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1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificate Fine+

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The United States Gold Certificate was a form of paper currency in production in the United States from 1863 to 1933. The Gold Certificates were redeemable by the bearer for the face value in gold coins. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the nation off the gold standard in 1933 and recalled all gold coins in circulation, Gold Certificates were rendered useless and even considered illegal to own. Today, you have the chance to get 1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificates online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with an individual protective currency sleeve!
  • Last design of the large-sized Gold Certificate!
  • 4th and 5th versions of the $20 Gold Certificates!
  • Offered in Fine+ condition!
  • The face value is $20 (USD).
  • On the obverse is President George Washington.
  • The reverse field includes the heraldic eagle.
  • Please remember you could get matching series notes and signature combinations.
  • Images in this listing are merely representative and not a guarantee of the exact note you will receive.

The US Gold Certificate was authorized for production in March 1863. The notes were not printed for circulation, however, until 1865. When the notes debuted, the available denominations included these $20 notes as the smallest denomination alongside face values of $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000. The Gold Certificate Series went through a number of series revisions that included 1870-1875, 1882, 1888, 1900, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1913, and 1922. These series apply only to the large-sized notes and did not see all denominations revised in each of these years.


On the obverse of 1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificates is a depiction of President George Washington. This image of Washington first appeared on the 1905 Series, but was quickly redesigned in 1906 to remove the yellow ink background, change the red-ink Treasury seal to yellow ink, and removed the yellow ink printed on 20 IN GOLD COIN. The 1906 Series and 1922 Series notes available here are visibly identical with one exception. The 1922 Series features a notation over the XX Roman numerals that reads THIS CERTIFICATE IS A LEGAL TENDER IN THE AMOUNT THEREOF IN PAYMENT OF ALL DEBTS AND DUE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE. ACTS OF MARCH 14, 1900, AS AMENDED AND DECEMBER 24, 1919.


The reverse field of the 1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificate includes the heraldic eagle of the United States at the center. The eagle is shown in front-facing relief supporting the US national shield with the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace in its talons. Around the eagle is a notation of TWENTY DOLLARS. Above the design is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and GOLD, with GOLD CERTIFICATE below. The upper corners have 20 noted, with TWENTY in the lower corners.


The 1906 Series and 1922 Series $20 Gold Certificates were the last ones printed in the series prior to the 1928 Series. The 1928 Series of Gold Certificates introduced new designs across the board with a small-sized format.


1906-1922 $20 Gold Certificates listed here are in Fine+ condition. These notes have considerable signs of wear and tear that include rounded corners, margin splits, and fold lines. Please note the specific series you receive and signature combinations can vary or could all match.

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Product Details

Year 1906-1922
Mint Mark Not Shown
Condition Fine+
Denomination $20
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 3859790