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1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Note Choice Uncirculated

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The first-ever release of a $2 note in the Federal Reserve Note Series came in 1976, the Bicentennial year for the United States of America. The US Treasury and the Bureau of Engraving & Printing opted to revive a design that had featured on the United States Note series unchanged since 1928. However, it selected a new reverse design befitting the debut year for the series. Today, you have the opportunity to purchase Choice Uncirculated 1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Notes online at Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic currency sleeve!
  • Series 1976 issue!
  • Released in 1976 to coincide with the nations Bicentennial!
  • The face value of $2 (USD) is backed by the United States of America.
  • On the obverse is an effigy of President Thomas Jefferson.
  • The reverse features a replica of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The United States Note $2 denomination was the inspiration for the design of the new Federal Reserve Note $2 denomination when it debuted in 1976. President Thomas Jeffersons effigy from the 1928 Series of US Notes was revived and placed on the obverse of the new Federal Reserve Note. However, the image of Monticello was replaced on the reverse with a replica of John Trumbulls famous 1818 oil painting showing the signing of the Declaration of Independence.


On the obverse side of 1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Notes is an image of President Jefferson. The man responsible for growing the nations borders with the Louisiana Purchase is found at the center of the note. Of particular importance for this product listing are the two major stamps on this side of the note. One indicates it is a Series 1976 note, indicating it was printed and released in 1976. The other is the C stamp to the left of President Jefferson. This means the notes were printed and released through the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


The reverse face of 1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Notes features the then-new design of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. John Trumbulls original oil painting was commissioned in 1817 and completed in 1818. It depicts a room with 47 people in it, 42 of those individuals being signatories to the United States Declaration of Independence.


The selection of the John Trumbull oil painting as the reverse design of the 1976 $2 Federal Reserve Note created a bit of confusion among Americans. Many believed the choice of the Declaration of Independence design on the Bicentennial date of American independence meant the note was a commemorative issue only and not legal tender. This design remains in place today and the $2 Federal Reserve note is authentic US legal tender.


These 1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Notes are available in plastic currency sleeves. The sleeve protects the Choice Uncirculated condition of the note. Notes in this condition have the potential for a design that is slightly off-center, but have no major flaws and feature no folds.

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Product Details

Mint Mark Not Shown
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $2
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 156 mm x 66 mm x 0.1 mm
Provident ID 3841173