The Roswell National Bank Of Roswell
The Roswell National Bank Of Roswell in New Mexico printed $549,300 dollars worth of national currency. That is a high amount, but condition and serial numbers can make otherwise common currency from this bank quite valuable. This national bank opened in 1903 and stopped printing money in 1921, which equals a 19 year printing period. That is actually quite brief in terms of bank existence. During its life, The Roswell National Bank Of Roswell 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 Roswell National Bank Of Roswell was located in Chaves County. It was assigned charter number 6714.
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The Roswell National Bank Of Roswell in New Mexico issued 1,143 sheets of $10 1902 territorial red seal national bank notes. A total sheet output in the lows 1,000s is a great sign that you own a very rare bank note. This denomination and type was the most prolifically issued territorial note. Some can be quite rare. There is a hierarchy in terms of rarity. Red seals from Hawaii are the absolute rarest. In fact, none from Hawaii are currently known to exist. Ten dollar red seals from Porto Rico are also extremely rare, as are red seals from Alaska. The average collector is most likely to encounter red seals from Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. There were far more territorial banks in Oklahoma during the red seal period than any other state, so notes from Oklahoma are the most common. However, most all red seals should be worth more than $10,000, and sometimes considerably more. William McKinley is pictured on the left hand side of each bill. The number under McKinley is the bank serial number. If that number is #1, then you can expect an additional premium on the value.
1902 $10 Red Seal Territorial National Bank Note
The Roswell National Bank Of Roswell printed 1,143 sheets of $20 1902 territorial red seal national bank notes. That of course equals the number of sheets printed for the ten dollar denomination. A total of 259 national banks in the country issued $20 territorial red seals. There are currently only about 30 of them known to exist, and that total includes all national banks. That survival rate is really poor. That means that these notes are rare and valuable. They were usually printed in small quantities and very few new ones are found these days. High grade examples are scarce as are notes printed by banks not located in Oklahoma.
1902 $20 Red Seal Territorial National Bank Note
The Roswell National Bank Of Roswell also printed sheets of $20 1882 blue seal national bank notes. That is the same number of sheets as the ten dollar denomination. You don’t have to multiply by three to get the exact number of notes issued though. There was only one twenty dollar bill per sheet. As with any national bank note, the exact value is still based on the condition, serial number, and bank of issue.
1882 Blue Seal $20 National Bank Note