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[[Image:MN-Pipestone-Ch3982-FNB-1882BB-5-JB.jpg|x230px|thumb|'''Featured Banknote:''' $5 1882 Brown Back, issued by [[First National Bank, Pipestone, MN (Charter 3982)|'''First National Bank of Pipestone, MN''']], signed by [[William Frost (Pipestone, MN)|'''Wm. Frost''', ''Cashier (1903-1908)'']] and [[William Currer Briggs (Pipestone, MN)|'''W.C. Briggs''', ''President (1898-1913)''.]]]]
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[[Image:MN-Pipestone-Ch3982-FNB-1882BB-5-JB.jpg|x230px|thumb|'''Featured Bank Note:''' $5 1882 Brown Back issued by [[First National Bank, Pipestone, MN (Charter 3982)|'''First National Bank of Pipestone, MN''']], signed by [[William Frost (Pipestone, MN)|'''Wm. Frost''', ''Cashier (1903-1908)'']] and [[William Currer Briggs (Pipestone, MN)|'''W.C. Briggs''', ''President (1898-1913)''.]]]]
'''U.S. Banknote History (1782-1935)'''
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'''U.S. Bank Note History (1782-1935)'''
  
The purpose of this wiki website is to stimulate research and help organize historical information related to U.S. Banknotes that were issued during the ''National Banknote Era (1863-1935)'' and ''Obsolete Banknote Era (1782-1866)''.
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The purpose of this wiki website is to stimulate research and help organize historical information related to U.S. bank notes that were issued during the ''National Bank Note Era (1863-1935)'' and ''Obsolete Bank Note Era (1782-1866)''.
 
   
 
   
This wiki is part of the [https://spmc.org '''Banknote History Project'''] sponsored by the ([https://spmc.org '''Society of Paper Money Collectors'''] as part of its educational mission to promote the study and appreciation of paper money and related financial history.
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This wiki is part of the [https://spmc.org/bank-note-history-project '''Bank Note History Project'''] sponsored by the [https://spmc.org '''Society of Paper Money Collectors'''] as part of its educational mission to promote the study and appreciation of paper money and related financial history.
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== Project Overview ==
 
  
The purpose of the '''Banknote History Project''' is to stimulate research and help organize historical information related to U.S. Banknotes that were issued during the ''National Banknote Era (1863-1935)'' and ''Obsolete Banknote Era (1782-1866)''. This project is specifically focused on two of the primary historical aspects of these 'Hometown' Banknotes: The Banks that issued them, and the Bankers who signed them.
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For the latest news on this project, see [[Project News|'''Project News''']].
  
The project is sponsored by the '''Society of Paper Money Collectors''' ([https://spmc.org spmc.org]) as part of its educational mission to promote the study and appreciation of paper money and related financial history.
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== Bank Note History Wiki ==
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This ''Bank Note History Wiki'' is a crowd-sourced, searchable content website (very similar to Wikipedia) for creating and organizing historical information on the National & Obsolete Banks and Bankers from 1782-1935. This is a Public/Open access Wiki, so no user login is required to View the information. But only Logged-In Users (with a confirmed email address) are allowed to Add new pages or Edit existing wiki pages. See the 'Contributing Content' section below for information on how to setup a login account, if you are interested in helping us with content for this wiki.
  
The Banknote History Project consists of 2 online components: The '''Banks & Bankers Database''' and the '''Banknote History Wiki'''.
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This wiki is specifically focused on two of the primary historical aspects of these 'Hometown' bank notes: The Banks that issued them, and the Bankers who signed them. Featured Bank Notes illustrate this by providing a link to the issuing Bank's History page, as well as links to the Bio pages for the signing Bank Officers. In addition, an Index page has been setup for other bank note History related articles that don't fit into the Bank History or Banker Bio topics. A Bank Note History home page can also be setup for each State, focusing on the Banks, Bankers and Banking History of that State.
  
== Banks & Bankers Database ==
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To find what you're looking for on this wiki, you can use the navigation links on the sidebar, or the search box in the upper right hand corner.  
The ''Banks & Bankers Database'' is a structured, searchable database with historical data on all 14,348 National Banks that were chartered between 1863 and 1935. It also includes all of the National Bank Officers (Presidents & Cashiers) listed in the OCC reports from 1867-1935, as well as many other potential banknote signers (VPs & Asst Cashiers) based on data from Bankers Directories, etc. Many Obsolete Banks and Bankers from 1782-1866 are also available with more being added over time. A website provides an easy-to-use and powerful search interface into the data. The search website also links into the Banknote History Wiki (as well as other online sources) to make that historical information for Banks and Bankers easily available. The search website requires SPMC membership to access the database.
 
  
[[Banks and Bankers Database|'''Banks & Bankers Database Overview and User Guide''']]
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=== Featured Bank Notes ===
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A ''Featured Bank Note'' will be shown on the Main Page, as well as each State's Bank Note History Home page, to highlight the bank note, with links to the Bank History, and Banker Bios for the note signers. This clearly illustrates the type of historical information we have available on this wiki. The featured bank notes will be changed periodically, to highlight new content on the wiki. To be eligible as a featured banknote, the wiki pages for the associated Bank History and Banker Bios must be available.
  
[https://bbdata.banknotehistory.com '''Banks & Bankers Database Search website''']
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[[Featured Bank Notes|'''Past Featured Bank Notes''']]
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== Banknote History Wiki ==
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=== State and County home pages ===
This ''Banknote History Wiki'' is a crowd-sourced, searchable content website (very similar to Wikipedia) for creating and organizing historical information on the National/Obsolete Banks and Bankers from 1782-1935. This is a Public/Open access Wiki, so no user login is required to View information. But only Logged-In Users (with a confirmed email address) are allowed to Add new pages or Edit existing wiki pages. See the 'Contributing Content' section below for information on how to setup a login account, if you are interested in helping us with content for this wiki.
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* ''State Bank Note History home pages'' can be setup that focus on that State's National/Obsolete Banks, Bankers and Banking History. They also highlight new wiki content for the State, along with National Bank Stats & Graphs, Famous Banks & Bankers, and helpful Research Resources for the State.
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* ''County Bank Note History home pages'' can also be set up to provide information on the Banks, Bankers and Bank Notes for that county during the National Bank Note Era (1863-1935), and also the Obsolete Bank Note Era (1782-1866) (if applicable for that county). County home pages are listed on their State home page for easy access. Your local County Historical Society/Museum may be interested in adding a link on their website to their County's Bank Note History home page in our wiki.
  
The ''Banknote History Wiki'' is primarily focused on two topics: Bank Histories and Banker Biographies (for examples, click on the Bank and Banker links in the caption of the Featured Banknote above). In addition, an Index page has been setup for other Banknote History related articles that don't fit into the Bank History or Banker Bio topics. A Banknote History Home page can also be setup for each State, focusing on the Banks, Bankers and Banking History of that State.
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[[State Bank Note History Home page Index|'''State Bank Note History Home pages''']]
  
 
=== Bank Histories ===
 
=== Bank Histories ===
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The ''Index'' for the Bank Histories in this wiki is organized by State, then alphabetical by Town, then by Bank Opening Date.
  
Use the [[Bank History Index|'''Bank History Index''']] to find the Bank you are looking for.
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[[Bank History Index|'''Bank History Index''']]
  
 
=== Banker Biographies ===
 
=== Banker Biographies ===
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The ''Index'' for the Banker Biographies in this wiki is organized alphabetically by Last Name.
  
Use the [[Banker Bio Index|'''Banker Bio Index''']] to find the Banker you are looking for.
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[[Banker Bio Index|'''Banker Bio Index''']]
  
=== Other Banknote History Articles ===
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=== Other Bank Note History Articles ===
An Index page has been setup for other Banknote History related articles that don't fit into the Bank History or Banker Bio topics. This index will be organized by State, where applicable.
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An ''Index'' page has been setup for other Bank Note History related articles that don't fit into the Bank History or Banker Bio topics. This index will be organized by State, where applicable.
  
[[Index to Other Banknote History Articles|'''Index to Other Banknote History Articles''']]
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[[Index to Other Bank Note History Articles|'''Index to Other Bank Note History Articles''']]
  
=== State Banknote History Home pages ===
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== How You Can Help with this Project ==
A Banknote History Home page can be setup for each State. These Home pages consolidate historical information on that State's National/Obsolete Banks, Bankers and Banking History. It also highlights new wiki content for that State, along with some famous Bankers, and lists helpful Research Resources for the State.
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If you would like to help us with the Bank Note History Project, any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
  
(Have a link to a '''State Banknote History Home page Index''' here).
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See the [[How You Can Help with this Project|'''How You Can Help''']] page for further information.
  
* Example: [[Minnesota Banknote History|'''Minnesota Banknote History''' Home page]]
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== Contributing Content to this Wiki ==
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* This is an ''Open/Public access Wiki''. No user login is required to View information.
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* Only Users with an account setup on this wiki website (and a confirmed email address) can Add new pages or Edit existing pages.
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** To have a login account set up for you, send an email to the Project Administrator at ''admin@banknotehistory.com'' with a subject of 'New Wiki Account', including your full name and email address. When your account is set up, you will receive an email allowing you to change/set your login password. (Be sure to watch your spam folder, in case that email gets routed there).
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** When you set your login password, you will also need to confirm your email address by checking the 'confirm email address' checkbox down by your email address. When you receive that confirmation email, respond as requested, and your email address will be confirmed.
  
=== Featured Banknotes ===
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* This Wiki is based on MediaWiki software, the same software that runs Wikipedia. So it uses the same markup language.
A 'Featured Banknote' will be shown on the Main Page, as well as each State's Banknote History Home page, to highlight the Banknote, with links to the Bank History, and Banker Bios for the note signers. This clearly illustrates the type of historical information we are creating and organizing on this wiki. The featured Banknotes will be changed every couple of months, to highlight new content on the wiki. To be eligible as a Featured Banknote, the wiki pages for the associated Bank History and Banker Bios must be available.
 
 
 
[[Featured Banknotes|'''Past Featured Banknotes''']]
 
 
 
== Contributing Content to our Wiki ==
 
* This is an Open/Public access Wiki. No user login is required to View information.
 
* Only Logged-In Users (with a confirmed email address) can Add new pages or Edit existing pages.
 
* Users who want to help us with content for this wiki will need to Create a Login Account (link in upper right hand corner).
 
** When creating an account, for your login name we recommend using First (or First&Middle) Initial plus Last Name (ie JSmith). This makes it easier for everybody to see who is creating and editing wiki pages, when looking at the 'View history' tab at the top of each wiki page.
 
** Users must also enter their email address and then confirm it via email, before they will be able to add/edit content.
 
  
* For detailed instructions on how you can easily Add new Bank History or Banker Bio pages, see the [[Bank History Index|'''Bank History Index''']] and [[Banker Bio Index|'''Banker Bio Index''']] pages.
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* For detailed instructions on how to Edit a wiki page, and easily Add new Bank History or Banker Bio pages, see the [[Help:Contents|'''Help''']] page.
  
* This Wiki is based on MediaWiki software, the same software that runs Wikipedia. So it uses the same markup language.
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* To report errors or problems with either the Bank Note History Wiki or Banks & Bankers Database, please email ''admin@banknotehistory.com''.
** If you are just getting started, check out this [[Help:Basic User Guide to MediaWiki markup language|'''Basic User Guide to MediaWiki markup language''']].
 
** Consult the [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Help:Contents '''MediaWiki User Guide'''] for detailed information on using the MediaWiki markup language to edit wiki pages.
 
  
 
== Content Licensing and Copyright Legalese ==
 
== Content Licensing and Copyright Legalese ==
  
* The contents of this wiki is licensed to the public under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (same as Wikipedia). This license grants free access to our content, which can be copied, modified, and redistributed if and only if the copied version is made available on the same terms to others and acknowledgment of the authors of the Wiki article used is included (a link back to the article is generally thought to satisfy the attribution requirement). Copied Wiki content will therefore remain free under an appropriate license and can continue to be used by anyone subject to certain restrictions, most of which aim to ensure that freedom.  
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* The contents of this wiki is licensed to the public under the terms of the ''Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License'' (same as Wikipedia). This license grants free access to our content, which can be copied, modified, and redistributed if and only if the copied version is made available on the same terms to others and acknowledgment of the authors of the Wiki article used is included (a link back to the article is generally thought to satisfy the attribution requirement). Copied Wiki content will therefore remain free under an appropriate license and can continue to be used by anyone subject to certain restrictions, most of which aim to ensure that freedom.  
 
** You can go to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_Attribution-ShareAlike_3.0_Unported_License Wikipedia: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License] for further information.
 
** You can go to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_Attribution-ShareAlike_3.0_Unported_License Wikipedia: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License] for further information.
  
* '''Never''' use materials that infringe the copyrights of others. This could create legal liabilities.  
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* '''''Never''''' use materials that infringe the copyrights of others. This could create legal liabilities.  
 
** If in doubt, write the content yourself, which can be included in the Wiki without trouble.
 
** If in doubt, write the content yourself, which can be included in the Wiki without trouble.
 
** Note that copyright law governs the creative expression of ideas, ''not'' the ideas or information themselves. Therefore, it is legal to read an encyclopedia article or other work, reformulate the concepts in your own words, and submit it to the Wiki, so long as you do not follow the source too closely. Also be sure to cite the original source as a reference.
 
** Note that copyright law governs the creative expression of ideas, ''not'' the ideas or information themselves. Therefore, it is legal to read an encyclopedia article or other work, reformulate the concepts in your own words, and submit it to the Wiki, so long as you do not follow the source too closely. Also be sure to cite the original source as a reference.
 
** You can go to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:FAQ/Copyright Wikipedia's Copyright FAQ] for further information.
 
** You can go to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:FAQ/Copyright Wikipedia's Copyright FAQ] for further information.
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== Acknowledgments and Sources ==
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[[Bank Note History Project - Acknowledgments and Sources|'''Bank Note History Project Acknowledgments and Sources''']]

Latest revision as of 17:22, 5 May 2020

U.S. Bank Note History (1782-1935)

The purpose of this wiki website is to stimulate research and help organize historical information related to U.S. bank notes that were issued during the National Bank Note Era (1863-1935) and Obsolete Bank Note Era (1782-1866).

This wiki is part of the Bank Note History Project sponsored by the Society of Paper Money Collectors as part of its educational mission to promote the study and appreciation of paper money and related financial history.

For the latest news on this project, see Project News.

Bank Note History Wiki

This Bank Note History Wiki is a crowd-sourced, searchable content website (very similar to Wikipedia) for creating and organizing historical information on the National & Obsolete Banks and Bankers from 1782-1935. This is a Public/Open access Wiki, so no user login is required to View the information. But only Logged-In Users (with a confirmed email address) are allowed to Add new pages or Edit existing wiki pages. See the 'Contributing Content' section below for information on how to setup a login account, if you are interested in helping us with content for this wiki.

This wiki is specifically focused on two of the primary historical aspects of these 'Hometown' bank notes: The Banks that issued them, and the Bankers who signed them. Featured Bank Notes illustrate this by providing a link to the issuing Bank's History page, as well as links to the Bio pages for the signing Bank Officers. In addition, an Index page has been setup for other bank note History related articles that don't fit into the Bank History or Banker Bio topics. A Bank Note History home page can also be setup for each State, focusing on the Banks, Bankers and Banking History of that State.

To find what you're looking for on this wiki, you can use the navigation links on the sidebar, or the search box in the upper right hand corner.

Featured Bank Notes

A Featured Bank Note will be shown on the Main Page, as well as each State's Bank Note History Home page, to highlight the bank note, with links to the Bank History, and Banker Bios for the note signers. This clearly illustrates the type of historical information we have available on this wiki. The featured bank notes will be changed periodically, to highlight new content on the wiki. To be eligible as a featured banknote, the wiki pages for the associated Bank History and Banker Bios must be available.

Past Featured Bank Notes

State and County home pages

  • State Bank Note History home pages can be setup that focus on that State's National/Obsolete Banks, Bankers and Banking History. They also highlight new wiki content for the State, along with National Bank Stats & Graphs, Famous Banks & Bankers, and helpful Research Resources for the State.
  • County Bank Note History home pages can also be set up to provide information on the Banks, Bankers and Bank Notes for that county during the National Bank Note Era (1863-1935), and also the Obsolete Bank Note Era (1782-1866) (if applicable for that county). County home pages are listed on their State home page for easy access. Your local County Historical Society/Museum may be interested in adding a link on their website to their County's Bank Note History home page in our wiki.

State Bank Note History Home pages

Bank Histories

The Index for the Bank Histories in this wiki is organized by State, then alphabetical by Town, then by Bank Opening Date.

Bank History Index

Banker Biographies

The Index for the Banker Biographies in this wiki is organized alphabetically by Last Name.

Banker Bio Index

Other Bank Note History Articles

An Index page has been setup for other Bank Note History related articles that don't fit into the Bank History or Banker Bio topics. This index will be organized by State, where applicable.

Index to Other Bank Note History Articles

How You Can Help with this Project

If you would like to help us with the Bank Note History Project, any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

See the How You Can Help page for further information.

Contributing Content to this Wiki

  • This is an Open/Public access Wiki. No user login is required to View information.
  • Only Users with an account setup on this wiki website (and a confirmed email address) can Add new pages or Edit existing pages.
    • To have a login account set up for you, send an email to the Project Administrator at admin@banknotehistory.com with a subject of 'New Wiki Account', including your full name and email address. When your account is set up, you will receive an email allowing you to change/set your login password. (Be sure to watch your spam folder, in case that email gets routed there).
    • When you set your login password, you will also need to confirm your email address by checking the 'confirm email address' checkbox down by your email address. When you receive that confirmation email, respond as requested, and your email address will be confirmed.
  • This Wiki is based on MediaWiki software, the same software that runs Wikipedia. So it uses the same markup language.
  • For detailed instructions on how to Edit a wiki page, and easily Add new Bank History or Banker Bio pages, see the Help page.
  • To report errors or problems with either the Bank Note History Wiki or Banks & Bankers Database, please email admin@banknotehistory.com.

Content Licensing and Copyright Legalese

  • The contents of this wiki is licensed to the public under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (same as Wikipedia). This license grants free access to our content, which can be copied, modified, and redistributed if and only if the copied version is made available on the same terms to others and acknowledgment of the authors of the Wiki article used is included (a link back to the article is generally thought to satisfy the attribution requirement). Copied Wiki content will therefore remain free under an appropriate license and can continue to be used by anyone subject to certain restrictions, most of which aim to ensure that freedom.
  • Never use materials that infringe the copyrights of others. This could create legal liabilities.
    • If in doubt, write the content yourself, which can be included in the Wiki without trouble.
    • Note that copyright law governs the creative expression of ideas, not the ideas or information themselves. Therefore, it is legal to read an encyclopedia article or other work, reformulate the concepts in your own words, and submit it to the Wiki, so long as you do not follow the source too closely. Also be sure to cite the original source as a reference.
    • You can go to Wikipedia's Copyright FAQ for further information.

Acknowledgments and Sources

Bank Note History Project Acknowledgments and Sources