1863 One Hundred Dollar Legal Tender Note "Spread Eagle"

US currency 100 Dollars Spread Eagle United States Notes 1863 Legal Tender Note
1863 $100 Legal Tender Note - Large Eagle with Spread Wings
US paper money 1863 100 Dollars Legal Tender Note
1863 $100 Legal Tender Note
United States Notes - 1863 One Hundred Dollar Legal Tender Note "Spread Eagle"

Obverse: Large American eagle. This was the first note to feature the American eagle.
Act of March 3, 1863 at upper left. New Series 1 at right. Type 2 treasury seal with single serial number at lower right. Green patent date at top center and National Banknote Company imprint. Iconic "Spread Eagle," vignette dominates the design at upper left with three "100" counters with two black and one green. Back with near edge to edge impression with ornate devices at left and right with "UNITED STATES, TREASURY NOTE," repeated along with the denomination in both western and roman numerals.
Reverse: The Second Obligation is shown.
Second Obligation. The later issues have the Second Obligation, which reads as follows, “This note is a legal tender for all debts, public and private, except duties on imports and interest on the public debt, and is receivable in payment of all loans made to the United States.”
Signatures: (as depicted) Lucius E. Chittenden (Register of the Treasury) Francis Elias Spinner (Treasurer of the United States).



Inscriptions:  Act of Feb 25th 1862 or Act of March 3rd, 1863  -  Series ###  -  The United States Promise To Pay To The Bearer One Hundred Dollars Payable At The Treasury of the United States At New York  -  American National Bank Note Co.  -  Register Of The Treasury  -  Treasurer Of The United States  -  Washington  -  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  -  March 10th 1863  -  This Note Is A Legal Tender For All Debts Public And Private Except Duties On Imports And Interest On The Public Debt / And Is exchangeable for U.S. Six percent Twenty Year Bonds, redeemable at the pleasure of the U. States after Five Years / And Is Receivable In Payment of All Loans Made To The United States  -  United States of America.