The Citizens Bank

Many notes from The Citizens' Bank of Louisiana are quite common, as far as broken bank notes go, and are easy to obtain. Although the following $1 and $3 remainder notes don't have any nice red or green overprints, which would make them a more colorful note, they posses beautiful vignettes. Adding to their luster is the fact that they are still in pristine condition. These notes are still at an affordable price so it would be wise for one to add notes like these to their own collection while they haven't all been tucked away in other people's collections.

$1 Citizens' Bank
Haxby LA-15-G2
Image Contribution: Handini

$3 Citizens' Bank 
Haxby LA-15-G6
Image Contribution: Handini

The bank operated from 1833 - 1911 (Source: Haxby) so it survived the Civil War, unlike most banks. Shown below is a $5 note from Shreveport which would be classified as Haxby LA-15-G60a except the reverse shown for the note, found on page 519 of volume 1, is different. There are other notes also where the reverse is different then what is shown in Haxby for the note, such as a $5 note from the Bank Of East Tennessee.

$5 Citizens' Bank Of Louisiana (1860)
Haxby LA-15-G60a
Image Contribution: Charles Plancon

Another interesting thing about the $5 note shown above is the fact that it is not signed and yet it is not quite a remainder note. It has the date and serial number written down but never managed to get signed by the Cashier or President of the bank.

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