A currency collection isn’t complete without the 1935 or 1957 “small size” $1 Silver Certificate from Provident Metals. This circulated example of the series is also perfect for the history enthusiast because of its creation in response to the Fourth Coinage Act enacted in 1873.
The act welcomed the gold standard while demonetizing silver, making gold quantity the measurement for the economy. Most nations had moved to the gold standard by 1896 and ultimately ended the production of the half dime and the silver three and two cent pieces, all minor coins.
To counter the Coinage Act of 1873, the silver certificates were created to redeem silver dollar coins of the same face value or raw silver bullion. In 1968, the certificates could be exchanged for Federal Reserve Notes, even though they are still legal tender, but very obsolete.
George Washington is featured on the obverse of the $1 Silver Certificate that reads “THIS CERTIFICATE IS ON DEPOSIT IN THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” The reverse depicts the Great Seal of the United States.
Own this “small size” silver certificate and add to your collection by ordering online for Provident Metals now.
- silver certsDrewon 1/24/12
OverallPurchased several. Some in great condition some not so good. They were not in individual sleeves. Overall happy pretty .
- Silver certificatesBrianon 11/25/11
OverallFirst order of 10 were a little rough in condition.... but i reordered another 10 and they were awesome.....;)
- PleasedIanon 8/31/11
OverallI am very excited that my 20 $1 silver certificates arrived today. I was expecting each bill to come in its own plastic holder, but they didnt. Other than a slight misunderstanding there, I couldn't be happier and I will absolutely buy from Provident metals again.
- very satisfiedeleonoron 5/23/11
Overalli am very satisfied when i received my US paper bills (including $1 Silver cert) I ordered from Provident Metals. So happy the way they put protective plastics to each bill to make sure the paper bills are really well protected. The quality are excellent. I am 100% satisfied and they delivered it so fast.
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