1890 100 Dollar Treasury or Coin Note "Watermelon Note"

US currency 1890 100 Dollar Treasury Coin Note Watermelon
One Hundred Dollar Treasury notes of 1890, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut
1890 100 Dollar Treasury Coin Note Watermelon
1890 $100 Treasury or Coin Note "Watermelon"
1890 100 Dollar Treasury or Coin Note "Watermelon Note".

Obverse: Bust of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, 1801-1870, the first man to hold the rank of Admiral in the U.S. Navy. The ornate devices used in the face engraving bring about wondrous detail in both the floral arrangements at the corners and portrait vignette.
Reverse: This is the famous “Watermelon” note, so called because of the shape of the large zeros and vivd geometric lathe work is observed encircling the roman numeral "C," at left and obligation at right.
Signatures: (as depicted) William Starke Rosecrans (Register of the Treasury) James Nelson Huston (Treasurer of the United States). All $100 Watermelon notes were signed by Rosecrans and Huston.

Inscriptions:  Series of 1890  -  Legal Tender Act July 14 1890  -  Bureau, Engraving & Printing  -  Register Of The Treasury  -  Treasurer Of The United States  -  Sheridan  -  Treasury Note  -  The United States Of America Will Pay To Bearer One Hundred Dollars In Coin Washington, D.C.  -  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  -  This Note Is A Legal Tender At Its Face Value In Payment of All Debts, Public and Private, Except When Otherwise Expressly Stipulated In The Contract.

David Glasgow Farragut (July 5, 1801 – August 14, 1870) was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay (In which he was victorious), usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" in U.S. Navy tradition.