The First National Bank of Meeteetse, Wyoming

The First National Bank of Meeteetse, Wyoming

The First National Bank of Meeteetse, Wyoming opened in 1902.  Its charter number is 6340.  The First National Bank of Meeteetse was the first bank in Wyoming to open during the red seal era.  Today a single low grade 1902 red seal national bank note is known to exist from Meeteetse.

In terms of national bank notes, The First National Bank of Meeteetse is the anti-Wyoming bank.  Most banks in Wyoming have a much greater portion of 1929 small size national bank notes known to exist than large size notes.  However, Meeteetse is the opposite.  Only three 1929 national bank notes are known to exist, while ten large size notes from the 1902 series are out there.  The First National Bank of Meeteetse only printed 11,328 large size notes from the 1902 series.  To have ten national bank notes survives from a printing that size is miraculous.

The first president of The First National Bank of Meeteetse was WT Hogg.  William Telfor Hogg was only at the bank for a couple of years, then his brother Adam Hogg took over the reigns as president in 1904.  The cashier position at The First National Bank of Meeteetse also saw a lot of turnover.  The first cashier was W Dean Hays.  In 1904 it was WJ Deegan, and in 1905 it was CM Wiese.

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

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