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Old Money from The Union National Bank Of Racine | 2557

The Union National Bank Of Racine

The Union National Bank Of Racine in Wisconsin printed $211,950 dollars worth of national currency. That is a small output. National bank notes from here should be scarce. This national bank opened in 1881 and stopped printing money in 1900, which equals a 20 year printing period. That is a fairly normal lifespan for a national bank. During its life, The Union National Bank Of Racine 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 Union National Bank Of Racine was located in Racine County. It was assigned charter number 2557.

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The Union National Bank Of Racine in Wisconsin printed 4,239 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

The Union National Bank Of Racine printed 4,239 sheets of $20 series of 1875 national bank notes. The exact number of series of 1875 $20 national bank notes printed by this bank is good to know. Don’t expect a high number to lower the value or a small number to increase the value. These notes are scarce enough on their own that the stats don’t really matter. Twenty dollars was a lot of money between 1875 and 1901, which is the time period in which these were printed. These just weren’t saved in high numbers.
Series of 1875 $20 National Bank Note

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