The First Dollar Bill. U. S. Currency.

The First Dollar Bill

Washington DC: US Treasury, National Bank Note Company, 1862. The first American printed paper dollar, from the first series of U. S. legal tender. Fine (as new), flashier than a Hollywood smile, grades as Friedberg’s “uncirculated” and will CGC grade and slab as such Serial No. 72327. Portrait of Salmon P. Chase, originator of the national banking system and the sitting Secretary of the Treasury (Washington’s portrait replaced Chase’s in 1869). This is the authentic printed symbol of power, more potent than a pretty face, and more famous than rice. World renown, always redeemable, scarcer than anyone thinks, and still not very expensive. Collecting Federal currency has legs like Barbie. As the world goes electronic and nostalgia sets in, these first American dollars, from the first year’s circulation, are the model and standard for all that followed. Reference: Friedberg 17a, with “National Bank Note Company” and “American Bank Note Company” printed in the lower border. Fine. Item #325

Price: $3,500.00

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