Historical currency notes with certified grades can make a great investment for collectors, and this note from an earlier age of American currency is a case in point. Its grade is measured according to the visible effects of circulated or uncirculated status and certified on an internationally recognized scale used by the widely trusted third-party company Paper Money Guaranty (PMG). The 1882 $100 Gold Certificate Note is available to you from Provident Metals.
This 1882 $100 Gold Certificate Note ships in an individual currency sleeve, bearing a label that specifies its PMG Grade of Very Fine (25). This is a note that shows modest evidence of circulation with upwards of seven to ten folds and potential minor soiling, but is otherwise free of any defects. Provident Metals tracks and fully insures your shipment against loss or damage in transit.
The obverse side features a portrait of Senator Thomas Benton, a famous proponent of “hard money” and a legislative pioneer in the United States’ westward expansion nicknamed “Old Bullion.” The note’s serial number appears in both the lower left and upper right fields, while the US Treasury stamp appears opposite Benton’s portrait.
The reverse side of the note uses orange ink in its design elements. It features a bald eagle image at the center, surrounded by verifications of its face value and country of origin.
It might seem obscure now, but the American controversy over “hard money” was a major political battle in the 19th century that did a great deal to shape the nation’s history and economy. “Hard money” meant money that was directly backed by supplies of gold and silver specie, and to a certain political faction of the day it was identified with a populist approach to issues like the sale of federal land, which President Andrew Jackson and his supporters claimed should be restricted to purchase by gold coin in order to protect settlers from Eastern moneylenders. One of those supporters was Missouri Senator and staunchly loyal Democrat Thomas Hart Benton, earning the nickname “Old Bullion” for his efforts, and appeared after his death on $100 denominations of representative notes like this one.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Packaging||Archival Quality Currency Sleeve|
|Packaging Dimensions||8.5 x 5.0 x 0.1|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|