The South Bay Collection of Obsolete National Bank Notes
Palos Verdes Coin Exchange proudly offers The South Bay Collection of Obsolete National Bank Notes for sale as a collection. It is truly an exquisite bank note collection including the banks of many cities familiar to locals of Los Angeles’ South Bay. We prefer not to part out the collection at this time. All notes are large, series 1902, blue seal, certified by PMG (Paper Money Guaranty).
Included in this fine collection:
3 x $20 National Bank Notes
Ocean Park, PMG Net Fine 12
Santa Monica, PMG Fine 12
Redondo Beach, Date back, PMG Very Fine 25
5 x $10 National Bank Notes
San Pedro, PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58
Long Beach, PMG Very Fine 20
Gardena, PMG Choice Fine 15
Compton, PMG Choice Fine 15
Torrance, PMG Net Choice Fine 15
6 x $5 National Bank Notes
Redondo Beach, PMG Net Extremely Fine 40
Redondo Beach, PMG Net Very Fine 25
Hermosa Beach, PMG Choice Fine 15
Wilmington, PMG Very Fine 25
Wilmington, Date back, PMG Net Fine 12
Santa Barbara, PMG Very Fine 25
This is an incredible opportunity for a large note collector to acquire many difficult to obtain large notes. Some are in excellent condition, and will be difficult to upgrade. These notes were made obsolete in the 1930s, meaning that many circulated throughout World War I and the beginnings of the Great Depression. They are absolutely beautiful and intricate pieces of art.
The $20 blue seal large notes feature the portrait of Hugh McCulloch, a former comptroller and Secretary of the Treasury. The reverse features a beautiful image of Liberty motioning toward the Capitol building.
The $10 blue seal large notes feature a portrait of the then recently-assassinated President William McKinley. The reverse shows Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap, symbolizing the forthcoming Panama Canal. On the left is a contemporary U.S. Navy ship, perhaps the U.S.S. Cincinnati, and on the right in a contemporary passenger ship, perhaps the S.S. Ancon.
The $5 blue seal large notes feature the portrait of President Benjamin Harrison on the obverse and a beautiful rendition of the landing of the pilgrims on the reverse.
This is an incredible opportunity to purchase a complete collection of Southern California notes, including banks from cities in Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Santa Monica, Long Beach, San Pedro, Wilmington, Santa Barbara and more. Perhaps the most difficult note to find in this group is the $20 Large National Bank Note from Ocean Park (near Santa Monica, CA). We prefer to sell the collection intact.