Series 1934-A $20 Federal Reserve Note with a brown seal and serial numbers and a Hawaii over-stamp. Used as emergency currency in Hawaii after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Issued following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor for use in the Hawaiian Islands!
- This denomination was one of four, along with the $1, $5, and $10 to be used for this purpose during the war.
- These notes come housed in archival quality currency sleeves.
- All notes are from series 1934-A.
- Nice Very Fine condition.
- Printed in the early 1940s and feature a brown seal and serial numbers along with the familiar portrait of President Andrew Jackson.
- The back of each note has a large HAWAII over-stamp in block letters across the middle.
Due to the very real possibility of a Japanese invasion of Hawaii and the west coast following Pearl Harbor, the Treasury Department issued these special notes. In the event of the currency falling into enemy hands, these could be rendered worthless by the government.
These are popular with collectors and solid, no problem specimens like this one are getting harder to find. These notes are in Very Fine condition with no distractions. Although many of these notes were printed during the war, they are seldom seen today! These historic notes would make great gift ideas for any currency collector!