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1 Dollar, Legal Tender Note, United States, 1917

1 Dollar, Legal Tender Note, United States, 1917

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One (1) dollar note
United States, 1917
Obverse Image: Bust of George Washington in center. At top left, Christopher Columbus and men in sight of land.
Obverse Text: ACT OF MARCH 3RD. 1863. / THIS NOTE IS A LEGAL TENDER FOR ONE DOLLAR / SERIES OF 1917 / ONE / 1 / THE UNITED STATES WILL PAY TO BEARER ONE DOLLAR / WASHINGTON, D.C. / M28964933A / UNITED STATES NOTE / ENGRAVED & PRINTED AT THE BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING. / A
Reverse Image: X in center with decoration around. This design is known as the "sawhorse reverse."
Reverse Text: ONE DOLLAR / 1 / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / US OF A / SERIES OF 1917 / 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 $5,000 FINE, OR 15 YEARS IMPRISONMENT AT HARD LABOR OR BOTH. / PRINTED AT THE BUREAU OF / ENGRAVING AND PRINTING
General Information: These notes are often termed Legal Tender Notes, and they were named United States Notes by the First Legal Tender Act.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1917
maker
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
place made
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7.9 cm x 18.8 cm x.01 cm; 3 1/8 in x 7 13/32 in x in
ID Number
NU.66.27193
catalog number
66.27193
accession number
269135
serial number
M28964933A
Credit Line
Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer L. Neinken
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