The First National Bank of Porto Rico at San Juan

The First National Bank of Porto Rico at San Juan

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Charter: 6484

Year Opened: 1902

The First National Bank of Porto Rico at San Juan is one of the most desired note issuing banks of the national period. In late 1902 when Puerto got its national bank Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona, and New Mexico were all still territories. So it wasn't unusual for a territory of The United States to have a national bank; it was unusual for it be located on a non-English speaking island that also already had its own currency.

The First National Bank of Porto Rico at San Juan issued and printed less than 5,000 sheets of currency. Surprisingly though, 13 notes have survived and are known to collectors. Perhaps this shouldn't be too surprising. The foreign country souvenir factor could be present. There was also a bit of a controversy as to the legality of the currency issued in Porto Rico. It is possible a few notes were saved with the foresight that they could become collectible.

San Juan is the only city to issue national bank notes that is not in one of the fifty States.

If you have any currency from The First National Bank of Porto Rico at San Juan we would be very very interested in purchasing it. Please contact us for our buy price.

 

 

First National Bank
of Porto Rico at San Juan

Rarity

Type

10

1902 Red Seal
1902 Blue Seal

9

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8

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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

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1

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Rarity based on state
10 being rarest

All currency from 
Porto Rico is rare.
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for our buying prices.