1882 20 Dollar Brown Back National Currency 2279 The Metropolitan National Bank of Pittsburgh

1882 20 Dollar Brown Back National Currency
$20 Dollar Bill Series 1882 National Currency Brownback Bank Notes
1882 Twenty Dollar National Currency Bank Notes Brown Back
1882 Twenty Dollar Brown Back Nationals
1882 Twenty Dollar National Currency Brown Back | The Metropolitan National Bank of Pittsburgh, Charter number 2279.

Obverse: At the left, the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775. At the right Columbia leading procession.
Reverse: The charter numbers and surrounding ornament are green, the rest of the reverse is brown.
Signatures: (as depicted) James Fount Tillman, 8th Register of the Treasury and Daniel Nash Morgan, 19th Treasurer of the United States.

 Inscriptions:  National Currency  -  This Note Is Secured By United States Bonds Deposited With The U.S. Treasurer at Washington  -  Series 1882  -  Will Pay Twenty Dollars To Bearer On Demand  -  Bureau of Engraving & Printing Treasr Dept  -  Register of the Treasury  -  Treasurer of the United States  -  This Note is receivable at par in all parts of the United States in payment of all taxes and excises and all other dues to the United States except duties on imports and also for all salaries and other debts and demands owing by the United States to Individuals Corporations & associations within the United States except Interest on Public Debt  -  Counterfeiting or Altering This Note, Or Passing Any Counterfeit or Alteration of it, or having in possession any false or counterfeit plate or impression of it, or any paper made in imitation of the paper on which it is printed, is felony, and is punishable by $1,000 fine or fifteen year imprisonment at hard labor or both.

The Metropolitan National Bank of Pittsburgh
The Metropolitan National Bank of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania printed $4,948,200 dollars worth of national currency. Over $1,000,000 face value is a lot of money. This bank was chartered on June 21, 1875, succeeding two state-chartered institutions, the Allegheny Homestead Bank and the Metropolitan Bank. The first president was Charles A. Dravo, member of a well-known industrialist family. William H. Smith was the first cashier. In 1877 Dravo moved to become cashier, succeeding Smith. The bank went into voluntary liquidation on July 25, 1924, at which time it had a capital of $200,000. It was succeeded by the Metropolitan Savings and Trust Company, a state-chartered institution. This national bank opened in 1875 and stopped printing money in 1924, which equals a 50 year printing period. That is considering a long operation period for a national bank. During its life, The Metropolitan National Bank Of Pittsburgh issued 10 different types and denominations of national currency. For the record, The Metropolitan National Bank Of Pittsburgh was located in Allegheny County. It was assigned charter number 2279.

The Metropolitan National Bank of Pittsburgh also printed 26,550 sheets of $20 1882 brown back national bank notes. Due to the way brown back sheets were printed we know that the sheet output number equals the number of $20 brown backs printed. One neat thing about all brown backs is that they each have a different back design based on which state issued them. The back left hand side of the note shows the state seal of which ever state the national bank was located in. Generally speaking, 1882 $20 brown backs are pretty difficult to locate. They typically were printed in small numbers and they don’t have a great survival rate.

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1882 20 Dollar Bill Brown Back National Currency 2279 The Metropolitan National Bank of Pittsburgh

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