Starting in 1862, the Federal Reserve issued Legal Tender Notes, which were authorized as fiat currency by the First Legal Tender Act. Up until 1829, these notes had extremely complex and ornate designs. Then in 1929, they were reduced in size and received modified designs that more or less match the appearance of paper currency today. Now, Gem Uncirculated 1966 $100 Legal Tender Notes are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Includes a protective currency sleeve!
- Longest issued currency in United States history!
- Note will be in Gem Uncirculated condition!
- Contains red Treasury seal and serial numbers.
- Issued a face value of $100 (USD) by the United States government.
- A portrait of Benjamin Franklin is found on the obverse.
- Independence Hall is featured in the reverse design.
All $100 Legal Tender Notes in this listing will arrive in Gem Uncirculated condition. As a result, they will be in truly superb shape, with only minor imperfections visible, such as slight marks and subtly off-center margins. For protective purposes, we package each note inside a plastic currency sleeve.
Benjamin Franklin has been present on all $100 notes since 1914. Today, Franklin stands alongside Alexander Hamilton as the only figure on American currency notes who was not elected president. But few would argue against Franklin’s inclusion on these notes. After all, he is one of the country’s Founding Fathers and was the only one to sign the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty with Great Britain, and The Constitution.
On the obverse of 1966 Legal Tender Notes, you will find a portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Franklin’s portrait here was introduced in the 1928 Series. In each corner, you will see the denomination listed numerically. Other features include the red-colored serial numbers and seal, and the signatures from the Treasurer and Secretary of the Treasury.
The reverse side of $100 Legal Tender Notes contains a rendition of Independence Hall. This historic site is known as the location where the Declaration of Independence was drafted and signed. It is also the location of the signing of the United States Constitution. In each corner on the reverse, the denomination is indicated in numerical form. Also shown are the words The United States of America, One Hundred Dollars, In God We Trust.
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