Large Size Silver Certificates $1 Fr-215 to Fr-239

During the Civil War, both the North as well as the South developed their own currency. Ripped apart by war and teetering on bankruptcy, Congress ordered the printing of a number of notes. These Large Size Notes were commonly called horse blankets because of their dimensions. Issued from 1861 to 1928, their original size was approximately 7.42 inches by 3.13 inches. Cost cutting measures have reduced todays note to the more familiar 6.14 inches by 2.61 inches. Demand Notes or Greenbacks minted only in 1861 represent Americas first type of Federal Bank money.

All notes that was printed and issued to the public is still legal tender today and can be redeemed to any bank for face value. They exception is the 1900 $10,000 gold certificate that was tossed out of a window during a fire in 1936. They were punched cancelled and therefor have no face value for redemption except for collectors.

Large Size-Silver Certificates

Acts of Congress dated Feb. 28, 1878, and Aug. 4, 1886 authorized the Large-Size Silver Certificates. There were five issues from Series 1878 to Series 1923.

  • The first issue, Series 1878 and 1880, consisted of $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000 denominations. The face side states that "There have been deposited with the Treasurer of the United States at Washington, D.C. payable at his office to the bearer on demand ... Silver Dollars." "Certificate of Deposit" is inscribed on the notes. All certificates of the 1878 series and one of the notes in the 1880 series are countersigned by assistant treasurers of the United States at New York and bear the signatures of G.W. Scofield and James Gilfillan.
  • The second issue of Silver Certificates consists of Series 1886, 1891 and 1908. The 1886 series was printed in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10 and $20. The 1891 series includes these, but added denominations of $50, $100 and $1,000. Only the $10 note was issued in Series 1908. On the face of Series 1886, 1891 and 1908 notes appears the wording "This certifies that there have been deposited in the Treasury of the United States ... Silver Dollars payable to the Bearer on Demand."
  • The third issue of Silver Certificates, Series 1896, is one of the most popular and deemed by collectors as the most beautiful series ever produced by the United States. Titled the "Educational Series," the notes were designed or redesigned by Thomas F. Morris, designer and chief of the Engraving Division of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Other designers of this famed series were Will H. Low, $1, Edwin H. Blashfield, $2, and Walter Shirlaw $5. Known engravers of the series were Charles Schlecht and George F.C. Smillie.
  • The fourth issue, Series 1899, was released in three denominations, $1 (The Black Eagle), $2 (The Agriculture Note) and $5 (The Chief Note). The face design of the $1 features the American Eagle with portraits of Lincoln and Grant. The $2 note portrays Washington between figures representing Mechanics and Agriculture, and the $5 note features Ta-to-ka-in-yan-ka, Running Antelope, a Sioux Indian. George F.C. Smillie engraved the design in November of 1899.
  • The fifth issue of Silver Certificates, Series 1923, consists of two denominations, $1 and $5. Washington is portrayed on the $1 and Lincoln on the $5. On the latter note, Lincoln is shown in the center of a circular design and therefore this note is sometimes called the "Porthole" note.

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Fr.-223 1891 $1 Silver Certificate Ser. Martha Note #E54988986 PMG-45EPQ
This is a very nice 1891 $1 Silver Certificate commonly referred to as the Martha Note because Martha Washington in on the front. This is the only US note ever printed that features a woman or female as the main character on the front.

This is an ...

Added: 2/20/2016 Views: 326 Price: $1,150.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 (Educational) Silver Certificate Note Ser. 30786987 PCGS-45 PPQ
This is the famous 1896 $1 Silver Cert. commonly referred to as the Educational note.The serial number is 30786987 and it resides in a PCGS-45PPQ holder.

The 1896 Educational Series is a 3 piece set consisting of the $1, $2 and the beautiful $5. Th...

Added: 11/7/2014 Views: 3598 Price: $1,400.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 Educational (Courtesy Signature) Ser. # 55 PMG 40EPQ
SALE!
$2,850
48% Off
This is an amazing find as it is one of the lowest serial numbers known for a Fr.-224 1896 $1 Educational note. The serial number is a super two-digit solid serial number # 55 and it resides in a PMG...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3993 Price: $5,500.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 Educational Silver Cert .(Educational Note) 868571 PCGS-50 PPQ
SALE!
$1,600
7% Off
This is the famous 1896 $1 Silver Cert. commonly referred to as the Educational note.The serial number is 868571 and it resides in a PCGS-50PPQ holder.

The 1896 Educational Series is a 3 piece ...

Added: 11/7/2014 Views: 3623 Price: $1,725.00

Fr.-230 1899 $1 Black Eagle PCGS-64EPQ Serial # H80H
1899 $1 Black Eagle with A LOW and fancy serial # of H80H. It has been graded as a PCGS-64EPQ. This is a great note at a GREAT PRICE. IT'S READY FOR A NEW HOME....
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3830 Price: $1,650.00

Fr.-230* 1899 $1 SC (King Farouk Star Note) Ser. # *1954534B Silked & Raw
SALE!
$495
38% Off
This special and famous 1899 #1 Silver Certificate, FR-230*. This special note is out of my Private Collection. The serial # is *1954534B. It is very UNIQUE as it once belonged to KING Farouk I of Egy...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 4014 Price: $795.00

Fr.-232 1899 $1 Black Eagle PMG-65EPQ Serial # R30R
SALE!
$1,850
21% Off
This is another GEM example of a super low 2-digit serial number on a 1899 $1 Black Eagle. The serial number is "R30R". I purchased this note on 03/08/2004 for $2375. It was in the "Jhon E Cash Collec...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3903 Price: $2,350.00

Fr.-233 1899 $1 Black Eagle Ser. # B88A PMG-64 GE
SALE!
$1,750
26% Off
This is a super 2-digit 1899 $1 Black Eagle Silver Certificate. The serial number is B88A and it is in a PMG-64EPQ & GE holder. Notice PMG has put the "GE" notation on it that means Great Embossing. Y...
Added: 4/1/2010 Views: 3643 Price: $2,350.00

Fr.-233 1899 $1 Black Eagle Ser. # X111X PCGS-64PPQ
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$1,750
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This is a super 3-digit 1899 $1 Black Eagle Silver Certificate. The serial number is X111X and it is in a PCGS-64PPQ holder. This PPQ notation on the holder mean Premium Paper Quality. You can feel th...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3843 Price: $2,350.00

Fr.-233 1899 $1 SC (Ladder set of 3 notes) Ser. # V12345678V PCGS GEM-66PPQ
YOU WILL NEVER SEE ANYTHING LIKE THIS, EVER! This 3-Piece set of Large Size Black Eagles it the ONLY KNOWN SET on any Large size or Small set of notes that consist of a complete and perfect UP and DOWN Ladders set. The 2-piece "Perfect Set" of UP la...
Added: 3/30/2010 Views: 3850 Price: $89,500.00

Fr.-233* 1899 $1 Silver Certificate Star Ser. # *7793187B PMG-63EPQ & GE
SALE!
$2,450
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This is one of the finest Large Size Silver Certificate stars I have owned. This is a 1899 $1 Silver Certificate Eagle Star. It is an uncommon FR-233* with on 27 known.

PMG also notated "Except...

Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3822 Price: $2,750.00

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Fr.-234 1899 $1 Black Eagle (Rare) PCGS-65 Serial # E1A
"UNIQUE FOR THE SERIES-ONE OF A KIND."

This is one of the few Serial Number 1 Black Eagles Known. It has been certified as a GEM NEW-65 by PCGS. These notes are now selling at major...

Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 7119 Price: SOLD

Fr.-235 1899 $1 Black Eagle PMG-65EPQ RADAR Serial # K2112A
SALE!
$1,750
29% Off
WHAT CAN YOU SAY? This is one of 5 1899 $1 Black Eagle RADARS that are being listed. They were originally known as "Presentation Notes". I acquired the set of 5 notes in June of 2003 in a private sal...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3692 Price: $2,450.00

Fr.-235 1899 $1 Black Eagle PMG-66EPQ RADAR Serial # K6556A
SALE!
$1,750
34% Off
WHAT CAN YOU SAY? This is one of 5 1899 $1 Black Eagle RADARS that are being listed. They were originally known as "Presentation Notes". I acquired the set of 5 notes in June of 2003 in a private sal...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3752 Price: $2,650.00

Fr.-235 1899 $1 Black Eagle Ser. # H15A PMG-65EPQ
SALE!
$1,650
40% Off
This is a super 2-digit 1899 $1 Black Eagle Silver Certificate. The serial number is H15A and it is in a PCGS-58EPQ holder. This GEM Fr.-235 is 100% original with no other problems and it features a s...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3781 Price: $2,750.00

Fr.-235 1899 $1 Black Eagle Ser. # M333A PCGS-64
SALE!
$1,750
22% Off
This is a super 3-digit 1899 $1 Black Eagle Silver Certificate. The serial number is M333A and it is in a PCGS-64 holder. I would call it a solid serial number note. This Black Eagle is 100% original ...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3737 Price: $2,250.00

Fr.-235 1899 $1 Silver Certificate Black Eagle Ser. H600A PCGS-65
SALE!
$1,975
19% Off
This is a very nice Fr.-235 1899 $1 Silver Certificate Black Eagle with a nice serial number of H600A. It is in a PCGS-65GEM holder. This is a nice note for you fancy serial number collectors....
Added: 4/3/2015 Views: 1622 Price: $2,450.00

Fr.-236 1899 $1 (10 note set) Ser. # R10A - R100A PCGS GEM 63PPQ-66PPQ
You gotta see this "Presentation Set" of 10 Black Eagle Silver Certificates. The serial numbers are R10A to R100A. They are all graded from GEM PCGS-63PPQ to 66PPQ. This 10-piece set is part of the famous "Zollie Kelman" Black Eagle Collection. This is a ...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 4777 Price: $25,500.00

Fr.-236 1899 $1 Black Eagle Set (2 notes) Ser. # V100000000A, # V999999999A PMG-62/63EPQ
This is one of only few set of 1899 $1 Silver Certificates that have the "Hand Set" Serial numbers of V999999999A and V10000000A. These rare sets were made by the BEP as Presentation Sets for Foreign Heads of State and US Dignitaries. They were hand se...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 3810 Price: $72,500.00

22 Notes Found

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