Silver Certificates were issued by the United States Treasury from 1878 to 1964, with the final design to grace the $1 note released in 1923. The now-familiar three-quarter profile image of President George Washington was used on the large-sized notes from 1923 to 1927, and when the Treasury transitioned to small-sized notes in 1928, Washington’s portrait remained through the end of the series. Today, Fine condition 1928-1928B $1 Silver Certificates are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in an individual currency sleeve!
- 1st issue of small-sized $1 Silver Certificates!
- Listing offers any of the first three versions of the 1928 Silver Certificate!
- The face value of $1 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse is President George Washington.
- The reverse features several notations of the face value.
- Notes arrive in Fine-plus condition.
When the United States first issued paper currency in the United States Note and Silver Certificate programs, as well as other collections, the notes were larger than we are accustomed to in the 21st century. In fact, the notes were as much as 40% larger than modern Federal Reserve Note bills. This began to change in 1928 as the US Treasury shrunk the size of the notes to print more from the same sheets of currency paper. The 1928 $1 Silver Certificate was the first year of availability for the small-sized notes in this denomination of the Silver Certificate.
All of these 1928-1928B $1 Silver Certificates are available to you for purchase in Fine-plus condition. A paper note in fine condition shows obvious signs of use in circulation. Some of the crispness will be absent from the note, but the overall condition of the paper remains solid. Corners are likely to be frayed or rounded with pinhole marks and minor splits at the edges not uncommon. You will also easily notice folds, wrinkles, and creases. A Fine and Fine-plus condition note are only distinguishable by surface appearances. When you look closely at both types of notes, the flaws and/or defects present are largely the same.
The 1928 $1 Silver Certificate went through several series releases as noted by the addition of a letter after the date. For example, the first bill was simply the 1928 $1 Silver Certificate. Subsequent minor variations were noted as 1928A, 1928B, 1928C, and so forth. This listing offers 1928 through 1928B series $1 Silver Certificates. All of the certificates will have a serial number and US Treasury seal in blue ink. However, you will notice different combinations of signatures on the bills to include the following combinations in order from 1928 to 1928B: Tate and Mellon, Woods and Mellon, Woods and Mills.
On the obverse of 1928 $1 Silver Certificates is a portrait of President George Washington in the center. The serial number is noted in both the lower-left and upper-right field from Washington’s portrait, with the US Treasury stamp to the direct left of Washington.
The reverse side of the note has green ink in the design elements and features various notations of the face value. The numeric face value is listed in all four corners and to each side of the central field. Across the center field, you will find the written face value.
Please contact JM Bullion with your questions about these notes. We are available on the phone at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address.