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1880 $20 Legal Note PMG 15, Choice Fine

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Provident Metals is pleased to offer a vintage note from the longest-running paper currency program in US history! Referred to as legal tender notes or United States notes, this paper currency was issued from 1862 until 1971. This included both large and small format releases in denominations ranging from $1 to $10,000. Right now, you can buy 1880 $20 Legal Tender Notes in Choice Fine condition online at Provident Metals.

Note Highlights

  • Delivered to you in a PMG protective currency sleeve!
  • Classic 19th-centurypaper currency!
  • The final note of its kind!
  • Issued a face value of $20 by the United States government.
  • Features a grade of Choice Fine 15 from the Paper Money Guaranty.
  • A portrait of Alexander Hamilton and a Victory statue is found on the obverse.
  • Denomination information is shown in the reverse design.

All 1880 Legal Tender Notes in this online Provident Metals listing will arrive in protective plastic currency sleeves. These sleeves include a label from Paper Money Guaranty bearing the official grade of Choice Fine 15. This designation means you will notice various signs of circulation, including folds, upon inspection. Once your payment clears, Provident Metals will fully insure your order and ship directly to your door using nondescript packaging.


On the obverse of $20 Legal Tender Notes, there is a portrait of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton is depicted on the left side in right-profile relief. Across from the former Secretary of the Treasury, we find an allegorical representation of Victory. This symbolic figure is shown as a woman with a helmet and sword. Also on the obverse, you will see the Treasury seal as well as the serial number on both the right and the left side.


The reverse of these Legal Tender Notes contains the denomination. This is shown in each of the four corners numerically and in Roman numerals. It also appears along the sides in alphabetic form. Obligation information and an ornate center pattern round out the reverse design elements.


Large-format notes were common for all types of US paper currency up until 1929. Large-sized notes are quite popular among collectors and feature some of the most beautiful and complex paper currency artwork. Following the Treasury Department Appropriation Bill of 1929, notes were reduced in size for economic reasons. With the new smaller size, The Bureau of Engraving and Printing could produce 12 notes per sheet instead of 8. The smaller-sized notes also simplified the designs with an aesthetic that has remained largely unchanged to this day.


If you have questions, we’re here to help. You can call Provident Metals at 800-313-3315, online through our live chat, and via our email address.

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Product Details

Year 1880
Condition Fine 15
Grading Service PMG
Producer US Treasury
Condition Choice Fine
Denomination $20
Country United States
Edge Style Smooth
Product Series Legal Noted
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging PMG Certified Sleeve
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Dimensions 156 x 66 x 0.1 mm
Packaging Dimensions 8.5 x 5.0 x 0.1
Provident ID 3978806