287 F

287 F

First National Bank of Marion Charter #287.

This note is from the First Ever Public Offering $977.50

Marion, OH - $1 Original Fr. 380 The First NB Ch. # 287 This was the first of Marion's four issuing banks, and easily the most spectacularly unsuccessful, as it lasted less than five years before becoming one of Ohio's first National Bank casualties when it was liquidated in January of 1869. Not surprisingly, few notes have survived, with an outstanding figure of only $781 in 1910. Don's census shows three examples extant from here, with all having been closely held for many years, as not even one piece has ever been available to collectors at public sale. Very Good, with some fairly significant paper pulls on the back.
From the Don C. Kelly Collection of Ohio National Bank Notes

© Michael Crane 2011