1850s $10 Canal Bank, New Orleans Obsolete Note


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Hold a genuine piece of history with this Crisp Unused bank note dating from before the Civil War! Back then, state-chartered banks issued America’s paper currency – today, known as Obsolete Bank Notes.

The $10 notes offered here were printed in the 1850s for the Canal Bank of New Orleans. This bank was chartered in 1831 to finance the construction of a navigable canal that would run from Rampart Street to Lake Pontchartrain.  When these notes were issued, New Orleans was a bustling metropolis that was home to one of the world’s busiest ports. It was a key location for the shipment of cotton and other goods to both the northeastern states and western Europe.

Each note features a finely detailed engraving of the Canal Bank building, along with a depiction of a paddle wheel steamer, a spread-winged eagle with shield and an allegorical figure holding a fasces and shield. The back shows an ornate orange design. Still Crisp Unused after more than 160 years, these pieces have been handpicked by our experts for quality. Add great historical interest to your collection, with this Obsolete Bank Note.