In 1929, it was decided by the U.S. Government to "shrink" the one dollar bill by 2.61" in its overall size. The introduction of the smaller $1.00 currency notes was the culmination of a 20 year exhaustive study. In 1927, Secretary of the Treasury, Andrew W. Mellon approved new designs and conducted a vigorous advertising campaign to inform the public. The new notes were attractive and embodied new security features to help prevent counterfeiting.
This collection features a rare, large 1899 Silver Certificate and a 1929 series Silver Certificate.
Display is present in a 10" x 12" solid wood frame.
Shrinking Dollar Silver Certificates: 1899 Black Eagle Collection