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Signature Set Detail: Citizens National Banks



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ddr70 

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This signature set captures my collection of national bank notes with Citizen in their title. Question: are there any towns named Citizen that chartered a national bank? Waynesboro is the only one posted so far that didn't feel the need to put a "the" in front of Citizens... Stay tuned as I work on adding notes and then pictures.

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I find banks with Citizen in their title tend to have lower census values than the typical First NBs that chartered earlier in town. I considered adding notes with Peoples in their titles to this set, but just made Peoples its own signature set.



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Slot NameSlot CommentCertification #Note InfoCountryGradePhoto
Keene, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # 2299 Blocky Script Keene, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # 2299 Blocky Script Plate Dates and Postal Locations (only on earliest BEP Plates--8 other charters for 3x10-20); White paper with two continuous horizontal threads PMG 20 minor repairs $10 1875 Fr. 416 SN 2689/K296098 pp A Sept. 25th, 1875. Cashier H. (Herbert) B. Viall and President O. (Obed) G. Dort. The Citizens National Bank of Keene was incorporated on September 18, 1875, and began business on October 1 of the same year opening to the public on November 1. The capital was $100,000. Stephen D. Osborne was the founding president, and Obed G. Dort was the first cashier. In some listings the bank title was in the possessive, as Citizens', but most omitted the apostrophe. The bank did well, and in various audits all was found to be financially sound. On August 11, 1924, A.M. Avery, acting chief of the Organization Division of the Treasury Department, sent this memo to the chief of the Examining Division: "The Ashuelot National Bank of Keene (946) and the Citizens National Bank of Keene (2299), Keene, New Hampshire, contemplate consolidating under the act of November 7, 1918, under the charter of the Ashuelot National Bank of Keene, and under the title of the Ashuelot-Citizens National Bank of Keene. Please advise if there are any assets of either association which should not be taken into the consolidated bank." On September 6, 1924, the aforementioned consolidation took place, the Ashuelot-Citizens National Bank became the title, and the Citizens National Bank of Keene was no more. 2508047-011 $10 1875 National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
Keene, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # 2299 Keene, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # 2299 PMG 25 Net $10 1875 Fr. 416 SN 2690/K296099 pp A Sept. 25th, 1875 Repaired, minor discoloration Sept. 25th, 1875 5012177-015 $10 1875 National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25 NET
Newport, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # 3404 Newport, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # 3404 PMG 20 $20 1882 BB Fr. 496 SN 388/W425667 pp A 5013570-003 $20 1882 Brown Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
Newport, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # 3404 PMG 55 Newport, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # 3404 PMG 55 $10 1902 PB Fr. 625 SN 8074 pp D/1154 Oct. 14, 1905 5013569-012 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesAU 55
Tilton, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # (N)1333 PMG 15 Tilton, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # (N)1333 PMG 15 $5 1902 DB Fr. 590 binary SN 1011/M700853 pp G/135 dtd. Mar. 21, 1905. A moderately circulated large size note from this Belknap County bank with dark stamped signatures of A.T. (Arthur) Cass, Cashier and E. (Enoch) G. Philbrick, President that remain bold. This is the second title for this bank having started in 1865 as the Citizens NB of Sanbornton; Kelly lists only 1 note with the first title. In 2/19/75 the 2d title was adopted for series of 1875 $5s, $10s and $20s as was the practice through small size nationals. From the David F. Noyes Collection 5009106-006 $5 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 15
Tilton, NH The Citizens National Bank Ch. # 1333 Tilton, NH The Citizens National Bank Ch. # 1333 PMG 20 $5 1902 PB Fr. 598 SN 17727 pp G/1503 dtd. Mar. 21, 1905. A moderately circulated large size note from this Belknap County bank with dark printed signatures of Chas. E. Smith, Cashier and Frank Hill, President that remain bold. It is one of less than a dozen and a half examples in the census. This is the second title for this bank having started in 1865 as the Citizens NB of Sanbornton; Kelly lists only 1 note with the first title. In 2/19/75 the 2d title was adopted for series of 1875 $5s, $10s and $20s as was the practice through small size nationals. From the David F. Noyes Collection, Part II, sold by HA 19 Sep 2019. 5013570-010 $5 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
Eureka, KS The Citizens NB Ch. # (W)5655 Eureka, KS The Citizens NB Ch. # (W)5655 PMG 20 $5 1882 DB Fr. 537 SN 1921/M500583 pp F/94 5012507-015 $5 1882 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
Green Bay, WI The Citizens NB Ch. # (M)3884 Green Bay, WI The Citizens NB Ch. # (M)3884 PMG 35EPQ $5 1902 DB Fr. 592 SN 10866/K949703B pp G/306 5009281-002 $5 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 35 EPQ
Louisville, KY The Citizens NB Ch. # (S)2164 Louisville, KY The Citizens NB Ch. # (S)2164 PMG 10 Holes, Paper Damage $5 1902 DB Fr. 597 SN 10704/K585466B pp C/374 8030577-016 $5 1902 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVG 10 NET
Piqua, Ohio 1902 The Citizens NB and TC Ch. # 1061 Piqua, Ohio 1902 The Citizens NB and TC Ch. # 1061 PMG 20 $5 1902 PB Fr. 598 SN 6035 pp C/1402 8049063-031 $5 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
Washington, PA The Citizens NB Ch. # 3383 Washington, PA The Citizens NB Ch. # 3383 PMG 20 $5 1902 PB Fr. 599 SN 93946 pp K/1296 8050550-036 The Citizens NB Washington Pennsylvania
$5 National Bank Notes
United StatesVF 20
Waynesboro, PA Citizens NB and TC Ch.# 5832 Waynesboro, PA Citizens NB and TC Ch. # 5832 PMG 64EPQ $5 1929 Ty 1 SN D0261721 pp J187/274 1018729-009 $5 1929 Ty. 1 Small SizeUnited States64 EPQ
Warren, PA The Citizens NB Ch. # (E)2226 Warren, PA The Citizens NB Ch. # (E)2226 PMG 20 $10 1882 DB Fr. 542 SN 5081 / N960409 pp D/84 8027679-001 $10 1882 Date Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
Lewistown, PA Citizens NB of Ch. # (E)5289 PMG 25 Lewistown, PA Citizens NB of Ch. # (E)5289 PMG 25 $10 1882 VB Fr. 577 SN 6197/U958335 pp E/146 dtd. Feb. 27, 1900. The Citizens is a scarce bank--this is only the second $10 Value Back to be reported. Evenly circulated and problem free with nice color and margins. Ten Dollars and National Bank are reminiscent of Walcutt's Gp 16 plate note of Towanda, PA (also the Citizens NB). The A in Dollars has the diagonal crossbar and the E in Ten matches the E in Five. Letters for NB have spikes on top and bottom surfaces, but for Lewistown it is layed out in a curve, not flat, with larger letters, but the dangling balls off the T are gone. Signatures have faded away. 5004559-020 $10 1882 Value Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 25
Monessen, PA The Citizens NB Ch. # 11487 Monessen, PA The Citizens NB Ch. # 11487 PMG 30 $10 1902 PB Fr. 632 SN 13942 pp A/996 John S. Duvall and G.F. Wright 8055906-006 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30
Albion, NY The Citizens NB Ch. # 4998 Albion, NY The Citizens NB Ch. # 4998 PMG 30 $10 1929 Ty 1 SN E000418A pp K51/49 8022708-003 $10 1929 Ty. 1 Small SizeUnited StatesVF 30
Albion, NY The Citizens NB Ch. # 4998 Albion, NY The Citizens NB Ch. # 4998 PMG 20 $5 1902 PB Fr. 606 SN 7499 pp B/1326 1038199-006 $5 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
Baltimore, MD The Citizens NB Ch. # 1384 Baltimore, MD The Citizens NB Ch. # 1384 PMG 30 $20 1902 PB Fr. 650 SN 169522 / Z656304H pp D/894 5011273-001 The Citizens NB Baltimore Maryland
$20 National Bank Notes
United StatesVF 30
Havre de Grace, MD The Citizens NB Ch. # 5445 Havre de Grace, MD The Citizens NB Ch. # 5445 PMG 12 $20 1902 PB Fr. 659 SN 4766 pp A/850 dtd. June 16, 1920. Great name on a tough Harford County note. Faded signatures of W.A. Leffler, Cashier and Joseph Condon, President remain visible. Havre de Grace is at the mouth of the Susquehanna River where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay.

During the Revolutionary War, the small hamlet known as Harmer's Town was visited several times by General Lafayette, considered a hero of the war. He commented that the area reminded him of the French seaport of Le Havre, which had originally been named Le Havre-de-GrĂ¢ce. Inspired by Lafayette's comments, the residents incorporated the town as Havre de Grace in 1785.
5013906-019 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesF 12
Wooster, OH The Citizens NB Ch. # (M)7670 PMG 20 Wooster, OH The Citizens NB Ch. # (M)7670 PMG 20 $5 1902 PB Fr. 598 Radar SN 11611/V672492E pp A/973 dtd. Mar. 22, 1905. 1887881-004 $5 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
Connellsville, PA The Citizens NB Ch. # 6452 Connellsville, PA The Citizens NB Ch. # 6452 PMG 45 $20 1902 PB Fr. 650 SN 19629 / R626411H pp C/810 Sept. 8, 1902. Stampted signatures of James L. Kurtz, Cashier and L.E. Markell, Pres. 1085997-004 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesXF 45
Warren, PA 2226 Warren, PA The Citizens NB Ch. # 2226 PMG 30 $20 1902 PB Fr. 657 SN 11779 pp A/1078 1819007-008 $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 30
Riverside, CA 8907 Riverside, CA The Citizens NB Ch. # 8907 1st Title PMG 20 $10 1902 PB Fr. 626 SN 26649/X988809 pp F/137 dtd. Aug. 12, 1907. Beautiful blue penned signatures of R.B. Hampson, Cashier and W.B. Clancy, President on this Southern California town in a county of the same name. 1991403-004 $10 1902 Plain Back National Bank NotesUnited StatesVF 20
Ontario, CA 13092 Ontario, CA The Citizens NB Ch. # 13092 PMG 35 $20 1929 Ty 1 SN D000447A pp J69/69 1016491-002 The Citizens NB Ontario California
$20 Small Size
United StatesVF 35
Piqua, OH The Citizens NB and TC Ch. # 1061 PMG 40 Piqua, OH The Citizens NB and TC Ch. # 1061 PMG 40 $20 1929 Ty 1 SN E000480A pp E29/36. A lovely note from this Miami County bank with bright paper and strong, original embossing. W.S. Gravett, Cashier and L.M. Flesh, President. 8075269-044 $20 1929 Ty. 1 Small SizeUnited StatesXF 40
Glasgow, KY The Citizens NB Ch. # 8439 PMG 25 $10 Glasgow, KY The Citizens NB Ch. # 8439 PMG 25 $10 1929 Ty 1 SN A001065A pp A 182/321. Ralph D. Kinnaird, Cashier and Geo. J. Ellis, President. Ellis replaced W.F. Richardson. 8075269-030 $10 1929 Ty. 1 Small SizeUnited StatesVF 25
Somerset, KY The Citizens NB Ch. # 11544 PMG 20 Somerset, KY The Citizens NB Ch. # 11544 PMG 20 Rust $20 1929 Ty 1 SN F000119A pp F24/124. A tough Pulaski County $20 made even more interesting due to the early GPO logotype with signatures of C.J.P. Carver, Cashier and D.E. Denton, President. BBS plates have O.T. Trent as Cashier and the scarcity of notes makes it impossible to tell if BBS also produced a logotype with the Carver-Denton pairing. 1852801-020 $20 1929 Ty. 1 Small SizeUnited StatesVF 20


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