The First National Bank of Goldfield, Nevada

The First National Bank of Goldfield, Nevada

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Charter: 9078

Year Opened: 1908

The First National Bank of Goldfield, Nevada, has one of the more alluring bank titles on the state. Nevada only had 13 towns issue notes and I think it is fair to say the town of Goldfield is one of the more interesting ones. The town’s name alone sets the scene for what the bank was there for. The First National Bank of Goldfield was a boomtown bank.

The First National Bank of Goldfield was originally a branch of The Nye and Ormsby County Bank even though Goldfield is located in Esmeralda County. Like most towns, Goldfield was proud of their new banking institution; however, that pride did not last long. The First National Bank of Goldfield only managed to stay open for just over five years. Due to this short period of existence it only had a chance to issue just over 13,000 notes. To date only one of those notes has been documented by the collecting world.

First President: L. L. Patrick
First Cashier: W. B. Hamilton

Other people associated with the bank: George Wingfield, George S. Nixon, Thomas G. Lockhart, Frank Golden, Albert D. Myers, T. D. Murphy, George B. Holleran, W. K. Robinson, George Vickers, Frank B. Smith aka Borax Smith, H. C. Clapp, John. S. Cook, Oscar J. Smith

First National Bank
of Goldfield

Rarity

Type

10

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9

1902 Red Seal

8

1902 Blue Seal

7

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6

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5

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4

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3

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2

-

1

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Rarity based on state
10 being rarest

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