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1896 $2 Silver Certificates FR 247-248

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Note Description: Silver Certificate
$2 1896 Large Size
Grade: 65 EPQ
Country: US
Note Number: 248
Seal Type: Small Red
Certification #: 1015395-007  
Owner: Ron Stone
Sets Competing: Big Silver 2's  Score: 4817
Date Added: 1/1/2018
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

The series of 1896, or "Educational" note, shows the allegory of science presenting steam & electricity to commerce & manufacture.Figures were designed by Edwin H. Blashfield with background designed by Thomas F. Morris
Back shows portraits which were attributed to engraver Lorenzo James Hatch.The busts are of Robert Fulton 11/14/1765 to 2/24/1815 who brought steamboating from experimental stage to commercial success with his ship The North River Steamboat of Clermonts.
Samuel Finley Breese Morse 4/27/1791 to 4/2/1872 contributed to the invention of single wire telegraph system & was a co-developer of the Morse code.
The series of 1896 notes came with a small red U. S. Treasury Seal only.
Register of the Treasury & Treasurer of the United States signatures at the bottom of Series 1896 Silver Certicicates included 2 signature combinations, James Fount Tillman (served from July 1, 1893 to December 2, 1897) & Daniel Nash Morgan (served from June 1, 1893 to June 10, 1897), or Blanche Kelso Bruce (served from May 21, 1881 to June 5, 1885) & Ellis Henry Roberts (who served from July 1, 1897 to June 30, 1905).

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