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

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

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One (1) 100,000 dollar note
United States, 1934
Obverse Image: Portrait of Woodrow Wilson.
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 / A00020110A / WILSON
Reverse Image: Decorative border in orange ink. Rays radiating from the center.
Reverse Text: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS / 100,000
Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1934
series date
series 1934
depicted
Wilson, Woodrow
maker
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6.6 cm x 15.5 cm x.01 cm; 2 19/32 in x 6 3/32 in x in
ID Number
NU.78.5.808
accession number
1978.0941
catalog number
78.5.808
serial number
A00020110A
Credit Line
U. S. Department of the Treasury
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Data Source
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