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Proof sheet for $5-5-5-5 of the Farmers & Mechanics National Bank of Georgetown in Washington, DC, 1872

Proof sheet for $5-5-5-5 of the Farmers & Mechanics National Bank of Georgetown in Washington, DC, 1872

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National bank note proof of the Farmers & Mechanics National Bank of Georgetown in Washington, DC, Charter 1928. $5-5-5-5, 1872. The image on the left is Christopher Columbus approaching land. On the right is an Indian Princess representing America being presented to the Old World as engraved by W.W. Rice based on a work by T.A. Liebler. This bank was chartered on January 24, 1872 and closed on December 15, 1928. It changed its name to the Farmers & Mechanics National Bank of Washington, DC in 1925 and was absorbed by Riggs Bank when it closed. There are fifty-six notes known among collectors for this bank.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Proof sheet
date made
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1872
Place Made
United States: California, San Francisco
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Measurements
overall: 34.1 cm x 20.3 cm; 13 7/16 in x 8 in
ID Number
NNC.297219.00540
accession number
297219
catalog number
NU*297219.00540
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