National Currency – First Charter – Twenty Dollars

Twenty dollar national bank notes were first issued by The United States in 1863. Collectors refer to any national bank note printed between 1863 and 1881 as first charter nationals. First charter notes, especially the twenty dollar denomination, tend to be from larger banks in larger cities. Traditionally though, $20 bills are actually pretty scarce. They were not printed frequently and $20 was a large sum of money to tie up back in the era during and after the Civil War. These notes tended to trade hands frequently, so it isn’t unusual to see examples that are heavily circulated. Condition is very important, but even notes in low grade are still likely going to be rare and desirable.

We are looking to buy original series and series of 1875 $20 national bank notes. Please contact us if you have one or some for sale.

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