The United States Note program, also known simply as Legal Tender Notes, ran from 1862 to 1971, making it the longest-running form of paper money in US history as of 2021. The Legal Tender note featured the same obverse design focus from 1869 until its cancelation in the 1970s. However, within that same design family, you will find various series with minor design adjustments that often focused on the seals and lettering on the notes. Right now, 1917 $1 Legal Tender Notes in fine condition are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective currency sleeve!
- Issued in 1917!
- Popular George Washington effigy!
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- On the obverse is a bust of President George Washington.
- The reverse features a crossed X design with the nation of issue.
- Notes are in Very Fine condition.
Each 1917 $1 Legal Tender Note offered here is an original United States Note first issued in 1917 by the US Treasury. The paper notes available in this listing are still in Very Fine condition. A paper note in Very Fine condition will show light-to-modest evidence of use in circulation with folds and creases evident, though not severe enough to be considered a major detraction. Soiling on the note is possible, but overall, there are no major detractions present and any defects are minor in nature.
United States Notes were produced by the US Treasury from 1862 to 1971. With a history that ran 109 years in total, the United States Note is still the longest-running paper note ahead of the modern Federal Reserve Note. These specimens are common among existing US Notes still available, but are far more valuable as collectible pieces than as currency for use on transactions.
On the obverse of the 1917 Legal Tender Note in this listing is an effigy of President George Washington. This effigy differs from the modern Federal Reserve Note image in that it captures Washington in a three-quarter left-profile relief compared to a three-quarter right-profile relief. President Washington’s effigy is accompanied by a portrait on the left of the note reflecting the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World.
The reverse side of 1917 $1 Legal Tender Notes comes with a design that originated on the note in 1878. While President Washington’s effigy on the obverse was introduced to the $1 Legal Tender Note in 1869, this crossed X design was introduced more than a decade later in 1878.
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