COMMEMORATIVE COIN - $5.00 SILVER CERTIFICATE BANK NOTE

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 17,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction

COMMEMORATIVE COIN - $5.00 SILVER CERTIFICATE BANK NOTE

A 1896 COMMEMORATIVE COIN CELEBRATING "ELECTRICITY PRESENTING LIGHT TO THE WORLD."

IN 1893 THE BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING IN WASHINGTON D.C., APPROACHED A SMALL GROUP OF ARTISTS TO SUBMIT PROPOSED DESGINS FOR A NEW SERIES OF BANKNOTES. JUST THREE DESIGNS WERE ULTIMATELY ISSUED IN 1896, AMONG THEM, $5.00 "ELECTRICITY PRESENTING LIGHT TO THE WORLD FEATURING ULYSSES S. GRANT AND PHILIP SHERIDAN, DEFENDERS OF THE UNION DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

LIMITATIONS: 9999

MATERIAL: CU. SILVER PLATED WITH BANKNOTE STICKER

WEIGHT: 54grams

ISSUE YEAR: 2010

DIAMETER: 50 mm

QUALITY: PROOF

OBVERSE: $5.00 BANKNOTE PRESENTING LIGHT

REVERSE: SILVER CERTIFICATE

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