150

200

 

 

DC295-G4

 

3

 

18xx

eagle

150

180

250

 

 

DC295-G6

 

5

 

18xx

red FIVE

150

180

250

 

 

DC295-G8

National Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

1852

eagle & globe

600

 

 

 

 

DC300-G4

 

1.75

 

1862

proof; G. Washington at left

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ocean Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

1852

sailor on wharf

200

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

1852

sailing ships

200

 

 

 

 

DC315-G8

Patriotic Bank of Washington (Washington, D.C.)

10

 

18xx

proof; seated maid

 

 

 

 

 

 

People Bank (Georgetown)

2

 

1852

seated maid

400

 

 

 

 

DC135-G4

People’s Bank of North America (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

18xx

eagle

200

 

 

 

 

DC330-G2

 

2

 

18xx

eagle

225

 

 

 

 

DC330-G4

Potomac River Bank (Georgetown)

1

 

185x

train

140

200

250

275

 

DC140-G2a

 

2

 

185x

train

140

200

250

275

 

DC140-G4

 

3

 

185x

America & eagle

140

220

 

 

 

DC140-G6

 

5

 

185x

America & eagle

140

220

 

 

 

DC140-G8

Potomac Savings Bank (Washington, D.C.)

50 cents

 

1851

proof; man on horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1851

maid & children; gray ONE

135

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1852

sailing ships; gray TWO

135

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

1852

seated maid; gray THREE

135

 

 

 

 

 

Presidents Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

1852

G. Washington

150

210

280

 

 

DC340-G2

 

1

 

1862

 

 

 

 

 

 

replica

 

2

 

1852

eagle

150

210

280

 

 

DC340-G4

 

5

 

1852

G. Washington

175

225

300

 

 

DC340-G8

 

5

 

1852

serial number 6487

 

 

 

 

 

replica

Southern Manufacturers Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

1852

blacksmith

175

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.50

 

1852

man w machinery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Union Bank of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)

20

 

18xx

proof reprint (c)

 

 

150

 

 

DC365-G6

 

20

 

18xx

1994 proof reprint (b)

 

 

 

 

125

DC365-G6

 

50

 

18xx

proof reprint (c)

 

 

150

 

 

DC365-G8

Union Bank of Georgetown (Georgetown)

5

 

18xx

3 maids at upper left

125

 

 

 

 

DC130-C30

United States (Washington, D.C.)

100

 

183x

proof; seated Mercury; no tint

 

3,500

 

 

 

 

Virginia Bank (Washington, D.C.)

1

 

18xx

proof; no tint

 

 

1,000

 

 

DC380-G2

Washington Bank (Washington, D.C.)

5

 

18xx

ships

175

 

 

 

 

DC390-G6

 

 (a) These reference numbers may contain errors and are not guaranteed.

(b) Obsolete currency reprint by ABNC in 1994 for its American Paper Money Collection.

(c) Proprietary proof reprints were intaglio printed from the original plates by an independent party after the time of the note’s original issue.  They are most commonly on thicker paper stock than the originally issued notes.

 

 

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