The table below shows the serial number ranges produced for the notes in this series. Data listed in italics is approximate, based on the serial numbers of observed notes. All notes in this series have Chittenden-Spinner signatures.
|Credit||Series No.||Serial Numbers|
|NBN||1||1 — 100000|
|2||1 — 100000|
|3||1 — 60000|
|minor changes to Treasury seal|
|3||60001 — 100000|
|4||1 — 100000|
|5||1 — 33600|
The modified Treasury seal, used from Series 3 onward, is very similar in design to the original seal used earlier. The main difference is that the original seal has a solid background behind the shield (within the circle), while the modified seal has a background of spokes behind the shield.
All 1862 $50 notes carry the first obligation, indicating that the note is "exchangeable for U.S. Six per cent Twenty Years Bonds". Unlike most denominations of this date, the 1862 $50 was never printed with the second obligation.Main Page | Serials main