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Old Money from The First National Bank Of Tucson | 2639

The First National Bank Of Tucson

The First National Bank Of Tucson in Arizona printed $42,400 dollars worth of national currency. In the scheme of things, that is a very tiny output. Notes from this bank should be rare. This national bank opened in 1882 and stopped printing money in 1885, which equals a 4 year printing period. That means that money from this bank was not entering circulation very often. During its life, The First National Bank Of Tucson issued 1 single type and denomination 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 Tucson was located in Pima County. It was assigned charter number 2639.

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The First National Bank Of Tucson in Arizona printed 2,120 sheets of $5 1882 territorial blue seal national bank notes. Many territorial banks had outputs in the 2,000 to 4,000 range. All large size five dollar national bank notes were printed on a sheet with four notes per sheet. So you can take the sheet number and multiply it by four to get the total number of bank notes issued for 1882 $5 blue seal territorials. Right now there are over 30 of these notes known to exist. Most of that number is made up of notes from Honolulu. Only eight banks in the country even issued this type. The design looks similar to the earlier 1882 brown backs. James Garfield is on the left hand side of the note. Instead of a brown overprint, 1882 date backs have a blue seal. The back of each note says “1882 – 1908” and that is where the nickname “date back” originates.
1882 Blue Seal $5 Territorial National Bank Note

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