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IL84101 Beardstown Champlin, Smith & Co. 185- $10 Unl N/A Unl -- A $10 promissory note at 10% interest, with interest payable at the Banking House of J.C. Leonard, toning at ends XF $290
IL84891 Bloomington La Fayette Bank 1858 $5 Unl N/A 65-C8a -- A counterfeit by Danforth, Wright & Co. with varying size margins, well centered, clean for the grade VF+ $375
IL87271 Chicago Bank of Chicago 1852 $1 Unl N/A Unl -- Toppan Carpenter & Co. prepared this issue with a red ONE overprint; margions are tiny & irregular F+ $165
IL84911 Chicago Chicago Marine & Fire Ins 18-- $2 Unl N/A Unl -- A remainder well centered within uniform  medium sized margins; engraved by New England Bank Note Co.; Additional notes: IL84901, VF @ $190 Ch CU $230
IL46557 Chicago Chicago Marine & Fire Ins. 18-- $3 Unl N/A Unl -- A few wrinkles, as made, on this odd denomination note with uniform full small margins, well centered, remainder; Additional notes: IL41727, AU @ $180 AU+ $185
IL41737 Chicago Chicago Marine & Fire Ins. 18-- $5 Unl N/A Unl -- A remainder with tiny but full margins, well centered, light toning, as all are, clean, engraved by New England Bank Note Co. AU $180
IL87281 Chicago Merchants & Planters Bank 1838 $100 Unl N/A 175-S6a -- A spurious issue with no engraver noted; margins are irregular and cut to the frame line at the left, red rays verso VF $380
IL86461 Chicago Marine Fire Ins. of Sinipee, WI 1844 $2 Unl N/A 740-G10 -- A very well centered note within tiny uniform full margins; a Wisconsin bank payable at their office in Chicago CU $295
IL20165 Chicago P. Palmer & Co. 186- $0.25 Unl N/A Unl -- A remainder piece of fractional Store Scrip with a colorful well balanced design displaying uniform large full margins and very nice centering Ch XF+ $120
IL13754 Dixon Dixon Hotel Company 18-- $5 Unl N/A Unl -- An unusual combination--a Hotel affiliated with a Banking House; this remainder exhibits small uniform full margins & is well centered Ch CU $275
IL84921 Elgin Elgin Bank 18-- $1 Unl N/A Unl -- A remainder from the Elgin Bank of D. Clark & Co., Elgin, IL payable in Rome, NY.  Well centered within uniform margins Ch AU $345
IL84931 Elgin Elgin Bank 18-- $2 Unl N/A Unl -- The Elgin Bank of D. Clark & Co., Elgin, IL payable in Rome, NY, engraved by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co. Ch CU $535
IL13764 Golconda Hodge & Carr Scrip 1862 $0.05 Unl N/A Unl -- This private Scrip, "Issued under the law of Necessity", was payable in United States Treasury Notes and presents a fancy red border F++ $435
IL84941 Jackson Exporting, Mining & Mfg, Bank 1836 $5 Unl N/A Unl -- A scarce note in any grade, this pen cancelled issue is clean & bright for the grade & well centered, full margins VF $950
IL92192 Kaskaskia Bank of Cairo 1840 $5 C-110 N/A 435-G24 -- The margins are irregular but full on all sides of this issue by Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Hufty AU+ $425
IL13774 Kewanee Union Savings Bank 1861 $0.25 Unl N/A Unl -- A private Scrip issue by the Philadelphia Cash Store with irregular margins cut to the frame line left & top; a very clean note for the grade VF/XF $215
IL84961 Lockport Branch State Bank at Chicago 1839 $1 B-156 N/A Unl -- An Illinois & Michigan Canal Co. time draft with good centering within tiny margins, cut cancelled VF+ $60
IL13824 Lockport Branch State Bank at Chicago 1839 $2 B-159 N/A Unl -- A 90-day IL & MI Canal draft with close cut margins on three sides, the left end full margined, hammer cut cancelled AU+ $95
IL13784 Lockport IL & MI Canal 1842 $1 I-350 N/A Unl -- A hammer cut cancelled issue by the Board of Commissioners for work on the Canal, printed on the reverse of former State Bank notes; Additional notes:  IL13794, XF @ $85  Ch AU $95
IL13804 Lockport IL & MI Canal 1842 $2.50 I-354 N/A Unl -- Printed in the back of earlier State Bank notes, this example displays a secondary frame line at the bottom, partial primary top & pen cancelled signatures & C/C XF+
IL13814 Lockport IL & MI Canal 1842 $50 I-420 N/A Unl -- This high denomination Indebtedness cert is both pen and cut cancelled; printed on the reverse of former State Bank notes Unc $195
IL85001 Lockport State Bank 1840 $5 S-436 N/A Unl -- A bright clean example of this C/C Rawdon, Wright & Hatch engraved note with full irregular margins  XF $80
IL32580 Lockport State Bank 18-- $10 S-440 N/A Unl -- Small semi-uniform full uniform margins on all sides, good centering; engraved by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch CU $100
IL13844 Lockport State Bank 18-- $50 S-452 N/A Unl -- This remainder displays large uniform full margins and is very well centered; drawn on the Illinois & Michigan Canal Fund V Ch CU $160
IL85021 Oregon County of Ogle Treasurer 1865 $100 Unl N/A Unl -- A Treasurers Bounty Warrant for Volunteers prepared by Culver, Page & Hoyne; perfect centering in large margins Gem AU $340
IL13854 Perkin Illinois River RR Co. 1862 $0.10 Unl N/A Unl -- This scrip was receivable for passengers or freight on the Illinois River RR; displaying full margins, although cut close at the left end VF/XF $435
IL87331 Rock Island Rock Island Bank 1852 $1 Unl N/A 705-G10 -- Danforth Bald & Co. prepared this note exhibiting tiny uniform margins & well centered AU $375
IL85031 Springfield State Fund Commis-sioner 1840 $100 F-800 N/A Unl -- A punch and ink cancelled interest bearing Public Works Warrant with no engraver noted; well centered in full margins VF $125
IL89312 Springfield Internal Improvement 1840 $1 I-550 N/A Unl -- A note by Woodruff & Hammond with irregular small margins cut close at the top; issued by the City of Springfield; Additional notes: IL51087, AU @ $90 Unc $95
IL46607 Springfield Internal Improvement 1840 $2 I-554 N/A Unl -- An issue engraved by Woodruff & Hammond with full uniform margins and well centered  Unc $125
IL85041 Springfield Internal Improvement 1840 $5 I-568 N/A Unl -- Another Internal Improvement note with choice centering within nice uniform full margins CU $120
IL13864 Springfield State Bank 18-- $10 Unl N/A 775-G222   A remainder of the varieth payable at the Phenix Bank in New York City with full uniform small margins and well centered Ch AU+ $130
IL83501 Virginia County of Cass 18-- $1 Unl N/A Unl   A very clean remainder issued for County business engraved by T.R. Whitney with irregular small full margins CU $265

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