National Bank Note Proof Sheet

In 1904, California-born Amadeo Giannini, son of Italian emigrants from near Genoa, opened the Bank of Italy in San Francisco. The bank loaned money to immigrants and established its reputation in rebuilding San Francisco after the earthquake of 1906. All the loans during that effort were repaid according to Giannini.
In 2004, the institution celebrated its centennial in Rome as the Bank of America. It is one of the largest corporations in the world. It is also the foremost issuer of credit cards after its merger with MBNA, as well as the foremost lender to small businesses in the United States.
Currently not on view
Place Made
United States: California, San Francisco
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 34.5 cm x 20.7 cm; 13 9/16 in x 8 1/8 in
ID Number
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Credit Line
U.S. Department of the Treasury. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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