- Large Size Gold Certificate -
The Act of March 3, 1863 authorized the Gold
Certificates. There were a total of 9 issues made with the later
ones being the most common. These notes are colorful and vivid being
among the most attractive due to their reverse being a brilliant
golden orange, symbolic of the gold coin they represent.
The obligation is "This certifies that there have been deposited in the Treasury of the United States of America ...Dollars in gold coin payable to the bearer on demand"
-- Series of 1923 --
- Small Size Gold Certificate -
These notes were short lived as the
Gold Reserve Act of 1933 required the surrender of all gold
certificates, of both large and small size. On April 24, 1964, all
restrictions were removed and it is now legal to possess them.
The obligation reads "This certifies that there have been deposited in the Treasury of the United States of America ___ Dollars in gold coin payable to the bearer on demand...This certificate is a legal tender in the amount thereof in payment of all debts and dues public and private"
-- Series of 1928 --
This note is special to me as I found it in circulation while working at the bank.