1869 One Dollar Legal Tender “Rainbow Notes”

1869 One Dollar Legal Tender Rainbow Notes
One Dollar Bill From Series of 1869
US currency One Dollar bill 1869

United States Notes - 1869 One Dollar Legal Tender Note “Rainbow Notes”

Obverse: Bust of George Washington, first President of the United States, 1789-1797. At the left, Christopher Columbus in sight of land. This vignette was designed by Joseph P. Ourdan. "ONE DOLLAR" at right.
Reverse: US - ONE DOLLAR - 1.
The vivid coloring on the Legal Tender Notes of the Series of 1869 has resulted in them being called “Rainbow Notes.”
Signatures: (as depicted) John Allison (Register of the Treasury) John Chalfant New (Treasurer of the United States).



Inscriptions:  Act of March 3rd 1863  -  Engraved and Printed at the Treasury Department  -  Patented July 24th 1866  -  Register Of The Treasury  -  Treasurer Of The United States  -  This Note Is A Legal Tender For One Dollar  -  Series of 1869  -  The United States Will Pay To Bearer One Dollar Washington  -  Treasury Note  -  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  -  National Bank Note Co. N.Y.  -  This Note is a Legal Tender at its face value for all debts public and private, except duties on imports and interest on the public debt.  Counterfeiting or altering this note or passing any counterfeit or alteration of it, or having in possession any false or counterfeit plate or impression of it, or any paper made in imitation of the paper on which it is printed is felony, and is punishable by $5,000 fine, or 15 years imprisonment at hard labor or both.