Old Money from The First National Bank Of O’Keene | 5887
The First National Bank Of O’Keene
The First National Bank Of O’Keene in Oklahoma printed $35,500 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 1901 and stopped printing money in 1908, which equals a 8 year printing period. That is obviously a very short period of time. During its life, The First National Bank Of O’Keene issued 3 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 O’Keene was located in Blaine County. It was assigned charter number 5887.
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The First National Bank Of O’Keene in Oklahoma printed 615 sheets of $5 1882 territorial brown back national bank notes. A print run under 1,000 will get the attention of most people. Combine that with a territorial and you have a real winner. 1882 five dollar territorial brown backs are the lifeblood of the territorial collecting community. They were issued by virtually every territory (with exception of Alaska, Nebraska, and Porto Rico). A total of 109 national banks printed $5 brown back territorials. There are around 120 notes known to exist. That is a pretty high survival rate. Ironically though, the fact that lots of these exist is part of the reason that they are so collectible. More than one collector can reasonably try to put together a set. Ultra-rarities are always expensive, but often times they end up as outliers to collections. 1882 five dollar brown backs have always been popular. When you combine that with the appeal of a territorial, then you have a real winner. You can contact us to learn the true value and rarity of your note. In the meantime, take the number of sheets printed and multiply it by four, that will give you the total number of 1882 $5 territorials issued.
Series of 1882 $5 Territorial Brown Back
The First National Bank Of O’Keene printed 464 sheets of $10 1882 territorial brown back national bank notes. Collectors love to buy notes from such a small print run. It doesn’t get much smaller than under 500 sheets printed. 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 O’Keene also printed 464 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