Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Cincinnati, OH - The Miami Exporting Company $20 circa 1840
    The first bank chartered in Ohio in 1803, this enterprise's initial mission was to export agricultural products, primarily through New Orleans via the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. By 1804, thanks to a charter provision allowing it to do so, the company was a bank first and an exporting firm second...or third. By 1807, the exporting business was a fleeting memory. The bank ceased active business in 1822 and remained dormant until 1834 when it was resuscitated. It collapsed in January 1842 and was one of the causes of the Great Cincinnati Bank Riot of that year. Looters rifled the bank's offices and managed to get into the vault where they found $218,000 in company notes and $1,261 in specie. Very Good, with some margin damage.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    8th Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 215

    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
    Only 22 days left to consign to the 2019 January 9 - 15 FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando !

    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 September 6 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2018 September 6 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $2,700,890