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The gold certificate was used from 1882 to 1933 in the United States as a form of paper currency. Each certificate gave its holder title to its corresponding amount of gold coin. All gold certificates prior to 1928 were Large Size notes. more...

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Two Small Size series were issued, the first in 1928. The 1928 issue was the last one legal for general circulation. A second Small Size series was issued in 1934, including the $100,000 denomination featuring Woodrow Wilson's portrait. However, by then the public had been banned from possessing either gold or gold certificates, and the 1934 certificates were intended only for transactions among the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Banks. This fact was reflected by the wording of the redeemability clause, to which the phrase "as authorized by law" was appended. In addition, the phrase "in gold coin" was changed to "in gold", to emphasize that the authorized person redeeming the certificate would not be receiving its face value in pre-1933 gold coins, but rather merely bullion at whatever price was then in effect.

Michael Hillegas, the first Treasurer of the United States appeared on the 1907-1922 certificate.

A gold certificate is a banknote that is redeemable in gold. The United States issued them from 1865 to 1934, in denominations from $10 to $100,000.

The early history of United States gold certificates is somewhat hazy. They were authorized under the Act of March 3rd, 1863, but unlike the United States Notes also authorized, they apparently were not printed until 1865. They did not have a series date, and were hand-dated upon issue. "Issue" meant that the government took in the equivalent value in gold, and the first several series of Gold Certificates promised to pay the amount only to the depositor, who was explicitly identified on the certificate itself. The first issue featured a vignette of an eagle uniformly across all denominations. Several later issues (series 1870, 1871, and 1875) featured various portraits of historical figures. The reverse sides were either blank or featured abstract designs. The only exception was the $20 of 1865, which had a picture of a $20 gold coin.

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		$10 1928 Gold Certificate 55 About UncirculatedNew listing $10 1928 Gold Certificate 55 About Uncirculated $89.00 Fr#2153-B* 1934-A $100 Rare New York Non Mule Dgs Star Pmg-Vf 25 Awesome Rarity!Fr#2153-B* 1934-A $100 Rare New York Non Mule Dgs Star Pmg-Vf 25 Awesome Rarity! $429.99
Fr-2400 1928 $10 Gold Certificate" Superb-Gem-Unc-Plus " # A63531161AFr-2400 1928 $10 Gold Certificate" Superb-Gem-Unc-Plus " # A63531161A $949.99 Was: $999.99 Nice Crisp 1934 $100.00 Gold Certificate Copy Banknote Read Description!Nice Crisp 1934 $100.00 Gold Certificate Copy Banknote Read Description! $2.54 Was: $2.99
Fr2400 $10 Gold Note 1928 Series Woods / Mellon - Au - Bs1438Fr2400 $10 Gold Note 1928 Series Woods / Mellon - Au - Bs1438 $375.00 1928 Circulated Ten Dollar Gold Certificate1928 Circulated Ten Dollar Gold Certificate $42.00
Nice Crisp Uncirculated 1934 $100,000 Gold Certificate Copy Note!Nice Crisp Uncirculated 1934 $100,000 Gold Certificate Copy Note! $2.54 Was: $2.99 1928-$10 Gold Certificate-Pmg 35, "Choice Very Fine"-Fr#2400, Aa Block.1928-$10 Gold Certificate-Pmg 35, "Choice Very Fine"-Fr#2400, Aa Block. $239.00
Us 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr 2402 Pcgs 55 Ch Au (-463)Us 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr 2402 Pcgs 55 Ch Au (-463) $529.95 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Woods/Mellon * Pmg Au50 *1928 $10 Gold Certificate Woods/Mellon * Pmg Au50 * $299.00
1928 $20 Gold Certificate F-2402 Gold Seal1928 $20 Gold Certificate F-2402 Gold Seal $240.00 1928, $20 Fr 2402* Star Small Size Gold Certificate1928, $20 Fr 2402* Star Small Size Gold Certificate $2,450.00
1929 $20 Brown Seal National Currency St. Louis! Vg! Old Us Paper Currency!1929 $20 Brown Seal National Currency St. Louis! Vg! Old Us Paper Currency! $22.50 New listing
		$10 Gold Certificate 1928 Fr-2400 Choive Vf+ * AvenueCoinNew listing $10 Gold Certificate 1928 Fr-2400 Choive Vf+ * AvenueCoin $20.50
Series of 1922 $20 Gold Certificate Speelman/White Twenty Dollars In Gold CoinSeries of 1922 $20 Gold Certificate Speelman/White Twenty Dollars In Gold Coin $362.17 New listing
		Limited Edition - Us 1934 $10,000 Gold Certificate Note - Large Canvas ArtworkNew listing Limited Edition - Us 1934 $10,000 Gold Certificate Note - Large Canvas Artwork $99.00
1928 $50 Gold Certificate Fr-2404 - Graded Pmg 63 Epq - Choice Uncirculated1928 $50 Gold Certificate Fr-2404 - Graded Pmg 63 Epq - Choice Uncirculated $3,599.89 Fr#2152-F* 1934 $100 Rare Atlanta 4 Digit Lgs Star Pcgs-Vf 30 Awesome Rarity!Fr#2152-F* 1934 $100 Rare Atlanta 4 Digit Lgs Star Pcgs-Vf 30 Awesome Rarity! $879.99
Amazing Choice Uncirculated 1928 $10 *Gold Certificate*! Pcgs 63 Ppq! A83803031AAmazing Choice Uncirculated 1928 $10 *Gold Certificate*! Pcgs 63 Ppq! A83803031A $579.00 1928 $20 Gold Certificate-Xf- Crisp-Woods/Mellon-Gold Seal K4141928 $20 Gold Certificate-Xf- Crisp-Woods/Mellon-Gold Seal K414 $202.50 Was: $225.00
Fr2402 1928 Gold Note S/N #A36743240A - Choice Vf-Xf - Bs4130Fr2402 1928 Gold Note S/N #A36743240A - Choice Vf-Xf - Bs4130 $245.00 New listing
		1928 $20 Gold Certificate *Star* Note ~ Free Shipping!New listing 1928 $20 Gold Certificate *Star* Note ~ Free Shipping! $100.00
$10 gold certificate Fr#2400$10 gold certificate Fr#2400 $70.00 1929 $10 Brown Seal National Currency Chicago X671 Vg Old Us Paper Currency!1929 $10 Brown Seal National Currency Chicago X671 Vg Old Us Paper Currency! $13.50
Fr-2400 1928 $10 Gold Certificate ( Beautiful Note ) A66496150AFr-2400 1928 $10 Gold Certificate ( Beautiful Note ) A66496150A $432.25 Was: $455.00 2 Notes 1928 B Gold Demand $5.00 & Usa Frn $5.00 = Your Win Two Notes = N R =2 Notes 1928 B Gold Demand $5.00 & Usa Frn $5.00 = Your Win Two Notes = N R = $49.90
1929 $5 Brown Seal National Currency Chicago X619 Vg/Fine! Old Us Paper Currency1929 $5 Brown Seal National Currency Chicago X619 Vg/Fine! Old Us Paper Currency $12.50 New listing
		$50.00 Gold Certificate Series of 1928 - Nice Looking!New listing $50.00 Gold Certificate Series of 1928 - Nice Looking! $76.00
Hgr 1928 $10 (Gold Certificate) Appears Gem UncirculatedHgr 1928 $10 (Gold Certificate) Appears Gem Uncirculated $114.50 1928 $20 Dollar Gold Certificate Pmg Very Fine 30 Fr #24021928 $20 Dollar Gold Certificate Pmg Very Fine 30 Fr #2402
1928 $20 Dollar Gold Certificate Bill1928 $20 Dollar Gold Certificate Bill $82.00 Ac 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pmg 40 Fr 2400Ac 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pmg 40 Fr 2400 $279.00
Absolutely Beautiful 1928 $50 Gold Certificate Extra FineAbsolutely Beautiful 1928 $50 Gold Certificate Extra Fine $505.99 1925 $20 Gold Certificate Nice Note1925 $20 Gold Certificate Nice Note $100.00
1928 $100 Gold Certificate Pmg Vf 25 Fr. 2405 Nice Original Note1928 $100 Gold Certificate Pmg Vf 25 Fr. 2405 Nice Original Note $719.99 Was: $799.99 Fr-2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pcgs Very-Choice-New 64Ppq # A33369554AFr-2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pcgs Very-Choice-New 64Ppq # A33369554A $854.05 Was: $899.00
September 11Th $20 Gold Leaf Coin Certificate W/Coa 9/11September 11Th $20 Gold Leaf Coin Certificate W/Coa 9/11 $15.00 Fr2402 Choice Xf-Au 1928 $20 Gold Note S/N #A32686386A Bs4138Fr2402 Choice Xf-Au 1928 $20 Gold Note S/N #A32686386A Bs4138 $275.00
1928 $50 Gold Certificate - Fr # 24041928 $50 Gold Certificate - Fr # 2404 $2,340.00 #Fr2400 $10 1928 Gold Note Woods / Mellon Pmg 65 Gem Unc Wl5795 Key#Fr2400 $10 1928 Gold Note Woods / Mellon Pmg 65 Gem Unc Wl5795 Key $1,995.00
Hgr 1907 $10 Mega Rare Napier/Thompson (Gold Act 1907) Only 72 Total KnownHgr 1907 $10 Mega Rare Napier/Thompson (Gold Act 1907) Only 72 Total Known $148.05 Fr1181 $20.00 Gold 1906 High End Xf-Au Gem W/ Blazing Colors Wl419 KeyFr1181 $20.00 Gold 1906 High End Xf-Au Gem W/ Blazing Colors Wl419 Key $1,299.00
Tt Fr 2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pmg 66 Epq Gem UncirculatedTt Fr 2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pmg 66 Epq Gem Uncirculated $2,900.00 New listing
		$20 Gold Certificate Series 1928 A39274768ANew listing $20 Gold Certificate Series 1928 A39274768A $99.99
Scarce *Star* Au+ 1928 50 Dollar Bill Gold Certificate Note 100 20 500 Fr2404*Scarce *Star* Au+ 1928 50 Dollar Bill Gold Certificate Note 100 20 500 Fr2404* $4,401.00 Us 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr 2402 Vf-Xf (-985)Us 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr 2402 Vf-Xf (-985) $219.95
$10 1928 Gold Certificate Fr.2400 Pmg 66 Epq$10 1928 Gold Certificate Fr.2400 Pmg 66 Epq $2,800.00 1928 $50 ♚♚ Gold-Certificate ♚♚ Pmg Vf 301928 $50 ♚♚ Gold-Certificate ♚♚ Pmg Vf 30 $950.00
Series 1928 $20 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate Grading Xf Fr #2402 0445ASeries 1928 $20 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate Grading Xf Fr #2402 0445A $250.00 Tt Fr 2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pcgs 65 Ppq Gem NewTt Fr 2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pcgs 65 Ppq Gem New $2,375.00
Hgr 1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate (X-Rare) Appears Gem UncirculatedHgr 1900 $10,000 Gold Certificate (X-Rare) Appears Gem Uncirculated $1,491.50 Fr2400 $10 Gold Cert 1928 Series Woods / Mellon Pmg 53 Unc Bs3685Fr2400 $10 Gold Cert 1928 Series Woods / Mellon Pmg 53 Unc Bs3685 $450.00
Gem 1928 $20 dollar Gold Certificate, Pcgs 65 Ppq, Fr 2402 A32093890AGem 1928 $20 dollar Gold Certificate, Pcgs 65 Ppq, Fr 2402 A32093890A $1,895.00 Ac 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pcgs 66 Ppq Fr 2400Ac 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pcgs 66 Ppq Fr 2400 $2,099.00
1928-$20 Gold Certificate-Pmg 20, " Very Fine"-Fr#2402, Aa Block. Woods/Mellon1928-$20 Gold Certificate-Pmg 20, " Very Fine"-Fr#2402, Aa Block. Woods/Mellon $98.00 Fr1173 $10.00 Original Gold Note High End Xf Hv2126Fr1173 $10.00 Original Gold Note High End Xf Hv2126 $750.00
1928 $50 Gold Certificate - A block1928 $50 Gold Certificate - A block $2,470.00 1928-B $5 Fr#1952 D-Cleveland Redeemable in Gold on Demand Frn Note - Lot #71928-B $5 Fr#1952 D-Cleveland Redeemable in Gold on Demand Frn Note - Lot #7 $54.99
1928 $20 Gold Certificate Woods/Mellon * Xf * Series of 19281928 $20 Gold Certificate Woods/Mellon * Xf * Series of 1928 $249.00 September 11th 9/11 $20 Silver Leaf Certificate W/CoaSeptember 11th 9/11 $20 Silver Leaf Certificate W/Coa $40.00
1929 $10 Brown Seal National Currency New York! Fine! X553 Old Us Currency!1929 $10 Brown Seal National Currency New York! Fine! X553 Old Us Currency! $17.50 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pmg 30 Very Fine!1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pmg 30 Very Fine! $299.00
Super Rare Nice 1922 (*Star*) $20 Gold Cert. Large Pmg Vf20 Net Fr#1187* NrSuper Rare Nice 1922 (*Star*) $20 Gold Cert. Large Pmg Vf20 Net Fr#1187* Nr $587.49 Fr2402 $20 Gold Cert 1928 Series Woods / Mellon - Xf - Bs1439Fr2402 $20 Gold Cert 1928 Series Woods / Mellon - Xf - Bs1439 $300.00
Fr. 2400 1928 $10 Ten Dollars Gold Certificate Currency Note About UncirculatedFr. 2400 1928 $10 Ten Dollars Gold Certificate Currency Note About Uncirculated $299.95 Ne
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		1928 $50.00 Historic Gold Certificate - SolidNe 00004000 w listing 1928 $50.00 Historic Gold Certificate - Solid $429.99
1928 $10 Dollar Small Size Gold Certificate Fr# 2400 Choice Au1928 $10 Dollar Small Size Gold Certificate Fr# 2400 Choice Au $425.00 New listing
		Series 1928-B $20.00 Gold NoteNew listing Series 1928-B $20.00 Gold Note $39.99
1906 $20 Gold Certificate Em3671906 $20 Gold Certificate Em367 $525.00 1928 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate Vf Fr# 2402, small tear top1928 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate Vf Fr# 2402, small tear top $41.00
1928 $10 Gold Certificate Note Fr # 2400 Pmg 25 Certified Currency - Jt8191928 $10 Gold Certificate Note Fr # 2400 Pmg 25 Certified Currency - Jt819 $160.00 Fr. 2405 $100 1928 Gold Certificate Extra FineFr. 2405 $100 1928 Gold Certificate Extra Fine $1,296.00
1929 $20 Brown Seal National Currency Fine! Minneapolis X938 Old Currency!1929 $20 Brown Seal National Currency Fine! Minneapolis X938 Old Currency! $26.00 Fr. 2402 1928 $20 Twenty Dollars Gold Certificate Currency Note Extremely FineFr. 2402 1928 $20 Twenty Dollars Gold Certificate Currency Note Extremely Fine $249.95
Fr2400 $10 Gold Note - Xf - 1928 Series Woods / Mellon Bs1440Fr2400 $10 Gold Note - Xf - 1928 Series Woods / Mellon Bs1440 $290.00 1928-C $10 Vf-35 Epq Fr #2003D Frn Redeemable in Gold on Demand Note D Cleveland1928-C $10 Vf-35 Epq Fr #2003D Frn Redeemable in Gold on Demand Note D Cleveland $419.00
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				Spectacular 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Superb Gem UncirculatedNew listing Spectacular 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Superb Gem Uncirculated $81.00 1928 Us $20 Gold Certificate Fr 2402 Ch Au/Cu1928 Us $20 Gold Certificate Fr 2402 Ch Au/Cu $386.99 Was: $429.99
Us $20 Gold Certificate Series Of 1928 - Circulated ConditionUs $20 Gold Certificate Series Of 1928 - Circulated Condition $85.00 1928 $10 Ten Dollar Gold Certificate Graded Pcgs 15 Fine United States1928 $10 Ten Dollar Gold Certificate Graded Pcgs 15 Fine United States $199.99
Fr2402 $20 1928 Series Gold Cert Woods / Mellon Pmg 65 Epq Gem Unc Wlm1737Fr2402 $20 1928 Series Gold Cert Woods / Mellon Pmg 65 Epq Gem Unc Wlm1737 $1,850.00 1928 $10 Dollar Gold Certificate Star Note Pmg Ef 45 Under Graded !1928 $10 Dollar Gold Certificate Star Note Pmg Ef 45 Under Graded ! $2,000.00
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		Gold Certificate Twenty Dollar Bill 1928.High Grade Unc/Make An Offer !New listing Gold Certificate Twenty Dollar Bill 1928.High Grade Unc/Make An Offer ! $195.00 $50 Gold Certificate Series Of 1928 "Woods & Mellon"$50 Gold Certificate Series Of 1928 "Woods & Mellon" $476.00
$20.00 Gold Certificate, 1928, Fr. #2402, Xf heavy vertical crease,$20.00 Gold Certificate, 1928, Fr. #2402, Xf heavy vertical crease, $275.00 Very Choice Crisp Au- 1928 U.S. Gold Certificate! A Spotless Gem! Looks Uncirc!Very Choice Crisp Au- 1928 U.S. Gold Certificate! A Spotless Gem! Looks Uncirc! $1,995.00
1928 $10 Ten Dollars Gold Certificate Currency Note1928 $10 Ten Dollars Gold Certificate Currency Note $79.95 Cc&C $10 1928 - Gold Certificate Note A-A - A34947017A - Ships Free!Cc&C $10 1928 - Gold Certificate Note A-A - A34947017A - Ships Free! $199.99
1928 $10 Gold Certificate Star Note ✪ Vf Very Fine ✪ L@K Now ◢Edelmans◣1928 $10 Gold Certificate Star Note ✪ Vf Very Fine ✪ L@K Now ◢Edelmans◣ $445.00 1928 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate Vf Fr# 2402, writing front1928 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate Vf Fr# 2402, writing front $37.00
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		$10 Series 1928 B - Redeemable in Gold Frn - UncNew listing $10 Series 1928 B - Redeemable in Gold Frn - Unc $14.50 Fr#2155-E* 1934-C $100 Rare Richmond Mule Dgs Star Pmg-Vf 30 Awesome Rarity!Fr#2155-E* 1934-C $100 Rare Richmond Mule Dgs Star Pmg-Vf 30 Awesome Rarity! $969.99
$20 Gold Certificate, 1928, Fr2402, Woods-Mellon, Pcgs Very Fine 25$20 Gold Certificate, 1928, Fr2402, Woods-Mellon, Pcgs Very Fine 25 $225.00 Amazing Superb Gem Pcgs 67 Ppq 1928 $10 *Gold Certificate*! Free Ship! A79315977Amazing Superb Gem Pcgs 67 Ppq 1928 $10 *Gold Certificate*! Free Ship! A79315977 $3,995.00
1928 $10 Gold Certificate ( Near Uncirculated ) Fr-2400 # A13499665A1928 $10 Gold Certificate ( Near Uncirculated ) Fr-2400 # A13499665A $270.75 Was: $285.00 1917 $2 Dollars United State Note Red Series Uncirculated Pmg 581917 $2 Dollars United State Note Red Series Uncirculated Pmg 58 $500.00
Rare 1928 $10 Gold CertificateRare 1928 $10 Gold Certificate $94.99 Fr#2159-H* 1950-B $100 Rare Saint Louis Star Pmg Choice Vf 35 Epq Rare Star NoteFr#2159-H* 1950-B $100 Rare Saint Louis Star Pmg Choice Vf 35 Epq Rare Star Note $279.99
1928-B $5 Fr#1952 H-St. Louis Redeemable in Gold on Demand Frn Note - Lot #21928-B $5 Fr#1952 H-St. Louis Redeemable in Gold on Demand Frn Note - Lot #2 $44.99 1928 $1 Legal Tender Note - Fr. 1500 - Pmg 63 Epq - very low serial number1928 $1 Legal Tender Note - Fr. 1500 - Pmg 63 Epq - very low serial number $1,295.00
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