The Prairie State National Bank Of Chicago
The Prairie State National Bank Of Chicago in Illinois printed $54,600 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 1888 and stopped printing money in 1897, which equals a 10 year printing period. That is actually quite brief in terms of bank existence. During its life, The Prairie State National Bank Of Chicago 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 Prairie State National Bank Of Chicago was located in Cook County. It was assigned charter number 3882.
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The Prairie State National Bank Of Chicago in Illinois issued 364 sheets of $50 1882 brown back national bank notes. Fifty dollar 1882 brown backs are few and far between. When the print number is under 1,000 like this bank then there is a great chance that you have a very rare bank note. The most common 1882 $50 brown backs are worth about $5,000. However, some can be worth more than $10,000 based on condition, serial number, and bank of issue.
Series of 1882 $50 Brown Back
The Prairie State National Bank Of Chicago printed 364 sheets of $100 1882 brown back national bank notes. High denomination $50 and $100 brown backs were printed on the same sheet. So the number of sheets printed also equals the number bills printed for each denomination. You can see that $100 brown backs are extremely scarce on this bank. We are very interested in purchasing $100 1882 brown back national bank notes. We have paid more than $15,000 for some examples. Send us pictures of what you have and we will respond quickly with an appraisal and offer.
Series of 1882 $100 Brown Back