Silver Certificates are a type of representative money printed from 1878 to 1964 in the United States as part of its circulation of paper currency. They were produced in response to silver agitation by citizens who were angered by the Fourth Coinage Act, which had effectively placed the United States on a gold standard. The certificates were initially redeemable in the same face value of silver dollar coins, and later in raw silver bullion. Since 1968 they have been redeemable only in Federal Reserve Notes and are thus obsolete, but are still valid legal tender.
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... Small Size Silver Certificates Series Denominations Signatures Printing Figure 1928 $1 H.T ... the motto ("In God We Trust") as with all previous $1 Silver Certificates and all $5 and $10 Silver Certificates printed, and the other with the motto as with all subsequent $1 Silver ... The number of Series 1953B $5 Silver Certificates released was 14,196,000 the remainder were consigned to destruction and never released ...
... $10 bill was issued as a Federal Reserve Note with a green seal and serial numbers and as a Gold Certificate with a golden seal and serial numbers. 1933 The first small sized $10 Silver Certificates were issued with a blue seal and serial numbers ... The obverse had a similar design style to the 1928 $1 Silver Certificates however, phrasing on the $10 bill was different from the $1 bill ...
... In 1886, the first $2 Silver Certificate with a portrait of United States Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock on the left of the obverse was issued ... This design went on until 1891 when a new $2 Silver Certificate was issued with a portrait of U.S ... first issued for government purchases of silver bullion in 1890 from the silver mining industry ...
... currency, Martha Washington, was featured on the $1 Silver Certificate. 1890 One-dollar Treasury or "Coin Notes" were issued for government purchases of silver bullion from the silver mining industry. 1896 The famous "Educational Series" Silver Certificate was issued ...
Famous quotes containing the words certificate and/or silver:
“God gave the righteous man a certificate entitling him to food and raiment, but the unrighteous man found a facsimile of the same in Gods coffers, and appropriated it, and obtained food and raiment like the former. It is one of the most extensive systems of counterfeiting that the world has seen.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“I cease my song for thee,
From my gaze on thee in the west, fronting the west, communing with thee,
O comrade lustrous with silver face in the night.
Yet each to keep and all, retrievements out of the night,
The song, the wondrous chant of the grey-brown bird,
And the tallying chant, the echo aroused in my soul,
With the lustrous and drooping star with the countenance full of woe,”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)