1882 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate, James Garfield “Ocean Telegraph”

US currency 1882 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate, James Garfield
1882 $20 Gold Certificate
American money 1882 20 Dollar bill Gold Certificate “Ocean Telegraph”
$20 “Ocean Telegraph” Gold Certificate, Series of 1882
1882 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate “Ocean Telegraph”

The Series 1882 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate “Ocean Telegraph” was ranked 95st most beautiful note in the book 100 Greatest American Currency Notes compiled by Bowers and Sundman.

Obverse: Bust of President James A. Garfield, engraved by Charles Burt.
Reverse: Large eagle carrying a lightning bolt. This vignette, named “Ocean Telegraph,” commemorated the completion of the Atlantic cable in 1858.
Signatures: (as depicted) Blanche Kelso Bruce (Register of the Treasury) James Gilfillan (Treasurer of the United States).

Inscriptions:  Gold Certificate  -  This Certifies That There Have Been Deposited In The Treasury Of The United States Of America Twenty Dollars In Gold Coin Repayable To The Bearer On Demand Washington D.C.  -  Bureau Engraving & Printing  -  Department Series  -  Under Chap. 290 Sec. 12 of the Act of July 12th 1882  -  Garfield  -  Register Of The Treasury  -  Treasurer Of The United States  -  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  -  United States Twenty Dollars Gold Certificate


James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) served as the 20th President of the United States (1881), after completing nine consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (1863–81).
Garfield's presidency lasted just 200 days—from March 4, 1881, until his death on September 19, 1881, as a result of being shot by assassin Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881. Only William Henry Harrison's presidency, of 31 days, was shorter. Garfield was the second of four United States Presidents who were assassinated.

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