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  • Denomination: $500
  • Format: Issued
  • 27 A
  • Date: 1 Jul 1858

  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Grade Comments: N/A
  • Census Count: 1

Provenance:
  • Unclaimed
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Credits:

  • Front image: Bill Gunther
  • Created by: Bill Gunther


Associated Design

$500 - Lafayette L, Washington R, Bank name in Large oval C.

Front

  • Genuine
  • Bank Note
  • Standard Size
  • Protector: Tint
  • Color: Orange
  • Printing Method: N/A
  • S/N Type: Handwritten
  • Date Type: Handwritten
  • Plate Date: _July 1___1858
  • Back: Plain

  • Printer (Secondary): N/A

  • SPMC: AL:Mont:CBA:BG500:ot
  • Haxby: AL-65-G28a
  • IDN: 11145-14011

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Catalog Number

  • SPMC: AL:Mont:CBA:BG500:ot
  • IDN: 11145-14011-21369
  • Haxby: AL-65-G28a
  • State: Rosene... R231-18
  • Specialty: N/A

Issuer Rarity

R-5

Design Rarity

Overall
R-7
Proof
Unreported
Issued
R-7
Remainder
Unreported

Plate Note

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  • Denomination: $0.10
  • Format: Issued
  • None A
  • Date: 31 Jul 1862

  • Grade: PCGS VF 20 / App
  • Grade Comments: Minor stains.
  • Census Count: 1

Provenance:
  • Unclaimed
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Credits:

  • Front image: Bill Gunther
  • Created by: Bill Gunther


Associated Design

$0.10 - Train C and train L.

Front

  • Genuine
  • Merchant Scrip
  • Standard Size
  • Protector: None
  • Color: N/A
  • Printing Method: N/A
  • S/N Type: N/A
  • Date Type: Printed
  • Plate Date: July 31, 1862
  • Back: Plain

  • Printer (Secondary): N/A

  • SPMC: AL:OlTe:JS&C:SG0.10:no
  • IDN: 11240-14240

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Catalog Number

Issuer Rarity

R-7

Design Rarity

Overall
R-7
Proof
Unreported
Issued
R-7
Remainder
Unreported

Plate Note

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State State Expert (SE) Identified Issuer Data Status Design Data Status Note Data Status Database Status
Minnesota Shawn Hewitt Uploaded Uploaded Uploaded Stable
Alabama Bill Gunther Uploaded Uploaded Uploaded Stable
DC Ron Spieker Uploaded Uploaded Uploaded Stable
Ohio Wendell Wolka; John Davenport Uploaded Uploaded Uploaded Stable
Wisconsin Mark Anderson Uploaded Uploaded In Gallery  
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Tennessee Dennis Schafluetzel Uploaded Uploaded Prepping for upload  
Indiana Wendell Wolka Banknotes Only Uploaded Prepping for upload  
New York Russell Kaye Banknotes Only Uploaded Images coming  
Connecticut David Melnik Banknotes Only Uploaded    
Michigan Joe Robertson In Progress In Progress    
Florida Mack Martin Banknotes Only Uploaded    
Massachusetts Jeff Feuerman        
Mississippi Justin McClure; Les Winners        
Oklahoma Johnathan Burris        
Texas Mike Marotta; Mike Stair        
New England C. John Ferreri        
Depression Scrip Rod Charlton III        
General Robert Calderman; Phil Cucinotta; Joe Adamski; Bruce McLean        
All Wendell Wolka; Russell Kaye; Bernie Wilde; Don Kelly; Mark Drengson; Shawn Hewitt        

 

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The SPMC Catalog Number is constructed as follows:

 

State Code : City Code : Issuer Code : Design Code : Variety Code

A scheme that is intuitive to read, expandable (robust), and has search value.  The algorithm can be coded so that new assignments can be generated dynamically by the system.  State experts can have the final approval on new assignments.

 

City Code Assignments (limited to 4 letters)

  • If 4 words in city, first letter from each word
  • If 3 words in city, first letter from each word
  • If 2 words in city, first two letters of both words
  • If 1 word in city, first four letters of city
  • Three letter cities use only 3 letters
  • Common abbreviations
    • Saint is always abbreviated St
    • Fort is always abbreviated Ft
    • Mount/Mountain is always abbreviated Mt
    • Point is always abbreviated Pt
    • Lake is always abbreviated Lk
    • North, South, East, West; use first letters only
  • First letters are capitalized; all others are lower case
  • Codes must be unique disregarding capitalization
  • Conflicts resolved manually
  • Before initial assignment, sort each city (within a state) so that largest cities get the “best” assignments first

Issuer Code Assignments (2 or more letters)

  • First letter of each capitalized word
  • Omit articles “the” and “of”
  • May include numerals if more than one of same name
  • Sub-issuers listed as Issuer Code + “.“ + Sub-issuer Code
  • Conflicts resolved manually
  • Possible resolution for conflicts is to standardize common words when needed
    • Merchants as Mer
    • Mechanics as Mec
    • Miners as Min

Design Code Assignments (2 letters plus numerals)

  • First letter represents Design Type (assignments below)
  • Second letter represents Authenticity (assignments below)
  • Next numerals are denomination (designs are most often unique to a denomination)
    • Whole denominations written only as integers
    • Fractional values start with “0.” (or n.0 as appropriate)
    • Written amounts omit number

Variety Code Assignments (2 or more lower case letters or numbers)

  • Append “:” for each variety
  • Used only if needed to distinguish between two or more varieties
  • Variety codes are lower case letters assigned on an intuitive basis in the context of the Issuer and Design codes
  • Protector codes
    • “ro” for red overprint
    • “gt” for green tint
    • “no” for no overprint
    • Protector code is not used if only one variety is known; if a second variety appears, then codes are used and existing code is renamed
  • Date codes
    • “hd” for handwritten date
    • “ed” for engraved date
  • Create others as needed

 

Design Code

Design Type

B

Bank Notes:  Private Bank Notes, Free Bank Notes, State Bank Notes, Chartered Bank Notes, Incorporated Bank Notes (any kind of note listed in Haxby)

N

Post Notes, Certificates of Deposit (Non-Bank Notes, or pseudo-bank notes not listed in Haxby)

R

Endorsed Bank Notes (Re-Issued)

S

Scrip (Merchant, Bank, Railroad, Company, Cardboard, Sutler, etc.)

M

Municipal Scrip (City, County, State, etc.)

L

Labor Exchange

P

Postal Notes

E

Panic of 1893, Panic of 1907, Depression Scrip (Emergency)

A

Advertising Notes

C

College Currency

T

Tiffany Commission Scrip

D

Savings Scrip (Depositary)

H Satirical Note (Hard Times, etc.)

 

Authenticity Code

Authenticity

G

Genuine

C

Counterfeit

S

Spurious

R

Raised to

A

Altered

F

Fantasy

L

Look-alike

P

Modern reprint from original plates, including Proprietary Proofs

M

Mock-up designed by printer

X

Cut from souvenir card

 

Examples

$3 Bank of Hastings (all notes known have green overprint, so no variety code)

MN:Hast:BH:BG3

 

$.05 Bank of Hastings scrip with scrolled number frame

MN:Hast:BH:SG0.05:sf

 

2 (Hours) Ada, OH Labor Exchange

OH:Ada:LE:LG2

 

$.25 D.B. Dorman (John Kiefer, merchant)

MN:StAn:DBD.JK:SG0.25

 

$10 State Bank of Ohio, Summit County Branch, Cuyahoga Falls

OH:CuFa:SBO.SCB:BG10

 

$2 Bank of Red Wing (1st)

MN:ReWi:BRW1:BG2:ro

 

$1 Central Bank of New Ulm without overprint

MN:NeUl:CB:BG1:no

 

$1 Central Bank of New Ulm with red overprint

MN:NeUl:CB:BG1:ro

 

Type III $1.90 Postal Note from St. Cloud

MN:StCl:PO.SC:PG:iii

 

$5 Printer’s mock-up of Treasurer of the City Stillwater, IL scrip

IL:Stil:TCS:MM5

 

$1 Treasurer of the City of West St. Paul, 1858 issue

MN:WStP:TCWSP:MG1:58

 

$2 Treasurer of Ramsey County, Endorsed by Thompson Brothers

MN:StPa:TRC:MG2:en:tb

 

$2 Treasurer of Ramsey County (usual remainder w/o endorsement; en is used because this is the engraved issue; earlier type was printed on letterpress).

MN:StPa:TRC:MG2:en:ne

 

$1 Winona County Bank, woman in oval frame at lower right, handwritten serial number

MN:Wino:WCB:BG1:of:hs

 

$1 Winona County Bank, woman without frame at lower right, printed serial number

MN:Wino:WCB:BG1:nf:ps

 

The indicated rarity can be automatically generated by the data in the census, or set by the State Expert based on estimated population.  A generated rarity is shown in green, while a set rarity is in red.  The scale is from that used in obsolete note books published by the SPMC:

SENC: 0 (Surviving Example Not Confirmed)

R-7: 1-5 known

R-6: 6-10 known

R-5: 11-25 known

R-4: 26-50 known

R-3: 51-100 known

R-2: 101-200 known

R-1: Over 200 known

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