Special Sub-Topic: The World of US Paper Money
|The 1934 $1 Silver Certificate is considered a "funnyback."|
t. 1928 and 1934 Silver Certificates are considered "funnybacks" because of the odd-looking design.
|Which of the following bills doesn't depict a President, as of 2004?|
$10 bill. Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury, not a president.
|An example of a horse- or saddle-blanket note is the 1923 $1 United States Note. What color is the seal?|
Red. All United States Notes have red seals, from the 1862 issue to the 1963 issue, except for some oddities.
|The Woods-Woodin signature combination can be found on which of the following notes?|
1928 $1 United States Note. This combination is found on the only small-size issue of $1 U.S. Notes.
|The only Native American pictured on United States currency can be found on the 1899 issue of $5 __________________.|
Silver Certificates. This design was used until the early 1920s.
|People believed that a major cause of the Great Depression was the fluctuating price of gold. The government then recalled all gold and gold certificates. Under which president was this done?|
Franklin Roosevelt. FDR recalled all gold certificates and coins in 1934, except for gold in jewelry. (Private ownership of gold was restricted in many countries between from 1930s and the 1970s).
|Which president made it legal to own gold and gold certificates again?|
Richard Nixon. John F. Kennedy actually favored United States Notes over gold-backed notes.
|Which series of $1 Silver Certificate saw the addition of the motto "In God We Trust?"|
1935G. Notes from this series were also printed without the motto, creating two varieties.
|Ivy Baker Priest signed the 1934 $5 Silver Certificate.|
f. I.B.P. signed the 1953 $5 S.C. She was the mother of Pat Priest, from "The Munsters."
|Which of the following notes pictures the White House on its reverse, as of 2004?|
$20 Federal Reserve Note. The $20 FRN has pictured the White House since its standardization in 1928.
|Which of the following bills doesn't depict a building in Washington, D.C., as of 2004?|
$100 Federal Reserve Note. Independence Hall is a major attraction in Philadelphia.
|There were $100 Silver Certificates in the 1800s.|
t. $100 silver certificates from 1878 are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
|The difference in face value between the lowest small-size denomination of U.S. Note and the highest small-size denomination of Gold Certificate is ________.|
$99,999. Don't forget about the 1934 $100,000 Gold Certificate when studying money.
|1934A $5000 Federal Reserve Notes were issued and distributed by only one Federal Reserve Bank. Which one was it?|
St. Louis. The symbol for the St. Louis FRB is the letter H.
|There is an acclaimed and sought-after note picturing a battleship on its reverse. It is a note of which denomination?|
$2. This note was issued in 1918.
|$1 Federal Reserve Notes weren't printed until 1963.|
t. They weren't deemed necessary because of the amount of Silver Certificates floating around.
|The famous "Technicolor" Gold Certificate was of what denomination?|
$20. George Washington is pictured on this note.
|Thomas Jefferson has been pictured on the $2 bill since what year?|
1869. He hadn't always been pictured on the $2 bill, though.
|You can always tell if the note you're holding is a replacement note because it will have a _________ in the serial number.|
Star & star. This has been a standard of the BEP since about 1900.
|This was the only $10 Silver Certificate to have the blue seal printed to the left of the portrait.|
1933. This note is one of the rarest notes in existence today.
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