Skip to main content


    Columbus, OH- Citizen's Savings Bank Shell Card Very Fine
    Shell cards were a popular way to advertise products and services in the late 1800s. The Citizen's Savings Bank was located at 40 North High Street in the heart of downtown Columbus. Your cataloger has not been able to ascertain the exact dates of operation but estimates that the bank was in business during the last three decades of the nineteenth century. This shell card is designed to resemble an 1870 $20 gold coin. The back has a yellow cardboard disc pressed in with the bank's capital, rate of interest paid on deposits, and location listed. The card, probably made of brass, is approximately 34mm in diameter, closely matching that of the coin it was imitating. Condition is quite good, with the coin side lustrous and without any major edge dings while the cardboard disc has just some minor abrasions and stains. An interesting addition for any Ohio collection.

    Estimate: $300 - $400.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    8th-13th Wednesday-Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 208

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 June 27 - 29 HKINF World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I think heritage is the best auction house and has the best service - that’s why I use you. 
    Sara B.,
    Dubai, UAE
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 January 4 - 8 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa
    2018 January 4 - 8 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa
    REALIZED $1,634,873