Wednesday, August 3, 2011
1917 $2 Note
Should currency ever need a candidate for the role of “black sheep” – unwanted, un-respected and yet always there, the $2 bill is perfect. The $2 note has been a part of paper currency system since the second issue of Legal Tender Notes (Series of 1862). In recent times the bill has been subject to hoarding despite the fact that you can walk into any bank and get new ones. When was the last time you received one in your change at the store? The note was actually the currency of choice at race-track betting windows. Anyone care to place a two dollar bet? This is a fine 1917 example signed by Elliott and White. Collectors of notes look for all possible combinations of a series of notes. There are 13 possible signature combinations for this series which ran from 1874 to 1917. This note is worth about $80 in this condition.