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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.-215 1886 $1 (Martha) Silver Certificate Ser. B6463920 PCGS-64 PPQ
Hello Martha! This Fr.-215, 1886 $1 Martha Silver Certificate is being offered at 10% below market as I just got it from another collector on a trade...
Added: 1/10/2012 Views: 5073 Price: $2,550.00

Fr.-216 1886 $1 Silver Certificate Ser. B14561367 PMG-63EPQ
This wonderful 1886 $1 Silver Certificate or commonly refered to as the Martha Note. It is pleasing and could have easily been a GEM if the top margin...
Added: 1/13/2011 Views: 4120 Price: $2,250.00

Fr.-217 1886 $1 Silver Certificate Ser. B29250239 PMG 64
This is an outstanding Martha Note or an 1886 $1 Silver Certificate holdered in a PMG-64 holder. The paper is nice with the bright vivid Large Red Sp...
Added: 1/13/2011 Views: 932 Price: $2,165.00

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 ...
Added: 2/20/2016 Views: 661 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 hold...
Added: 11/7/2014 Views: 3908 Price: $1,650.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 Educational (Courtesy Signature) Ser. # 55 PMG 40EPQ
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-digi...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 4576 Price: $5,500.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 Educational Note Ser. 31573923 PCGS-65 PPQ
This is an outstanding 1896 $1 Educational Silver Certificate. This is one of those notes that I believe is truly under graded. Please look closely at...
Added: 3/12/2012 Views: 797 Price: $3,500.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 Educational Ser. # 1177608 PMG-65EPQ
The perfect 1896 $1 Educational is now on site. This is an exceptional example of the 1896 $1 Educational Silver Certificate. the serial number is 117...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 697 Price: $3,750.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 Educational Silver Cert (Educational Note) 868568 PCGS-45 PPQ
This is the famous 1896 $1 Silver Cert. commonly referred to as the Educational note.The serial number is 868568 and it resides in a PCGS-45PPQ holder...
Added: 11/7/2014 Views: 3914 Price: $1,350.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 Educational Silver Cert .(Educational Note) 868571 PCGS-50 PPQ
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...
Added: 11/7/2014 Views: 3925 Price: $1,725.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 Educational Silver Certificate Ser. 8226657 PCGS 66 PPQ
They do not come any nicer than this one. Here is the famous 1896 $1 Educational note in Superb GEM condition. Look close and you will see perfect mar...
Added: 1/10/2012 Views: 785 Price: $5,350.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 Silver Cert - Educational Ser. 21149110 PCGS 64 PPQ
This 1896 $1 Educational comes as close to a GEM66 note as you will ever see. The only thing that kept it from that lofty grade that I can tell is the...
Added: 9/14/2011 Views: 828 Price: $2,950.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 Silver Certificate Educational Note Ser. 557267 PMG AU-58EPQ
This is one of the nicest 1896 $1 Educational notes that I have ever seen in a 58 holder. There must be a fold somewhere in the note, I just can't fin...
Added: 4/8/2014 Views: 7090 Price: $2,275.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 Silver Certificate Ser. 1755977 PMG AU-58
This is a very nice example of the 18936 $1 Silver Certificate commonly referred to as the Educational note. It is part of the 3 note series of 1896 c...
Added: 7/2/2013 Views: 693 Price: $2,150.00

Fr.-224 1896 $1 Silver Certificate Ser. 655009 PCGS EF-40
This is a very nice 1896 $1 Education note which was part of a complete set of Educational's I just purchased at the Rocky Mountain Denver show held M...
Added: 5/12/2014 Views: 729 Price: $1,150.00

Fr.-226a 1899 $1 Black Eagle (cut sheet set of 4 notes) Ser. # A23805776 PMG-66EPQ
This is a set of Fr.-226a cut sheet of 4 consecutive notes. All are in Uncirculated condition and graded by PCGS. The last set of Un cut Fr.-226A to s...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 7712 Price: $5,950.00

Fr.-226a 1899 $1 Black Eagle PMG-63EPQ & GE Serial # A12

This Black Ea...

Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 4063 Price: $1,182.00

Fr.-226a 1899 $1 Silver Cert. (Inverted Face) Ser. Fine Plus
This is the rare Fr-226a Black eagle with a Inverted face. It is one of 6 known for the FR#. although it is well circulated it is very rare. it makes ...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 4046 Price: $698.00

Fr.-230 1899 $1 Black Eagle PCGS-65PPQ Serial # Z60273806
This is a very nicely margined 1899 $1 Black Eagle Silver Certificate. The FR-230 is not one of your more common signature combinations. This note has...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 922 Price: $875.00

141 Notes Found

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