Pipestone County, MN Bank Note History

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The National Banks, Bankers and Bank Notes of Pipestone County, MN (1889-1935)

'Hometown' National Bank Notes showing the bank's name, and signed by local bank officers, were issued by most National Banks during the National Bank Note Era (1863-1935). Pipestone County had seven National Banks in operation between 1889 and 1935. Five of these seven banks issued National Bank Notes.

For further information on the origin and history of National Bank Notes, see this Wikipedia page.


National Banks of Pipestone County

Early (ca.1907) postcard of the First National Bank of Woodstock, MN

Holland

The First National Bank of Holland did not issue National Bank Notes.

Jasper

Pipestone

–> Pipestone National Bank (Charter 13399) (1929-1936+) (Open past 1935)
The Pipestone National Bank (Charter 13399) did not issue National Bank Notes.

Ruthton

Woodstock

Prominent Bankers

National Bank Notes

$10 Series 1902 Red Seal bank note with pen signatures of James Jackson, Cashier (1905-1919) and E.W. Davies, President (1905-1933)
$20 Series 1929 Type 1 bank note with printed signatures of A.F. Goblirsch, Cashier (1931-1933) and E.W. Davies, President (1905-1933)
$10 Series 1902 Plain Back banknote with stamped signatures of Andrew Enger, Cashier (1924-1929) and A.C. Walker, President (1923-1929)
$10 Series 1929 Type 1 bank note with printed signatures of Andrew Enger, Cashier (1924-1929) and A.C. Walker, President (1923-1929) (1 of only 2 small size notes known on this bank).
$20 Series 1902 Red Seal bank note with pen/stamped signatures of J.H. Taylor, Cashier (1902-1918) and Edward W. Davies, President (1902-1918,1923-1924)

National Bank Ephemera

1906 Pipestone First National Bank letter signed by President W.C. Briggs.
1893 Pipestone County Bank letter signed by President E.W. Davies. (Pipestone County Bank became Pipestone State Bank in 1908 and then Pipestone National Bank in 1917).
1906 Jasper First National Bank letter signed by Cashier J.H. Taylor.

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References

  • Pipestone County Historical Society & Museum, Pipestone, MN, https://pipestonecountymuseum.com/
  • Arthur P. Rose, An Illustrated History of the Counties of Rock and Pipestone Minnesota (Luverne, MN: Northern History Publishing Co.,1911).
  • 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).
  • Banks & Bankers Historical Database (1782-1935), https://bbdata.banknotehistory.com