The First National Bank of Orange City, Iowa

The First National Bank of Orange City, Iowa

The First National Bank of Orange City, Iowa was the only bank to nationalize in that city.  It was one of six towns in Sioux County to have a national bank.  Today the bank is important because it only issued a miniscule 956 national bank notes. None of those notes are thought to have survived destruction, and the existence of one in today’s market would be met with some excitement.

The first president of the bank was James Frederick Toy.  JF Toy was a career banker and certainly more famous for his privately named bank, The Toy National Bank of Sioux City.  As was the case in that time period, it is likely that Toy was more of a figurehead and large stockholder of The First National Bank of Orange City.  He was likely not a day to day manager.  The first cashier of the bank was Antoine J Kuyper.  He held that position from February 1902 until November 1905, which was the entire corporate life of the bank.

The First National Bank of Orange City’s charter number is 6132.  The bank only issued 1902 red seal national bank notes, and these notes are very desirable today.

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

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