1863 - 1865

Founding of the National Banking System

The story of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the national banking system begins in 1863, when the National Currency Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.

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Pre-Civil War RootsShow
Fragmented Banking & Monetary SystemShow
Creating the National Banking SystemShow
An Industrious & Farsighted ComptrollerShow
Converting State Banks into National BanksShow

A Closer Look