The modern Federal Reserve Note from the United States was introduced in 1914. However, not all of the denominations currently in circulation and production today come from the 1914 Series release. Others, such as the $1 and $2 notes, were introduced more recently in the Federal Reserve Note Series. Right now, 1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Notes are available to purchase online at Silver.com in Choice Uncirculated condition.
- Ships to you inside of a protective currency sleeve!
- Series 1976 release!
- Debuted in 1976 on the date of the nation’s Bicentennial!
- Bears a face value of $2 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse depicts President Thomas Jefferson.
- On the reverse is a replica of the oil painting from John Trumbull that depicts the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Each 1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Note in this listing is in Choice Uncirculated condition. Paper notes in this condition may have designs that are printed slightly off-center, but the notes have only minimal signs of handling and come with no folds. The notes will arrive with protective currency sleeves.
The United States Treasury has issued a $2 denomination in American paper money for nearly 160 years. The first release was the 1862 $2 United States Note with an effigy of Alexander Hamilton. In 1869, the portrait on the US Note was changed to depict President Thomas Jefferson. His effigy was updated on the US Note in 1928 when it was downsized to the modern paper money format. In 1976, when the Federal Reserve Note made its debut in a $2 denomination, President Jefferson’s portrait from the 1928 US Note was revived for this release.
The obverse side of 1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Notes comes with a portrait of President Thomas Jefferson. The image of Jefferson shown here is essentially the same as the one that debuted on the US Note in 1928. These particular notes have the Bicentennial “Series 1976” stamp on the obverse, along with a stamp that identifies the Federal Reserve Bank branch in Philadelphia. The stamp found here has a “C” at the center with “Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Pennsylvania” printed around it.
On the reverse field of 1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Notes is a design that was specifically chosen for the relaunch of the $2 note. This depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence was originally created in 1818 by John Trumbull and was the perfect selection for the debut of this denomination in America’s Bicentennial year. However, the selection of this design left many Americans believing the $2 Federal Reserve Note was merely a commemorative release.
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