The First National Bank in Braidwood
The First National Bank in Braidwood in Illinois printed $86,100 dollars worth of national currency. A production number that low doesn’t save room for many survivors. Currency from this bank will be rare. This national bank opened in 1920 and stopped printing money in 1933, which equals a 14 year printing period. That is actually quite brief in terms of bank existence. During its life, The First National Bank in Braidwood 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 First National Bank in Braidwood was located in Will County. It was assigned charter number 11895.
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The First National Bank in Braidwood in Illinois issued 1,722 sheets of $10 1902 blue seal national bank notes. Most banks that printed such a small number of blue seal bank notes fall into the rare bank category. 1902 $10 blue seal bank notes all have a portrait of William McKinley on them. Values can range from as little as $40 up to over $10,000. There really is no trick to know what is rare and what is common by just doing an internet search. You really need to work with an expert (like us) in order to determine the value of your specific bank note. There are at least ten different factors than can make some 1902 $10 blue seals worth more than others. We know exactly what to look for and we would be happy to provide a free appraisal and our best offer.
1902 $10 Blue Seal National Bank Note
The First National Bank in Braidwood printed 1,722 sheets of $20 1902 blue seal national bank notes. The same rarity rules for 1902 $10 blue seals also apply to $20 blue seals. Just remember that $20 bills are by nature three times rarer (unfortunately they don’t command a premium over other denominations). Hugh McCulloch is pictured on the front of each bill. Contact us if you need pricing help.
1902 $20 Blue Seal National Bank Note