The Nevada First National Bank of Tonopah, Nevada

The Nevada First National Bank of Tonopah, Nevada

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Charter: 8530

Year Opened: 1907

The Nevada First National Bank of Tonopah holds distinction as being the first bank chartered in 20th century in Nevada that was mainly focused on mining interests. However, unlike other mining towns, Tonopah established railroads and infrastructure so when other mines faded away Tonopah stuck around.

The Nevada First National Bank of Tonopah is also the only bank for which there is #1 large-size note reported. That is a 1902 red seal. Out of 10 banks in Nevada that issued small size currency notes from The Nevada First National Bank in Tonopah are the rarest.

The Nevada First National Bank closed in September of 1932 and became part of The Tonopah Banking Corporation. It outlasted the other Nye County national banking institution in Rhyolite by 22 years.

First President: Malcolm L. Macdonald
First Cashier: W.G. Cooper

Other people associated with the bank: Key Pittman, J.S. Mullins, W.A. Clark, Arthur H. Lawry, R.T. Harris, Edward O. James, A.G. Raycraft, John G. Kirchen, J Connally

Nevada
First National Bank
of Tonopah

Rarity

Type

10

-

9

1929 Small Size

8

-

7

1902 Red Seal

6

-

5

1902 Blue Seal

4

-

3

-

2

-

1

-

Rarity based on state
10 being rarest

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