1896 had the best currency notes of ALL TIME

Truly a work of art! Where is the "In god we trust"? Oh I love it!



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Comment by James on April 4, 2011 at 1:41am
They really are quite breathtaking from an artistic point-of-view.
Comment by Apple on April 4, 2011 at 9:14am
Wow, I have never seen this before.  I'll have to show some people
Comment by Walter Maki on April 4, 2011 at 10:27am

Those are what is called "Silver Certificates". Meaning their face value can be exchanged for that much in silver.


Funny how money went from being backed by silver to trusting in god. No wonder it ain't worth a shit now :P

Comment by Walter Maki on April 4, 2011 at 10:28am
And yes those old bills are works of art :)
Comment by Joli on April 4, 2011 at 1:36pm
Beautiful!! I love art <3
Comment by Arcus on April 4, 2011 at 2:18pm
I also like "Free Banking" Era notes
Comment by Dustin on April 4, 2011 at 7:33pm

It's beautiful yes , not that I personally have any issue with it , but isn't the angel wings and the trumpet blowing sort of obviously symbolic of errr  ...  Christianity?   


Like I said though , I like it.  It's pretty.  But someone else might have an issue with it.  


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