Silver Certificates - APMEX offers a fine selection of large size Silver Certificates dated 1878-1923.
Silver Certificates comprise some of the most beautiful notes that the Bureau of Printing and Engraving has produced. The designs were extensive in their scope. Silver Certificates were backed by their value in silver dollars held in the vaults of the US Treasury. These notes were authorized by two Acts of Congress: the Acts of February 28, 1878 and August 4, 1886, which allowed the release of five different series.
History of the Silver Certificate Dollar Bill
The first series consisted of $10 and $1,000 notes of the 1878 and 1880 series. The second included $1 through $1,000 notes of the 1886, 1891 and 1908 series. The third series contained $1, $2 and $5 notes of the 1896 series. The fourth was made up of $1, $2 and $5 notes of the 1899 series. The fifth series consisted of $1 and $5 notes of the 1923 series.
The 1896 'Educational Series'notes, the 'Black Eagle' note, the 'Silver Dollar' reverse, and the 'Porthole' note are some of our nation's most beautiful notes. The 1923 Silver Certificate looks very similar to our current $1 bill.
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