This Series of 1882 $20 Gold Certificate is often referred to as the "Ocean Telegraph" which commemorates the completion of the Atlantic cable in 1858. These notes are always popular with collectors, and have increased in value over the years.
- Features a red Treasury seal and blue serial numbers.
- Housed in an archival quality Mylar sleeve by Paper Money Guaranty.
- Graded Very Fine-35 by PMG.
- Signatures: Lyons/Roberts. Friedberg #1178.
- Face: Portrait of James Garfield.
- Back: Golden orange printing with an eagle at center surrounded by "Twenty Dollars" in the center with 20 and Twenty at the edges.
This series is from an era in U.S. currency when our paper money was backed by actual Gold. These older type notes with a beautiful design and artistry are highly sought after by collectors. Add this classic piece of currency to your cart today!
The Gold certificate was used from 1863 to 1933 in the United States as a form of paper currency. A Gold certificate in general is a certificate of ownership that Gold owners hold instead of storing the actual Gold.
Gold Certificates are considered by many collectors to be the MVP (Most Valuable Paper) of banknote collecting. Especially since the Gold recall of 1933, where most notes were taken out of circulation and destroyed, making the notes highly valuable.