The Citizens National Bank Smithfield
The Citizens National Bank Smithfield in North Carolina printed $12,900 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 1919 and stopped printing money in 1921, which equals a 3 year printing period. That means that money from this bank was not entering circulation very often. During its life, The Citizens National Bank Smithfield 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 Citizens National Bank Smithfield was located in Johnston County. It was assigned charter number 11440.
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The Citizens National Bank Smithfield in North Carolina issued 645 sheets of $5 1902 blue seal national bank notes. In the scheme of things that is a really tiny printing number. You are likely dealing with a true rarity. Ben Harrison is on the front of all 1902 $5 blue seal bank notes. This happens to be the smallest denomination issued for the 1902 series. Each note is complete with a blue seal and blue charter number. Despite saying series of 1902, these were actually issued by national banks between 1908 and 1928. There are two different types of blue seals. The first type is called a date back and it has “1902-1908” written on the back of the bill. The other type is called a plain back; it does not have the date stamps on the back of the bill. The values for these notes range widely based on condition and the bank of issue.
1902 $5 Blue Seal National Bank Note