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Kirtland Bank Note Set - Latter-day Saint Historic Replica Money

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Kirtland Bank Note Set - Latter-day Saint Historic Replica Money

Kirkland Bank Note Set - Historic Replicas, Mormon Money
Kirkland Bank Note Set - Historic Replicas, Mormon Money
Kirkland Bank Note Set - Historic Replicas, Mormon Money
Kirkland Bank Note Set - Historic Replicas, Mormon Money
Kirkland Bank Note Set - Historic Replicas, Mormon Money
Kirkland Bank Note Set - Historic Replicas, Mormon Money
Kirkland Bank Note Set - Historic Replicas, Mormon Money
Kirkland Bank Note Set - Historic Replicas, Mormon Money
Kirkland Bank Note Set - Historic Replicas, Mormon Money
Kirkland Bank Note Set - Historic Replicas, Mormon Money

Kirtland Bank Note Set - Latter-day Saint Historic Replica Money

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KIRTLAND BANK NOTES REPLICA COPIES - Set of 9 Replica Kirtland Bank Notes, These would make perfect Scripture bookmarks. In 1836 the Latter-day Saints needed a safe way to conduct their financial transactions. Over the long history of the church there have been several instances where it became necessary for the saints to govern their affairs.

 

The Bank notes were almost all signed by Jospeh Smith and then countersigned by others who were authorized to do so.  The beautiful reproductions of the notes capture the detail and history of the early Latter-day Saint money. Each note contains a small printed word "COPY"

This Packet includes nine replica Latter-day Saint Bank Notes from Kirtland to Nauvoo ( 1836-1844)

$1, $5, $2, $3, $10 - Kirtland Note

$1 and $50 - Nauvoo Treasurer

$50 and $100 - Nauvoo House Assoc.

 

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Additional Historical Background

In October 1836, as part of their plans to develop the city of Kirtland, Ohio, and to alleviate Church debt, the Prophet Joseph Smith and other Church leaders bought property in and around Kirtland and prepared to open a bank in Kirtland, to be named the Kirtland Safety Society Bank (see The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 5: October 1835–January 1838, 285).

After failing to receive a bank charter, or the authority to enact banking transactions, from the State of Ohio, the Prophet Joseph Smith and other Church leaders reorganized the Kirtland Safety Society as a joint-stock company on January 2, 1837. This meant that Church members could become part owners in the Kirtland Safety Society by buying stock, or shares in the company, thus helping fund the company’s operations. (See The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 5: October 1835–January 1838, 286–89.) In the January 1837 edition of the Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate, the Prophet called upon Church members to buy stock in the new institution (see The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 5: October 1835–January 1838, 325).

The Kirtland Safety Society faced opposition almost immediately after it opened. Local newspapers ran stories claiming the Safety Society’s banknotes were worthless and warned readers not to accept them. Individuals in and around Kirtland also “actively campaigned against the Kirtland Safety Society” by spreading rumors that the Safety Society had stopped doing business and would not allow customers to trade in their banknotes for regular currency (in The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 5: October 1835–January 1838,287–88). Several lawsuits were also filed against the Safety Society’s leaders for performing bank-like operations without a bank charter. In addition, the Safety Society encountered problems with underfunding by its stockholders. (See The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 5: October 1835–January 1838, 291–93.) Adding to these challenges, a national economic crisis, later known as the Panic of 1837, began in the spring of 1837 and forced hundreds of banks to close throughout the United States (see The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 5: October 1835–January 1838, 363).

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On August 16th, 2018 President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement regarding the name of the Church.

“The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will. “

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