2 Dollars 1917


2 Dollars 1917 2 Dollars 1917
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General Description This Note is Legal Tender for Two Dollars, and its brief legislative history is the note is printed pursuant to an Act of Congress which was passed on March 3rd, 1863 and this particular note has been issued as part of a series printed in 1917. A portrait of Thomas Jefferson, one of the “founding fathers” of the United States of America, is on its front. (See Article on the USA for further information) On its face value, this bill is still worth $2 if presented to any Federal Reserve Bank in the USA however its numismatic value is far greater. The signatories on the note (which actually add to its value) are: "H Speelman (sp?), Register of the Treasury and Frank White, Treasurer of the United States. Its serial number is D71724865A. This bill was purchased as part of a lot in 2013 from a local coin dealer totaling $1,050. This bill had a price attached, due to its condition, of $165. Using the 20th edition of "Paper Money by Friedberg, 20th edition (citation needed) its number is "60, design 10" and its value in VF20 is $150. The same bill in “F12” is $110. This bill is often confused for what is known as the Technicolor bill which has a larger red seal on its front and is more colorful. This note, due to its many colors, is worth considerably more than this one.
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Front Description : A portrait of Thomas Jefferson, one of the “founding fathers” of the United States of America, is on its front. (See Article on the USA for further information) On a more personal note my Aunt Anna, who was one of 8 children, was born in 1918. It is quite possible that my grandfather traveled about his home town in Massachusetts, while his wife, my grandmother Rose, was pregnant with Anna. $2 must have had considerable purchasing power during these years, which the remaining illustration depicts what life was like during this period. (See Article on the USA for further information.)
Back Description In my opinion, one of the “greatest” aspects of the reverse of this note is the “counterfeiting clause”. This clause states in detail what the penalties are if someone is tried and convicted of counterfeiting U.S. Currency. In 1917, the guilty party had to pay $5,000 or be imprisoned for 15 years at hard labor, or both!” I will update this section later once I know if this sentence is still in effect.
Catalog code P#188
Material Paper
Printed by United States Bureau of Engraving & Printing (BEP)
Catalog prices VG $190.00   VF $325.00   UNC $500.00  

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