The Treasury Note was issued by the United States government for a brief period in the early 1890s as a form of representative paper money. The notes were issued across two series, one in 1890 and one in 1891, and were acceptable through 1893. Over the brief course of the program, several denominations were issued to include a $1000 note as the largest denomination in the series. Right now, 4 oz 1890 $1000 Treasury Grand Watermelon Note Replica Plate Silver Bars are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of an individual plastic capsule!
- Beautiful replica of the 1890 $1000 Treasury Note!
- Contains 4 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- The obverse features a portrait of General George Meade.
- On the reverse is a replication of the Treasury Note denomination.
Each of the 4 oz 1890 $1000 Treasury Grand Watermelon Note Replica Plate Silver Bars is available to you as a brand-new specimen from the mint. The bars are individually packaged inside of plastic capsules. The design of these massive plate silver bars replicates the exacting details of the 1890 $1000 Treasury Note from the United States.
The Treasury Note Series was authorized by the Sherman Silver Purchase Act. Also known as the Coin Note, the Treasury Note was available in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, and $1000. A $500 note was designed, but never released in the series. There were two design releases. The 1890 Series included all of the denominations noted above, with the exception of the $50 note. The $50 note was added with the release of the 1891 series. The original 1890 $1000 Treasury Note sold for over $2 million at auction.
The obverse side of 4 oz 1890 $1000 Treasury Grand Watermelon Note Replica Plate Silver Bars features inscriptions of the nation of issue and denomination of the original note in both written text and numbers. To the left of the design field, there is a left-profile portrait of General George Meade. This design captures the image of a man who served as a civil engineer prior to his time in service as an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War. His career in the Army saw him rise from commanding a brigade to leading the entire Army of the Potomac. His greatest achievement during the war was the defeat of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg, a major turning point in the war.
On the reverse face of the 1890 $1000 Treasury Grand Watermelon Note Replica Plate Silver Bars are large numbers identifying the denomination of the original Treasury Note. The note got its name “Watermelon Note” for the size and appearance of the zeros in the denomination of “1000” on the reverse. If you look closely, these zeros look like large watermelons.
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