1902 Red Seal $10 New York, NY VF-20 PCGS (CH#891)

1902 Red Seal $10 New York, NY VF-20 PCGS (CH#891)

A rare red seal note that was one of the first issued! Real signatures adorn the bottom of the note. The note is pleasing to the eye as it is aged and worn and accurately graded.

Currency Highlights:

  • These large size National Currency notes were issued beginning in early 1902.
  • Housed in a mylar currency sleeve.
  • Circulated $10 note from series 1902 in Very Fine-20 condition as graded by PCGS.
  • Face: A portrait of President William McKinley.
  • Back: An engraving of Lady Liberty.


National Banknotes are a very popular area of U.S. paper money collecting. Add this nice collector’s item to your cart today!

This note was the last series of National Currency Notes that were first issued in 1863. This type was conceived by Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase who devised a system of nationally chartered banks. Individual banks purchased U.S. government bonds and deposited them with the comptroller of the currency. For up to 90% of the profit, the comptroller would authorize the production of notes bearing the individual bank’s name.

A lower Charter #891 indicates that this bank was organized in 1865. Since over 12,000 banks were chartered and issued notes, these issues have become highly sought after by collectors. This bank issued a bit over 90 million dollars under this charter, and closed in 1929. This particular note is from the first sheet of bank notes issued, which compounds its rarity due to the fact that it is a red seal.

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