Though no baseball equipment or players are depicted, paper money
collectors will quickly recognize the significance of a note from
Cooperstown, N.Y. It’s the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
The organization opened in 1939 and is the repository for
memorabilia related to baseball. The Hall of Fame showcases the many
players, managers, umpires, executives and pioneers of the sport who
have been inducted into the hall. The museum is a destination spot for
many lovers of the game.
The Hall of Fame inducted its first five players — Ty Cobb, Babe
Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson — the same
year it opened.
So why not add a national bank note issued by The First National
Bank of Cooperstown to your collection?
A Series 1929 $20 note issued by the bank would make a fun addition.
The bank was chartered in 1864 and issued both large- and small-size
notes. By the time the bank closed in 1935, when the national bank
note era ended, it had issued $2,805,960 worth of notes, according to
National Bank Notes by Don C. Kelly.
Four national banks operated in Cooperstown: The First National
Bank, The Second National Bank, the Worthington National Bank of
Cooperstown and Cooperstown National Bank, so an example from any, or
all, of the banks is a worthwhile goal.