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The Citizens NB, S/N 3522


The Citizens National Bank, Ch. # 11518
This south shore Long Island community boasted two issuing National Banks, one of which is quite easily found while the other is quite rare. This note is from the rare bank, which, by the close of the Great Depression, was one of the most thinly capitalized institutions on Long Island, with only $10,000 in circulation. Only a mere $300 of that figure was in large size notes. This note features even wear and dark signatures, including that of the bank’s vice-president.