Prior to 1964, the USA was "on the silver standard." The government controlled the price of silver, and silver certificates were bills that could be exchanged for a specific amount of the metal. Denominations used in the 20th century were one dollar, five dollars, and ten dollars. The government was allowed to print only as many bills as there was silver in the Treasury to redeem them, which helped to control the money supply. Silver certificates in fact were little more than a receipt or…

Prior to 1964, the USA was "on the silver standard." The government controlled the price of silver, and silver certificates were bills that could be exchanged for a specific amount of the metal. Denominations used in the 20th century were one dollar, five dollars, and ten dollars. The government was allowed to print only as many bills as there was silver in the Treasury to redeem them, which helped to control the money supply. Silver certificates in fact were little more than a receipt or…

Lot 1: 1923 $1 Silver Certificates ; (2) notes; together with a 1957-B $1 silver certificate and $2 1953 red seal federal reserve note

Lot 1: 1923 $1 Silver Certificates ; (2) notes; together with a 1957-B $1 silver certificate and $2 1953 red seal federal reserve note

Paper Money: 1914 $10 Silver Certificate Ten Dollars Bank Of Philadelphia Stained W/Ink? BUY IT NOW ONLY: $60.0

Paper Money: 1914 $10 Silver Certificate Ten Dollars Bank Of Philadelphia Stained W/Ink? BUY IT NOW ONLY: $60.0

Series of 1934 Silver Certificate 1 US Dollar Bill commonly referred to or otherwise nicknamed "funny back"

Series of 1934 Silver Certificate 1 US Dollar Bill commonly referred to or otherwise nicknamed "funny back"

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u.s. currency | US Currency Paper money Silver certificates at LYNN COINS and CURRENCY ...

TreasuredStocks.com,  has this item on Collectors Corner - 1896 $1 Educational Silver Certificate Tilman - Morgan Fr. # 224 PCGS 65 PPQ Gem New

TreasuredStocks.com, has this item on Collectors Corner - 1896 $1 Educational Silver Certificate Tilman - Morgan Fr. # 224 PCGS 65 PPQ Gem New

Paper Money: $5 Bill Series 1899 Large Note Silver Certificate Chief BUY IT NOW ONLY: $495.0

Paper Money: $5 Bill Series 1899 Large Note Silver Certificate Chief BUY IT NOW ONLY: $495.0

1896 Five Dollar Silver Certificate from the Educational Series "Electricity as the Dominant Force in the World"

1896 Five Dollar Silver Certificate from the Educational Series "Electricity as the Dominant Force in the World"

Paper Money: 1934-A 5 Dollar Silver Certificate Vf #1305 BUY IT NOW ONLY: $30.0

Paper Money: 1934-A 5 Dollar Silver Certificate Vf #1305 BUY IT NOW ONLY: $30.0

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