This rare and historic collection of reprinted bank notes were originally made for the Canal Bank of New Orleans in the 1800s. Uncut sheets were usually given to the Bank President and other prominent members of the community to display proudly. Original uncut sheets are almost impossible to find.
The uncut sheet of four $5.00 notes depict George Washington on the left, with General Lafayette on the right. They were printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co. As were the $20.00 bank notes. The $20.00 notes are presented in an uncut sheet with each note bearing the inscription "The New Orleans Canal & Banking Company will pay twenty dollars to the bearer on demand."
The uncut sheet of $10.00 bank notes were printed by Rawdon, Wright, Match & Edson for the Canal Bank of New Orleans in the 1800s. The notes have the inscription "The New Orleans Canal & Banking Co. will pay ten dollars to the bearer on demand" printed on them. The final collection has an uncut sheet consisting of two $20.00 notes, one $50.00 and $100.00 note. Each one of these notes has the inscription "The New Orleans Canal & Banking Co. will pay ($20, $50, or $100) dollars on demand" printed on them.
Each collection sold with four non-negotiable reprints of bank notes. Displays are presented in a 11 1/2" x 16 1/2" walnut-finished, solid wood frame.
Historical Bank Notes: Canal Bank of New Orleans Collection