25 Cents "Postage Currency" - 1st issue

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1862
Value 25 Cents (0.25 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Paper
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 335585
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 99
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Five 5 Cents United States postage stamp featuring Thomas Jefferson, with counters at top left and right corners.

Script: Latin

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.

Reverse

Large counter in center

Script: Latin

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. States less that
FIVE DOLLARS.
ACT APPROVED JULY 17, 1862.
ABC

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
1862  Perforated edges; ABC monogram on back
1862  Perforated edges; w/o ABC monogram
1862  Straight edges; ABC monogram on back
1862  Straight edges; w/o ABC monogram

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