No former US President has featured on more forms of US currency than President George Washington. Founding Father, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and the First President of the United States of America, George Washington has featured on everything from early American coinage, five-cent pieces, and commemorative coins to Compound Interest Treasury Notes, United States Notes, Silver Certificates, Gold Certificates, and the modern Federal Reserve Note. Now, $2 Washington Porthole Legal Tender Notes are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Note arrives inside of a blue presentation folio with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Genuine legal tender US notes!
- Enhanced graphics with colorized elements on the obverse!
- Replicates the famous 1899 $2 Silver Certificate!
- Issued a face value of $2 (USD) by the United States.
- George Washington’s effigy in the “porthole” features on the obverse.
- Declaration of Independence signing ceremony found on the reverse.
The release of silver certificates in the United States was a direct response to the anger generated in the American public by the Fourth Coinage Act. That act effectively resulted in the United States joining the gold standard. In 1878, silver certificates began to be printed by the Treasury with holders able to redeem the certificates for the face value of silver dollar coins. For one year from 1967 to 1968, remaining silver certificates could be redeemed for raw silver bullion.
Silver certificates were in circulation in the US from 1878 to 1964, with production series covering the large-sized notes produced by 1878 and 1923 and the small-sized notes produced from 1928 to 1957. There are many popular designs from this era, but few are as popular as the 1899 $2 Silver Certificate with the Washington Porthole design. That design is captured here on a modern, legal tender $2 bill.
George Washington’s effigy is depicted on the obverse of $2 Washington Porthole Legal Tender Notes. The effigy of Washington is featured at the center within a design element commonly referred to on historic coinage as a “porthole.” The term comes from the appearance of the figure within peering through the porthole of a ship at the design elements surrounding it. In this case, Washington is seen in the porthole with allegorical figures on either side.
A depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence is found in the reverse field of $2 Washington Porthole Legal Tender Notes. The design is based on a painting of the moment completed in 1818 by John Trumbull. When the $2 bill was introduced in the Federal Reserve Note series in 1976, this design was chosen for the reverse.
These $2 Washington Porthole Legal Tender Notes are available to purchase uncirculated in clean, crisp condition. Each note has been brilliantly enhanced with high-definition graphics replicating the 1899 $2 Silver Certificates. The notes are housed individually in blue presentation folios with a Certificate of Authenticity included.
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