U.S. paper currency is both fascinating and historic, and this is a rare opportunity to collect some of America’s most famous out-of-issue notes. Most notes were withdrawn from circulation and destroyed when they became obsolete, leaving just a few in the hands of collectors and historians. Of course, supplies are extremely limited – so it is essential that you order right away!
1923 Horseblanket Silver Certificate
The Series of 1923 was the last “large-size” $1 Silver Certificate. Known as a “horseblanket” because of its size, it was printed with a distinctive blue Treasury seal and blue serial numbers. The note is much larger than today’s paper currency, and it has not been seen in circulation in almost a century. When this note was issued, it was backed by an actual Morgan Silver Dollar or Peace Silver Dollar in the U.S. Treasury – and the bearer of the note could, by law, exchange it on demand at the Treasury for the Silver Dollar!
WWII Emergency Bank Note – Hawaii Brown Seal
During World War II, the United States issued emergency $1 Silver Certificates for use only in Hawaii and U.S. territories in the Pacific. These scarce and unusual notes are identified by the unique brown Treasury seal (instead of the usual blue seal) and the overprinted “Hawaii” on both sides. They were issued only from July 1942 to October 1944. Had they fallen into Japanese hands, they would have been demonetized and therefore made worthless. Fortunately, that never happened … but very few of these fascinating $1 bills survived the war.
The U.S. Dollar Story
This spectacular collection traces over a century of U.S. dollars – from the classic Morgan Silver Dollar (1878-1921) that was the coin of the “Wild West” … to the Peace Silver Dollar (1921-1935) that was the last 90% silver dollar struck for circulation … as well as the historic Eisenhower Dollar (1971-1978), Anthony Dollar (1979-1999), and Sacagawea Golden Dollar (first issued 2000) … and the Series of 1957 $1 Silver Certificate that was the last U.S. dollar bill backed by silver.
No Motto/Motto Silver Certificates
The Series of 1935 $1 Silver Certificate was America’s last $1 bank note without the motto “In God We Trust” on the back, while the Series of 1957 $1 Silver Certificate was America’s first bank note with the motto “In God We Trust,” as well as the last $1 bank note series backed by silver. This stunning collection is protected in a custom wallet.
Colored Seals – Red, Blue, and Green
All modern paper currency is Federal Reserve Notes with green Treasury seals and green serial numbers. In the past, however, Americans used several different types of paper currency, and each type had a distinctively colored Treasury seal and serial numbers. This collection features three different types of historic currency with different colored seals: $5 United States Note, last made in the Series of 1963, has a red Treasury seal and red serial numbers; $1 Silver Certificate, last made in the Series of 1957, has a blue Treasury seal and blue serial numbers; and $2 Federal Reserve Note, first issued in the Series of 1976 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, has a green Treasury seal and green serial numbers.