The Straus National Bank Of Chicago
The Straus National Bank Of Chicago in Illinois printed $1,496,130 dollars worth of national currency. Over $1,000,000 face value is a lot of money. However, some types and denominations of currency from this bank could still be rare. This national bank opened in 1928 and stopped printing money in 1935, which equals a 8 year printing period. That is obviously a very short period of time. During its life, The Straus National Bank Of Chicago issued 3 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 Straus National Bank Of Chicago was located in Cook County. It was assigned charter number 13216.
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The Straus National Bank Of Chicago in Illinois printed 7,008 sheets of Type1 1929 $5 national bank notes. Sadly, based on a number that high, there is basically no chance for these notes to be especially rare. Every 1929 $5 bill has a portrait of Abraham Lincoln on it. This is also the lowest denomination of small size national currency that any bank issued. All serial numbers end with the letter A and start with a letter between A and F. Remember that you can take the total number of sheets printed and multiply it by six get to the actual number of bank notes printed for this denomination. All small size national bank notes were printed on sheets of six.
Series of 1929 Type1 $5 National Bank Note
The Straus National Bank Of Chicago printed 3,958 sheets of Type1 1929 $10 national bank notes. That is a pretty typical sheet output for a national bank during the small size era. Each $10 bill from 1929 has a portrait of Alexander Hamilton on it. The black number written vertically is the charter number. The charter number never affects the value; it is just an identifier. The ten dollar type1 national bank note happens to be the single most common national bank note, with over 65,000 known to exist from all banks. Of course each note is valued based on its condition and rarity. Some are very rare.
Series of 1929 Type1 $10 National Bank Note
The Straus National Bank Of Chicago also printed 1,098 sheets of Type1 1929 $20 national bank notes. That is a pretty typical sheet output for a national bank during the small size era. Andrew Jackson is featured on the front of each 1929 $20 bill. Be sure to take note of the serial number on your specific bank note. If it is 000001 then you can expect a nice premium. There is a special market for serial number one bank notes. Of course, even if the number isn’t #1, it could still be collectible and have a high value just based on its condition and rarity alone.
Series of 1929 Type1 $20 National Bank Note