Inventory - Miscellaneous Obsoletes and Southern States - District of Columbia (Washington D.C.):
 

Below are my current offerings in District of Columbia. Visit the Terms page to order.


 

Images open in a new window. After viewing image, close image window to return.

Abbreviation Key


      All notes in stock unless otherwise indicated. Hundreds more notes from all Southern States to be added as time permits. If you don't see it; please feel free to ask. Odds are I have it. 99% of my inventory is NOT listed on the Web Site.    

Once a scan comes up; click the center square for a larger image.

 DC        District of Columbia (Wash D.C.)


District of Columbia  $  3

    Bullion Bank                      

     170-G24a         

 

 

 

 PCGS Very Choice 

  New 64  PPQ     

 

        1862                         

No serial #. Engraved date of July 4, 1862! Plate "A". Printed by the Union Bank Note Company of Newark, NJ. Not to be confused with the more frequently encountered $2 note listed below. Payable in United States Treasury notes. The bank was in existence a mere two years; from 1861 to 1862. Some notes upon this bank are payable upon demand in coin (very, very rare), were payable to bearer in U.S. "Demand" notes or were, as you see here, payable in U. S. "Treasury" Notes. An incredible example of the engravers art. Superb color and eye appeal. Again, much tougher than the $2 note and seldom seen in the lofty state of preservation you see here. I certainly do not know where or when one might locate this note's egual. Unparalleled provenance; as this note was once part of the famous Eric P. Newman collection.

PCGS Very

Choice New

 64 PPQ

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $525  

Reverse
Pic 2

District of Columbia  $ 2

    Bullion Bank                      

     170-G22a                    

    Incredible Color

       and Design      

          1862   

No serial #. Engraved date of July 4, 1862! Plate "A". Printed by the upstart Union Bank Note Company of Newark, NJ; this note has to be in the top 10 of the most beautiful obsolete bank notes ever printed. Incredible color, front and back. Brilliant red on front with an amazing geometric green design on the back coupled with "TWO DOLLARS". No ink bleed or burn. Trimmed just a fraction tight at the lower left front. Likely close enough to merit a grade of Choice New 63 or 64 from the grading services. Crackling crisp and as fresh as the day it was printed in 1862. This note, with similar trim, usually is seen offered in the mid $400 range. One can only imagine the talent and patience required from an engravers standpoint to produce this incredible work of art. The time required to engrave the plates of this note would be immense; and you may rest assured that nothing will ever match this quality in the United States in modern times. A breathtaking obsolete bank note if there ever was one.

   UNC

 $325

 

 

 

 

Reverse

District of

Columbia

 $1.50

   Farmers &          

  Merchants Bank    

   235-G 16a         

 

 Washington City      

  July, 1862

Serial # 3626. Printed date of July 10, 1862. Seemingly out of place central vignette of cattle herding scene. Denomination of $1.50 at left and right. Plain back. An exceptionally high grade example of this very odd denomination issue. As crisp and fresh as a CU note. Payable at "Washington City" and scarce this nice.

Choice

Extremely Fine

 $225  

Reverse

District of

Columbia

 $  5

   Merchant's Bank    

     275 - G6               

       1852                        

 Zachary Taylor

 

PCGS Choice About

 New 58  PPQ            

Serial # 2961. Engraved date of July 1, 1852. Central vignette of two allegorical figures of women seated next to large "5". "Baby Mercury" is seen adjacent to the woman on the left. Woman standing to the right (see CSA T-31). Portrait of Zachary Taylor within oval mid left. Plain back. A very attractive example of the issue. The only issue I can locate preventing a full Choice New 65 or better grade from being assigned to this note is a very faint, diagonal corner bend at the lower right back. The bend is small and does not break the paper, as folds do. Otherwise, we would not see the PPQ or Premium Paper Quality designation assigned to this note. A wonderful piece of history which came from one of the greatest collections ever formed.

PCGS Choice

About New

  58 PPQ 

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $275  

Reverse

District of Columbia  $  3

   Merchant's Bank

     275 - G4               

       1852          

   Andrew Jackson 

 

 PMG GEM UNC 66 

        EPQ            

Serial # 1624. Engraved date of July 1, 1852. Central vignette of female surrounded by wreath like oval. Portrait of Andrew Jackson in oval to left. Small vignette of steam train at mid bottom. Plain back. While not an extremely rare note; this example is far from common in this lofty state of preservation. Most unusual for any obsolete bank note to earn the grade of Gem Unc 66 along with the "EPQ" (Exceptional Paper Quality) moniker from one of the grading services. It has been my experience that the grading services are extremely reluctant to assign high grade CSA or obsolete notes any grade above New 64. A very pleasing and amazingly high quality odd denomination note.

PMG

GEM

NEW 66

EPQ

 

Exceptional

Paper

Quality

 $525  

Reverse

District of Columbia  $  1

   Merchant's Bank

     275 - G2                     

       1852                    

    Millard Fillmore     

 

 

     PCGS Choice

   About New 58               PPQ                                

 
Serial # 2961. Engraved date of July 1, 1852. Central vignette of woman reading a book. Ceres standing within a large "1" to right. Portrait of Millard Fillmore within oval to mid left. "Old style" steam train at mid bottom. Plain back. Bright, fresh and as clean as a pin. Bold vivid signatures and serial numbers. Amazingly, the same serial number and plate letter "A", as the $5 note offered above. Razor sharp corners. A very striking design and very appealing note. Well inked with superb trim...otherwise; no "Choice" designation from PCGS. Also denoted is the PPQ or Premium Paper Quality designation from PCGS, indicating the paper is totally original. I have struggled at great length to determine why this note is not graded higher and can find nothing looking though the PCGS holder. There is the faintest trace of light handling at the left back when the note is held to a certain angle....perhaps this is the reason. Irregardless, a wonderful example of the issue and sure to please.

PCGS Choice

About New 58

      PPQ         

 

Premium

Paper

Quality                

 

 

 $275  

Reverse

District of Columbia  $  3

  Metropolitan Bank

     295 - G6d          

 Incorrectly labeled 

   as 295 G6b

 

 

 

        1854

 

PMG GEM UNC 66

         EPQ

Serial # 4023. Dated February 3, 1854. Central vignette of large eagle standing on shield. Woman seated to upper right. Large numeral "3" with woman seated in front to lower left. Red "THREE" overprint at lower center. Plain back. Scarce. An incredible $3 odd denomination note. As many banks in D.C. were during the 1850's; this bank was fraudulent. In other words, it never existed. Perhaps the fact that these notes emanated from our nation's capitol led to the rise of many fraudulent banks from the District. There likely was a sense of trust in Washington D.C. at this period in our nations history. In 1854, many people did not know which banks were genuine and which banks were not. Further, there existed no readily available means of determining this fact. Irregardless, a very desirable piece of American history and absolutely guaranteed to be from the period. To the far right in red ink reads the clause "REDEEMABLE AT NO. 70 NASSAU STREET, NEW YORK"; perhaps added to the note to create an air of credibility. A fraudulent bank that actually saw circulation of the notes it produced in it's day. Locating an odd denomination Metropolitan piece this scarce and of this quality is indeed a rare occurrence. Simply superb.

PMG

GEM

UNC  66

EPQ

 

Exceptional

Paper

Quality

 $895  

Reverse

District of Columbia

Alexandria

 $ 10

  Merchants Bank of   

     Alexandria            

 

        25-G22          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 May 27, 1815     

 

 

 

 

 

 

    PCGS Extremely 

     Fine 40  PPQ

Serial # 887. Dated May 27, 1815. Central vignette of sailing vessel of the period; no steam driven paddle wheels on this obsolete note. "TEN DOLs" within protectors left and right. Elaborate "TEN" within same protectors. Plain back. Endorsed by Charles M. Knight, the payee, upon the back. Simply an incredible note engraved and printed by W. Harrison. The bank was in operation from 1811 to 1816. Totally original with no problems or any kind or character. This is most definitely the highest grade I have ever seen a note upon this bank. When seen, most often torn or bearing substantial problems. Not so here. It is truly hard to believe that this note is 202 years old and yet, earns PCGS's coveted moniker of PPQ or Premium Paper Quality. Amazing. Not a contemporary counterfeit as many notes of this era are and guaranteed as represented for life, as all of my items are. When one ponders what was occurring in this great nation of ours during this time, holding the note stimulates the mind unendingly. Who held this note? James Madison was President of the United States of America when this note was used in commerce. There was no Vice President. What was it used for? Exactly what did the DC area look like on the Spring day of May 27th, 1815? We know that Andrew Jackson led the way in the Battle of New Orleans defeating British forces on January 8, 1815 in what is known as the War of 1812. The official end of the War of 1812 occurred on February 15, 1815 when the United States Senate ratified the Treaty of Ghent. While not in the United States, we also know that Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815 ending an epic era of European history. Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo 22 days after this note was issued! I could go on forever about this incredible piece of U.S. history, although space and time contraints will not permit it. Likely the finest known $10 denomination surviving today.

PCGS Extremely Fine

 40 PPQ       

 

 

 

PREMIUM

PAPER

QUALITY

 $375  

Reverse

District of Columbia

Alexandria

 $  5

  Merchants Bank of   

     Alexandria            

 

        25-G18           

 

 

 

May 27, 1815    

 

 

PCGS Very Fine 25

         PPQ

Serial # 7762. Dated May 27, 1815. Central vignette of man loading barrels onto a wagon near a wharf. "FIVE DOLs" inside protectors, left and right. Fancy "5" within same protectors. Plain back. While not as tough as the $10 issue listed above; the note here offered is a very high grade piece. The only $5 denomination I am aware of to earn the PPQ or Premium Paper Quality designation by PCGS. A fact that truly amazes me considering this note is over 200 years old. One would expect pinholes, soiling, margin chinks or tears. One area of light ink feathering in seen at the left back; however, this is not unusual as quill pens were used to sign these notes. Further, uncut sheets were laid atop one another prior to being trimmed from the sheets while wet with ink. Were it a problem, you may rest assured that PCGS would have called it out; nor would the note have earned the PPQ designation. It would indeed be interesting to know just what this note was used to purchase in 1815. American history at it's finest emanating from one of the greatest collections ever formed....the Eric P. Newman collection.

PCGS Very Fine 

 25 PPQ               

 

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $300  

Reverse


 

Please visit the Terms page to order.

randy@shipleyscurrency.com
709 Jim Town Road
Mooresburg, TN 37811

Copyright © 2003, Shipley's Currency.