Guide to the The Peoples National Bank (Lexington, Virginia) Advertisement, circa 1929

Summary Information

Title: The Peoples National Bank (Lexington, Virginia) Advertisement, circa 1929
Collection: AC.726
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection is a paper advertisement from The Peoples National Bank of Lexington, Virginia, reporting on the upcoming change is the size of paper currency in the United States, as of July 1, 1929.

Creator: Peoples National Bank (Lexington, Va.).

Biographical/Historical Note

Prior to 1929, U.S. paper money was issued in large-size notes. According to the advertisement, as of July 1, 1929, the new paper currency would be smaller, measuring 6 5/16 by 2 11/16.

Scope and Contents

This collection is an adverisement/announcement from the Peoples National Bank of Lexington, Virginia as to the new size of paper currency. This is the size of the new U. S. paper currency is stated on the back then it gives the names of the people whose portraits would appear up to a ten thousand dollar bill. Circulation was slated to begin July 1, 1929.


This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2010. Accession number AC.2010.095

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.726: Advertisement from The Peoples National Bank, Lexington, Virginia, New Paper Currency Size, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Advertisement, circa 1929 ACSC_Box 24, Folder 18