Large Size Silver Certificates $500 Fr-345a to Fr-345d

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.

Home - Currency Home - Coins Home - About Us - Account Log-In - FAQs - Want Lists - News/Blogs - Currency Census - Terms & Conditions





Search in Titles
Search in Descriptions
Search by FR #

 




     (View All Denominations)
     $1 FR-215 to FR-239 - (22)
     $2 FR-240 to FR-258 - (8)
     $5 FR-259 to FR-282 - (5)
     $10 FR-283 to FR-304 - (2)
     $20 FR-305 to FR-322 - (0)
     $50 FR-323 to FR-335 - (1)
     $100 FR-336 to FR344 - (0)
     $500 Fr-345a to Fr-345d - (0)
     $1000 Fr-346a to Fr-346e - (0)















Need to contact us quickly? Send us an email by Clicking Here.

Click Here to view all of the currency that we've sold since the website was launched in January 2010.

Grading Currency

Frequently Asked Q's


-1929 FRBN Star Notes
-$500 / $1,000 Star Notes
-$5,000 / $10,000 Notes

Currency Supplies



 Buy Silver
 Buy Gold
 Buy Platinum
 Buy Nuggets

If you want to chat with other collectors and dealers, visit the Collectors Universe Currency Forum

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing's (BEP) takes you to the official government site of the BEP for some interesting information and facts on all of our US currency.

US Papermoney will take you to a site that is full of information on everything you ever wanted to know about our US currency. Almost everything anyway. Very cool site!

The American Numismatics Association (ANA) is a professional organization for those who want to further learn about US coins and currency.

PMG and PCGS are the only two TRUE independent currency-grading services available. I highly recommend these two companies for those of you who want to get their currency certified and graded for insurance purposes or simply, a peace of mind.

There Are No Notes Matching Your Search Criteria.

Homepage - Currency Home - Coins Home - Your Account - Shopping Cart - Research - Show Reports & Blogs - Currency Census - Site Map



Visits Since March 15th 2010:
There are currently visitors browsing www.jhonecash.com.
View Site Statistics