Two Dollar National Bank Note 1875 The Continental National Bank Boston

US paper money 2 Dollars National Bank Note 1875 Lazy Deuces
Two Dollar National Bank Note 1875 Lazy Deuces
US Currency Two Dollar National Bank Notes 1875
Two Dollar National Bank Note 1875
National Bank Notes 1875 $2 The Continental National Bank Boston, Charter number 524

Collectors refer to these notes as Lazy Deuces.  This nickname derives from the fact that the two is laying on its side resting.

Obverse: At the left of this note, a woman holding a flag (allegory Stars and Stripes, engraving by Luigi (Louis) Delnoce). This is the well known "Lazy Deuce" note, so called because of the extreme horizontal shape of the 2.
Reverse: The design of the reverse is Sir Walter Raleigh in England, 1585, exhibiting corn and smoking tobacco from America. The border is in green, the center painting in black.

Sir Walter Raleigh (circa 1554 – 29 October 1618) was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer and cousin to Sir Richard Grenville. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England.

Inscriptions:  Will Pay On Demand To Bearer One Dollar  -  Register Of The Treasury  -  Treasurer Of The United States  -  This Note Is Secured By Bonds Of The United States Deposited With The U.S. Treasurer At Washington  -  Printed At The Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Treasury Dept.  -  National Currency  -  Cashier  -  President  -  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  -  National Bank Note Co. N.Y.  -  This Note Is Receivable At Par In All Parts Of The United States, In Payment Of All Taxes & Excises And All Other Dues To The United States, Except Duties On Imports, And Also For All Salaries And Other Debts & Demands Owing By The United States To Individuals, Corporations & Associations Within The United States, Except Interest On Public Debt.  Counterfeiting Or Altering This Note, Or Passing Any Counterfeit Or Alteration Of It, Or Having In Possession Any False Or Counterfeit Plate Or Impression Of It, Or Any Paper Made In Imitation Of The Paper On Which It Is Printed, Is Felony, And Is Punishable By $1,000, Fine Or Fifteen Years Imprisonment At Hard Labor Or Both.


The Continental National Bank Boston in Massachusetts printed $2,786,870 dollars worth of national currency. Over $1,000,000 face value is a lot of money. However, some types and denominations of currency from this bank could still be rare. This national bank opened in 1864 and stopped printing money in 1899, which equals a 36 year printing period. That is a fairly normal lifespan for a national bank. During its life, The Continental National Bank Boston issued 18 different types and denominations of national currency. We have examples of the types listed below. Your bank note should look similar. Just the bank name will be different. For the record, The Continental National Bank Boston was located in Suffolk County. It was assigned charter number 524.

The Continental National Bank Boston printed 4,000 sheets of $2 original series national bank notes. It is important to know production numbers for original series two dollar bills for informational purposes. All $2 bills printed before 1875 are very rare and highly desirable. Most survivors represent the only known example for that bank. Collectors call these $2 bills lazy deuces. The large two on the face of the bill is pictured horizontally, thus making it look lazy. Don’t be fooled by the silly name though. These can be worth significant amounts of money on many occasions.