Monday, March 25, 2013

National Bank Trade Token



              According to the E-bay listing this trade token was good for fifty cents if you opened a new savings account in the amount of five dollars or more and kept it active for six months. Sadly this token can no longer be used as the National Bank of Rogers Park @7044 N Clark closed in 1931 (presumably due to the Great Depression). Today it is up for sale for 12.99.  The arcane study of tokens is exonumia.

2 comments:

Allison Pinkbottom said...

i once met a woman who started her banking career at that location.

Bill Morton said...

It sold with one bid for $12.99.