The Series of 1891 Silver Certificate release is the second design combination for the US Silver Certificate in this denomination. The Silver Certificates were introduced by the United States starting in 1878, but the $1 denomination was not initially offered by the US. It was not introduced until 1886. Now, 1891 $1 Silver Certificates are available in Fine condition for you to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Notes ship to you in individual plastic sleeves!
- Series of 1891 redesign!
- Offered in Fine condition!
- Issued a face value of $1 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse features Martha Washington.
- On the reverse are the face value, nation of issue, and series name.
- Please note that you may receive notes with varying wear patterns if you purchase several.
United States Silver Certificates were introduced in 1878 by the United States following the resumption of silver dollar coining. Many had viewed the Fourth Coinage Act as having put the US on the gold standard by default. To pacify the anger of Americans and silver miners, Silver Certificates were issued for circulation use.
When the series launched in 1878, the notes were available in denominations of $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, and $1,000. In 1886, Congressional legislation authorized the release of smaller $1, $2, and $5 denominations for the first time, as well as redesigns for the $10 and $20 denominations. Martha Washington, the first First Lady of the United States, featured on the $1 Silver Certificate from its debut in 1886 until 1899 when the famed Black Eagle Note was introduced.
The obverse of 1891 $1 Silver Certificate Notes features the image of Martha Washington. The wife of President George Washington, Martha Washington holds the distinction of being the only female in American history to feature as the primary design element on a US paper note. Her effigy was alone on the obverse of the $1 Silver Certificate from 1886 to 1895, and moved to the reverse alongside her husband from 1896 to 1898.
On the reverse of 1891 $1 Silver Certificates is an ornate design field with the nation of issue, series name, and denomination featured. US Silver Certificates in this series have a small, scalloped-style US Treasury seal printed in red ink. The notes are signed on the obverse by the Register of the Treasury and the Treasurer of the United States. The Series of 1891 comes with two different design combinations possible.
These 1891 $1 Silver Certificate Notes are housed in plastic currency sleeves. Each one is in Fine condition with the potential to be in a slightly better Fine condition. A note in this condition shows moderate wear and tear from circulation with rounded corners, margin splits, and numerous fold lines.
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