The First National Bank of Eunice, Louisiana

The First National Bank of Eunice, Louisiana

The First National Bank of Eunice, Louisiana opened in 1907 in St. Landry Parish. Eunice was one of two towns in St. Landry Parish to have a national bank. The first national bank was the only bank ever to nationalize in Eunice. The First National Bank of Eunice issued both 1902 red and blue seal national bank notes. Today it is thought that only one note out of an issue of $128,550 has survived. Due to that printing, it seems likely that one or two more notes should turn up, but when and where they are found is certainly a mystery. Its charter number is 8677.

Despite having 87 national banks, only 36 different towns in Louisiana issued currency. Notes from small town banks are tough to find, and Eunice is no exception. Even in rough condition a note from Eunice is worth at least a few thousand dollars, and probably a lot more if it looks nice or has a red seal.

The first president of The First National Bank of Eunice was Paul Stagg. Joseph Leer LaCombe was the first cashier of the bank.

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

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