Olevian Numismatic Rarities
1917 $1 & $2 Large Size Legal Tender Notes // Set of 2 // Deluxe Collector's Pouch
United States Notes, also known as Legal Tender Notes, were a form of U.S. paper money issued from 1862 to 1971. Having been produced for 109 years, they were the longest running form of paper money in U.S. history. Legal tender notes were originally placed in circulation by the U.S. Treasury to pay expenses incurred by the Union during the Civil War. During the next century, the legislation governing these notes was modified many times and numerous versions were issued by the Treasury. Prior to 1929, United States Notes were issued in a large-size format. Starting in 1929, the size of U.S. currency was reduced to its present dimensions, and the United States Notes appeared more similar to recent Federal Reserve Notes, with the distinction of having Treasury seals and serial numbers that were red instead of green. Although all United States Notes remain valid currency to this day, they are virtually non-existent in circulation and command significant collectible premiums.
Offered here is an attractive 2-note set featuring the popular $1 and $2 denominations. You will receive notes of similar quality to those shown, housed in archival plastic sleeves and a black velvet pouch with certificate of authenticity.
5"L x 4"W x 1"H
- OriginUnited States
— Series: 1917
— Type: Legal Tender
— Size: Large- 7.4 x 3.1 inches
— Denomination: $1 & $2
— Signature: Varies
— Housed In An Archival-quality Plastic Sleeve
— Includes Certificate Of Authenticity
Please Note: The item(s) you receive will match the quality of the one shown, but may vary slightly due to the nature of original historical artifacts.
These are circulated pieces and are not graded by either PMG or PCGS. We will ship items of similar quality to the one photographed.
Shipping AvailabilityUnited States
Shipping PolicyStandard Ground Shipping
Ship In1-2 weeks ⓘ
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return or cancellation