Small size gold certificate notes have treasury seals and serial numbers printed in gold ink. The first small size gold certificates (series 1928) were released on May 29, 1929. These notes could be redeemed for gold coins until 1933 when the U.S. Government prohibited private ownership of gold. Unlike all other types of obsolete currency, they were actually recalled and made illegal to own. The ownership ban was later lifted in 1964.
This bill is sold in a deluxe currency protective sleeve.