HOLLY's National Currency

There were two (2) National banks chartered in Holly, Michigan.


The First National Bank of Holly was chartered on December 14, 1870 (Charter #1752) and liquidated on October 31, 1890.  The bank issued notes under the first two National Bank Note series, original and 1875.  

The Merchants National Bank of Holly was chartered on April 11, 1872 (Charter #1965) and liquidated on December 31, 1881.  The bank issued notes under the first two National Bank Note series, original and 1875.  

A Pictorial exhibit of currency:

First national bank of HOLLY #1752

currency issued 1863-1882

Original Series of 1863
        $5         13000 printed 

                         
Series of 1875 
        $5         32952 printed 
(4 known
)
                        

 Total surviving notes known for Series of 1863 = 0 (total printed = 13,000)
 Total surviving notes known for Series of 1875 = 4 (total printed = 32,952)

The First National Bank of Holly # 1752 issued the 1863 Series (printed from 1863 to 1875) and the 1875 Series (printed from 1875 to 1882) were printed in sheets of four (4) notes per sheet and only the $5 denomination:   

  • $5-$5-$5-$5

$5 circa 1875-1882, Series of 1875
Obverse: Columbus in Sight of Land (left) and America Presented to the Old World (right)
Reverse: The Landing of Columbus

  • $1-$1-$1-$2

  • $5-$5-$5-$5

mERCHANTS national bank OF HOLLY #1965

currency issued 1863-1881

Original Series of 1863
        $1         6300 printed

        $2         2100 printed

        $5         10900 printed 
                         
Series of 1875 
        $5         11380 printed 
(2 known
)
                        

 Total surviving notes known for Series of 1863 = 0 (total printed = 19,300)
 Total surviving notes known for Series of 1875 = 2 (total printed = 11,380)

The Merchant National Bank of Holly #1965 issued the 1863 Series (printed from 1863 to 1875) and the 1875 Series (printed from 1875 to 1882) were printed in sheets of four (4) notes per sheet and three different denominations.  The sheets were printed with the following denomination combinations:

  • $1-$1-$1-$2

  • $5-$5-$5-$5

$5 circa 1875-1882, Series of 1875
Obverse: Columbus in Sight of Land (left) and America Presented to the Old World (right)
Reverse: The Landing of Columbus