|1899 $1 Silver Certificate Black Eagle|
|1899 $1 Silver Certificate|
Paper Money of the United States: One Dollar Silver Certificate Black Eagle, Series of 1899
Collectors call these 1899 $1 dollar bills "Black Eagles" because of the central eagle with spread wings. This is the only piece of U.S. currency ever issued which displays the portraits of 2 different presidents Lincoln and Grant two giants of 19th century American history.
This note was ranked 16st most beautiful note in the book 100 Greatest American Currency Notes compiled by Bowers and Sundman.
Obverse: Eagle standing on flag in front of U.S. Capitol over busts of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Engraved by G.F.C. Smillie. 1899 silver certificates have a blue seal, serial numbers, and a big blue one on the left side of the bill.
Reverse: This Certificate Is Receivable For Customs, Taxes and All Public Dues, And When So Received May Be Reissued
Signatures: (as depicted) James Carroll Napier (Register of the Treasury) Charles McClung (Treasurer of the United States).
Printer & Engraver: Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
The Fourth Issue of Silver Certificates, Series 1899, were also released in three denominations, $1 (The Black Eagle Note), $2 (The Agriculture Note) and $5 (The Indian Chief Note).
1899 1 Dollar Silver Certificate Black Eagle