Metal Standards

National Gold Bank & Treasury Coin Notes: Gold and Silver as a Common Standard

In the 1870s, Congress authorized nine banks in California to issue National Gold Bank notes which were redeemable in gold coin. These well-worn notes survive as tangible evidence of the rush for gold in California, when gold was the universal medium of exchange. Treasury Coin notes were issued in 1890 and 1891 with the passage of The Treasury Note Act of July 14, 1890.

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National Gold Bank Notes

Paper Money of the U.S.; p135 17th ed

Treasury Coin Notes

(Reference, p5)

National Gold Bank Note, Farmers National Gold Bank of San Jose, California, $5, 1874
National Gold Bank Note, Farmers National Gold Bank of San Jose, California, $5, 1874

National Gold Bank Notes

National Gold Bank Note, Farmers National Gold Bank of San Jose, California, $5, 1874

National Gold Bank Note, First National Gold Bank of San Francisco, California, $10, 1870
National Gold Bank Note, First National Gold Bank of San Francisco, California, $10, 1870

National Gold Bank Notes

National Gold Bank Note, First National Gold Bank of San Francisco, California $10, 1870

National Gold Bank Note, National Gold Bank of Sacramento, California, $5, 1872
National Gold Bank Note, National Gold Bank of Sacramento, California, $5, 1872

National Gold Bank Notes

National Gold Bank Note, National Gold Bank of Sacramento, California, $5, 1872

National Gold Bank Note,  National Gold Bank of San Francisco, California,  $20, 1870
National Gold Bank Note, National Gold Bank of San Francisco, California, $20, 1870

National Gold Bank Notes

National Gold Bank Note, National Gold Bank of San Francisco, California, $20, 1870

Treasury Coin Note, $5, 1891
Treasury Coin Note, $5, 1891

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $5, 1891

Treasury Coin Note, $1,000, 1890
Treasury Coin Note, $1,000, 1890

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $1,000, 1890

Treasury Coin Note, $1,000, 1890
Treasury Coin Note, $1,000, 1890

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $1,000, 1890

Treasury Coin Note, $1, 1890
Treasury Coin Note, $1, 1890

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $1, 1890

Treasury Coin Note, $1, 1891
Treasury Coin Note, $1, 1891

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $1, 1891

Treasury Coin Note, $2, 1890
Treasury Coin Note, $2, 1890

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $2, 1890

Treasury Coin Note, $2, 1891
Treasury Coin Note, $2, 1891

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $2, 1891

Treasury Coin Note, $5, 1890
Treasury Coin Note, $5, 1890

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $5, 1890

Treasury Coin Note, $5, 1891
Treasury Coin Note, $5, 1891

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $5, 1891

Treasury Coin Note, $10, 1890
Treasury Coin Note, $10, 1890

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $10, 1890

Treasury Coin Note, $10, 1891
Treasury Coin Note, $10, 1891

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $10, 1891

Treasury Coin Note, $20, 1890
Treasury Coin Note, $20, 1890

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $20, 1890

Treasury Coin Note, $20, 1891
Treasury Coin Note, $20, 1891

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $20, 1891

Treasury Coin Note, $50, 1891
Treasury Coin Note, $50, 1891

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $50, 1891

Treasury Coin Note, $100, 1890
Treasury Coin Note, $100, 1890

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $100, 1890

Treasury Coin Note, $100, 1891
Treasury Coin Note, $100, 1891

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $100, 1891

Treasury Coin Note, $100, 1891
Treasury Coin Note, $100, 1891

Treasury Coin Notes

Treasury Coin Note, $100, 1891