2 Dollars United States Treasury; "Rainbow Note"

2 Dollars (United States Treasury; "Rainbow Note") -  obverse2 Dollars (United States Treasury; "Rainbow Note") -  reverse

© Peter K. Hull

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1869
Value 2 Dollars (2 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Shape Rectangular (Large)
Number N# 319318
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 145,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.
Fr US# 42
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: 1869

Obverse

Lettering:
THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR TWO DOLLARS

The United States will pay to bearer TWO DOLLARS

TWO
TREASURY NOTE

Reverse

Lettering:
Counterfeiting or altering this Note or passing any counterfeit or alteration of it or having in possession any false or counterfeit plate or impression of it or any paper made in imitation of the paper on which it is printed, is felony, and is punishable by $5,000 fine or 15 years imprisonment at hard labor or both.

This Note is a LEGAL TENDER at its face value for all debts public and private, except duties on imports and interest on the public debt.

Signatures

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

Printer

American Banknote Corporation (American Bank Note Company), Ottawa,New York, United States (1795-date)

Comments

This was known as the "Rainbow Note" due to its colorful face.

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Date Signatures VG F VF XF AU UNC
1869  JA, FES

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