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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


F1228 5c Postage Currency. Perforated with ABC monogram PCGS Gem New 65PPQ. $1350

F1229 5c Postage Currency. Perforated without monogram PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. Rather nice! $1800

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

F1230 5c Postage Currency. Imperforate with ABC monogram. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ. $595

F1230 5c Postage Currency. Imperforate with ABC monogram. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ. $650


10 cents Postage Currency. F1240-F1243


F1240 10c Postage Currency. 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


F1241 10c Postage Currency. Perforated without monogram. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67PPQ. Top pop! $6000


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

F1243 10c Postage Currency. Imperforate, without monogram. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. $1350


25 cents Postage Currency. F1279-F1282


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

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


50 cents Postage Currency. F1310-F1313


F1312 50c Postage Currency. Imperforate, with ABC monogram. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ. Exceptional quality. $1100


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 


F1246 10c Second Issue "S-18-63" PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ. Clear "S". $1100

F1247 10c Second Issue. "18-63-1" PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. Pressbed ink on back adds character. $850


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. Second Issue. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. Jumbo margins, bright bronzing. $495

F1283 25c Second Issue. PCGS Gem New 65PPQ. Well-centered beauty with generous margins. $800


50 cents Second Issue. F1314-F1322


                                                                        O_1_18_63               R_2_18_63 


F1316 50c. Second Issue. "18-63" PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58. $250

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

F1316 50c. Second Issue. "18-63" PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. Super! $1500


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



3 cents Third Issue. F1226-F1227


                                                                    Light Curtain             Dark Curtain 


F1226 3c Third Issue. Light curtain. About Uncirculated with a long diagonal fold. Jumbo margins. $90

F1226 3c Third Issue. Light curtain. Choice Uncirculated, with generous margins. $125

F1226 3c Third Issue. Light curtain. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ*. Jumbo margins. $850


5 cents Third Issue. F1236-F1239


                                                         Sheet Layout                         No position letter        Position "a" 


F1238 5c Third Issue. Spencer Morton Clark. Green Back. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. Lovely note. $495

F1238 5c Third Issue. 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" 


F1251 10c Third Issue. Red Back. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. $550

F1253 10c Third Issue. Red Back. Autographed signatures of Colby and Spinner. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. $500

F1253 10c Third Issue. Red Back. Autographed signatures of Colby and Spinner. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ. $950

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

F1256 10c Third Issue. Green Back, with "1". PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ. Very Nice! $550



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. PCGS About Uncirculated 50PPQ. $600

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      


F1291 25c Third Issue. Fessenden Red Back. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. Partial plate numbers face and back. $675

F1294 25c Third Issue. Fessenden. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. Spectacular in all respects. $1450


50 cents Spinner Third Issue. F1324-F1338


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


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

F1328 50c Third Issue. Spinner Red Back, autographed signatures. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. $600

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


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

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


50 cents Spinner Redesigned Back. F1339-F1342



F1340 Third Issue. 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 Third Issue. 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 Third Issue. 50c Justice. Design figures "1" and "a". PCGS Choice New 63. $2500 ..SOLD


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

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

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

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

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

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


F1367 50c Third Issue. Justice. Wide spacing. "1" and "a". PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58EPQ. Top pop for this Friedberg number. A great fractional rarity. $6000


F1370 50c Third Issue. 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) 


Milton 4E10F.2 10c Fourth Issue. Liberty. This essay is printed on cardboard. It was part of an impaired sheet of 20 that was devoured by eager collectors at the 1986 Memphis show. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ. $1800

F1258. 10c Fourth Issue. 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. Fourth Issue. Watermarked. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Ex Boyd/Ford, incredible note. $1250


F1267 15c. Fourth Issue. 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

F1271 15c 4th Issue. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ. Smaller seal with hatching. Nice enough for most. $1100


25 cents Fourth Issue. F1301-F1307


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


F1303 25c Fourth Issue. Washington. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. Exceptional blue stain. $2250

F1307 25c Fourth Issue. Washington. Smaller seal. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. $1350


50 cents Lincoln. F1374


F1374 50c Fourth Issue. Lincoln. Extremely Fine and then some. $395

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


F1374 50c Fourth Issue. Lincoln. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. It would be difficult to upgrade this gem. $4500



50 cents Stanton. F1376



50 cents Dexter. F1379


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

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

F1379 50c Fourth Issue. 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


F1265 10c Fifth Issue. Meredith Long key. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67 EPQ. $750


25 cents Walker. F1308 - F1309


F1309 25c Fifth Issue. Walker Short key. Choice Uncirculated. $95

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

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

F1309 25c Fifth Issue. Walker Short key. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67EPQ. $995


50 cents Crawford. F1381


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