2 Dollars Treasury Note

2 Dollars (Treasury Note) - obverse2 Dollars (Treasury Note) - reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1862
Value 2 Dollars (2 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Paper
Size 189 × 79 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 309581
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 129
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
And 2 more volumes.

Series: 1862

Obverse

Center:
Portrait of Alexander Hamilton (profile view)

Scripts: Latin, Latin (cursive)

Lettering:
Center:
ACT OF JULY 11th 1862
THE UNITED STATES
WILL PAY THE BEARER
TWO DOLLARS
AT THE
TREASURY
IN NEW YORK

LEFT:
UNITED STATES TREASURY
2
TWO DOLLARS

WASHINGTON
II
August 1st 1862
#### [Serial Number]

Right
#### [Serial Number]
UNITED STATES TREASURY
2
TWO DOLLARS

Bottom:
Patented April 23rd 1860 National Bank Note Company

Engraver: National Bank Note Company

Reverse

Script: Latin

Lettering:
THIS NOTE IS A
LEGAL TENDER
for all debts public and private
(except Duties on Imports)
and Interest on the Public Debt;
and is receivable in payment
OF ALL LOANS
made to the
UNITED STATES

Comments

In March 1862, the first $2 bill was issued as a Legal Tender Note (United States Note) with a portrait of Alexander Hamilton; the portrait of Hamilton used was a profile view, different from the familiar portrait in use on the small-sized $10 bill since 1928.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1862  P#129(1). National Bank Note Company
1862  P#129(2). American Bank Note Company

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