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Pennsylvania National Currency Bank Note Information

  • Pennsylvania had 1196 issuing charters in 657 different towns.
  • There are 42447 Pennsylvania national currency bank notes known.
  • Pennsylvania is, hands down, THE most common state. As you can see by the amount of work I did below!
  • There are 51 charters where a note is not known to exist.

1882 $10 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Brown Back National Bank Note

Selling Pennsylvania National Bank Notes

Pennsylvania is known by currency collectors and dealers to have the most national banks for paper money. Many banks issued denominations of $5, $10, and $20 dollars, some of which are incredibly rare and valuable.

Each bank I list below has detailed information about each bank:

  • how many dollars worth of national currency were printed
  • when the bank opened
  • when it stopped printing money
  • how many years it printed paper money for
  • how many types of national currency the bank issued
  • the charter number (to distinguish the bank with a number) and also the banks’ location (county).

We buy all types of Pennsylvania national bank notes from around the country. If you have an old bill from a Pennsylvania bank and you’re interested in selling it, we are very strong buyers of any condition note. As always, send us a clear photo of both the front and back of the bill and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours with our best offer.

Determining the Value of your Pennsylvania currency

Figuring out how much your Pennsylvania banknote is worth is a combination of multiple factors that lead to determining the value of the banknote.

The first factor is supply and demand. Typically, the earlier dated Pennsylvania currency is worth more money; as long as the supply is low for the particular bill. The reality for some banknotes is there can be extremely low supply, but there are no collectors interested in the bank. Some states that issued national currency have a larger collector base than others, making their value significantly increase.

Each bank issued different amounts of currency, depending on the demands for the paper money back in the early 1900s in the specific town. 

For example, The First National Bank Of Philadelphia, also known as charter number 1, printed $15,046,570 dollars worth of national currency which is a very high output. This means the majority of banknotes from charter number 1 will not be valuable unless of course, you have a fancy serial number.

We wrote a whole in-depth guide about fancy serial numbers you can check out here, but without going into too much detail many collectors enjoy rare serial numbers. For example, the first banknotes printed always start with Serial Number 1. If you have a banknote with a low serial number like Serial Number 1 through 9, there’s a high likelihood your banknote is valuable, regardless of condition.

Condition is a key factor when determining the value of a Pennsylvania national bank note. We’ve paid a few hundred dollars for a poor condition example Pennsylvania banknote when in the past we’ve paid quite literally thousands of dollars for the same banknote in pristine condition.

The final variable when determining a Pennsylvania national banknotes value is the market. As I’m writing this, we’re currently dealing with a downswing in the market due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This pandemic is having a surprising impact not only on our stock market but also on the paper money market. If people are happy and making money, they’re willing to spend more money on collectibles like paper money.

These are the variables to take into consideration: supply & demand, condition (overall eye appeal matters), the market, and the serial number. If you’re unsure how valuable your Pennsylvania National Bank Note is, send us a clear photo of the front and back of the bill. We will respond within 24 hours with a free appraisal and our best offer if you want to sell your banknote.

Below is a list of every issuing national currency bank for Pennsylvania. As you may notice, we love talking about old paper money that was printed around the United States. We would love to talk to you about your old Pennsylvania banknote. Contact us today, we’re the real deal!

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List of All National Banks for Pennsylvania


We buy Rare U.S. Paper Money from around the Country. Sell your old money collection today!

Our shipping address:

Marc Michaelsen
PO Box 1949,
Boca Raton, FL 33429

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