By Peter Huntoon
The First National Bank of Clutier, Iowa, charter 5366, holds the distinction, thanks to a liquidation on Oct. 12, 1908, of having issued the smallest number of sheets in Iowa of any plate combination in the Series of 1882 date backs; specifically, 10 sheets of 10-10-10-20s.
Only 20 sheets of its 1882 date back $5s were issued. The bank had a circulation of $20,000 at the time. It was purchased by the competing Clutier State Bank. It is no surprise that no notes are reported from the bank.
Both the bank and post office were founded in 1900 and named after B F. Clutier of Tama.
Clutier lies in the midst of Iowa’s rich corn country and has a population of a little over 200 now. It is located 33 miles south of Waterloo in Tama County.
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