Old Money from The First National Bank Of Prescott | 3122
The First National Bank Of Prescott
The First National Bank Of Prescott in Arizona printed $11,250 dollars worth of national currency. Very few banks in the country issued less than $25,000 face value of national bank notes. Currency from this bank should be very rare. This national bank opened in 1884 and stopped printing money in 1885, which equals a 2 year printing period. That means that money from this bank was not entering circulation very often. During its life, The First National Bank Of Prescott issued 2 different types and denominations of national currency. We have examples of the types listed below. Your bank note should look similar. Just the bank name will be different. For the record, The First National Bank Of Prescott was located in Yavapai County. It was assigned charter number 3122.
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The First National Bank Of Prescott in Arizona issued 225 sheets of $10 1882 territorial brown back national bank notes. That is a remarkably small number. Any note known to exist from a print run like that would be a true statistical miracle of survival. The ten dollar 1882 territorial brown back was printed by more than 200 national banks, and more than 200 pieces are known to exist today. That number tends to go up by a handful each year as more are discovered. Often times the $10 territorial was the first and lowest denomination a bank received. About a dozen #1 specimens are held by collectors today, and there are probably many more still held by descendants of early pioneer bankers. Territorial bank notes are the cream of the crop when it comes to national bank notes. Most are at least rare and some can be very valuable. As always, the exact value is still based on bank of issue and condition. Something ugly from Oklahoma might only be worth $3,000, but other examples could be worth well over $10,000.
Series of 1882 $10 Territorial Brown Back
The First National Bank Of Prescott printed 225 sheets of $20 1882 territorial brown back national bank notes. That number also represents the total number of twenty dollar bills printed for the type. Whether you have a ten or a twenty dollar territorial brown back, you should work with an expert to establish the value. Twenty dollar notes from this series were only printed at the rate of one to three compared to tens, but sadly, $20 1882 brown backs really don’t command a premium for their extra rarity. Only around fifty are known to exist today.
Series of 1882 $20 Territorial Brown Back