America's Ever-Changing MoneyPre-Civil War Money (1791-1860)

First Bank Note

First Bank Notes

The first Bank of the United States (1791-1811) issued notes tha irculated throughout the country. Chartered by Congress as the only nationa ank, this so-called First Bank issued notes that were more widely accepted tha hose issued by state banks. (Photograph courtesy of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.)