National Currency

National Currency

The term National Currency applies to any type of currency printed by a national bank between 1863 and 1935.  For a bank to receive a national charter it had to meet certain population and/or capital requirements.  It could then deposit bonds with the United States government and have national currency issued up to the amount of their bonds.

Collecting national currency can be one of the most rewarding and most challenging goals of any kind of currency collecting.  National currency would feature the name of the issuing bank, the town that issued it, and it would be signed by the bank’s president and cashier.

The value of national currency all depends on which bank issued the note and what type of note it is.  Condition is the second factor that determines value.  To learn more about national currency values, visit our national banknote values page.  All national currency is worth more than face value.

We highly encourage you to contact us to find out just how much your national currency is

The images below are the basic designs of the four types of national currency: