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Hometown Notes

Updated: Oct 12

The First National Bank of Cape Girardeau, Charter #4611 was founded in August 1891 with a capitalization of $50,000 contributed by 33 original shareholders. The bank operated until March 5, 1914 when it was closed because of "bad paper". The bank reopened under new management after being re-capitalized on March 18, 1914.


The bank issued the following banknotes:

$5 1882 Brown Backs (9,700 issued, 3 reported)

$50 1882 Brown Backs (177 issued, 0 reported)

$100 1882 Brown Backs (177 issued, 0 reported)

$5 1882 Date Backs (2,060 issued, 0 reported)

$50 1882 Date Backs (102 issued, 0 reported)

$100 1882 Date Backs (102 issued, 0 reported)

$50 1902 Date Backs (3,788 issued, 1 reported)

$100 1902 Date Backs (947 issued, 3 reported)

$10 1902 Plain Backs (31,260 issued, 14 reported)

$10 1929 Type 1 (29,296 issued, 114 reported)

$10 1929 Type 2 (81,510 issued, 17 reported)





1902 $10 Plain Back - Variety 1 (Treasury Number with Geographical Letter M) This variety type was issued from June 20, 1915 to March 24, 1924

1902 $10 Plain Back - Variety 2 (Treasury Number with NO Geographical Letter M) This variety type was issued from March 14, 1924 to August 22, 1925

1902 $10 Plain Back - Variety 3 (This variety was issued with No Treasury Number and No Geographical Letter) This variety type was issued from August 22, 1925 to August 17, 1929

1929 Type 1

1929 Type 2