I am currently assembling a collection of national banknotes from Illinois - Both large and small size. Collecting nationals is different than other note types because of the vast variety of issues, banks, and the sometimes uncertainty in determining the quantity of surviving notes. An excellent source is the book entitled National Banknotes,6th Edition, by Don C. Kelly. (A must-have for national banknote collectors/dealers, in my view). A weath of information is contained in this book including a list of national banks, by state, county, city and town, plus a population report on surviving notes, as well as other valuable information. This book is very helpful in determining the rarity of notes, especially if collected by state, region or a particular town bank. I will be adding new information on my collection and any new findings regarding nationals in the near future. Thanks for reading.
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