Republic of Texas Notes

 $50 CR-H7B "STAR NOTE" Collectable Republic of Texas paper money PMG VG 8 1837 Republic of Texas - $50 CR-H7B "STAR NOTE"
PMG Very Good 8 Net - Pieces Missing - CR-H7B Medlar 38 - Dec. 11, 1837 Serial # 886 - 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 $50 Republic of Texas "STAR" note had a printing of only 2000. Medlar rated the $50 as a Rarity 5 - with a 10-25 surviving population in his 1968 book "Texas Obsolete Notes And Scrip". In the Hugh Shull book "Southern States Currency" 2007 he rates the $50 as a Rarity 8 - with a 51-100 surviving population. This example is missing a piece at upper center edge and around the star with a few nicks on lower edge. All signatures are undamaged including the secretarial signature of "Sam Houston" as president of Texas. The first issue star notes are seldom available and very popular with Republic of Texas collectors. The last $50 example I find that Heritage sold in Oct. 2015 Lot # 18591 went for $5875. It was a CR-H8 PCGS VF 30.
$1,750.00
1838 Republic of Texas - $100 CR-H11 "STAR NOTE" Collectable Republic of Texas paper money PMG Very Fine 20 1838 Republic of Texas - $100 CR-H11 "STAR NOTE"
PMG Very Fine 20 Net - Piece Missing - CR-H11 Medlar 45 - Feb. 2, 1838 Serial # 770 - 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 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. This example is missing a piece at lower left center edge partially into the Henry Smith signature. The secretarial signature of "Sam Houston" as president of Texas is clean and sharp. The first issue star notes are seldom available and 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 PCGS EF 40 with Tape Repaired edge splits, Tears and cancellation cuts. Shull RARITY 8.
$3,700.00
1838 Republic of Texas - $100 CR-H11 "STAR NOTE" Collectable Republic of Texas paper money PMG Very Fine 25 1838 Republic of Texas - $100 CR-H11 "STAR NOTE"
PMG Very Fine 25 Net - Edge Damage, Ink Burn - CR-H11 Medlar 45 - Feb. 10, 1838 Serial # 849 - 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. This example is missing a small piece at lower right corner tip and has very minor ink burn at signatures. All signatures are clean and sharp including the secretarial signature of "Sam Houston" as president of Texas. The first issue star notes are seldom available and 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 - PCGS EF 40 with Tape Repaired edge splits, Tears and cancellation cuts. .
$4,500.00
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. I don't believe the date was ever written in. The Capitol of the Republic of Texas was in Houston April 19, 1837 to January 18, 1840.
$375.00
Government of Texas - $50.00 H21 A Republic of Texas note PCGS Very Fine 25 Government of Texas - $50.00 H21 A
PCGS Very Fine 25 - Repaired Splits - H-21a -Plate A - Nov 8 1838 Serial # 1871 "Sam Houston as President" Cut canceled. Good centering with strong signatures and no bad stains or ink cancellations. Sailor seated at left holding Texas flag with large star w/uneven points, Justice seated near harbor with ship in background. Light well done tape backing on the back of note. The Capitol of the Republic of Texas was in Houston April 19, 1837 to January 18, 1840.
$495.00
Republic of Texas - $1.00 A1 PCGS Fine 15 Republic of Texas - $1.00 A1
PCGS Fine 15 - Repaired Cuts - A-1 - July 9 1840 Serial # 2886 Cut canceled. Well centered with strong signatures and no ink cancellation. Indian brave standing holding bow left, Ceres seated in agricultural scene, Eagle at bottom center. Light tape backing on back of note. The Capitol of the Republic of Texas was in Austin January 19, 1840 to September 1842.
$375.00
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.
$450.00
Republic of Texas - $1.00 A1 PCGS Very Fine 35 Republic of Texas - $1.00 A1
PCGS Very Fine 35 - Corner Reattached; Tape Stain - A-1 - Oct. 15 1840 Serial # 4064 Cut canceled. High grade note that is well centered with good paper quality and no ink cancellation. Indian brave standing holding bow left, Ceres seated in agricultural scene, Eagle at bottom center. Upper right corner has been reattached with tape. The Capitol of the Republic of Texas was in Austin January 19, 1840 to September 1842.
$450.00
Republic of Texas - $10.00 A5 PMG Very Fine 20 Republic of Texas - $10.00 A5
PMG Very Fine 20 Net - A5 - Jan. 1, 1840 Serial # 1175 Cut Canceled, Foreign Substance. Cut canceled as most are I'm not sure on the Foreign Substance? Jupiter at left with portrait of Amphitrite (goddess of the sea) at center. Lone star at lower center, three masted sailing ship with building in background at right. Red Lone Star on back.
$335.00
Republic of Texas - $100.00 A8 paper money Republic of Texas - $100.00 A8
PMG Very Fine 25 - Cut Cancelled Repaired - A-7 - Oct. 14, 1839 Serial # 1190 Cut canceled as most are. Bottom left corner tip has been reattached. 100 in left panel with vignette of early passenger train. Griffin, Commerce and Mercury at upper center with Lone Star at lower center. 100 in right panel with vignette of sailing ship. Ornate Red Lone Star on back.
$895.00
Republic of Texas - $2.00 A2 PCGS Extremely Fine 45 Republic of Texas - $2.00 A2
PCGS Extremely Fine 45 - Splits and Minor Edge Damage - A-2 - July 1 1841 Serial # 6887 Cut canceled. Harder to find note in a better than average grade. Large buck deer at left, Cowboy roping longhorn steer at center, Paddle wheel steamboat at bottom center. Two small pieces missing on bottom edge. The Capitol of the Republic of Texas was in Austin January 19, 1840 to September 1842.
$475.00