Republic of Texas Notes

1838 Republic of Texas - $100 CR-H11 "STAR NOTE" PMG Choice Very Fine 35 1838 Republic of Texas - $100 CR-H11 "STAR NOTE"
PMG Extremely Fine 35 - CR-H11 Medlar 45 - March. 6, 1838 Serial # 1080 - The Republic of Texas "STAR" notes were the first formal currency that the Republic issued. Only $514,510 was issued in all denominations in late 1837 and into early 1838. The $100 Republic of Texas "STAR" note had a printing of only 2200. Medlar rated the $100 as a Rarity 4 - with a 25-50 surviving population in his 1968 book "Texas Obsolete Notes And Scrip". In the Hugh Shull book "Southern States Currency" 2007 he rates the $100 CR-H11 as a RARITY 9 - with a 16-50 surviving population. The CR-H11 variety has the title in error "SEC. OF TRRASY" and the rosettes in border are oval petals rather than round petals. A very scarce and seldom seen variety! PLUS this note HAS NOT been cut cancelled or ink cancelled like most. As noted on holder "Edge Damage" the left edge is slightly damaged with a 3/4" tear. All signatures are clean, bright and sharp including the secretarial signature of "Sam Houston" as president of Texas. Excellent paper quality overall with bright sharp printing and exceptionally clean surfaces. The first issue star notes are seldom available especially in this high a grade and are very popular with Republic of Texas collectors. The last $100 example I find that Heritage sold in Nov. 2017 Lot # 28223 went for $4560. It was a CR-H9A Shull RARITY 8 with a 51-100 surviving population grading PCGS EF 40 with Tape Repaired edge splits, Tears and cancellation cuts.
$5,500.00
Government of Texas - $10.00 H-17A Republic of Texas note PCGS Very Fine 25 Government of Texas - $10.00 H-17A
PCGS Very Fine 25 - Minor Edge Splits - H-17 A - 18__ Serial # 1321 "Mirabeau B. Lamar as President" Cut canceled. Edge splits are very minor. Nice centering with no pin holes or ink cancellations. Ship at left and men in row boat, Industry seated on right. The Capitol of the Republic of Texas was in Houston April 19, 1837 to January 18, 1840.
$375.00
Government of Texas - $20.00 H-19 Collectable Republic of Texas currency paper money Government of Texas - $20.00 H-19
PMG Very Fine 25 - H-19 Serial # 1442 Nov. 1st 1838 - Cut canceled as most are. All signatures are clean and sharp including the secretarial signature of "Sam Houston" as president of Texas. Bright clean note with no problems great centering and full borders. Minerva standing at left with spear and 6 pointed star on shield. Liberty seated at right holding spear and shield. The Capitol of the Republic of Texas was in Houston April 19, 1837 to January 18, 1840.
$675.00
Republic of Texas - $1.00 A1 PCGS Very Fine 25 Republic of Texas - $1.00 A1
PCGS Very Fine 25 - A-1 - March 1 1841 Serial # 4438 Cut canceled. Original note with no problems, ink cancellation, pin holes or repair. Indian brave standing holding bow left, Ceres seated in agricultural scene, Eagle at bottom center. The Capitol of the Republic of Texas was in Austin January 19, 1840 to September 1842.
$425.00