20 Dollars, Legal Tender Note, United States, 1861

20 Dollars, Legal Tender Note, United States, 1861

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One (1) 20 dollar note
United States, 1862
Obverse Image: Liberty holding a sword and shield.
Obverse Text: TWENTY / THE UNITED STATES PROMISE TO PAY TWENTY DOLLARS TO THE BEARER / WASHINGTON, MARCH 10TH 1862 / PAYABLE BY THE AT THE TREASURY OF THE U.S. AT NEW YORK / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK / 62052 / SERIES 3.
Reverse Image: A green pattern featuring small circles with the number 20 in the center.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 20 / THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE, EXCEPT DUTIES ON IMPORTS AND INTEREST ON THE PUBLIC DEBT, AND ANGEABLE FOR U.S. SIX PER CENT TWENT ONDS, REDEEMABLE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE U. STATES AFTER FIVE YEARS.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1862
maker
American Bank Note Company
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7.9 cm x 18.7 cm x.01 cm; 3 1/8 in x 7 3/8 in x in
ID Number
NU.78.5.098
accession number
1978.0941
catalog number
78.5.098
serial number
62052
Credit Line
U.S. Department of the Treasury
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Data Source
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