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STATE ISSUES


STATE BANK OF OHIO -- 41 BRANCHES -- A NEVER-ENDING CHALLENGE FOR THE COLLECTOR.


CLEVELAND. 1856 $5 State Bank of Ohio, Commercial Branch. OH05-21. Very Good, with hammer and punch cancels. $125

CUYAHOGA FALLS. June 20, 1850. $10 State Bank of Ohio. Summit County Branch. OH05-30. Contemporary counterfeit. Very Good, corner problem. $75


DAYTON. Jan 2, 1847. $100 State Bank of Ohio, Dayton Branch. OH05-70. This spurious note is the first example to be reported. It was long hailed as the "holy grail" of Ohio obsoletes until research by Wendell Wolka showed that no $100 notes were issued. Despite its listing in early counterfeit directories no examples were known until this note surfaced in 2015. Very Fine. $6500.


MT PLEASANT. May 6, 1849. $10 State Bank of Ohio. Mt Pleasant Branch. OH05-30. Contemporary counterfeit. Fine. $125


BANK, CITY AND MERCHANT ISSUES


CHILLICOTHE Dec 1816. $1 Farmers Mechanics & Manufacturers Bank. OH440-05. Ceres watches harvest. Very Good, notch at left end. $100

CINCINNATI 1818. $5 Bank of Cincinnati. OH515-25. Cincinnatus with plow. Fine. $125

CINCINNATI Dec 26, 1862. 5 cents. Cashier of the Burnet House. OH590-005. Burnet House hotel at center. Blue & black print. Very Fine. $100

CINCINNATI 1840. $1 The Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal Co. OH625-05. Johny Appleseed sews his seeds. Fine. $45

CINCINNATI 1840. $1 The Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal Co. OH625-05. Johny Appleseed sews his seeds. Fine. $45

CINCINNATI 1840. $2 The Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal Co. OH625-10. Canal scene, Indian chief. Fine - Very Fine. $60

CINCINNATI 1840. $3 The Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal Co. OH625-15. Canal towboat. Fine - Very Fine. $65

CINCINNATI 1840. $5 The Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal Co. OH625-25. Canal scene. Very Fine. $100

CINCINNATI May 9, 1817. $3 Farmers & Mechanics Bank. OH695-15. Cincinnati public landing scene. Very Good. $65

CINCINNATI 1839. $5 Miami Exporting Co. OH780-25. Proserpina, Vulcan and Mercury. Fine, tiny break. $65

CINCINNATI 1815. $10 Miami Exporting Co. OH780-30. Ceres seated by farm products. Very Good. $65


CINCINNATI 18_. $500. The Miami Exporting Company. OH780-75. Pat Lyon at the forge. Extremely Fine. Ohio's only $500 obsolete, in superior condition. $850


CITY of OHIO 1840. $5 Ohio Rail Road Co. OH960-25. Primitive train. Very Fine. Serial 145. $110

DAYTON. 1860. $1 The Dayton Bank. OH1300-05. ABNCo imprint, red back. Fine, rare note. $600

ELYRIA. 18__. $2. Herman Ely. OH1425-10. Scrip payable "on demand in Current Bank Notes." Uncirculated. $35

ELYRIA. 18__. $3. Herman Ely. OH1425-15. Scrip payable "on demand in Current Bank Notes." Uncirculated. $35

ELYRIA. 18__. $5. Herman Ely. OH1425-25. Scrip payable "on demand in Current Bank Notes." Uncirculated. $35

FRANKLIN. 18_. $5 Franklin Silk Company. OH1540-25. Reminder of the ill-fated silkworm industry in Northeast Ohio. Uncirculated. $50

FRANKLIN. 18_. $10 Franklin Silk Company. OH1540-30. Reminder of the ill-fated silkworm industry in Northeast Ohio. Uncirculated. $50


(Gallipolis, 1790 - not dated) 6 cents. OH1625-006. Ohio's First Paper Money issued in 1790 by the Scioto Company. Text in French.

This money was used by French immigrants to the Ohio Country (Northwest Territiory) - specifically in Gallipolis (City of the Gauls). W(illiam) Duer signature. Historic and incredibly rare. PMG Choice Fine 15. $6500.


HAMILTON July 25, 1818. $3. Hamilton and Rossville Manufacturing Company. OH1725-15. Rossville now just part of Hamilton's west side. Very Fine. Serial 59. $300

IRONTON 1854. The Iron Bank. OH1810-30. The elaborate vignette with a group of ten people was designed to discourage counterfeits - it failed! This is a quality contemporary counterfeit. Very Fine. Serial 2149. $200

JACKSON 1872. 10 cents. Fulton Furnace Store. OH1830-010. Justice, eagle and shield. Printed Date June 17th, 1872. Purple print. About Uncirculated, small punch cancel at signature line. $150

JACKSON 1872. 25 cents. Fulton Furnace Store. OH1830-025. Train crosses bridge over canal. Red print. About Uncirculated. $150


LITTLE BEAVER BRIDGE 50 CENTS. Little Beaver Bridge Company. OH1950-050. Fine. Accompanied by a photo of a stampless cover of the era with a "LITTLE BEAVER BRIDGE OHIO" postmark. $750


MANHATTAN June 4, 1839. $3 Manhattan Bank. Navigation. OH1960-16. Commerce and Ceres look seaward. Fine - Very Fine, serial 24811. $150

MARY ANN FARM 18_. 6 & 1/4 cents. Jacob Benner scrip. OH2060-006. Jefferson, Ceres. About Uncirculated, thin spot on blank back. $150

MARY ANN FARM 18_. $1 Jacob Benner scrip. OH2060-05. Washington. About Uncirculated and very popular. $175

NEW BALTIMORE. $1 April 1, 1862. Merchant scrip. OH2380-05. Neat vignettes. About Uncirculated. $50

PAINESVILLE 1839. $5 The Geauga Insurance Compy. OH3060-25. Indian surveys city. Extremely Fine. Serial 2682. $175

RIPLEY 1837 12 &1/2 c scrip of R Carr. OH3460-012. Redeemable in "Kentucky or Ohio Bank Notes when presented at my Coffee House". Very Fine. Rare note. $350

SANDUSKY 1848. $5 Bank of Sandusky. OH3540-25. Extremely Fine. Serial 8574. $150

SANDUSKY 1848. $10 Bank of Sandusky. OH3540-30. Wonderful vignettes. Extremely Fine. A winner! Serial 8546. $150


SPRINGFIELD June 9, 1859. $5 The Springfield Bank. OH3630-25. Calhoun and Webster. Red "Lazy 5". Punch cancel. Very Fine, ultra rare. Serial 10745. $750


TIFFIN. 1855. $1 Bank of the Ohio Savings Institute. OH3810-05. Mason chips away. Red "ONE". Very Fine. $100

TOLEDO 18_. 25 cents. Erie & Kalamazoo RR Co. OH3940-025. Primitive train. Choice Uncirculated. $110

TOLEDO 18_. 25 cents. Erie & Kalamazoo RR Co. OH3940-26. Washington at right. Choice Uncirculated. $110

TOLEDO 18_. 50 cents. Erie & Kalamazoo RR Co. OH3940-050. Franklin at right. Choice Uncirculated. $110

WEST UNION 1840. $10 Bank of West Union. OH4510-30. Magnificent vignettes and style. Ornate lathework back. Extremely Fine. $175

WYANDOTT 1863. 30 cents. Unknown Issuer. OH4770-030. Green print with red "XXX". Ohio's lone 30 cent note. About Uncirculated, punch cancel. $375