5 Cents "Postage Currency" - 1st issue

5 Cents ("Postage Currency" - 1st issue) -  obverse5 Cents ("Postage Currency" - 1st issue) -  reverse

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Features

Country United States
Type Standard banknote
Year 1862
Value 5 Cents (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Paper
Size 65 × 46 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 213449
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References P# 97
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

5 Cents United States postage stamp at center with counters on each side

Lettering:
POSTAGE CURRENCY
Furnished only by the
ASSISTANT TREASURERS
AND DESIGNATED DEPOSITORIES OF
THE U.S.
U.S. POSTAGE
FIVE CENTS
RECEIVABLE FOR POSTAGE STAMPS
AS ANY US POST OFFICE
NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO. N.Y.

Engravers: W. Marshall, Cyrus Durand, W. D. Nichols

Designer: James Macdonough

Reverse

Large counter in center

Lettering:
Exchangeable for United States Notes
by any Assistant Treasurer
or designated U.S. Depository
in sums of not less than
FIVE DOLLARS
Receivable in payment
of all dues to the U. Statea less that Five Dollars
ACT APPROVED JULY 17, 1862
ABC

Engraver: J.E. Van Houten

Designers: James P. Major, Nathaniel Jocelyn

Comments

The notes were printed by two companies.  The National Bank Note Company printed the front and the American Bank Note Company printed the backs.  When the National Bank Note Company printed both sides it is believe the ABC monogram of the American Bank Note Company was removed.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1862  20% Perforated edges; ABNC monogram on back, Fr# 1240
1862  0% Perforated edges; w/o ABNC monogram, Fr# 1241
1862  67% Straight edges; ABNC monogram on back, Fr# 1242
1862  13% Straight edges; w/o ABNC monogram, Fr# 1243

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