The First National Bank of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

The First National Bank of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

The First National Bank of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho opened in 1903 in Kootenai County.  It would be the first of three national banks to charter in Coeur D’Alene.  The First National Bank of Coeur D’Alene was opened for only about twelve years. During that time period it issued just under $300,000 of currency.  Today, none of that money has been seen by collectors. However, the printing is large enough that in time a handful of notes should show up from The First National Bank of Coeur D’Alene.  Its charter number is 6793.

The appeal of a note from The First National Bank of Coeur D’Alene is simply its rarity.  The First National Bank issued more than one type of currency from a multi-bank town.  Coeur D’Alene does have some pizzazz thanks to its French name and its mining connections.

The First National Bank of Coeur D’Alene saw a lot of turnover in its early years.  EN Lindberg was the first president.  EN is like Ernest N Lindberg from Sweden.  Thomas Brewer replaced Lindberg as president in 1907.  FL Wells was the first cashier of the bank.  FL is likely Frank L Wells.  Wells was replaced by Henry A Kunz in 1906.  In 1907 Rufus Jackson became the cashier, and in 1908 FW Tinkel took over that position.

If you have any currency from The First National Bank of Coeur D’Alene, please tell us about it.  We are certainly interested parties, and you will likely be very pleased with our appraisal.

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