The Commercial National Bank Of Rochester
The Commercial National Bank Of Rochester in New York printed $567,420 dollars worth of national currency. That is a high amount, but condition and serial numbers can make otherwise common currency from this bank quite valuable. This national bank opened in 1878 and stopped printing money in 1891, which equals a 14 year printing period. That is actually quite brief in terms of bank existence. During its life, The Commercial National Bank Of Rochester issued 2 different types and denominations of national currency. We have examples of the types listed below. Your bank note should look similar. Just the bank name will be different. For the record, The Commercial National Bank Of Rochester was located in Monroe County. It was assigned charter number 2383.
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The Commercial National Bank Of Rochester in New York printed 21,805 sheets of $5 series of 1875 national bank notes. That is a high issue number for a national bank. You are likely not dealing with a rare bank note. However, the exact value is still based on condition and a number of other factors. You might be surprised at the value. Series of 1875 $5 bills are some of the most commonly encountered bank notes from the first charter series. Only the original series $1 bill is more available. Some banks exclusively issued five dollar bills. So if you want an example from one of those banks then you don’t have many options. These notes have a rounded red seal and red serial numbers. They also all have a red charter number.
Series of 1875 $5 National Bank Note
The Commercial National Bank Of Rochester printed 3,283 sheets of $10 series of 1875 national bank notes. Hundreds of banks had sheet outputs between 2,500 and 5,000. That is pretty typical for a medium sized national bank in the 1870s. The two vignettes seen on 1875 $10 bank notes are “Franklin and Electricity” and “America Seizing Lightning”. These notes occasionally confuse novices because the year 1752 is printed on them. That is when Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity. It has nothing to do with when these bank notes were issued. The back of each $10 bill has “DeSoto Discovering the Mississippi.”
Series of 1875 $10 National Bank Note