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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Farmer's Exchange Bank
Culture:American
Title:Five dollar note
Date Made:1808
Type:Coin/Numismatic
Materials:Paper; engraving with ink
Place Made:North America; United States; Rhode Island; Gloucester
Measurements:Overall: 6 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in; 16.2 cm x 6.5 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK 2006.2245.INV
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
A five dollar bill issued by the Farmer's Exchange Bank in Gloucester Rhode Island, July 1, 1808. This bank operated for a short period from 1804-1809 at which time it went into insolvency, becoming the first bank in the United States to fail.

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