The Riverside National Bank of Buffalo
The Riverside National Bank of Buffalo in New York printed $138,600 dollars worth of national currency. That is a small output. National bank notes from here should be scarce. This national bank opened in 1923 and stopped printing money in 1926, which equals a 4 year printing period. That means that money from this bank was not entering circulation very often. During its life, The Riverside National Bank of Buffalo issued 1 single type and denomination 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 Riverside National Bank of Buffalo was located in Erie County. It was assigned charter number 12445.
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The Riverside National Bank of Buffalo in New York issued 6,930 sheets of $5 1902 blue seal national bank notes. That is a fairly standard sheet output for a national bank issuing blue seals. You likely aren’t dealing with a super common or a super rare bank note. Ben Harrison is on the front of all 1902 $5 blue seal bank notes. This happens to be the smallest denomination issued for the 1902 series. Each note is complete with a blue seal and blue charter number. Despite saying series of 1902, these were actually issued by national banks between 1908 and 1928. There are two different types of blue seals. The first type is called a date back and it has “1902-1908” written on the back of the bill. The other type is called a plain back; it does not have the date stamps on the back of the bill. The values for these notes range widely based on condition and the bank of issue.
1902 $5 Blue Seal National Bank Note