50 Cents "Fractional Currency" - 4th issue

50 Cents ("Fractional Currency" - 4th issue) - obverse50 Cents ("Fractional Currency" - 4th issue) - reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1873
Value 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Paper (Silk fibers, light violet)
Size 96 × 53 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 316389
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 121,
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.
Fr US# 1379
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg; 2021. Paper money of the United States : a complete illustrated guide with valuations (22nd edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, United States of America.

Series: Fourth Issue

Obverse

Image of Samuel Dexter at left
Green Treasury Seal

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES
FRACTIONAL CURRENCY

FIFTY CENTS
SAM DEXTER, SECt TREASy 1801.

Reverse

Script: Latin

Lettering:
FIFTY CENTS 50 FIFTY CENTS

THIS NOTE
IS EXCHANGEABLE
for UNITED STATES NOTES
BY THE ASSISTANT TREASURERS
and DESIGNATED DEPOSITORIES
of the UNITED STATES,
IN SUMS NOT LESS THAN
THREE DOLLARS.

RECEIVABLE
IN PAYMENT OF
ALL DUES TO THE
UNITED STATES
LESS THAN
FIVE DOLLARS,
EXCEPT CUSTOMS.

National Bank Note Co.
New York.

Signatures

John Allison (JA) Register of the Treasury
Francis Elias Spinner (FES) Treasurer of the United States

Printer

Bureau of Engraving and Printing, United States (1862-date)

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Date Signatures VG F VF XF AU UNC
1873  JA, FES

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