2 Dollars, Counterfeit, Legal Tender Note, United States, 1862

2 Dollars, Counterfeit, Legal Tender Note, United States, 1862

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One (1) 2 dollar note, counterfeit
United States, 1862
Obverse Image: Bust of Alexander Hamilton facing right.
Obverse Text: AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK / 2 / ACT OF JULY 11TH 1862. / 70098 / THE UNITED STATES WILL PAY THE BEARER TWO DOLLARS AT THE TREASURY IN NEW YORK / WASHINGTON / AUGUST 1ST. 1862. / PATENTED APRIL 23RD. 1860. / NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY / SERIES 83
Reverse Image: Geometric designs around center text.
Reverse Text: 2 / THIS NOTE IS A LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EXCEPT DUTIES ON IMPORTS AND INTEREST ON THE PUBLIC DEBT; AND IS RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL LOANS MADE TO THE UNITED STATES
General Information: These notes are often termed Legal Tender Notes, and they were named United States Notes by the First Legal Tender Act. This note is counterfeit.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1862
maker
National Bank Note Company
place made
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7.6 cm x 18.7 cm x.01 cm; 3 in x 7 3/8 in x in
ID Number
NU.66.27184
catalog number
66.27184
accession number
269135
serial number
70098
Credit Line
Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer L. Neinken
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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