The Merchants National Bank Of Denver
The Merchants National Bank Of Denver in Colorado printed $72,000 dollars worth of national currency. A production number that low doesn’t save room for many survivors. Currency from this bank will be rare. This national bank opened in 1881 and stopped printing money in 1881, which equals a 1 year printing period. That means that money from this bank was not entering circulation very often. During its life, The Merchants National Bank Of Denver 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 Merchants National Bank Of Denver was located in Denver County. It was assigned charter number 2523.
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The Merchants National Bank Of Denver in Colorado issued 1,800 sheets of $10 series of 1875 national bank notes. Any time you see a print range between 1,000 and 2,500 you can assume that the bank was small and that their notes could be fairly scarce. The two vignettes seen on 1875 $10 bank notes are “Franklin and Electricity” and “America Seizing Lightning”. These notes occasionally confuse novices because the year 1752 is printed on them. That is when Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity. It has nothing to do with when these bank notes were issued. The back of each $10 bill has “DeSoto Discovering the Mississippi.”
Series of 1875 $10 National Bank Note