The current form of paper money used in the United States was released more than a century ago with the 1914 Series Federal Reserve Notes. Though the notes issued then bear only a passing resemblance to the now-familiar images of United States bills, these bills set the stage for the designs now used. In some cases, the design combinations were truly unique compared to what is now in circulation. Today, 1914 $100 Federal Reserve Notes are available to you online at Silver.com in Fine+ condition.
- Available to ship to you in protective currency sleeves!
- First-ever release of $100 Federal Reserve Notes!
- Unique obverse and reverse images!
- The face value of $100 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse is Benjamin Franklin.
- The reverse features the allegory of America flanked by peace, plenty, labor, and commerce.
- Please keep in mind the serial numbers and US Treasury seals could be in red or blue ink with the potential for matching notes when you buy more than one.
1914 Series Federal Reserve Notes were issued in the then-current format of large-sized notes used in Silver Certificate, National Bank Note, and United States Note collections. Each note measured roughly 7 7/16 inches x 3 9/64 inches for width and height. When the notes were later downsized for 1929, the size of the notes shrunk to 6 5/16 inches x 2 11/16 inches. Early Federal Reserve Notes like these 1914 $100 Federal Reserve Notes are a unique treasure to behold from the early history of the modern Federal Reserve Note.
All of the 1914 $100 Federal Reserve Notes available here come with a protective currency sleeve. These notes come with Fine+ condition, indicating the presence of signs of considerable wear such as rounded corners and margin splits, as well as fold lines. Finer examples within this range will have less obvious rounded corners and margin splits.
Please keep in mind that the note you receive may have slight variations from the photo. The 1914 Series Federal Reserve Note debuted with red ink in use for the serial numbers and US Treasury seal on the obverse. However, blue ink became more common after the initial printing of 1914 Series notes. Additionally, the Federal Reserve Bank branch stamp printed on the notes could vary. All 1914 Series notes are backed collectively by all 12 branch banks, but notes can have different seals. For example, a stamp with 3-C indicates a note issued through the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
On the obverse of the 1914 $100 Federal Reserve Note is an effigy of Benjamin Franklin. Although Franklin still appears on the modern $100 bill, this older portrait is a right-profile relief compared to the front-facing design now in use.
The reverse of 1914 $100 Federal Reserve Notes features a far more unique image. This combination of five allegorical figures includes the female allegory for America at the center. She is flanked by seated female allegories of Plenty and Peace. To the sides, the male allegories are Labor and Commerce are shown.
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