The United States Treasury issued Silver Certificates as a form of paper money from 1878 to 1964. The Fourth Coinage Act of 1873 ended the free coining of silver in the United States, halted production of the silver dollar, and effectively put the US on the gold standard. In response to agitation among Americans about the pinch on silver, the Treasury issued Silver Certificates. Today, 1886 $1 Silver Certificate Martha Washington Notes are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside a protective currency sleeve!
- First version of the $1 Silver Certificate!
- Martha Washington portrait is the first on the $1 Silver Certificate!
- Offered in Fine+ condition!
- The face value of $1 (USD) was issued by the US government.
- On the obverse is a portrait of Martha Washington.
- The reverse includes the denomination of the note.
- Please remember you could get notes with varying versions of the US Treasury seal, various ink colors, and different combinations of signatures when buying multiples.
Silver Certificates were produced by the US Treasury from 1878 to 1964 and redeemable through June 1968. The certificates could be redeemed in silver dollars matching the face value on the note. In the final year of availability, the notes could be redeemed for raw silver bullion only.
All of these 1886 $1 Silver Certificate Martha Washington Notes are available with protective currency sleeves. The notes are in Fine+ condition, meaning you will find considerable indications of circulation use on the note. These include wear and tear such as rounded edges and splits at the margins. Fold lines and other creases are also possible. We cannot guarantee the additional features of the notes, such as the Treasury seals or signature combinations. These items may vary or match on the notes you receive if you buy multiples.
The 1886 Series $1 Silver Certificate featured a bust of Martha Washington through 1895 with seven series of the note issued between 1886 and the 1896 redesign. The variations throughout this time period were limited to the signature combinations on the obverse, as well as the size and ink color on the US Treasury seal. Silver Certificates were signed by the Treasurer of the United States and the Register of the Treasury. These signature combinations vary in the 1886 Series, with ink colors of red and brown featuring on large or small Treasury seals.
On the obverse of 1886 $1 Silver Certificate Martha Washington Notes is a portrait of Martha Washington. The wife of President George Washington and the first First Lady of the United States, Martha Washington was the first woman to feature on paper money and was on the $1 Silver Certificate until 1895, with a minor alteration to the reverse in 1891.
The reverse field of the 1886 $1 Silver Certificate Martha Washington Notes comes with an ornate design field with numeric “1s” on the very edges and script “ONEs” near the center.
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