|1918 $2 Battleship Federal Reserve Bank Note Boston|
|1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note "Battleship"|
United States banknotes Two Dollar Federal Reserve Bank Note Series 1918 Boston "Battleship"
Among the most popular U.S. currency notes in history, it has striking and distinguished designs. Collectors have given this note the nickname of a "Battleship" note. The back of 1918 two dollar bills shows a battle ship (hence the nickname). People tend to call this the USS New York, although no name is assigned to the ship in the vignette.
Obverse: Portrait of Thomas Jefferson (April 13 [O.S. April 2] 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). There is a Blue Treasury seal on the right hand side of the bill and the serial numbers are in blue ink.
Reverse: World War I Battleship.
Predominant colors: Black and green.
Signatures: (as depicted) Houston Benge Teehee (Register of the Treasury); John Burke (Treasurer of the United States); Chester C. Bullen (Cashier); Charles A. Morss (Governor).
Issued by: The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Massachusetts.
Printer & Engraver: Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
This note is receivable at par in all parts of the United States in payment of all taxes and excises and all other dues to the United States except duties on imports and also for all salaries and other debts and demands owing by the United States to individuals, corporations and associations within the United States except interest on public debt.
Series of 1918 two dollar Federal Reserve Bank Notes were issued for 12 different banks (Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, San Francisco).