1 Dollar, Silver Certificate, United States, 1896

1 Dollar, Silver Certificate, United States, 1896

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One (1) dollar note
United States, 1896
Obverse Image: Allegorical figures in foreground, a woman called "History" a young boy "Youth' In the background is Washington DC. The woman points to a copy of the constitution. The names of artists, scientists, and poets surround the edge of the note.
Obverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / HISTORY INSTRUCTING YOUTH. / THIS CERTIFIES THAT THERE HAS BEEN DEPOSITED IN THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES ONE SILVER DOLLAR PAYABLE TO THE BEARER ON DEMAND. / WASHINGTON, D.C. / SERIES OF 1896. / 117 / ACT OF AUG. 4, 1886. / SILVER CERTIFICATE / BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING
Reverse Image: In green ink portrait of Martha and George Washington, many designs made on a geometric lathe.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES SILVER CERTIFICATE / ONE DOLLAR / THIS CERTIFICATE IS RECEIVABLE FOR CUSTOMS TAXES AND ALL PUBLIC DUES AND WHEN SO RESERVED MAY BE REISSUED. BUREAU OF ENGRAVING & PRINTING.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
paper money
note
Paper note
date made
1896
maker
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.1 cm x 18.8 cm x.01 cm; 3 3/16 in x 7 13/32 in x in
ID Number
NU.78.5.553
accession number
1978.0941
catalog number
78.5.553
serial number
117
Credit Line
U. S. Department of the Treasury
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Data Source
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