United States Notes are also known as Legal Tender Notes because of the wording of the obligation. These notes are the 2nd earliest type and longest issued U.S. paper currency to date. The issuance of these notes stirred a great deal of Constitutional debate over the legality of notes backed only by the credit of the U.S. government.
Large size U.S. Notes consisted of 5 issues from 1862 to 1923. All series were titled "United States Note" except for the series of 1869 which were titled "Treasury Note" and the series of 1862-1863 which had no title on the note. The wording of the obligation carried on the reverse of the notes was changed several times during the entire issue.
US Notes (legal tender)
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