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How Much Is A 1872 $2 Bill Worth?

1872 Two Dollar Bill

How Much Is A 1872 $2 Bill Worth?

Collectors call 1872 $2 bills lazy deuces. The nickname derives from the fact that the large two on the front of each bill is laying on its side. At some point someone said the term lazy deuce and it stuck. The two dollar national bank note was discontinued in 1878, so that leaves just a six year production period. Most 1872 two dollar bills are very scarce today. The most common examples in poor condition are worth around $1,000. Examples from rare banks or bills that are in perfect condition are worth and sell for several thousand dollars or more. Even if a bank was open in 1872 it didn’t necessarily print two dollar bills. There were plenty of dollar coins circulating in the 1870s, so a lot of national banks didn’t bother to print one and two dollar bills because the need was already being satisfied by coinage. Even if a bank did choose to print 1872 two dollar bills, they were still only printed at a rate of one two dollar bill for every three one dollar bill. Most banks that did print $2 bills almost always issued less than 10,000 examples over the entire life of the bank. You can see why some are so rare and valuable today.

Remember that Series of 1875 can also printed on $2 bills in addition to the 1872 charter date. These notes can have a red seal that is spiked or rounded. Each two dollar bill may or may not have a red charter number stamped on its face. It all depends on when the bill was actually printed between 1872 and 1878.

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The following national banks printed 1872 $2 bills:

  • Charter 2029 – Merchants & Planters National Bank of Montgomery, Alabama
  • Charter 2065 – National Bank of Birmingham, Alabama
  • Charter 1950 – National Bank of Western Arkansas, Arkansas
  • Charter 1950 – First National Bank of Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Charter 1994 – National Gold Bank & Trust Company, California
  • Charter 2014 – National Gold Bank of D.O. Mills & Co. Sacramento, California
  • Charter 2014 – National Bank of D.O. Mills & Co. Sacramento, California
  • Charter 1955 – City National Bank of Denver, Colorado
  • Charter 1991 – First National Bank of Georgetown, Colorado
  • Charter 2009 – First National Bank of Americus, Georgia
  • Charter 2064 – State National Bank of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charter 1922 – First National Bank of Rochelle, Illinois
  • Charter 1926 – Dewitt County National Bank of Clinton, Illinois
  • Charter 1934 – Nokomis National Bank, Illinois
  • Charter 1941 – Moline National Bank, Illinois
  • Charter 1961 – First National Bank of Flora, Illinois
  • Charter 1964 – Miners National Bank of Braidwood, Illinois
  • Charter 1964 – Commercial National Bank of Wilmington, Illinois
  • Charter 1968 – First National Bank of Prophetstown, Illinois
  • Charter 1969 – First National Bank of Oregon, Illinois
  • Charter 1978 – Scandinavian National Bank of Chicago, Illinois
  • Charter 1987 – First National Bank of Fairbury, Illinois
  • Charter 1996 – Mount Vernon National Bank, Illinois
  • Charter 2011 – First National Bank of Kansas, Illinois
  • Charter 2016 – Home National Bank of Elgin, Illinois
  • Charter 2021 – Kane County National Bank of Saint Charles, Illinois
  • Charter 2042 – First National Bank of Carlinville, Illinois
  • Charter 2047 – Central National Bank of Chicago, Illinois
  • Charter 2048 – Home National Bank of Chicago, Illinois
  • Charter 1925 – First National Bank of Iberty, Indiana
  • Charter 1932 – First National Bank of Sullivan, Indiana
  • Charter 1949 – First National Bank of Delphi, Indiana
  • Charter 1952 – First National Bank of Rochester, Indiana
  • Charter 1959 – National Bank of Rising Sun, Indiana
  • Charter 1967 – Indiana National Bank of Lafayette, Indiana
  • Charter 1988 – Second National Bank of Richmond, Indiana
  • Charter 2007 – Union County National Bank of Liberty, Indiana
  • Charter 2043 – Washington National Bank, Indiana
  • Charter 2057 – First National Bank of Lebanon, Indiana
  • Charter 2066 – Gibson County National Bank of Princeton, Indiana
  • Charter 2067 – City National Bank of Goshen, Indiana
  • Charter 1943 – First National Bank of Wyoming, Iowa
  • Charter 1947 – Merchants National Bank of Fort Dodge, Iowa
  • Charter 1970 – Citizens National Bank of Des Moines, Iowa
  • Charter 1976 – Citizens National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa
  • Charter 1986 – Marion County National Bank of Knoxville, Iowa
  • Charter 1992 – Keokuk National Bank, Iowa
  • Charter 2002 – Citizens National Bank of Winterset, Iowa
  • Charter 2012 – First National Bank of Belle Plaine, Iowa
  • Charter 2015 – Fayette County National Bank of West Union, Iowa
  • Charter 2028 – First National Bank of Clarinda, Iowa
  • Charter 2032 – Louisa County National Bank of Columbus Junction, Iowa
  • Charter 2033 – Brighton National Bank, Iowa
  • Charter 2051 – First National Bank of Boone, Iowa
  • Charter 2063 – Pella National Bank, Iowa
  • Charter 1913 – First National Bank of Wichita, Kansas
  • Charter 1915 – First National Bank of Emporia, Kansas
  • Charter 1927 – Merchants National Bank of Fort Scott, Kansas
  • Charter 1945 – Topeka National Bank, Kansas
  • Charter 1951 – First National Bank of Parsons, Kansas
  • Charter 1957 – First National Bank of El Dorado, Kansas
  • Charter 1977 – First National Bank of Junction City, Kansas
  • Charter 1979 – Burlington National Bank, Kansas
  • Charter 1983 – Emporia National Bank, Kansas
  • Charter 2001 – First National Bank of Council Grove, Kansas
  • Charter 1931 – National Bank of Monticello, Kentucky
  • Charter 1963 – National Bank of Owen at Owenton, Kentucky
  • Charter 2010 – Ashland National Bank, Kentucky
  • Charter 2062 – German National Bank of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Charter 2070 – American German National Bank of Paducah, Kentucky
  • Charter 1937 – Crescent City National Bank of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Charter 1956 – Norway National Bank, Maine
  • Charter 1939 – Holyoke National Bank, Massachusetts
  • Charter 1962 – Lawrence National Bank, Massachusetts
  • Charter 1993 – Eleventh Ward National Bank of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Charter 2058 – Crocker National Bank of Turners Falls, Massachusetts
  • Charter 1916 – First National Bank of Plymouth, Michigan
  • Charter 1918 – Second National Bank of East Saginaw, Michigan
  • Charter 1918 – Second National Bank of Saginaw, Michigan
  • Charter 1918 – Second National Bank & Trust Company of Saginaw, Michigan
  • Charter 1919 – Manufacturers National Bank of Three Rivers, Michigan
  • Charter 1924 – Southern Michigan National Bank of Coldwater, Michigan
  • Charter 1953 – Lansing National Bank, Michigan
  • Charter 1965 – Merchants National Bank of Holly, Michigan
  • Charter 1973 – First National Bank of Adrian, Michigan
  • Charter 2008 – National Bank of Lyons, Michigan
  • Charter 2008 – Second National Bank of Ionia, Michigan
  • Charter 2017 – First National Bank of Muir, Michigan
  • Charter 2023 – National City Bank of Marshall, Michigan
  • Charter 2046 – First National Bank of Buchanan, Michigan
  • Charter 2054 – First National Bank of Greenville, Michigan
  • Charter 1954 – First National Bank of Duluth, Minnesota
  • Charter 2005 – Citizens National Bank of Mankato, Minnesota
  • Charter 2006 – North Western National Bank of Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Charter 2020 – Merchants National Bank of Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Charter 2030 – First National Bank of Fergus Falls, Minnesota
  • Charter 2073 – First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota
  • Charter 1940 – First National Bank of Clinton, Missouri
  • Charter 1966 – First National Bank of Trenton, Missouri
  • Charter 1971 – Citizens National Bank of Sedalia, Missouri
  • Charter 1995 – Commercial National Bank of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Charter 2013 – First National Bank of Carthage, Missouri
  • Charter 2055 – National Bank of Jefferson City, Missouri
  • Charter 1960 – Montana National Bank of Helena, Montana
  • Charter 1975 – First National Bank of Deer Lodge, Montana
  • Charter 2027 – First National Bank of Bozeman, Montana
  • Charter 1914 – First National Bank of Plattsmouth, Nebraska
  • Charter 1974 – First National Bank of Fremont, Nebraska
  • Charter 2022 – Farmington National Bank, New Hampshire
  • Charter 2040 – Manufacturers National Bank of Newark, New Jersey
  • Charter 2045 – German National Bank of The City of Newark, New Jersey
  • Charter 2045 – Union National Bank of Newark, New Jersey
  • Charter 2024 – Second National Bank of New Mexico at Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Charter 1938 – National Bank of Gloversville, New York
  • Charter 2003 – Peoples National Bank of Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Charter 1917 – First National Bank of Napoleon, Ohio
  • Charter 1920 – First National Bank of Coshocton, Ohio
  • Charter 1923 – First National Bank of Millersburgh, Ohio
  • Charter 1929 – First National Bank of Shelby, Ohio
  • Charter 1930 – First National Bank of Minerva, Ohio
  • Charter 1942 – Guernsey National Bank of Cambridge, Ohio
  • Charter 1944 – First National Bank of Bellaire, Ohio
  • Charter 1948 – Iron National Bank of Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Charter 1958 – Kinney National Bank of Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Charter 1972 – Fayette County National Bank of Washington, Ohio
  • Charter 1980 – Pomeroy National Bank, Ohio
  • Charter 1981 – First National Bank of New London, Ohio
  • Charter 1982 – Manchester National Bank, Ohio
  • Charter 1984 – Citizens National Bank of Galion, Ohio
  • Charter 1989 – Quaker City National Bank, Ohio
  • Charter 1997 – Clinton County National Bank of Wilmington, Ohio
  • Charter 1997 – Clinton County National Bank & Trust Company of Wilmington, Ohio
  • Charter 1999 – Citizens National Bank of New Philadelphia, Ohio
  • Charter 2004 – First National Bank of Berea, Ohio
  • Charter 2025 – Merchants National Bank of Middletown, Ohio
  • Charter 2025 – First & Merchants National Bank of Middletown, Ohio
  • Charter 2026 – Second National Bank of Jefferson, Ohio
  • Charter 2031 – Ashtabula National Bank, Ohio
  • Charter 2034 – First National Bank of Garrettsville, Ohio
  • Charter 2035 – First National Bank of Lima, Ohio
  • Charter 2036 – Vinton County National Bank of McArthur, Ohio
  • Charter 2037 – First National Bank of Green Spring, Ohio
  • Charter 2039 – Citizens National Bank of Hillsborough, Ohio
  • Charter 2041 – First National Bank of Alliance, Ohio
  • Charter 2052 – Malta National Bank, Ohio
  • Charter 2053 – First National Bank of Medina, Ohio
  • Charter 2056 – First National Bank of New Lexington, Ohio
  • Charter 2061 – Third National Bank of Sandusky, Ohio
  • Charter 2071 – Third National Bank of Urbana, Ohio
  • Charter 1936 – The Farmers & Mechanics National Bank of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 1936 – Farmers & Mechanics-National Bank of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 1946 – Third National Bank of Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 1946 – Third National Bank & Trust Company of Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2018 – National Bank of Spring City, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2018 – National Bank & Trust Company of Spring City, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2050 – Lehigh Valley National Bank of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 1935 – National Bank of Greenville, South Carolina
  • Charter 1935 – First National Bank of Greenville, South Carolina
  • Charter 2044 – Bank of Charleston National Banking Assoc. Charleston, South Carolina
  • Charter 2044 – South Carolina National Bank of Charleston, South Carolina
  • Charter 2060 – Merchants & Planters National Bank of Union, South Carolina
  • Charter 2072 – National Bank of Anderson, South Carolina
  • Charter 2068 – First National Bank of Yankton, South Dakota
  • Charter 2068 – First Dakota National Bank & Trust Company of Yankton, South Dakota
  • Charter 1990 – Giles National Bank of Pulaski, Tennessee
  • Charter 2000 – Stones River National Bank of Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Charter 2019 – Springfield National Bank, Tennessee
  • Charter 2049 – East Tennessee National Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Charter 2049 – Park National Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Charter 1921 – Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah, Utah
  • Charter 2059 – Deseret National Bank of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Charter 2059 – First National Bank of Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Charter 1985 – Planters National Bank of Danville, Virginia
  • Charter 1985 – First National Bank of Danville, Virginia
  • Charter 1933 – First National Bank of Burlington, Wisconsin
  • Charter 1998 – First National Bank of Grand Rapids, Wisconsin
  • Charter 1998 – First National Bank of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
  • Charter 2069 – First National Bank of Eau Claire, Wisconsin