The 1906 Series and 1922 Series of $20 Gold Certificates represented the final redesigns of the large-sized versions of the note. The $20 denomination in the Gold Certificate Series was one of many denominations available from 1863 when the notes debuted until 1933 when the series was canceled. Right now, 1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificates are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in an individual currency sleeve!
- Final revisions of the large-sized notes!
- Fourth and fifth overall designs for the $20 Gold Certificate!
- Available in Fine+ condition!
- Bears a face value of $20 (USD).
- President George Washington on the obverse.
- Heraldic eagle and denomination on the reverse.
- Please keep in mind the specific series and signature combinations can match or vary on the notes you get when buying multiples.
- Images attached to this listing are for example only and not a guarantee of the exact note you will receive.
Each 1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificate available here comes to you with an individual currency sleeve. The notes are offered in Fine+ condition. This indicates the notes have round corners, margin splits, and other signs of considerable circulation use, such as fold lines. The 1906 Series and 1922 Series $20 Gold Certificates are both possible in this product listing.
The easiest way to tell the two series apart is the presence of a notation on the obverse of the Gold Certificate. The Roman numeral XX on the obverse has a printed notation on the 1922 Series that highlights the legal tender status of the notes. All of the notes have yellow-gold ink on the Roman numerals, the serial numbers, and the US Treasury seal on the obverse.
President George Washington is depicted on the obverse of the 1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificate. The original $20 notes in this series had an effigy of James Garfield. The 1905 redesign introduced an effigy of President Washington for the first time and it would remain on the $20 Gold Certificate through 1927 when the final large-sized notes were released.
A depiction of the heraldic eagle of the United States is featured in the reverse of 1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificates. The design field includes the numeric denomination in the upper corners, the text denomination in the lower corners, and the nation of issue above the heraldic eagle. The orange ink used on the reverse of Gold Certificates gave rise to the use of the terms yellow-boys and goldbacks in reference to the notes.
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