Proof sheet for $5-5-5-5 of the German American National Bank of Washington, DC, 1877

Proof sheet for $5-5-5-5 of the German American National Bank of Washington, DC, 1877

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National bank note proof of the German American National Bank of Washington, DC, Charter 2358. $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 May 14, 1877 and went into receivership on November 1, 1878. Only two notes are known among collectors for this short-lived bank.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
Proof sheet
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Place Made
United States: California, San Francisco
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Measurements
overall: 33.4 cm x 18.9 cm; 13 1/8 in x 7 7/16 in
ID Number
NNC.297219.00555
accession number
297219
catalog number
NU*297219.00555
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