Arago: Large Bank Notes Issues (1875)

Large Bank Notes Issues (1875)

Because Continental Bank Note Company reused the National Bank Note printing plates, the principal engravers of the 1875 Issue had been earlier NBNCo employees, with one exception. Charles Skinner joined Continental Bank Note Company around 1866, relatively early in the company’s short history. He engraved CBNCo’s only original design, the 5-cent Taylor of 1875. As the 5-cent Taylor was being issued, CBNCo also released a revised version of its 2-cent Jackson in a vermilion color. During its five-year contract, Continental Bank Note issued thirteen regular issues. Twelve of these were National Bank Note Company designs.