Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    State of Arizona 1882 $20 Date Back - One of Three Known

    Clifton, AZ - $20 1882 Date Back Fr. 557 The First NB Ch. # (P)5821
    A scarce bank which was this obscure community's only issuer. Around 4,000 people lived in Clifton when this note was issued, more than reside there today. Just large size notes were issued by this bank, and offerings are scant, with offerings average only every two to three years. Only 1,800 1882 $20 Date Backs were issued after statehood in 1912 by three different banks. Today, there are just three known from that grouping, making this one of the rarest notes to add to an Arizona type note set. The other example from this back is also a Very Fine, but was cut pretty far into the design by the bank employee responsible for cutting the sheets upon receipt. This piece is wholesome, with full margins and a deep blue overprint. Some small edge repairs are noted, none of which adversely affect the eye appeal. PCGS Very Fine 20.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2018
    3rd-9th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 675

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Jan 4, 2018 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    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
    Only 25 days left to consign to the 2021 December 9 - 11 HKINF World Paper Money Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your quick response. I am a member of Heritage Auctions and I am happy to say that it is truly a great platform.
    Mohammed J.,
    Durban, KZ
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search