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Rare $100 1882 Blue Seal Bill from The First National Bank of Lincoln, IL

Bank Name:  The First National Bank of Lincoln

State:  IL – Illinois

Charter Number:  2126

Lifetime:  Operated 1873 to 1923 | Total Issue – $878,800

Series:  $100 – 1882 Blue Seal National Banknote

Sheets Printed:  600

Value:  Call, Text, or Email For A Quote | Info@RareCurrency.com | 864-430-4020

Basic Design:

Rarity and Value:  Very few national banks had the right criteria to issue a high denomination like this. That makes these notes scarce. There are two varieties. One is really scarce. If the back says “One Hundred Dollars” at the center in large print then you have a great find. Most examples will say “1882 – 1908”. Even the most generic examples should be worth a couple thousand dollars. Please contact us for exact values. Don’t forget to check the serial number. Number 1 notes always sell for nice premiums.

Current Market Analysis:  National bank notes from the Midwest typically struggle to sell for the same prices as equally rare notes from western and southern states. The plethora of notes available from Chicago banks really brings the value of many other notes from Illinois down. There are still plenty of collectors looking to buy notes from the wealthy suburbs in Chicagoland. Even Illinois banks in the St. Louis metro area have a close following. However, don’t expect rare notes from small farming communities to be worth tremendous amounts of money. They just don’t have a following amongst the people in the hobby who are paying up for interesting notes. The supply tends to outweigh the demand in today’s market.

We Are Buyers!!!

We buy all antique paper money issued by The First National Bank of Lincoln, IL. We can tell you how much your $100 bill is worth. We aren’t just dealers. We are also collectors, experts, and appraisers. We have contributed to numerous price guides and are considered specialists in the field of national currency. Contact us via phone or email to get your free appraisal today.

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