National bank note proof of the Citizens’ National Bank of Washington, DC, Charter 1893. $5-5-5-5, 1891. The image on the left is President James Garfield who was assassinated in 1881 seven months after he was elected. This bank moved from Hagerstown, Maryland to Washington, D.C. in 1874. It is one of fewer than a half dozen national banks that moved to a different jurisdiction. It was chartered on October 18, 1871 as the Citizens’ National Bank of Hagerstown and relocated on May 1, 1874. The bank liquidated on November 7, 1904. There are seven notes known among collectors for this bank in its D.C. location, and none known from the period when it was in Maryland.
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