PMG Registry Featured Set: Large Size Nationals

Posted on 2/21/2023

This impressive group of National Bank Notes is sorted by block letters and plate numbers.

This month, we feature another stellar winning set from the 2022 PMG Registry Awards: Block letters on Series 1902 Large Size Nat'ls $10s and $20s (pre Aug 22, 1925), by ddr70, which can be found here. With an impressive 91 notes and images for all, ddr goes above and beyond, providing a historical backdrop for Large Size Notes of this era. Winner of a Best Presented award, ddr70 reveals his passion for these notes through detailed and interesting descriptions.

He writes about the note shown below: “A very scarce Portland bank which issued First Charters, Brown Backs, and Red Seals only before closing in 1908. Barely a dozen notes of all types are known with this note only the third Red Seal of any denomination to be reported. A bold red overprint and delicate pen signatures…”

Portland, Maine 1902 $10 Red Seal graded PMG 25 Very Fine
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The set owner has obviously taken the time to do his research on each note, and the crisp images are lovely examples of each note in its time. He describes the note below: “This is one of just eight large-size and one of two Extremely Fine graded pieces with none finer. Includes signatures of F.W. Warner, Cashier and Jos. T. Fleming as Vice President. Fleming would replace John Reed as President in 1913 or 1914.”

Belleville, Pennsylvania 1902 $10 Date Back graded PMG 45 Choice Extremely Fine
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It is obvious to see why the senior PMG judges chose this set. Thank you, ddr, for sharing your knowledge and your unique collection for all the PMG collecting community to enjoy. We look forward to seeing what updates you may have planned in 2023 for this set and others in your very comprehensive PMG collection!

Would you like your set to be chosen for a future article? 100% completion in a set is not always feasible. Our team features sets with thoughtful comments and images for their set descriptions and notes. It may be your set! Stay tuned.

The PMG Registry is a free online platform where collectors register and display their certified notes and can compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. This popular resource now boasts over 19,000 registered sets and over 103,000 registered notes. Congratulations to the 2022 PMG Registry winners! With so many high-quality sets from which the judges had to choose, selecting the winners was no easy task! Check out the winners here.

Thank you all for your continued support of the PMG Registry, the finest online collecting platform for paper money! Our team is planning for the 2023 awards now. Start planning your upgrades to your set now. We are excited to see what 2023 brings!

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