United States


Silver Certificate 1 Dollar, 1896

silver certificate 1 dollar 1896 front
silver certificate 1 dollar 1896 back

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 & Backsilver certificate 1 dollar 1896 back

The One Dollar Note of 1896, better known as the "Educational" was designed by Will H. Low and engraved by Charles Schlecht.

It shows an allegorical history instructing the youth of America ( pointing at the Constitution ) with the Washington Monument and Capitol building in the background, engraved in black with a red seal. The names of great Americans appear in wreath decorating the outer edge of the notes including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William T. Sherman, James Fennimore Cooper, Abraham Lincoln, Robert Fulton, John C. Calhoun, Washington Irving, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Oliver H. Perry, John Marshall, Daniel Webster, Samuel Morse, Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Bancroft, Ulysses S. Grant, David G. Farragut, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Signed by the Register of the Treasury & the Treasurer of the United States. The reverse of this silver certificate depicts Martha & George Washington.


Allegorical Woman and Boy




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