Bank notes, which after having been once paid,
may again be put into circulation, are so called.
2. They cannot properly be called valuable securities, while in the
hands of the maker; but in an indictment, may properly be called goods and
chattels. Ry. & Mood. C. C. 218; vide 5 Mason s R. 537; 2 Russ. on Cr. 147.
And such notes would fall within the description of promissory notes. 2 Leach,
1090, 1093; Russ. & Ry. 232. Vide Bank note; Note; Promissory note.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition