The First National Bank Of Homer
The First National Bank Of Homer in Illinois printed $16,040 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 1883 and stopped printing money in 1887, which equals a 5 year printing period. That is obviously a very short period of time. During its life, The First National Bank Of Homer 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 First National Bank Of Homer was located in Champaign County. It was assigned charter number 2965.
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The First National Bank Of Homer in Illinois issued 802 sheets of $5 1882 brown back national bank notes. Very few national banks issued such a small number of 1882 brown backs. You can take the total number of sheets printed and multiply that number by four to get the exact number of 1882 $5 brown back bank notes this bank issued. Each note has a portrait of James Garfield on the left hand side of the bill. These are very popular with collectors because they have different text layouts. Some notes are worth as little as a few hundred dollars, but most are worth a good deal more.
Series of 1882 $5 Brown Back