The First National Bank of Valley Mills, Texas

The First National Bank of Valley Mills, Texas

The First National Bank of Valley Mills, Texas opened in 1908.  It was the only bank in Valley Mills to nationalize.  Valley Mills was in Bosque County.  Today the population of Bosque County is around 17,000.  Amazingly, despite the small population, Bosque County had five national banks, all in different towns.  Only four national bank notes from all of Bosque County are currently available to collectors.  Its charter number is 9148.

While The First National Bank of Valley Mills is rare, it is not exceptionally valuable.  There are 174 national banks in Texas that issued currency for which no notes are known to exist today.  However, The First National Bank of Valley Mills does have something else going for it.  It was the first bank in the country to issue 1902 blue seal national bank notes.  This means that The First National Bank of Valley Mills is one of only a couple of banks in the country that issued currency where the bank serial number matched the treasury serial number.  Of course this rule only applies for the first shipment of currency to Valley Mills.

The first president of The First National Bank of Valley Mills was William Thomas McNeill.  Hardy Blackburn Sears was the first cashier of the bank.

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

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