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Park National Bank, National Currency (First $5 Dollar Bill Printed by Park National Bank, 1933). Gift of Richard Bellah in honor of Ernest C. Newton.

Identifier: Ephemera 1995.001

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Park National Bank, National Currency. First $5 Dollar Bill printed by Park National Bank of Knoxville, 1933. No. 2049. (Park National Bank opened Dec. 22, 1933 replacing the bankrupt East Tennessee National Bank. The federal government allowed banks to print their own paper currency, under certain conditions, from 1908-1935. This framed $5 bill is the first numbered bill printed as national currency for Park National Bank in December 1933.) The signatures of Park Bank Cashier E. C. Dovat & Bank President Jo H. Anderson are printed on the currency.


  • 1933

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To be used with permission of the Head of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


1 framed item

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Framed item donated by Richard B. Bellah in honor of Ernest C. Newton. The note was donated to Mr. Bellah by a nephew of Ernest C. Dovat, former president of the bank. The bank wanted the note to be placed where no one individual would benefit from it. So it was donated to the McClung Collection.

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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States