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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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1928 $20 Gold Certificate-2 con-Fr#2402-Gem-Rare-1Pc Only=$24801928 $20 Gold Certificate-2 con-Fr#2402-Gem-Rare-1Pc Only=$2480 $2,480.00 $35 1875 Storey Nevada $1000 Gold Coin Bond Coupon Wild West Carson City Cc Nv$35 1875 Storey Nevada $1000 Gold Coin Bond Coupon Wild West Carson City Cc Nv $14.99
Ac Fr 2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pmg 35 Epq !Ac Fr 2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pmg 35 Epq ! $249.00 1928 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate Extra Fine Condition1928 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate Extra Fine Condition $300.00
$10 Gold Certificate Nice! Series Of 1928$10 Gold Certificate Nice! Series Of 1928 $220.00 1928 $20 Dollar Gold Certificate Pmg Very Fine 30 Fr #24021928 $20 Dollar Gold Certificate Pmg Very Fine 30 Fr #2402 $364.99
1929 $5 Brown Seal Cleveland National! Vg! X288 Old Us Paper Currency!1929 $5 Brown Seal Cleveland National! Vg! X288 Old Us Paper Currency! $20.50 Ac Fr 2400 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pcgs 20Ac Fr 2400 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pcgs 20 $129.00
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		Fr.2101-G 1928A $50 Chicago Frn "Gold On Demand Clause" Very Fine Super RareNew listing Fr.2101-G 1928A $50 Chicago Frn "Gold On Demand Clause" Very Fine Super Rare $0.99 * 1928 Fr-2402 $20 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate* 1928 Fr-2402 $20 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate $50.00
Fr. 2400 1928 $10 Ten Dollars Gold Certificate Currency NoteFr. 2400 1928 $10 Ten Dollars Gold Certificate Currency Note $99.95 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402 - Pmg 40 - Extremely Fine1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402 - Pmg 40 - Extremely Fine $99.00
*1928 Gold Certificate $100.00 Pmg53 (A-A Block) Please Lqqk!*1928 Gold Certificate $100.00 Pmg53 (A-A Block) Please Lqqk! $3,000.00 Fr-2400 1928 Series $10 Gold Certificate Vf to EfFr-2400 1928 Series $10 Gold Certificate Vf to Ef $169.00
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		Fr.2052-D 1928B $20 Cleveland "Gold Clause" Pcgs Choice New Uncirculated 64PpqNew listing Fr.2052-D 1928B $20 Cleveland "Gold Clause" Pcgs Choice New Uncirculated 64Ppq $0.99 1935 $1000 Bank of Canada English Pmg Choice Unc64, Cccs Gem65. Key Note1935 $1000 Bank of Canada English Pmg Choice Unc64, Cccs Gem65. Key Note $19,500.00
1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr2400 Fine1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr2400 Fine $125.00 1928-B $5 Fr#1952-D Au-55 Epq D-Cleveland Redeemable in Gold on Demand Frn Note1928-B $5 Fr#1952-D Au-55 Epq D-Cleveland Redeemable in Gold on Demand Frn Note $99.99
-1928 $20 Gold Certificate ( Strong Xf ) Fr-2402 # A09586712A-1928 $20 Gold Certificate ( Strong Xf ) Fr-2402 # A09586712A $255.55 Was: Previous Price $269.00 $5 1928 Red Seal Five Dollar Extremely Fine Legal Tender Note$5 1928 Red Seal Five Dollar Extremely Fine Legal Tender Note $44.99
Stunning 1928 $100 Gold Certificate,No Tears or Pinholes,Excellent Paper QualityStunning 1928 $100 Gold Certificate,No Tears or Pinholes,Excellent Paper Quality $799.00 $10.00 Gold Certificate - 1928 - F-2400 - Woods/Mellon - Very Nice! -$10.00 Gold Certificate - 1928 - F-2400 - Woods/Mellon - Very Nice! - $259.95
Series of 1928 $20 Gold Certificate - Very Nice!Series of 1928 $20 Gold Certificate - Very Nice! $195.00 1928 $20 pure Gold Certificate-You Must L@K1928 $20 pure Gold Certificate-You Must L@K $820.00
1929 $5 Brown National Currency Lexington Kentucky Pmg Gem Unc 66 Epq! Cv $1,0001929 $5 Brown National Currency Lexington Kentucky Pmg Gem Unc 66 Epq! Cv $1,000 $132.50 1928 $20 Dollar Gold Certificate Note Fr 2402 Pmg Certified 25 Vf Currency1928 $20 Dollar Gold Certificate Note Fr 2402 Pmg Certified 25 Vf Currency $199.99
1928 $50 Fifty Dollar Chicago Numerical 7 Vf Great Serials Fr 2100 - G1928 $50 Fifty Dollar Chicago Numerical 7 Vf Great Serials Fr 2100 - G $119.99 1928 $10 Us "Gold Certficate" Choice Fine X976 Old Us Currency!1928 $10 Us "Gold Certficate" Choice Fine X976 Old Us Currency! $54.00
1928 Five *Lucky 11* DallasPmg 62 Excellent Rarity Currency1928 Five *Lucky 11* DallasPmg 62 Excellent Rarity Currency $83.12 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr#2400 Lot #101928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr#2400 Lot #10 $124.00
1928 $10 Gold Certificate - Pmg Cu 64 - Fr 2400 - Gold Certificate - Pmg Cu 641928 $10 Gold Certificate - Pmg Cu 64 - Fr 2400 - Gold Certificate - Pmg Cu 64 $739.99 New listing
		1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr#2400 Lot #12New listing 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr#2400 Lot #12 $119.00
Awesome Metal Print! - Us 1934 $10000 Gold Certificate Note - 19"in wide, FramedAwesome Metal Print! - Us 1934 $10000 Gold Certificate Note - 19"in wide, Framed $120.00 1928 $10 Gold Certificate *Free S/H After 1st Item*1928 $10 Gold Certificate *Free S/H After 1st Item* $51.00
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 Crisp U.S Gold Cert. Banknovlty Note President Ronald Regain Free Note Offer!Crisp U.S Gold Cert. Banknovlty Note President Ronald Regain Free Note Offer! $0.99 Was: Previous Price $1.29
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		1928 Ten Dollars (Gold Certificate Note) Yellow Seal "Small Size" $10 Note 1681New listing 1928 Ten Dollars (Gold Certificate Note) Yellow Seal "Small Size" $10 Note 1681 $110.00 Fr. 2400 1928 $10 Gold Certificate, Very Fine 35, Pcgs CurrencyFr. 2400 1928 $10 Gold Certificate, Very Fine 35, Pcgs Currency $200.00
Fr. 2400 $10 1928 Gold Certificate Very FineFr. 2400 $10 1928 Gold Certificate Very Fine $116.00 1928 $20 Gold Certificate- you must L@K1928 $20 Gold Certificate- you must L@K $620.00
Series of 1928 $20 And $10 Gold CertificateSeries of 1928 $20 And $10 Gold Certificate $195.00 2151-G 1928A $100 Chicago "Woods-Mellon" Signatures Gold Clause Frn Pmg Vf 30Epq2151-G 1928A $100 Chicago "Woods-Mellon" Signatures Gold Clause Frn Pmg Vf 30Epq $199.00
Very Nice Bold & Crisp Choice Vf+ 1928 $10 Gold Certificate! Pmg 30! A56479673AVery Nice Bold & Crisp Choice Vf+ 1928 $10 Gold Certificate! Pmg 30! A56479673A $209.00 Fr2400 $10 Gold Note 1928 Series Woods / Mellon - Au - Bs1438Fr2400 $10 Gold Note 1928 Series Woods / Mellon - Au - Bs1438 $375.00
1928 $50 Gold Certificate Fr-2404 - Graded Pmg 63 Epq - Choice Uncirculated1928 $50 Gold Certificate Fr-2404 - Graded Pmg 63 Epq - Choice Uncirculated $3,429.89 1928 $20 Gold Certificate-Xf- Crisp-Woods/Mellon-Gold Seal K4141928 $20 Gold Certificate-Xf- Crisp-Woods/Mellon-Gold Seal K414 $225.00
1928 $10 Gold Certificate ✪ Ch-Xf Extra Fine ✪ L@K Now Yellow Seal B ◢Edelmans◣1928 $10 Gold Certificate ✪ Ch-Xf Extra Fine ✪ L@K Now Yellow Seal B ◢Edelmans◣ $215.00 *$1000 Gold Certificate, 1928, Pmg Rated, Very Rare & Desireable* New Images*$1000 Gold Certificate, 1928, Pmg Rated, Very Rare & Desireable* New Images $11,000.00
1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402 - Graded Pmg 50 - About Uncirculated1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402 - Graded Pmg 50 - About Uncirculated $374.89 1928 $10.00 Gold Certificate1928 $10.00 Gold Certificate $795.00
1928 $20 Gold Certificate F-2402 Choice Au1928 $20 Gold Certificate F-2402 Choice Au $397.95 Fr.2404 $20 1928 Gold Certificate Pmg About Uncirculated 55Fr.2404 $20 1928 Gold Certificate Pmg About Uncirculated 55 $415.00
#Fr1187 $20.00 Gold Note 1922; Xf-Au Hv453#Fr1187 $20.00 Gold Note 1922; Xf-Au Hv453 $850.00 1928 $100 Fr-2405 Gold Certificate Pmg 30 Very Fine - Stunning Note!1928 $100 Fr-2405 Gold Certificate Pmg 30 Very Fine - Stunning Note! $1,895.00
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		1928 $20 Gold Certificate -Woods/Mellon-Gold Seal K414New listing 1928 $20 Gold Certificate -Woods/Mellon-Gold Seal K414 $140.00 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Gold Seal F-24001928 $10 Gold Certificate Gold Seal F-2400 $125.00
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 Fr1187 Vf-Xf $20.00 1922 Gold Ld105Fr1187 Vf-Xf $20.00 1922 Gold Ld105 $550.00
Fr2400 $10 Gold Note - Xf - 1928 Series Woods / Mellon Bs1440Fr2400 $10 Gold Note - Xf - 1928 Series Woods / Mellon Bs1440 $290.00 Fr. 2402 1928 $20 Twenty Dollars Gold Certificate Currency Note Vf/XfFr. 2402 1928 $20 Twenty Dollars Gold Certificate Currency Note Vf/Xf $179.95
Fr2402 $20 1928 Gold Cert Pmg 64 Choice Unc Wlm2244Fr2402 $20 1928 Gold Cert Pmg 64 Choice Unc Wlm2244 $995.00 Commemorative 9/11 September 11Th $20 Silver Foil Certificate Free Shipping!Commemorative 9/11 September 11Th $20 Silver Foil Certificate Free Shipping! $12.95
1928 $10 Sml Gold Certificate Vg Cond - Uncertified Some Staining But Nice Note1928 $10 Sml Gold Certificate Vg Cond - Uncertified Some Staining But Nice Note $26.00 Fr#2172-B* 1988 $100 Scarce New York Star Note Pmg Choice Vf 35 Great Star NoteFr#2172-B* 1988 $100 Scarce New York Star Note Pmg Choice Vf 35 Great Star Note $209.99
Series of 1928 Fr 2402 $20 Gold Certificate Twenty Dollars Pcgs 25 Very FineSeries of 1928 Fr 2402 $20 Gold Certificate Twenty Dollars Pcgs 25 Very Fine $150.00 Fr. 2400 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pcgs 65PpqFr. 2400 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pcgs 65Ppq $1,475.00
Tt Fr 2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pcgs 66 Ppq Gem NewTt Fr 2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pcgs 66 Ppq Gem New $2,900.00 1928 $20 Star Note Gold Certificate Fr2402*, Pmg Vf25, *00224150A1928 $20 Star Note Gold Certificate Fr2402*, Pmg Vf25, *00224150A $695.00
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		Gold Certificate $10 1928 vfNew listing Gold Certificate $10 1928 vf $26.99 Fr. 2402 $20 1928 Gold Coin Certificate Jackson XfFr. 2402 $20 1928 Gold Coin Certificate Jackson Xf $290.00
1928 $20 Gold Certificate Vf1928 $20 Gold Certificate Vf $175.00 1928 $10 Ten Dollar Gold Certificate About Uncirculated1928 $10 Ten Dollar Gold Certificate About Uncirculated $475.00
Hgr 1922 $20 (Gold Certificate) Awesome GradeHgr 1922 $20 (Gold Certificate) Awesome Grade $157.50 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pmg 20 Vf Twenty Dollar Fr.2402 Yellow Seal1928 $20 Gold Certificate Pmg 20 Vf Twenty Dollar Fr.2402 Yellow Seal $89.00
Fr. 2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Currency Note Pmg About Unc-55 ScarceFr. 2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Currency Note Pmg About Unc-55 Scarce $499.95 1928 $100 Gold Certificate - Pmg 30 - Very Fine - A01474354A1928 $100 Gold Certificate - Pmg 30 - Very Fine - A01474354A $1,595.99
1928 $20 Small Size Gold Certificate - Pmg Graded Au58 Epq !1928 $20 Small Size Gold Certificate - Pmg Graded Au58 Epq ! $439.00 Fr#2158-E* 1950-A $100 Scarce Richmond Star Pmg Vf 25 Scarce Star Note!Fr#2158-E* 1950-A $100 Scarce Richmond Star Pmg Vf 25 Scarce Star Note! $214.99
1928 $10 ♚♚ Gold-Certificate ♚♚ Au+ Bright&Crisp1928 $10 ♚♚ Gold-Certificate ♚♚ Au+ Bright&Crisp $450.00 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
Fr2405 $100 Gold Cert 1928 Series Woods / Mellon - Vf - Wl8912Fr2405 $100 Gold Cert 1928 Series Woods / Mellon - Vf - Wl8912 $1,150.00 New listing
		Series of 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Washington, D.C.New listing Series of 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Washington, D.C. $31.00
1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402 - Graded Pcgs 58 - Choice About New1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402 - Graded Pcgs 58 - Choice About New $429.89 Fr. 2400* $10 1928 Gold Certificate.*Star Note*Fr. 2400* $10 1928 Gold Certificate.*Star Note* $650.00
1928 $20 Gold Certificate w/ Gold Seal. Great Price!1928 $20 Gold Certificate w/ Gold Seal. Great Price! $99.95 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr-2400* - Star Note - Pcgs 30 - Very Fine1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr-2400* - Star Note - Pcgs 30 - Very Fine $579.89
1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402 - Graded Pmg 63 Epq - Choice Unc.1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402 - Graded Pmg 63 Epq - Choice Unc. $669.89 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr 2400 Bank Fresh Gem Uncirculated Great Color A+1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr 2400 Bank Fresh Gem Uncirculated Great Color A+ $649.00
1928 $20 pure Gold Certificate in high grade1928 $20 pure Gold Certificate in high grade $1,190.00 1928-C $10 Au-50 Epq Fr #2003B Frn Redeemable in Gold on Demand B New York Lot#71928-C $10 Au-50 Epq Fr #2003B Frn Redeemable in Gold on Demand B New York Lot#7 $245.00
1928 20 Dollar Gold Certificate1928 20 Dollar Gold Certificate $300.00 1922 $10 Gold Certificate Fr.#1173 Pmg-351922 $10 Gold Certificate Fr.#1173 Pmg-35 $213.50
1928 $100 Fr-2405 Gold Certificate Pmg 35 Choice Very Fine - Stunning Note!1928 $100 Fr-2405 Gold Certificate Pmg 35 Choice Very Fine - Stunning Note! $2,495.00 Limited Edition - Us 1934 $10,000 Gold Certificate Note - Large Canvas ArtworkLimited Edition - Us 1934 $10,000 Gold Certificate Note - Large Canvas Artwork $99.00
$20 1928 U.S Gold Certificate Note$20 1928 U.S Gold Certificate Note $175.00 Fr.2101-L 1928A $50 San Francisco Frn "Gold On Demand Clause" Very Fine RareFr.2101-L 1928A $50 San Francisco Frn "Gold On Demand Clause" Very Fine Rare $52.00
1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402 - Pmg 45 - Choice Extremely Fine1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402 - Pmg 45 - Choice Extremely Fine $344.89 $20 Gold Certificate Series Of 1928 Nice!$20 Gold Certificate Series Of 1928 Nice! $195.00
1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pmg 45 Choice Extreamly Fine Fr 24001928 $10 Gold Certificate Pmg 45 Choice Extreamly Fine Fr 2400 $157.50 Fr#2171-K* 1985 $100 Rare Dallas Star Note Pmg Au 55 Great Star NoteFr#2171-K* 1985 $100 Rare Dallas Star Note Pmg Au 55 Great Star Note $279.99
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