President George Washington has featured on countless different denominations and forms of United States currency. There is one denomination that Washington has featured on minimally and that is the $2 denomination of paper currency. Prior to now, his lone appearance on $2 bills came on the 1899 $2 silver certificate. Right now, $2 Washington Porthole Legal Tender Notes are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a bi-fold display folio and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Authentic legal tender notes!
- High-definition graphics with colorized visuals!
- Duplicates the 1899 $2 Silver Certificate!
- Bears a face value of $2 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse features a portrait of George Washington flanked by allegorical figures.
- On the reverse is a depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Each $2 Washington Porthole Legal Tender Note available in this product listing comes to you in uncirculated condition. These never-before-used $2 Federal Reserve Notes are clean and crisp, with the modern effigy of President Thomas Jefferson covered by high-definition graphics that duplicate the obverse design from the 1899 $2 Silver Certificate from the Treasury. These legal tender notes are housed in bi-fold display folios and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The United States issued silver certificates starting in 1878, with new designs regularly developed, printed, and released into circulation through 1957. George Washington first featured on silver certificates with the 1923 $1 Silver Certificate. Interestingly, that was more than 36 years after his wife, Martha Washington, featured on the first-ever $1 Silver Certificates issued in 1886. Washington first featured on a Silver Certificate in the 1896 $1 release alongside his wife Martha Washington, and then made his solo debut on the 1899 $2 Silver Certificate.
The obverse side of $2 Washington Porthole Legal Tender Notes features a replica of the 1899 $2 Silver Certificate. The high-definition graphics that appear on the obverse of these legal tender notes were added for collectible purposes and overlay the bust of President Thomas Jefferson. The image features Washington in the porthole design element flanked by allegorical figures that represent agriculture and mechanics.
George Washington has only once featured on a $2 denomination in US history, and the 1899 $2 Silver Certificate was that note. The porthole design element is common in US currency and is so-named because of the image of the character in the portrait frame is similar in appearance to someone looking out of a ship’s porthole at the elements around.
On the reverse field of $2 Washington Porthole Legal Tender Notes, you will find John Trumbull’s 1818 painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The image has appeared on the $2 Federal Reserve Note since 1976 when this denomination was added to the modern legal tender notes of the United States.
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