Posted 11 years ago
Yet another treasure from today. Silver certificates were first printed in 1878 in response to protests of the gold-standard (all paper money was redeemable for gold, so now some of it was redeemable for silver!). This particular $1 bill is from 1935, the last year these certificates were printed.
It is the same size as modern $1 bills, though of course the look is slightly different. I must say I like the touches of blue--gives it a bit more character.
The thought today of redeeming money for precious metals is a bit...odd, but it was necessary in a time when the public was distrustful of paper money, not to mention fancy-shmancy standardized money printed by the federal government.