The First National Bank of Brighton, Colorado

The First National Bank of Brighton, Colorado

The First National Bank of Brighton, CO was the only national bank in town and the only national bank in Adams County. Typically when I research a bank from a western state I try to stick to banks that are classic rarities, have great town names, or have something extraordinary going for them. The First National Bank of Brighton doesn’t fall into that group. However, Brighton is certainly still an interesting bank worth researching.

Today Brighton is a perfect “bedroom community” for Denver. Brighton is only twenty miles away from Colorado’s capitol and most populous city. Back in 1904 when The First National Bank of Brighton was chartered, it certainly had very little to do with Denver. Today, its proximity to Denver helps the value of its bank notes. Collectors tend to collect the towns closest to them, and big cities tend to have the highest number of collectors. Ergo, neighboring towns of large metropolitan areas tend to be hotly collected. Denver’s urban sprawl has made notes from Brighton worth twice as much as notes from equally rare banks from other parts of the state.

Schuyler Grant Hurst was the first president of The First National Bank of Brighton. Guy Burwell Kinsey was the first cashier. Today 1902 red seals, blue seals, and 1929 small size notes are known to exist for the bank.

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