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Serial #1 Notes I own

Updated: Oct 12



1865 "Original"

The Moniteau National Bank of California, Charter #1712 was founded in 1870 with a capitalization of $50,000. The bank continued in operation until 1994 when it was merged into Commerce Bank. The bank issued every type of national banknote except 1882 Value Backs and 1902 Red Seals.


In addition to this note, there are are two reported Serial #1 1865 $1 notes (plate positions B & C), one 1865 $2 note (plate position A), four 1865 $5 notes (plate position A, C & D), one 1882 $5 Brown Back (plate position A), three 1882 $10 Brown Backs (plate positions A, B & C), one 1882 $20 Brown Back (plate position A), three 1902 $10 Date Backs (plate positions A, B & C), one 1902 $20 Date Back (plate position A) and one sheet of 1929 $10 Type 1 notes (I'm not sure if this sheet has been cut into individual notes or remains intact as an uncut sheet).



1902 Plain Back

The Fidelity National Bank and Trust Company of Kansas City, Charter #11344 was founded in April 1919 with a capitalization of $1,000,000. It operated until May 1919 when it was consolidated into The National City Bank of Kansas City, Charter #11037. This is the only reported Serial #1 note from the bank.



The First National Bank of Macon, Charter #2862 was founded in January 1883 and operated until January 1908 when it was placed in voluntary liquidation. This is the only reported serial #1 note on the bank.



The First National Bank of Manchester, Charter #7643 was founded in April 1905 and operated until December 1913 when it was placed in voluntary liquidation. There are 3 reported serial #1 notes, one $5 1902 Red Seal, one $10 1902 Red Seal serial #1 plate position A and one $20 1902 Red Seal serial #1 plate position A.


1929 Type 1

The National Bank of North Kansas City, Charter #10367 was founded in April 1913 with a capitalization of $25,000. The bank operated under its original name until January 1930 when it changed its name to The National Bank and Trust Company of North Kansas City. This is the only reported Serial #1 note from the bank.