$1 1923 SILVER CERTIFICATE PCGS 12PPQ HUNTINGTON BEACH

An unrivaled early large size silver certificate in fabulous certified collector grade. $1 silver certificates are scarcer than equivilent silver dollars and underated compared to them in price. Recent estimates are there are less than 200,000 large sized notes left in existence, and only about half that have been recorded on various census lists. Soon, large size federal notes under $1000 will be non-existent in our opinion.

Silver Certificates were printed for a time in the United States as a form of paper currency . They were produced in response to silver agitation by citizens who were angered by the Fourth Coinage Act , which placed the United States on the gold standard . The certificate was matched to the same amount of value in silver coinage . For example, one fifty dollar Silver Certificate equals fifty silver dollars .

There are a few features that distinguish a Silver Certificate. The seal and serial numbers on many of the first Silver Certificates issued were red, brown, and blue. It was not until Series 1899 for the $1, $2, and $5 denominations that the seal and number colors were officially and permanently changed to blue. (This occurred at different points for denominations above $5). During World War II the government issued 1935a Silver Certificates with a brown seal for Hawaii distribution and
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