This small size National was issued by the First National Bank & Trust Co. of Greenfield, Massachusetts. The Kelly census shows only 20 Small Size notes known on this bank which was chartered just prior to the end of the Civil War.
- These small size National Currency notes were issued beginning in early 1929.
- Housed in an archival quality currency sleeve.
- Circulated Type 1 $20 note in Fine condition.
- This note has a portrait of Andrew Jackson on the front with an engraving of the White House on the back.
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This note was the last series of National Currency Notes that were first issued in 1863. This type was conceived by Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase who devised a system of nationally chartered banks. Individual banks purchased U.S. government bonds and deposited them with the comptroller of the currency. For up to 90% of the profit, the comptroller would authorize the production of notes bearing the individual bank’s name.
Issued by The First National Bank and Trust Company of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Lower Charter #474 indicates that this bank was organized in 1864.