Old Money from The First National Bank of Carthage | 2442
The First National Bank of Carthage
The First National Bank of Carthage in New York printed $173,460 dollars worth of national currency. That is a small output. National bank notes from here should be scarce. This national bank opened in 1879 and stopped printing money in 1898, which equals a 20 year printing period. That is a fairly normal lifespan for a national bank. During its life, The First National Bank of Carthage 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 Carthage was located in Jefferson County. It was assigned charter number 2442.
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The First National Bank of Carthage in New York issued 8,673 sheets of $5 series of 1875 national bank notes. A print range between 5,000 and 10,000 is a pretty high number. But you have to remember we are talking about bank notes from the 1870s and 1880s. Even banks with high issue numbers could be rare today. Series of 1875 $5 bills are some of the most commonly encountered bank notes from the first charter series. Only the original series $1 bill is more available. Some banks exclusively issued five dollar bills. So if you want an example from one of those banks then you don’t have many options. These notes have a rounded red seal and red serial numbers. They also all have a red charter number.
Series of 1875 $5 National Bank Note