1896 1 Dollar Silver Certificate PCGS 64PPQ

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This 1896 $1 Educational Note is One of History's Greatest!

This 1896 $1 Silver Certificate is known as the Educational Note because its obverse shows an allegorical figure of History Educating Youth. She points to a readable copy of the U.S. Constitution on the far side of the note. In the background is Washington D.C. as it existed in 1896. Below the vignette is the announcement that one Silver Dollar exists to redeem the note. Cameo portraits of George and Martha Washington grace the reverse.

In the book 100 Greatest Currency Notes, the Educational Note is ranked #7. Why? Well, in 1896, while nearly 20 million Silver Dollars were minted -- many of which still survive in high grade -- only an estimated 7,000 to 9,000 of these Silver Certificate Educational Notes are left in ANY grade! This example in particular is graded 64 Premium Paper Quality (64PPQ) by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). Hurry, this won't stay long in our vault!

Year of Issue 1896
Country United States
Composition Paper
Grade 64PPQ
Denomination 1.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name U.S. Mint
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