Colorado Checks & Drafts

Colorado Checks & Drafts

Colorado has a deep history in mining with countless towns springing up virtually overnight to support the local mines and miners. Other towns sprung up because of one of the many railroads that crossed the state. Whatever the reason for their existence, banks soon took their place in the burgeoning communities. With the banks came checks and drafts as a means of completing financial transactions. Checks and drafts give the collector a unique opportunity to look into the daily lives of every-day men and women as well as evidence of the financial transactions of some of the states most famous personalities. The following pages are just a sampling of the many hundreds of thousands of checks and drafts that were undoubtedly exchanged in the early history of Colorado business transactions.

  • Boulder Bank
    George C. Corning, Banker
    1875 – Boulder, Colorado Territory (RN-D1)
  • National State Bank of Boulder
    1877 – Boulder, Colorado (RN-G1)
  • Fremont County Bank (ms First National Bank)
    1899 – Canon City, Colorado (ms Cripple Creek) (RN-X7)
  • Clark & Company, Bankers
    1866 – Central City, Colorado Territory (R6c-bank check)
  • Kountze Brothers, Bankers
    1866 – Central City, Colorado Territory (R6c-bank check)
  • Nath’l Young & Co., Bankers
    1872 – Central City, Colorado Territory (RN-C21)
  • Rocky Mountain National Bank
    1866 – Central City, Colorado Territory (R6c-bank check)
  • Check signed by Henry M. Teller
    Rocky Mountain National Bank
    1870 – Central City, Colorado Territory (R24a-certificate)
  • Certificate of Deposit
    Rocky Mountain National Bank
    1869 – Central City, Colorado Territory (RN-B1)
  • Rocky Mountain National Bank
    1867 – Central City, Colorado Territory (RN-B1)
  • Rocky Mountain National Bank (Kountze Brothers, Bankers)
    1874 – Central City, Colorado Territory (RN-D1)
  • “Gold Coin” stamped on draft
    Rocky Mountain National Bank
    1872 – Central City, Colorado Territory (RN-P5)
  • Certificate of Deposit
    Rocky Mountain National Bank
    1872 – Central City, Colorado Territory (RN-Q1)
  • Certificate of Deposit
    Thatcher, Standley & Co., Bankers
    1872 – Central City, Colorado Territory (RN-E4)
  • Warren Hussey & Co., Bankers (ms Rocky Mountain National Bank)
    1868 – Central City, Colorado (R6c-bank check)
  • Hanington & Mellor, Bankers
    1881 – Central City, Colorado (RN-G1)