The First National Bank of Colby
The First National Bank of Colby in Kansas printed $14,980 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 1886 and stopped printing money in 1888, which equals a 3 year printing period. That means that money from this bank was not entering circulation very often. During its life, The First National Bank of Colby 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 Colby was located in Thomas County. It was assigned charter number 3512.
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The First National Bank of Colby in Kansas issued 749 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