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500 Dollars, Legal Tender Note, United States, 1875

500 Dollars, Legal Tender Note, United States, 1875

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One (1) 500 dollar note
United States, 1875
Obverse Image: Victory as a female figure standing at the left. Bust portrait of Major General Mansfield at right.
Obverse Text: D / ACT OF MARCH 3D. 1863 / SERIES OF 1875. / A20164 / 500 / THE UNITED STATES WILL PAY TO BEARER FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS / WASHINGTON, D.C. / UNITED STATES NOTE / THIS NOTE IS A LEGAL TENDER FOR FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ENGRAVED & PRINTED AT THE BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING. / MAJ. GEN. MANSFIELD
Reverse Image: Decorative scrolls around text.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. / 500 / FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS. / D / COLUMBIAN BANKNOTE CO. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / THIS NOTE IS A LEGAL TENDER AT ITS FACE VALUE FOR ALL DEBTS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EXCEPT DUTIES ON IMPORTS AND INTEREST ON THE PUBLIC DEBT. / COUNTERFEITING OR ALTERING THIS NOTE OR PASSING ANY COUNTERFEIT OR ALTERATION OF IT, OR HAVING IN POSSESSION ANY FALSE OR COUNTERFEIT PLATE OR IMPRESSION OF IT, OR ANY PAPER MADE IN IMITATION OF THE PAPER ON WHICH IT IS PRINTED IS FELONY AND IS PUNISHABLE BY $5000 FINE OR 15 YEARS IMPRISONMENT AT HARD LABOR OR BOTH. / PATENTED JULY 24, 1866.
Object Name
Paper Money
note
date made
1875
maker
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7.9 cm x 18.5 cm x.01 cm; 3 1/8 in x 7 9/32 in x in
ID Number
NU.78.5.217
catalog number
78.5.217
accession number
1978.0941
serial number
A20164
Credit Line
U. S. Department of the Treasury
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Legal Tender Notes
Exhibition
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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