The denominations of the US Silver Certificate Series ranged from as small as $1 to as large as $1,000. While some of these notes crossed the line from the original large-sized notes of the 19th and early 20th century to the small-sized notes starting in 1928, it was typically the larger denominations that disappeared. The $2 Silver Certificate was a unique exception in this regard. Today, 1899 $2 Silver Certificate Notes are available to you online at Silver.com in Very Fine condition.
- Available to ship to you inside individual currency sleeves!
- Final redesign of the $2 Silver Certificate Note!
- Famous mini-porthole design!
- The only use of President Washington’s effigy on this denomination!
- The face value of $2 (USD) was issued by the US government.
- President George Washington with the allegories of agriculture and mechanics on the obverse.
- Denomination noted on the reverse.
- Please keep in mind you may receive notes with varying or matching wear patterns when buying more than one.
The $2 Silver Certificate was the only small denomination not issued by the United States in 1928 when the program shifted away from the historic large-sized format to the more modern small-sized format. As such, these 1899 $2 Silver Certificates represent the final redesign of this note and its last issue prior to cancelation. Although it is an 1899 Series, the notes were printed through the 1920s.
All of the 1899 $2 Silver Certificate Notes offered here are in Very Fine condition. Notes in this condition have numerous fold lines, signs of handling in circulation, and light-to-mild soiling. The best notes of this grade may show a maximum of only 10 fold lines, but most notes will have numerous fold lines evident throughout. Overall, the notes are free of any major flaws. Each one arrives in an individual currency sleeve. Please keep in mind the exact condition of the notes you receive when buying more than one could match or vary.
President George Washington features on the obverse of 1899 $2 Silver Certificates. In a design known as the mini-porthole, his effigy is captured in a small frame known as a porthole for its resemblance to the porthole of a ship. He is flanked by the allegories of agriculture and mechanics as represented by a male and female figure.
The denomination of the note is found on the reverse of the 1899 $2 Silver Certificate Note. Included on this side are numeric notations of the $2 face value, as well as the nation of issue and the name of the note series.
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