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1896 $1 Silver Certificate Educational Note Very Fine

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The Silver Certificate Series was issued by the United States Treasury between 1878 and 1964. The release of Silver Certificates came in response to the agitation of the American public at the Fourth Coinage Acts halt to free silver coining. While Silver Certificates were produced for nearly a century, arguably the most memorable were the Educational Series notes issued in 1896. Right now, you can buy 1896 $1 Silver Certificate Educational Series Notes online from Provident Metals in Very Fine condition.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic currency sleeve!
  • Produced for just three years in the 1890s!
  • Viewed as one of Americas top paper money designs!
  • Bears a face value of $1 (USD) from the United States.
  • History instructs youth in the obverse design.
  • First Lady Martha Washington and President George Washington feature on the reverse.
  • Available in Very Fine condition.
  • Please remember it is possible to get notes in the same condition with the same signature combinations or to receive a variety of notes instead when you buy several.

With your purchase of the 1896 $1 Silver Certificate Educational Series Note in this listing at Provident Metals, you receive products that are in Very Fine condition. The term Very Fine is broadly used to reflect paper notes that show some signs of circulation use with soiling and folds possible. A Very Fine note may have numerous folds with light soiling or only light circulation signs, light soiling, and a maximum of just 10 folds. In all, Very Fine paper notes have no serious detractions present. These notes will ship with protective plastic currency sleeves.

Provident Metals would like you to note that 1896 Silver Certificates bear signatures of the Register of the Treasury and the Treasurer of the United States. In the case of these particular notes, those combinations are limited to either J. Fount Tillman and Daniel Nash Morgan or Blanche Kelso Bruce and Ellis Henry Roberts. All of the notes have a small, red-inked Treasury stamp in the lower right.

We guarantee that these 1896 $1 Silver Certificates are in Very Fine condition, but please remember that can vary within the visual range discussed above. We cannot guarantee the appearance of the specific note you receive or its signature combinations. If you buy several, your notes could match or vary for these factors based on the availability of in-stock items.


A design known as History Instructing Youth is found on the obverse of 1896 $1 Silver Certificate Educational Notes. This face of the note has the red Treasury stamp and the signatures of the Register of the Treasury and the Treasurer of the United States.


The reverse face of 1896 $1 Silver Certificate Educational Notes comes with the portraits of First Lady Martha Washington and President George Washington. The denomination of the note is noted as One and 1 in the space between the side-by-side portraits.


Educational Series Silver Certificates refers to the $1, $2, and $5 denominations introduced in 1896. Each denomination was replaced with new designs in 1899.


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Product Details

Year 1896
Mint Mark Not Shown
Condition Very Fine
Denomination $1
Country United States
Edge Style Smooth
Product Series Legal Tender Note
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Archival Quality Currency Sleeve
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Thickness 0.1 mm
Dimensions 187 mm x 79 mm x 0.1 mm
Provident ID 3841177