In production from 1863 to 1933, the United States Gold Certificate was a counterpart form of paper currency to the US Silver Certificate. Like its counterpart, the Gold Certificate featured a face value redeemable for gold coins in that same amount. Gold Certificates were available for a much shorter period of American history than some other forms of paper currency. Now, 1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificates are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Notes arrive inside of protective plastic sleeves!
- Final designs of the large-sized Gold Certificates!
- 4th and 5th designs in the $20 Gold Certificate series!
- Notes in Fine+ condition!
- Issued a face value of $20 (USD).
- The obverse features President George Washington.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle.
- Please note the series and signature combinations could match on the notes you receive.
- The images above are representative and not a guarantee of the exact note you will receive.
The US Gold Certificate was authorized with the passage of the same act in that resulted in the printing of the United States Note. While the US Note went into production right away, US Gold Certificates were not actually printed until 1865. The early period for the Gold Certificate was murky.
Gold Certificates were not printed as “payable to the bearer” until the Series of 1882, nearly two decades after the first Gold Certificates were produced. All subsequent releases of the Gold Certificate were marked as payable to the bearer, with three exceptions: 1888, 1900, and 1934. The 1900 Series included only a new $10,000 note design that was canceled and never released. While some samples remain, none were ever legal tender. The 1934 Series was not legal tender as the notes were produced, though not released, after the end of the gold standard in 1933.
The obverse side of 1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificates features a portrait of President George Washington. The 1st President of the United States of America, this portrait of President Washington replaced the effigy of another president, James Garfield. Washington’s portrait features on both the 1906 Series and 1922 Series of $20 Gold Certificates.
On the reverse of 1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificates is an image of the heraldic eagle of the United States with the denomination noted.
These 1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificates are available in Fine+ condition. Paper notes in this condition have rounded corners, margin splits, and mild soiling possible, along with fold lines. Each note has its own protective plastic sleeve. Please note that these $20 Gold Certificates are possible from the 1906 Series and 1922 Series. The designs are the same on each, with the 1922 Series featuring a notation on the obverse that the notes are legal tender payable to the bearer. These notes have yellow-gold ink on the Roman numeral XX, serial numbers, and Treasury seal on the obverse.
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