rare currency



For some of you, numismatics is the last thing on your mind.  For others, collecting currency provides a welcome distraction.  COVID-19, the disease transmitted by the coronavirus, is changing everyday life as we know it.  With luck -- and the efforts of the medical and scientific communities -- this will only be temporary. 

I hope you enjoy this update, and find a note or two of interest.  However, please be aware that Californians are under some of the strictest "shelter-in-place" orders in the country.  We still receive mail, but it is not yet clear whether enforcement of the orders will delay or temporarily preclude shipping non-essential items at the Post Office.  So far I have been able to ship, but that may change depending upon enforcement, and the health of my family and myself.  Accordingly, if you order a banknote from me, you can rest assured that I will reserve and safeguard it for you.  However, there may be a delay before I can ship your order.  Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented and challenging situation.

I wish you and your family good health and a positive attitude!  Be well, and be safe.

          ---- Bill

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS UPDATE include a well-worn but highly desirable 1902 Anaheim, California note; another Orange County prize, the finest known note from Olive, California; a nice 1902 Date Back from Harrodsburg, KY; a 1929 Crowley, Louisiana note and a well-circulated but decent 1882 Date Back from New Orleans; a gorgeous AU-Uncirculated 1929 example from Blue Earth, Minnesota; a lower grade 1902 note from Herman, Minnesota, a "first name" town from which I've never owned a note before; a 1929 example from the interestingly-named Inter-State N.B. of Kansas City, Missouri, a very elusive bank for small size notes; a nice PMG graded 1929 Whitefish, Montana note; a 1929 note from Linden, New Jersey; a decent First Charter Ace from New York; a high grade 1902 example from the Bronx National Bank of the City of New York; a $5 Brown Back from Lima, Ohio; a high grade 1929 $5 from Medford, Oregon; $50 and $100 Type II examples from Erie, Pennsylvania; a scarce 1929 issue from Fayetteville, Tennessee; a large size example from Brenham, Texas; small size notes from Abingdon and Emporia, Virginia; and a high grade 1929 Bellingham, WA note.

I also offer a small but interesting group of reasonably-priced large size type notes, including a couple of fancy serial number 1923 Silver Certificates

Please feel free to make an offer on any item, or suggest a payment plan.  If you want a note, I'll do my best to  make it happen.

I'm continuing to add notes to inventory, so please send your want list or check with me if you don't see what you're looking for.  I am always interested in buying National Currency!  Please contact me if you have National Bank Notes for sale.  I'm also an active buyer of large size type.

If a note's entire description is in BOLD, just click anywhere to see a scan of the face.  "FACE" and "BACK" notations are, of course, self explanatory.  Unfortunately, I do not always have time to scan every note listed on the site. I gladly will e-mail additional scans of any note upon request.


Last Updated: MARCH 22, 2020


William Litt
P.O. Box 221148
Carmel, CA  93922