100,000 Dollars, Gold Certificate, United States, 1934

Description (Brief):

One (1) 100,000 dollar note

Description (Brief)

United States, 1934

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Portrait of Woodrow Wilson.

Description (Brief)

Obverse Text: 100,000 / THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THERE IS ON DEPOSIT IN THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GOLD PAYABLE TO BEARER ON DEMAND AS AUTHORIZED BY LAW / GOLD CERTIFICATE / THIS CERTIFICATE IS LEGAL TENDER IN THE AMOUNT THEREOF IN PAYMENT OF ALL DEBTS AND DUES PUBLIC AND PRIVATE / WASHINGTON, D.C. / SERIES OF 1934 / A00020108A / WILSON

Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Decorative border in orange ink. Rays radiating from the center.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: 100,000 / THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS

The $100,000 bill is the highest denomination ever issued by the U.S. Federal Government. Printed in 1934, it was not intended for general use, but instead was used as an accounting device between branches of the Federal Reserve. It is illegal for a private individual to own this banknote.

Date Made: 1934

Depicted: Wilson, WoodrowTreasurer Of The United States: Julian, William AlexanderSecretary Of The Treasury: Morgenthau, Jr., HenryMaker: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, WashingtonCountry: United States

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Credit Line: U. S. Department of the Treasury

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.78.5.806Accession Number: 1978.0941Catalog Number: 78.5.806Serial Number: A00020108A

Object Name: note

Physical Description: paper (overall material)printing ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6.65 cm x 15.55 cm x .01 cm; 2 5/8 in x 6 1/8 in x in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a786-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_835248

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