1 Dollar, Silver Certificate, United States, 1886

1 Dollar, Silver Certificate, United States, 1886

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One (1) dollar note
United States, 1896
Obverse Image: Allegorical figure of History instructing Youth. Washington Monument and US Capitol Building in the background.
Obverse Text: ONE / 1 / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 444951 / SERIES OF 1896. / 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. / SILVER CERTIFICATE / BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING / ACT OF AUG. 4, 1886.
Reverse Image: Portrait of Martha Washington on left and George Washington on right.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES / 1 / ONE DOLLAR / SILVER CERTIFICATE / THIS CERTIFICATE IS RECEIVABLE FOR CUSTOMS, TAXES AND ALL PUBLIC DUES, AND WHEN SO RECEIVED MAY BE REISSUED. / BUREAU OF ENGRAVING & PRINTING.
Description
The third issue of Silver Certificates authorized by Acts of 1878 and 1886 in the Series of 1896 comprise a set of $1, $2, and $5 notes that have become one of the most popular groups of Federal currency-the Educational Series. The allegorical scene on the left shows 'History instructing Youth' with a reclining female in classical dress with one arm around a standing child and the other hand extended pointing to the text or the landscape. The text is the U.S. Constitution and the background shows two famous buildings in the Nation's Capital. The other denominations show famous inventors or Civil War generals on the back and allegorical scenes on the face. The back of this note shows Martha Washington engraved by Charles Burt in 1878 and George Washington engraved by Alfred Sealey in 1867.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Bank Note
note
Silver Certificate
Date made
series 1896
date made
1896
maker
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
place made
United States
associated place
United States
Physical Description
red (overall color)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7.85 cm x 18.5 cm x.01 cm; 3 3/32 in x 7 9/32 in x in
ID Number
NU.79.112.CM05123
accession number
1979.1263
catalog number
79.112.CM05123
serial number
444951
Credit Line
Chase Manhattan
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