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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 Very Fine, plenty of crispness and full sheet margin. $50

F1230 5c Imperforate with ABC monogram Very Fine, with plate number "34" in full sheet margin. $65

F1230 5c Imperforate with ABC monogram. Crisp Uncirculated, with three jumbo margins. $75

F1231 5c Imperforate without monogram. PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45 EPQ. Nice four-margin example from the Boyd/Ford holdings. $200

F1231 5c Imperforateorate without monogram. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. A very scarce variety in superior condition. $325


10 cents Postage Currency. F1240-F1243


F1242 10c Imperforate with ABC monogram. Extremely Fine, with full sheet margin at bottom. $70

F1242 10c Imperforate with ABC monogram. Choice About Uncirculated. A freakish jumbo showing guide lines all around. Faint bend away from perfection. $150

F1242 10c Imperforate with ABC monogram. Choice Uncirculated. $175

F1242 10c Imperforate with ABC monogram. Choice Uncirculated, jumbo margins and guide lines! $195


25 cents Postage Currency. F1279-F1282


F1280 25c Perforated, without monogram PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58 EPQ. Ancient catalog number on back pedigrees this as Ex Boyd/Ford. $550

F1280 25c Perforated, without monogram Slabbed by PMG as Choice Uncirculated 63, EPQ. Ex Boyd/Ford. $675

F1281 25c Imperforate with ABC monogram PCGS Gem New 65PPQ. Straight edges, with ABNCo. Monogram. $425


50 cents Postage Currency. F1310-F1313


F1310 50c Perforated, with ABC monogram. PCGS Choice About New 55, pinhole is the culprit. $450

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

F1312 50c Imperforate, with ABC monogram. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ. Ex Boyd/Ford. $375

F1312 50c Imperforate, with ABC monogram. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Another beauty. $425

F1312 50c Imperforate, with ABC monogram. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ. Fresh and original. $495


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 


F1232 5c Crisp Uncirculated, great margins, faint handling. $85

F1232 5c Uncirculated. Super margins, closed pinhole. $75

F1233 5c "18-63" PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. $195

F1233 5c "18-63" PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ, a tad nicer. $210

F1234 5c "S-18-63" About Uncirculated, nice. $75


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 


F1246 10c "S-18-63" PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. Clear "S". $195

F1249 10c "18-63-T-1". PCGS About New 53. Apparent because of ink marks on back. Scarce fiber paper issue. $160


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. No surcharge. Very Fine, scrapes from old mount $30

F1283 25c. No surcharge. Very Fine, nice margins. $35

F1283 25c. No surcharge. Very Fine, another. $50

F1283 25c. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Eight generous to jumbo margins and Back plate number 76. $450

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

F1283 25c. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. Well-centered beauty with generous margins. $695

F1284 25c. "18-63" Very Fine. $40

F1285 25c "18-63-A" Very Fine. $35

F1285 25c "18-63-A" Very Fine, another. $40

F1285 25c "18-63-A" Very Fine. $50

F1285 25c "18-63-A" Extremely Fine, tight at bottom. $60

F1285 25c "18-63-A" Choice About Uncirculated. Ex Boyd/Ford on "thin paper" with Valentine number on back. $195


50 cents Second Issue. F1314-F1322


                             O_1_18_63               R_2_18_63 


F1316 50c "18-63" Fine. $45

F1316 50c "18-63" Fine. We have a nice selection. $50

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

F1317 50c "18-63-A" Very Fine, rounded corner. $45

F1317 50c "18-63-A" Very Fine, nicely centered. $50

F1318 50c "18-63-1" PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Conservative grade. $450

F1321 50c "18-63-R-2". Fiber paper. Very Fine. $100

F1322 50c "18-63-T-1" Fine, inexpensive fiber paper. $65

F1322 50c "18-63-T-1" Fine, scarce fiber issue. $75


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



3 cents Third Issue. F1226-F1227


                             Light Curtain         Dark Curtain 


F1226 3c Light curtain. Uncirculated, with tiny pinholes at each corner. $115

F1226 3c Light curtain. PCGS Gem New 66. Balanced margins face and back $250


5 cents Third Issue. F1236-F1239


                   Sheet Layout                   No position letter      Position "a" 


F1237 5c Spencer Morton Clark. Red Back "a" design letter. Choice About Uncirculated, with vertical centerfold. $175

F1237 5c Spencer Morton Clark. Red Back "a" design letter. Choice Uncirculated, pressbed smear on back.
Ex Boyd/Ford with penciled Valentine no on back. Scarce variety. $350

F1238 5c Spencer Morton Clark. Green Back. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ. Lovely note. $250

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. Extremely Fine. $50

F1255 10c Green Back. Choice About Uncirculated. Creamy paper, you'll like this note. $60

F1255 10c Green Back. Gem Crisp Uncirculated,blazing bronze. A superb note! $250

F1256 10c Green Back, with "1". About Uncirculated. $55

F1256 10c Green Back, with "1". Choice About Uncirculated, tiny corner fold shy. $70

F1256 10c Green Back, with "1". Crisp Uncirculated. Huge margins and heavy pressbed/plate edge smears. $72

F1256 10c Green Back, with "1". Choice Uncirculated, with tight trim across top. Pressbed smears on back add character. $80

F1256 10c Green Back, with "1". Choice Crisp Uncirculated, with generous margins. Some scattered pressbed smears typical of this issue. $126



15 cents Grant-Sherman Specimens. F1272-F1275


GRANT-SHERMAN FACES

Printed Signatures of Colby and Spinner F1272SP

F1272SP 15c Grant-Sherman. Colby-Spinner signatures. PCGS Extremely Fine 45. Apparent for a large number of tiny pinholes. $395

F1272SP 15c Grant-Sherman. Colby-Spinner signatures. PCGS Choice About New 55 PPQ. $650

F1272SP 15c Grant-Sherman. Colby-Spinner signatures. Wide Margin face. PCGS Choice About New 58. Apparent for "Minor Mounting Remnants on Back". Guide lines top and right. Plate #3 at upper right. $650

F1272SP 15c Grant-Sherman. Colby-Spinner signatures. Wide Margin face. PMG Choice About Uuncirculated 58. $895

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. $895

F1274SP 15c Grant-Sherman. Jeffries-Spinner signatures. Wide margin face. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. $895

Autographed Signatures of Allison and Spinner F1275SP

F1275SP 15c Grant-Sherman. Allison-Spinner signatures. Wide Margin face. PCGS Choice About New 55. Comment notes number on back margin. $750

GRANT-SHERMAN GREEN BACK

F1272SP 15c. WIDE MARGIN GREEN back. PMG Extreme;y Fine 40 EPQ, Lovely example. $250

F1272SP 15c Wide margin Green back. PCGS Choice About New 55PPQ. $325

F1272SP 15c Wide margin Green back. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64, the margins not fully wide. $450

F1272SP 15c Wide margin Green back. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ/Ex Boyd-Ford. $550

F1272SP 15c Wide Margin Green back. PMG Gem Uuncirculated 66 EPQ. $650

F1272SP 15c Wide Margin Green back. PMG Gem Uuncirculated 66, with comment "Great Color". $695

GRANT-SHERMAN RED BACK

F1273SP 15c Wide Margin Red back. PCGS About New 55. $375

F1273SP 15c Wide Margin Red back. PMG About Uncirculated 55 EPQ, very nice. $395

F1273SP 15c Wide Margin Red back. PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ. $400

F1273SP 15c Wide Margin Red back. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. $550



25 cents Third Issue. F1291-F1300


                    Sheet Layout                 No position letter      Position "a" 

                          M-2-6-5 Back                   Solid Bronze Surcharge      


F1291 25c Fessenden Red Back. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. $375

F1292 25c Fessenden. Red Back. With design figure "a". PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Generous, balanced margins - exceptional quality. $495

F1294 25c Fessenden. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. Ex FCC Boyd/John J Ford. $295

F1295 25c Fessenden. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. 2 pinholes. Ex FCC Boyd/John J Ford. $150

F1295 25c Fessenden, with "a". PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ. Ex FCC Boyd/John J Ford. $275

F1295 25c Fessenden, with "a". Ex Boyd/Ford. PMG Gem 65 EPQ. $395

F1297 25c Fessenden, fiber paper "M-2-6-5". Very Fine, with hard to spot tear at top. Nicely margined and affordable example of this scarce type. $150


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 63EPQ. Red pressbed smear adds appeal! $395

F1328 50c Spinner Red Back, autographed signatures of Colby/Spinner. Ex FCC Boyd/John J Ford Jr. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. Super Spinner! $695


F1328 50c Spinner. Red Back, autographed signatures. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. $950


F1329 50c Spinner Red Back, autographed signatures of Allison and Spinner. PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ. $750

F1331 50c Spinner PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Bargain Spinner! $350

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


F1331 50c Spinner PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 STAR. The STAR designation is awarded "to notes with exceptional eye appeal". $425


F1334 50c Spinner. With design "a". PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Uncommon. $450

F1335 50c Spinner. "A-2-6-5" overprint. Extremely Fine, several pinholes. $110

F1337 50c Spinner. "A-2-6-5" overprint. Design figure "1". PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58, net for the mysterious "foreign substance". Scarce. $295


50 cents Spinner Redesigned Back. F1339-F1342


F1339 50c Spinner. Type II ("Open" back). PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Net grade for "stained" [couple of tiny age marks ]. $295

F1340 50c Spinner. Type II with "1" and "a". Extremely Fine. This is a rare note in a grade not often encountered. $275

F1341 50c Spinner. Type II with "1". Extremely Fine, partial plate number. Speck of old mount on back. $125

F1342 50c Spinner Type II, with "a". PMG Extremely Fine 40EPQ. $240

F1342 50c Spinner Type II, with "a". Extremely Fine-About Uncirculated, with balanced jumbo margins. $260

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. $1250

F1355 50c Justice. PCGS Choice New 63. Colby and Spinner signatures. $350

F1355 50c Justice. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. Four margins, face and back. Not easy to come by on a Justice. $595

F1356 50c Justice. Autographed signatures, Red Back with "A 2 6 5" surcharge. PCGS New 62. $595

F1358 50c Justice. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ. Nice for this difficult Justice. $650

F1360. 50c Justice. Green back, with "1". PCGS Choice New 64. $695

F1362 50c Justice. Choice About Uncirculated. Unbelievable margins for a Justice! Superbly fresh with a faint bend holding it back from perfection. $495

F1362 50c Justice. Green back. PCGS Choice About New 58. Eight margins on this Justice. $495

F1363 50c Justice. A-2-6-5 with design figures "1" and "a". PCGS Extremely Fine 45PPQ, exceptional for this note. $450

F1364 50c Justice. Compact "A-2-6-5", with "1". PMG Choice Uncirculated 63EPQ. $595

F1364 50c Justice. Compact "A-2-6-5", with "1". PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ. Eight margins not the norm for Justices. $1295

F1365 50c Justice. Compact "A-2-6-5", with "a". PCGS Choice About New 58 PPQ. $395

F1365 50c Justice. Compact "A-2-6-5", with "a". PCGS Choice New 63 PPQ. $750

F1366 50c Justice. Wide spacing A-2-6-5. Fine, hard to find at this level. $100

F1366 50c Justice. Wide spacing A-2-6-5. PMG Very Fine 30, net for "internal tear". Mighty small or not at all. $150

F1368 50c Justice. Wide spacing with "1". PCGS Choice About New 55PPQ. Uncommon! $500

F1369 50c Justice. Wide spacing with "a". About Uncirculated, with tight trim at left. An uncommon note in all grades. $500

F1369 50c Justice. Wide spacing with "a". PCGS New 62PPQ. A lofty grade for this note. $750

F1370 50c Justice. Fiber paper Justice. PMG Extremely Fine 40. $250

F1370 50c Justice. Choice About Uncirculated Fiber paper Justice. Look at the margins!! $625

F1370 50c Justice. Choice About Uncirculated Fiber paper Justice. Outrageous jumbo margins! $650

F1370 50c Justice. Ex-Boyd/Ford. Slabbed by PMG as Choice About Uncirculated 58 EPQ. Superb margins for a Justice. $750

F1373 50c Justice with "a". Fiber paper. PMG Choice Very Fine 35 EPQ. $400


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) 


F1257. 10c Liberty. Ex Boyd/Ford. PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ. $175

F1258. 10c Liberty. No watermark. About Uncirculated. $50

F1258. 10c Liberty. No watermark. Uncirculated, with generous margins. $85

F1258. 10c Liberty. No watermark. Virtually Gem Uncirculated, a delight. $175

F1259. 10c Liberty. PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ. Lady Liberty looking regal. Lovely! $195

F1259. 10c Liberty. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. Lady Liberty never looked finer. $495

F1261. 10c Liberty. Extremely Fine, fibers galore. $40


15 cents Fourth Issue. F1267-F1271


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


F1267 15c. Extremely Fine, with jumbo margins. Exceptional for this issue. $125

F1267 15c. Watermarked. Extremely Fine, with larger than life margins. Definitely not the norm for this type. $135

F1267 15c. Watermarked. Extremely Fine - About Uncirculated. Fresh, well-centered. $135

F1267 15c. Watermarked. PCGS Extremely Fine 45PPQ. Nicely centered. $140

F1267 15c. Watermarked. PCGS Choice About New 55PPQ. $175

F1267 15c. Watermarked. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Extraordinary margins! $375

F1267 15c. Watermarked. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ, with jumbo margins. $450

F1267 15c. Watermarked. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Ex Boyd/Ford, incredible note. $950


F1267 15c. Watermarked. PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ. Sharp vivid colors and perfect margins. $2250


F1269 15c 4th Issue Extremely Fine. Bargain-level price on quality note. $115

F1269 15c 4th Issue PCGS Choice About New 55PPQ. Hard to pass up at this level! $175

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

F1271 15c 4th Issue Extremely Fine, looks better. Nicely margined. $110

F1271 15c 4th Issue About Uncirculated, priced right. $120

F1271 15c 4th Issue. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. Smaller seal with hatching. $225


25 cents Fourth Issue. F1301-F1307


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


F1301 25c Washington. Watermarked. Extremely Fine, handsome note. $95

F1301 25c Washington. Watermarked. Extremely Fine, with balanced jumbo margins. $100

F1307 25c Washington. Border of shield shows hatching. Better than Fine. $30

F1307 25c Washington. Very Fine - Extremely Fine, perfect for type. $70

F1307 25c Washington. Smaller seal. Choice About Uncirculated. $100


50 cents Lincoln. F1374


F1374 50c Lincoln. PMG Choice Fine 15, problem free for the grade. $195

F1374 50c Lincoln. Very Fine with centering not often found on a Lincoln. $225

F1374 50c Lincoln. Extremely Fine. Centered high. $275

F1374 50c Lincoln. Crisp About Uncirculated, very tight at the bottom. $495


50 cents Stanton. F1376


F1376 50c Stanton Extremely Fine. Yet another, brilliant color. $125

F1376 50c Stanton Extremely Fine. A wonderful circulated example. $135

F1376 50c Stanton Extremel Fine - About Uncirculated, well centered and sharply printed. $160

F1376 50c Stanton About Uncirculated, with good color. Faint centerfold shy of New. $150

F1376 50c Stanton PCGS About New 50. $165

F1376 50c Stanton PCGS Choice About New 55PPQ. $180

F1376 50c Stanton Very Choice About Uncirculated, with a corner fold. Great margins and brilliant color. A superior note. $215

F1376 50c Stanton. Choice About Uncirculated. You've probably guessed that this type is one of my favorites! $250

F1376 50c Stanton. Choice About Uncirculated. Another beauty just a hair shy of the ultimate grade. $265

F1376 50c Stanton. Choice Uncirculated. If the top margin were a tad wider this would be Gem. Lovely blue and priced right. $395


50 cents Dexter. F1379


F1379 50c Dexter. Choice About Uncirculated, handling on edges. $100

F1379 50c Dexter. Choice About Uncirculated, edge bump. $110

F1379 50c Dexter. Choice About Uncirculated, faint handling on this well-centered beauty. $120


The Final Four.......

The last four notes from a bundle of twenty I purchased many years ago.

F1379 50c Dexter. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. $225

F1379 50c Dexter. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63, another. $225



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. Extremely Fine. $65

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

F1264 10c Meredith Green Seal. Choice About Uncirculated, a couple of faint corner bends. $95

F1264 10c Meredith Green Seal. Uncirculated, claims to Choice. $110

F1265 10c Meredith Long key. Extremely Fine. $35

F1265 10c Meredith Long key. Extremely Fine, another. $35

F1266 10c Meredith Short key. Choice About Uncirculated. $45

F1266 10c Meredith Short key. Choice About Uncirculated. $48

F1266 10c Meredith Short key. Choice About Uncirculated. $50

F1266 10c Meredith Short key. Uncirculated. $55

F1266 10c Meredith Short key. Choice Crisp Uncirculated. Off the press freshness - trim at top precludes higher grade. $55

F1266 10c Meredith Short key. Choice Uncirculated, pristine. $65


25 cents Walker. F1308 - F1309


F1308 25c Walker Long key (Solid key). Uncirculated, two pinholes. $46


Five of a kind from a little hoard of fractionals....

F1308 25c Walker Long key. Choice Uncirculated, a proverbial daisy. $75

F1308 25c Walker Long key. Choice Uncirculated, another. $75

F1308 25c Walker Long key. Choice Uncirculated, these are nice!. $80

F1308 25c Walker Long key. Choice Uncirculated, pristine surfaces. $80


F1309 25c Walker. Short key. Choice About Uncirculated, tiny corner fold. $50


50 cents Crawford. F1381


F1381 50c Crawford. PCGS About New 50. $85

F1381 50c Crawford. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ. Narrow margin at right. $135

F1381 50c Crawford. PCGS Very Choice New 64. $155

F1381 50c Crawford. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. $165

F1381 50c Crawford PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ. $175


F1381 50c Crawford PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ. $185