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1899 $2 Silver Certificates FR 249-258m*

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Note Description: Silver Certificate
$2 1899 Large Size
Grade: 65 EPQ
Country: US
Note Number: 249
Seal Type: Blue
Certification #: 1015395-006  
Owner: Ron Stone
Sets Competing: Big Silver 2's  Score: 2740
Date Added: 1/1/2018
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

The series of 1899, or "Mini Porthole" notes, were engraved by George Fredrick Cumming Smillie. Depicting George Washington an American soldier who served as President of United States from 1789 to 1797.
Born 2/22/1732 & died on 12/14/1799. Washington served as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
This is the only $2 note to feature Washington's portrait.
Two artistic vignettes surrounding Washington represent "Mechanics" and "Agriculture", the two cornerstones of the American economy over a century ago.
Early Silver Certificates often had red, brown or blue serial numbers and seals.
Beginning in 1899, serial numbers & seals on the $1, $2 & $5 notes were officially & permanently changed to blue.
During World War Two, the government issued series of 1935A $1 Silver Certificates with a brown seal for Hawaii. Also produced were series 1935A $1 & 1934A $5 yellow seal for North Africa distribution.
The series of 1899 Silver Certificates included 10 different signature combinations of the Registry of the Treasurer and the Treasurer of the United States.

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