From Gold, to Paper, to Silver!
Everyone knows what the term “greenback” means when it comes to paper money, but what about currency printed in orange? Rarely seen today, these notes are gold currency notes, and from 1863 to 1933 the U.S. Treasury released gold certificates as a form of paper currency, each giving its holder title to the corresponding amount of gold coin.
One of the most coveted of these large-size notes is the $500 Gold Treasury Certificate of 1922. It’s large size, unique bright orange color – to remind folks that it was redeemable for gold – and large denomination were eye-catching enough, but what really makes this note so collectible is that it the highest denomination U.S. currency note ever to feature President Abraham Lincoln.
This $500 Gold Lincoln Treasury Certificate was also the last large-size $500 note issued by the United States and originals are few and far between. Examples in heavily circulated condition are worth around $4,000 and specimens graded in About Uncirculated (AU) condition or better can sell for more than $10,000. Obviously with these prices and the scarcity of notes available, you may never be able to add one to your collection. But now, exclusively through GovMint.com, you CAN obtain your very own 1922 $500 Gold Lincoln Treasury Certificate – struck as a shimmering silver Proof!
Minted in four ounces of highly pure 99.9% pure silver, each gleaming proof comes in Gem Proof condition, meaning it was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields. It will arrive displayed in a protective capsule and housed in a beautiful wooden presentation case.
So why are so few originals available? The Act of January 1934 made the holding of Gold Certificates illegal and, unlike President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s gold surrender order of March 1933 – which exempted gold coins held in numismatic collections, any notes held by collectors were not exempt and the vast majority were surrendered. Additionally, large-size federal notes were not widely collected and few of these notes were actually saved. Their large face values represented a large investment at the time, and they were eagerly exchanged for coins. Plus, many notes that did get stored away were later cashed in for face value by heirs, who were more likely to spend their deceased parent’s stash of old paper money when they inherited it.
This a real legacy piece to add to your collection. Loaded with history, rich in pure silver and available exclusively through GovMint.com, it’s a piece you and your family will treasure for years to come. Click one to your cart today!
- PAYS TRIBUTE TO LAST LARGE-SIZE $500 NOTE – The 1922 $500 Gold Lincoln Treasury Certificate was highest denomination currency note ever to feature President Abraham Lincoln and the last large-size $500 note issued by the United States. It’s now been struck as a 7.25″ x 3.1875″ silver proof.
- STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each 1922 $500 Silver Lincoln Gold Treasury Currency Proof struck in four ounces of 99.9% silver.
- GORGEOUS GEM PROOF CONDITION – Your 1922 $500 Four-Ounce Silver Lincoln Gold Treasury Currency Proof was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields.
- EXCLUSIVE AVAILABILITY – These gorgeous silver proofs are available exclusively though GovMint.com.
You may never be able to own an original 1922 $500 Gold Lincoln Treasury Certificate, but you CAN own a replica proof stuck in four ounces of highly pure 99.9% silver. Order yours today!