PMG Population Report Now Includes Obsolete Banknotes

Posted on 12/15/2020

This update makes the free online resource even more helpful for researching US paper money.

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) has added a category for Obsolete Notes to the United States section of the PMG Population Report. Catalog numbers and census data are available for more than 56,000 Obsolete Notes that PMG has certified in an easily searchable format by state and city.

Obsolete Notes were issued by local banks across the country from 1782 to 1866. Their dizzying array of designs make them a fascinating challenge for paper money collectors, especially those who focus on a particular city or state. They were swept aside by the new era of federal currency that began during the Civil War.

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The Obsolete Notes section of the PMG Population Report contains listings for hundreds of locations within 43 states. Interestingly, some of these banknotes were issued before the state that they originated in achieved statehood.

The Obsolete Notes section adds even more value to the PMG Population Report, which is just one of the helpful online resources that PMG provides at no charge to assist the paper money collecting community. Find it at

PMG has graded more than 5.5 million banknotes, including 1 million in the past year. Check the PMG Population Report on a regular basis to explore the latest updates to the data.

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