1 Dollar Experimental Substrate

1 Dollar (Experimental Substrate) - obverse1 Dollar (Experimental Substrate) - reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Trial banknote
Year 1935
Value 1 Dollar (1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Paper (different substrates tested)
Size 156 × 57 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 327618
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Fr# 1610
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, United States.

Obverse

Portrait of George Washington at center.
Treasurer's Signature and 1 at left.
Secretary's Signature and Blue Treasury Seal at right.
Blue serial numbers.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
SILVER CERTIFICATE
THIS CERTIFIES THERE IS ON DEPOSIT IN THE TREASURY OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ONE DOLLAR
THIS CERTIFICATE IS LEGAL TENDER
FOR ALL DEBTS, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
S
ONE DOLLAR
IN SILVER PAYABLE TO THE BEARER ON DEMAND

Reverse

Great Seal of the United States around ONE.
Large

Script: Latin

Lettering:
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ONE
ONE DOLLAR

Comments

In 1944 the US government wanted to experiment with a different type of paper for the one dollar silver certificates. If the bill has a red R then that means that it was the standard paper. If the bill has a red S then that means it was the experimental paper. About one million of each note were printed.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1935  Red R was the regular substrate
1935  Red S was the experimental substrate

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