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FIRST ISSUE [Issued 8/21/1862-5/27/1863]


The American Bank Note Company logo appears on the back, lower right. 

Do you see the "A", "B", "N", "C", "o"? 


5 cents Postage Currency. F1228 - F1231


F1230 5c Imperforate with ABC monogram. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. Pristine jewel. $495


10 cents Postage Currency. F1240-F1243


F1240 10c Perforated with ABC monogram. PCGS Very Choice New 64. You may find a F1240 with a higher number on the holder but it won't be a match for this note. Truly exceptional! $895

F1242 10c Imperforate with ABC monogram. PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ. $375


25 cents Postage Currency. F1279-F1282


F1279 25c Perforated with ABC monogram. Nicely perforated. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. A very handsome note. $450

F1280 25c Perforated, without monogram Choice Uncirculated. You'll like it! $450


50 cents Postage Currency. F1310-F1313


F1310 50c Perforated, with ABC monogram. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. Nicely perforated, a superior note. $650


SECOND ISSUE [ Issued 10/10/1863 - 2/23/1867 ]


5 cents Second Issue. F1232-F1235


Surcharges may be indistinct. They can be distinguished by the positions of the characters. 

      No surcharge           18_63                S_18_63            R_1_18_63 



10 cents Second Issue. F1244-F1249


Surcharges may be indistinct. They can be distinguished by the positions of the characters. 

                   1_18_63              O_63                T_1_18_63 



25 cents Second Issue. F1283-F1290


Surcharges may be indistinct. They can be distinguished by the positions of the characters. 

                A_18_63               2_18_63               T_2_18_63 


F1283 25c. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. Jumbo margins, bright bronzing. $495


50 cents Second Issue. F1314-F1322


                           O_1_18_63            R_2_18_63 


F1316 50c "18-63" PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. The 50 cent 2nd issue notes are not easy to come by. $595


THIRD ISSUE [ Issued 12/5/1864 - 8/16/1869 ]



3 cents Third Issue. F1226-F1227


                      Light Curtain             Dark Curtain 



5 cents Third Issue. F1236-F1239


                  Sheet Layout            No position letter     Position "a" 


F1238 5c Spencer Morton Clark. Green Back. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ, Exceptional Paper Quality. $595


10 cents Third Issue. F1251-F1256


                 Sheet Layout             No position numeral    Position "1" 


F1255 10c Green Back. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. Nice! $395



15 cents Grant-Sherman Specimens. F1272-F1275


GRANT-SHERMAN FACES

Printed Signatures of Colby and Spinner F1272SP

F1272SP 15c Grant-Sherman. Colby-Spinner signatures. Wide Margin face. PMG Gem Uuncirculated 65. $1500

Autographed Signatures of Colby and Spinner F1273SP

Autographed Signatures of Jeffries and Spinner F1274SP

F1274SP 15c Grant-Sherman. Jeffries-Spinner signatures. Wide margin face. PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58 EPQ. Guide lines at bottom and right. $950

F1274SP 15c Grant-Sherman. Jeffries-Spinner signatures. Wide margin face. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. $950

Autographed Signatures of Allison and Spinner F1275SP

GRANT-SHERMAN GREEN BACK

F1272SP 15c Wide margin Green back. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64, the margins not fully wide. $395

GRANT-SHERMAN RED BACK

F1273SP 15c Wide Margin Red back. PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ. $325

F1273SP 15c Wide Margin Red back. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. $400



25 cents Third Issue. F1291-F1300


                Sheet Layout              No position letter     Position "a" 

                  M-2-6-5 Back                   Solid Bronze Surcharge      


F1295 25c Fessenden. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. 2 pinholes. Ex FCC Boyd/John J Ford. $125


50 cents Spinner Third Issue. F1324-F1338


       	      Sheet Layout        No Indicator   Row "a"   Column "1"   "1 & a"


F1324 50c Spinner. Red Back, autographed signatures. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ. Sharply printed with eight full margins. $475

F1328 50c Spinner Red Back, autographed signatures of Colby/Spinner. Ex FCC Boyd/John J Ford Jr. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. Super Spinner! $1095


F1328 50c Spinner. Red Back, autographed signatures. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. $1250


F1329 50c Spinner Red Back, autographed signatures of Allison and Spinner. PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ. Pressbed ink gives this a warm glow! $795

F1331 50c Spinner PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ. Nice margins, perfect for Spinner type. $395


50 cents Spinner Redesigned Back. F1339-F1342



F1340 50c Spinner. Type II with "1" and "a". PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 "Exceptional Paper Quality & Embossing". Won't be easy to upgrade. $1000


F1342 50c Spinner. Type II, with "a". PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ, an exceptional note. $1095


50 cents Justice Third Issue. F1343-F1372


    Sheet layout for Justice notes is same as for Spinner notes (above)       

                    S-2-6-4 Back                       A-2-6-5 Back       

                   Compact Spacing                     Wide Spacing       



F1344 50c Justice. Design figures "1" and "a". PCGS Choice New 63. $2500 ..SOLD


F1347 50c Justice. A-2-6-5 Red Back. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. Gaudy margins not the norm for Justice notes. $1795

F1360. 50c Justice. Green back, with "1". PCGS Choice New 64. $750

F1362 50c Justice. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63EPQ. Superbly fresh! $600

F1362 50c Justice. Green back. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Eight margins on this majestic Justice. $650

F1364 50c Justice. Compact "A-2-6-5", with "1". PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ. Eight margins not the norm for Justices. $1500

F1365 50c Justice. Compact "A-2-6-5", with "a". PCGS Choice New 63 PPQ. $650

F1370 50c Justice. Ex-Boyd/Ford. PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58 EPQ. Superb margins for a Justice. $895


FOURTH ISSUE [ Issued 7/14/1869 - 2/16/1875 ]



10 cents Fourth Issue. F1257-F1261


Larger (no hatching) Seal (F1257, F1259)       Smaller (hatched) Seal (F1261) 


F1258. 10c Liberty. No watermark. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ, a real jewel. $650


15 cents Fourth Issue. F1267-F1271


  Larger (no hatching) Seal  (F1267, F1269)   Smaller (hatched) Seal (F1271) 


F1267 15c. Watermarked. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Ex Boyd/Ford, incredible note. $1250


F1267 15c. Watermarked. PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ. Sharp vivid colors and perfect margins. $2500


F1269 15c 4th Issue. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ, super note. $450

F1271 15c 4th Issue. PCGS Gem New 65PPQ. Smaller seal with hatching. Splendid example. $600


25 cents Fourth Issue. F1301-F1307


  Larger Seal (no hatching) (F1301, F1303)   Smaller Seal (hatched) (F1307) 



50 cents Lincoln. F1374



F1374 50c Lincoln. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ. A fabulous note. Margins like these seldom seen on Lincolns. $1950



50 cents Stanton. F1376



50 cents Dexter. F1379


F1379 50c Dexter. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. $200

F1379 50c Dexter. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ, quality example. $275

F1379 50c Dexter. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ. Centering just misses Gem. $285



FIFTH ISSUE [ Issued 2/26/1874 - 2/15/1876 ]

There are two seal varieties of the 10-cent and 25-cent notes.

Long Key (Solid Key) Short Key (Hollow Key)


10 cents Meredith. F1264 - F1266


F1264 10c Meredith Green Seal. Very Fine, very attractive. $55

F1264 10c Meredith Green Seal. Very Fine. $56

F1264 10c Meredith Green Seal. Extremely Fine. $60

F1264 10c Meredith Green Seal. Choice About Uncirculated, fresh and crispy. $90


25 cents Walker. F1308 - F1309


F1309 25c Walker Short key. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. $195

F1309 25c Walker Short key. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. These don't come this way often. $350


50 cents Crawford. F1381


F1381 50c Crawford PCGS Very Choice New 64, another. $190