|$20 schillings bill from 1773|
From 1863 to 1935- National banks in the United States issued notes with their names and charter numbers on them. These notes were backed by bonds deposited by the federal government. Here are three examples;
|Georgia National Bank in Athens, Ga|
|National Bank of San Mateo at Redwood City-1929|
|Bank of Claredon (N.C.)-1807|
|$5 Gold Coin-1870. Congress charted nine national gold banks in California where the note could be exchanged for gold|
|San Franciscan Joshua Norton declared himself Emperor of the United States in 1859. He printed his only script and residents and merchants accepted his script at face value.|
I wonder what it would be worth today.