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1891 1 Dollar Stanton Treasury Note Fine
I Can't Carry All that Silver Around in My Pocket!
Way out in the Wild, Wild West of the 19th century, folks liked carrying big Silver Dollars around in their pockets. But, back East, folks didn't. Their solution: Treasury Notes. When the Treasury Department purchased a dollar's worth of silver bullion, they gave the seller a $1 note that was redeemable at any time for silver or gold. It was literally a receipt. This satisfied the Easterners who could then carry the notes in their wallets. This 1891 $1 note features Lincoln's Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. It's one of the most intricately engraved notes, showing a red Treasury seal, serial numbers and three ornate patterns on the reverse. Compared to other types of notes, these were issued in small quantities (only as many as the silver the Treasury bought). And, because they were "as good as gold," they were a preferred means of exchange and circulated heavily. As a result, these Stanton Notes are very hard to find today. We located a small quantity in Fine condition, and while our supply lasts you can add this historic note to your collection.
|Year of Issue||1891|
|Dimensions||7.375 x 3.125 in|