Minnesota Bank Note History

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Featured Bank Note: $1 Obsolete issued by the Central Bank of New Ulm, MN signed by Henry M. Knox, Cashier (1859-1861) and John Jay Knox, President (1859-1861).

The Minnesota Bank Note History Home page consolidates historical information on the National/Obsolete Banks, Bankers and Banking History of Minnesota. It also highlights What's New, along with some famous Minnesota Bankers, and lists helpful Research Resources.

What's New in MN BankNoteHistory.com

Famous Minnesota Bankers

Minnesota Bank History Index

The Minnesota Bank Histories are organized by Town, then by Bank CharterDate/OpenDate. To find the Bank you are looking for, select from the following Index list, which is based on the Town name.

Minnesota (Minneapolis,Saint Paul) –– Minnesota (A-H) –– Minnesota (I-P) –– Minnesota (Q-Z)

Banker Biography Index

The Banker Bios are organized alphabetically by Last Name. To find the Banker you are looking for, select from the following Index list (which includes Bankers from All States).

Banker Bio Index

Minnesota Banking History

(This would be a full MN Banking History, covering both the Obsolete and National Bank Note Eras).

MN Research Resources

  • Don C. Kelly, National Bank Notes, A Guide with Prices. 6th Edition (Oxford, OH: The Paper Money Institute, 2008).
  • Dean Oakes and John Hickman, Standard Catalog of National Bank Notes. 2nd Edition (Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1990).
  • R. Shawn Hewitt, A History & Catalog of Minnesota Obsolete Bank Notes & Scrip (New York: Smythe, 2006).
  • The Higgins Museum in Okoboji, IA has a Currency Related Research Library, as well as major collections of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska National Bank Notes on display.
  • Minnesota State Historical Society.
  • MN County Historical Societies (?)
  • Online OCC reports St. Louis Fed
  • Any on-line research links? ie Rose County Histories plus other online County History books, etc?