1886 Two Dollar Silver Certificate General Winfield Scott Hancock

1886 Two Dollar Silver Certificate General Winfield Scott Hancock

1886 2 Dollars Silver Certificate

Paper Money of the United States: 1886 Two Dollar Silver Certificate Hancock Note, Red Seal

Silver certificates were first printed for the two dollar denomination in 1886.  These notes are called "Hancock" notes by collectors because 1886 $2 bills feature the portrait of General Winfield Scott Hancock.
The Series 1886 Two Dollar Silver Certificate “Hancock Note” was ranked 73st most beautiful note in the book 100 Greatest American Currency Notes compiled by Bowers and Sundman.

Obverse: Bust of General Winfield Scott Hancock, Union general during the Civil War. Bright red small treasury seal without spikes at lower right and ornate "UNITED STATES" at center and at the upper right is an ornate 2.
Reverse: Several geometric devices utilized along with floral patterns..
Signatures: (as depicted) William Starke Rosecrans (Register of the Treasury) Conrad N. Jordan (Treasurer of the United States).


Inscriptions:  Silver Certificate  -  Department Series 1886  -  Act of August 4 1886  -   Bureau, Engraving & Printing  -  Register Of The Treasury  -  Treasurer Of The United States  -  This Certifies That There Have Been Deposited In The Treasury Of The United States Two Silver Dollars Payable To Bearer On Demand Washington, D.C.  -  United States Silver Certificate  -  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  -  This Certificate Is Receivable For Customs, Taxes and All Public Dues, And When So Received May Be Reissued