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Obsolete Currency Issuer (City)

Denom

 

Year

Description

58

63

65

66

67

Reference (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banking House of Baldwin & Dodge (Council Bluffs)

1

 

185x

train; orange tint

150

200

275

375

 

 

 

2

 

185x

corn huskers; orange tint

140

175

250

350

 

 

Business College Bank (Baylies Commercial College

1

 

ND

train

125

 

 

 

 

 

†† in Dubuque)

5

 

ND

maid at left

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

ND

 

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

ND

eagle

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

 

ND

eagle in "C"

125

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago, Burlington & Pacific Railroad Co. (Newton)

1

 

1882

train at left; green tint

150

200

275

325

 

 

 

5

 

1882

train at left; green tint

150

200

275

325

 

 

City of Des Moines (Des Moines)

1

 

18xx

proof; cow in oval; no tint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

18xx

proof reprint (d); no tint

 

 

250

 

 

 

 

2

 

18xx

proof; 2 seated maids; no tint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

18xx

proof reprint (d); no tint

 

 

250

 

 

 

 

2

 

18xx

1994 proof reprint (b)

 

 

 

 

125

 

 

3

 

18xx

proof reprint (d); no tint

 

 

250

 

 

 

 

5

 

18xx

proof reprint (d); no tint

 

 

250

 

 

 

City of Keokuk (Keokuk)

2

 

18xx

red TWO

500

600

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

18xx

red THREE

500

600

 

 

 

 

City of Wapello (Wapello)

1

 

18xx

riverboat

185

225

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

18xx

proof reprint (d)

 

 

400

 

 

 

 

2

 

18xx

Indian; red 2s

200

250

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

18xx

lazy red 3

225

275

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

18xx

proof reprint (c)

 

 

 

 

100

 

 

5

 

18xx

woodchopper at left; red 5

150

200

 

 

 

 

Commercial Bank of Manchester Academy

2

 

 

church in orange print

150

180

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

 

church in orange print

150

180

 

 

 

 

Commercial College Bank (Iowa City)

20

 

186x

bank building at right

250

 

 

 

 

 

Davenport, Rogers and Co. (Le Claire)

1

 

18xx

red ONE

400

500

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

18xx

red TWO

400

500

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

18xx

red THREE

400

500

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

18xx

red FIVE

400

500

 

 

 

 

Dubuque Central Improvement Company (Dubuque)

1

 

18xx

red ONE

100

125

150

225

 

 

 

3

 

18xx

red THREE

110

140

170

240

 

 

Dubuque & Sioux City Rail Road Co. (Dubuque)

2

 

 

red 2

550

700

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

eagle at right

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dubuque Western Raid Road Company (Dubuque)

50 cents

 

 

50 CENTS in fancy left frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

185x

ONE in fancy left frame

75

100

175

 

 

 

 

3

 

185x

THREE in fancy left frame

75

100

175

 

 

 

 

5

 

185x

no vignette

75

100

175

 

 

 

 

10

 

185x

no vignette

75

100

175

 

 

 

Farmers and Merchants Bank (Ashland)

1

 

18xx

red ONE

200

250

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

18xx

cattle; large red THREE

200

250

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

18xx

red 5 & FIVE

250

300

 

 

 

 

Great Mercantile College (Keokuk)

100

 

ND

eagle

275

350

 

 

 

 

Great Western Rail Road Company

1

 

185x

large red 1

120

160

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

185x

large red 2

125

170

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

185x

red 5

150

200

 

 

 

 

Hoyt & Holton, Commission Scrip (West Union)

10 cents

 

 

maid at left

400

 

 

 

 

 

Hurdís National Bank Commercial College (Fayette)

100

 

ND

eagle left, green tints

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

500

 

ND

maid w eagle right, green tints

150

 

 

 

 

 

International College Bank (Davenport)

1

 

ND

G. Washington at left; green tint

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

ND

G. Washington at left; green tint

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

ND

G. Washington at left; green tint

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

ND

G. Washington at left; green tint

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

ND

G. Washington at left; green tint

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

ND

G. Washington at left; green tint

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

ND

G. Washington at left; green tint

200

 

 

 

 

 

 

500

 

ND

G. Washington at left

225

 

 

 

 

 

Iowa Union Business College

50

 

ND

eagle at left

120

150

 

 

 

 

Keokuk, Mt. Pleasant & Muscatine Railroad (Keokuk)

1

 

18xx

Indians w eagle

rare

 

 

 

 

 

Linn Co. Bank (Winslow, Stephens & Co., Marion)

2

 

 

red tint

 

 

0

 

 

 

Lumbermen's Bank (Dubuque)

2

 

 

boat

140

180

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

1857

ships; red THREE

150

200

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

1857

red FIVE

150

190

 

 

 

 

Maquoketa College Bank (Maquoketa)

1

 

ND

deer at right

200

250

 

 

 

 

Miners Bank (Dubuque)

5

 

18xx

steamship; cameos l & r

500

700

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

steamship; farmer at right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

18xx

 

500

750

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

18xx

seated maid

300

400

 

 

 

 

 

100

 

18xx

Indian at bottom right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post note

 

18xx

chariot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muscatine Branch of the State Bank of Iowa (Muscatine)

2

 

18xx

proof; red tints

rare

 

 

 

 

G238

New York Branch Hardward Store (Davenport)

25 cents

 

185x

beehive

275

350

 

 

 

 

State Bank of Iowa (Dubuque)

1

 

18xx

seated maid; red tint

rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

18xx

G. Washington

rare

 

\\

 

 

 

 

10

 

18xx

red proof

rare

 

 

 

 

 

Town of Bentonsport (Bentonsport)

1

 

1857

canoe at right; green

150

200

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

1857

no tint

150

200

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

green tint

150

200

 

 

 

 

Town of Cedar Falls (Cedar Falls)

1

 

 

Indian maid

200

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

2 Indian braves

200

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

Liberty

200

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer of Clinton County, Soldierís Bounty Warrant

 

 

1862

farmers at right

200

 

 

 

 

 

†† (De Witt)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer of Iowa City (Iowa City)

3

 

 

 

200

300

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

18xx

red FIVE & 5

175

225

 

 

 

 

Treasurer of Lyons City (Lyons City)

1

 

18xx

shoe cobblers; red ONE

100

125

175

225

 

 

 

2

 

18xx

field workers; red TWO

100

130

180

230

 

 

 

5

 

18xx

red FIVE & 5

125

150

200

250

 

 

Wapsipinicon Land Company (Anamosa)

1

 

185x

corn huskers; red ONE

250

300

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

185x

red THREE

250

300

 

 

 

 

J.C. Washburn (Davenport)

5 cents

 

1862

cattle at right;, green tint

50

70

 

 

 

 

 

10 cents

 

1862

log raft at right; green tint

50

70

 

 

 

 

 

50 cents

 

1862

green tint

50

70

 

 

 

 

 

(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) Obsolete currency reprint by ABNC for its Collector's Edition.

(d) Proprietary proof were printed from the original plates by an independent party after the time of issue.They are reprints of an original proof and were most

commonly printed on thicker paper stock than the issued notes.

 

 

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