The Legal Tender Note, known more formally as the United States Note, was introduced in 1862 to replace the Demand Note and represented the first major form of paper currency available in the United States. Legal Tender Notes were originally issued in a wide variety of denominations and issued in various design collections and series. Today, 1917 $2 Legal Tender Notes in Very Fine condition are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to you in individual plastic sleeves!
- Last series issue of large-sized $2 US Notes!
- Longest-running $2 note design!
- The face value of $2 (USD) was issued by the US government.
- On the obverse is President Thomas Jefferson along with the U.S. Capitol Building.
- The reverse face comes with an ornate background and various marks of the denomination.
- Please keep in mind the 1917 Series had four different signature combinations.
United States Notes were introduced in 1862 in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, and $1000. Most of these denominations were later redesigned in 1869, with various redesigns and series to come in subsequent years. To be clear, redesigns refer to the images on the obverse and/or reverse changing, while series refers to changes in the serial number and seal ink colors.
All of the 1917 $2 Legal Tender Notes available here come in individual plastic sleeves. These notes are in Very Fine condition. Notes with this grade range have light-to-moderate wear, light-to-mild soiling, and a minimum of seven-to-10 fold lines or more than 10 fold lines. On the whole, these notes have no major detractions.
Please keep in mind that the 1917 Series of $2 Legal Tender Notes comes with four possible signature combinations. While all of the notes have red ink for the serial number and US Treasury seal, you will find four different combinations possible for the signatures of the Register of the Treasury and the Treasurer of the United States.
On the obverse of 1917 $2 Legal Tender Notes is an image of President Jefferson and the U.S. Capitol Building. President Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States of America and was added to the Legal Tender Note in 1869 along with the image of the U.S. Capitol Building. The redesigns of the $2 Legal Tender Note in 1875 and 1880 changed only the reverse face of the note.
The reverse field of the 1917 $2 Legal Tender Note comes with notations of the denomination of the bill. There are seven different nations of the bill’s face value on this side, with a large Arabic numeral at the center and two text denominations printed above and below. These bills come from the 1917 Series issue, the last series in the large-sized format.
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