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A Closer Look: Series of 1896 $2 Silver Certificate

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edited September 3, 2020 1:38PM in U.S. & World Currency Forum

The Series of 1896 Silver Certificates are referred to as the “Educational Series” in the hobby due to the design on the $1 “History Instructing Youth” issue. All three denominations in this series consist of elaborate allegorical artwork on the face of the note that makes one forget for a moment that they are looking at a banknote instead of a mural.

At the center of the $2 denomination is seen a group of five allegorical figures, and at the bottom we can see the title of the scene is “Science Presenting Steam and Electricity to Commerce and Manufacture.”

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