First Charter $20 Bill Value

Value of Twenty Dollar First Charter National Bank Note


Year:  1875 or 1862-1882 Type:  National Bank Note Denomination:  Twenty Dollar Bill
Value:  The value of twenty dollar national bank notes is based condition, bank of issue, and serial numbers
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Description:  Most twenty dollar bills from 1881 or earlier will be rare and collectible.  There are some exceptions to that rule, but only a few.  Not only are $20 bills from this time period valued by national bank note collectors, all collectors of United States currency compete for notes like this because they are genuinely rare.  Just the artwork alone attracts people.  The back of each twenty dollar bill shows the Baptism of Pocahontas.

Twenty dollar bills like below can come with either a red seal as shown below.  Or they can have a spiked red seal (not shown).  Some notes will have a red charter number printed on them, others will not.  The paper and even the serial number colors can change.  There are many different aspects to these notes that affect their value.  Please contact us with an image of what you have.


Variations:  There are several rare signature combinations for twenty dollar bills printed for national banks before 1882.  You can contact us for details on what is rare.  Despite the potential for rare signature combinations, most national bank notes from this time period get their value from the bank of issue.  So just because you have a common signature combination does not mean that your note will be common.
Inscriptions:  National Currency  –  This note is secured by bonds of The United States Deposited with the U.S. Treasurer at Washington.  –  Will Pay Twenty Dollars To Bearer on Demand  –  Register of the Treasury  –  Treasurer of the United States  –  Cash.  –  Pres.  –  Printed at the Bureau Engraving & Printing Treasury Dept  –  Continental Bank Note Co New York  –  Act Approved June 3d 1864  –  This Note is receivable at par in all parts of the United States in payment of all taxes and excises and all other dues to the United States except duties on imports and also for all salaries and other debts and demands owing by the United States to Individuals Corporations & associations within the United States except Interest on Public Debt  –  Counterfeiting or Altering This Note, Or Passing Any Counterfeit or Alteration of it, or having in possession any false or counterfeit plate or impression of it, or any paper made in imitation of the paper on which it is printed, is felony, and is punishable by $1,000 fine or fifteen year imprisonment at hard labor or both