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Chattanooga National Banks


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First National Bank of Chattanooga

Notes Issued
Chartered #1606 October 1865. Receivership January 3, 1934.
Total Value Issued $22,845,680. Out in at close $1,570,320. Large out at close $51,105
Don Kelly's "National Bank Notes" indicates 72 large size notes and 126 small size notes have survived.

Note Type # NotesDenom# NotesDenomSerial #
Original Series 3 $1 1 $2 1-5900
Original Series 4 $5     1-6175
Original Series 3 $10 1 $20 1-3950
Original Series 3 $50 1 $100 1-300
Series of 1875 4 $5     1-1500
Series of 1875 3 $10 1 $20 1-4400
1882 Brown Back 4 $5     1-2860
1882 Brown Back 3 $10 1 $20 1-9939
1902 Red Seal 4 $5     1-12000
1902 Red Seal 3 $10 1 $20 1-11500
1902 Date Back 4 $5     1-52000
1902 Date Back 3 $10 1 $20 1-43000
1902 Plain Back 4 $5     52001-252162
1902 Plain Back 3 $10 1 $20 43001-174436
1929 Small Size T-1 6 $5     1-76519
1929 Small Size T-1 6 $10     1-38837
1929 Small Size T-1 6 $20     1-11620
1929 Small Size T-1 6 $50     1-2002
1929 Small Size T-1 6 $100     1-674

Large Size Notes

FNB of Chattanooga NB $10 1882 BB Richard Hickman

$10 First NB of Chattanooga 1875
Compliments of Richard Hickman

$15 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1882 BB

$5 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1882 BB
Compliments of Richard Hickman


$5 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1882 BB back

$5 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1882 BB, back
Compliments of Richard Hickman


$10 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1882 BB

$10 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1882 BB
Compliments of Charles Dean


$10 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1882 BB back

$10 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1882 BB, back
Compliments of Charles Dean


$20 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1882 BB

$20 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1882 BB
Compliments of Richard Hickman


$20 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1882 BB back

$20 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1882 BB, back
Compliments of Richard Hickman


Series of 1902 Varities
Notes printed between March 3, 1917 and March 14, 1924 have a geographic letter to make it easier to sort the notes by region and bank. Chattanooga notes have the letter S for the Southern region. Notes printed prior to September 1925 have a treasury number printed in the upper right and a bank serial number in the lower left. Prior to 1908 and after 1915 the national bank notes were secured by United States bonds. Between these years other securities were also used to back the notes to allow expansion of the money supply. Prior to the 1908 the security clause on the notes read "Secured by United States bonds deposited with the Treasury". New plates had to be issued for all banks to change the clause to "Secured by bonds or other securities". When the law changed back in 1915 the old plates with that indicated the notes were secured with other securities contented to be used thorough the change over to plain back notes to avoid remaking the plates until there were worn out. As result, there are plain back notes with each security clause. There are also Plain Back Notes with and without the treasury number and the geographic letter from the First National Bank of Chattanooga.

$5 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB

$5 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB
other securities, geographic letter, treasury number
Plate Approved 6/29/1914 or re-entered 6/23/1918


$5 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB back

$5 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB back


$5 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB 2

$5 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB back
secured by bonds, geographic letter, treasury numberr
Plate Approved 10/30/1919 or re-entered 2/17/1922


$10 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 DB

$10 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 DB
other securities, geographic letter, treasury number
Plate Approved 6/27/1914


$10 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 DB back

$10 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 DB back


$10 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB

$10 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB
secured by bonds, no geographic letter, no treasury number
Plate Approved 12/11/1923 or re-entered 6/1/1926


$20 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB

$20 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB
other securities, geographic letter, treasury number
Plate re-entered-1 10/18/1918 or re-entered-2 3/13/1922


$20 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB

$20 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB
secured by bonds, no geographic letter, no treasury number
Plate Approved 12/11/1923 or re-entered 6/1/1926


$20 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB back

$20 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1902 PB back


Small Size Notes

$5 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1

$5 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1


$10 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1

$10 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1


$20 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1

$20 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1
Courtesy of Dan Card


$50 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1

$50 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1


$50 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1 back

$50 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1 back


$100 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1

$100 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1


$100 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1 back

$100 1st NB Chattanooga Ch1606 1929 T-1 back


Proof Sheets
Copies of the First National Bank proof sheet from "National Numismatic Collection" at the Smithsonian are illustrated.


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