Editor’s Choice – $10 Demand Note, 1861
Demand notes were considered to be the first “greenbacks”. In an attempt to create confidence in paper money, government officials were paid in these early greenbacks, which were named after the color of their reverse side.
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Debt & Credit – Fractional Currency (5 Cent Bill), 1864
Without authorization from anyone in the Federal government, Spencer M. Clark, an employee of the Treasury Department under President Lincoln, placed his portrait on this Fractional Currency note. This insubordinate act led Congress to pass legislation banning the portrait of living persons on all bank notes.
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Investing – $10,000 Gold Certificate, 1882
An extremely rare and valuable example of a Gold Certificate, this is one of two notes in existence. The reverse side of Gold Certificates was printed in a golden orange, symbolic of their redemption value in gold coin. The passage of the Gold Reserve Act of 1933 made it illegal for U.S. citizens to hold Gold Certificates and gold bullion.
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Frugality & Saving Money – $10,000 Federal Reserve Note 1914
Salmon Chase, Secretary of the Treasury under President Lincoln, is featured on this extremely rare note. It was one of the last $10,000 larger-sized notes issued.
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Economy – Two Dollar Bill
A portrait of Thomas Jefferson is shown here. In 1776, the Continental Congress issued the first $2 note. The $2 is still in circulation today, although it is not commonly used by merchants and consumers.
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Insurance – $100,000 Bank Transfer Note, 1934
Featuring a portrait of Woodrow Wilson, this note was the largest note printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Bank Transfer notes were used only for transactions among Federal Reserve Banks and not for public circulation.
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Taxes – $5,000 Federal Reserve Note, 1934
This note features a portrait of James Madison, member of the Continental Congress and the fourth U.S. President. In 1945, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing stopped printing notes with denominations greater than $100.
Other – Silver Certificates
First issued in 1878, Silver Certificates were our nation’s primary currency for many years. They were issued in denominations ranging from $1 to $1,000 and could be exchanged for silver at the U.S. Treasury. The last series of Silver Certificates was issued in 1957. When the price of silver began rising rapidly in the early 1960s, Congress stopped redeeming Silver Certificates in 1968 and began exchanging them for Federal Reserve Notes at face value.
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