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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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September 11Th $20 Silver Leaf Coin Certificate W/Coa 9/11September 11Th $20 Silver Leaf Coin Certificate W/Coa 9/11 $10.00 1928 $20 Gold Certificate (Aa Block) Pmg 641928 $20 Gold Certificate (Aa Block) Pmg 64 $759.00
3-$10.1928 Gold Seal Gold Certificates Consecutive Certified Pcgs Choice New 633-$10.1928 Gold Seal Gold Certificates Consecutive Certified Pcgs Choice New 63 $2,699.00 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr. 2400 Pmg 40Epq1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr. 2400 Pmg 40Epq $340.00
Gold Certificate $10 1928 g-vgGold Certificate $10 1928 g-vg $58.00 1905 $20 gold certificate Fr. 1179 Pmg 35 clean note l@k1905 $20 gold certificate Fr. 1179 Pmg 35 clean note l@k $6,295.00
Fr2405 $100 Gold Cert 1928 Series Woods / Mellon Vf+ Wl9296Fr2405 $100 Gold Cert 1928 Series Woods / Mellon Vf+ Wl9296 $1,100.00 Usa Banknote Gold Certificate 20 Dollars 1928 VfUsa Banknote Gold Certificate 20 Dollars 1928 Vf $304.99 00004000
1928 20 Dollar Gold Certificate Vf Fr#24021928 20 Dollar Gold Certificate Vf Fr#2402 $68.00 1928B $10 Cu-63 Fr #2002H Frn Redeem in Gold on Demand Note H St. Louis1928B $10 Cu-63 Fr #2002H Frn Redeem in Gold on Demand Note H St. Louis $114.00
1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402 Fine #G201928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402 Fine #G20 $99.95 Series 1928 $5, $10, $20, $50 & $100 - "Redeemable in Gold" - 5 Federal Note
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sSeries 1928 $5, $10, $20, $50 & $100 - "Redeemable in Gold" - 5 Federal Note 00004000 s $500.00
Tt Fr 2150-D 1928 $100 Frn Cleveland Pcgs 66 Ppq Gem New Pop 4Tt Fr 2150-D 1928 $100 Frn Cleveland Pcgs 66 Ppq Gem New Pop 4 $2,495.00 1928 $50, Frn, 4-Cleveland,Gold on Demand Clause,Woods/Mellon,Vf,Ni ce!1928 $50, Frn, 4-Cleveland,Gold on Demand Clause,Woods/Mellon,Vf,Ni ce! $57.00
Tt Fr 2400 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pmg 67 Epq Superb Gem Uncirculated!Tt Fr 2400 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pmg 67 Epq Superb Gem Uncirculated! $3,950.00 Usa 1928 $50 Gold Certificate ~ Fine Smaii Size *A01040744A *Usa 1928 $50 Gold Certificate ~ Fine Smaii Size *A01040744A * $999.00
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 Dollar Bill Gold Certificate Coin Note U.S Currency Paper Money Fr 24001928 $10 Dollar Bill Gold Certificate Coin Note U.S Currency Paper Money Fr 2400 $51.00
1928 $10 Ten Dollar Gold Certificate Paper Money Banknote1928 $10 Ten Dollar Gold Certificate Paper Money Banknote $99.99 1928 Series $10 Gold Certificate1928 Series $10 Gold Certificate $189.00
Fr2404 1928 Series $50.00 Gold Certificate Pcgs Vf 20 Hv6754Fr2404 1928 Series $50.00 Gold Certificate Pcgs Vf 20 Hv6754 $799.00 1928 $10 Gold Certificate, Great Condition!1928 $10 Gold Certificate, Great Condition! $99.00
$100 1928=Gold Certificate=Fr. 2405=Bold Gold Colors=Pmg Abt Unc. 55$100 1928=Gold Certificate=Fr. 2405=Bold Gold Colors=Pmg Abt Unc. 55 $2,995.00 1928, $20 Fr 2402* Star Small Size Gold Certificate1928, $20 Fr 2402* Star Small Size Gold Certificate $2,450.00
Nice Crisp Unc.1934 $10,000 Gold Certificate Copy Please Read Description!Nice Crisp Unc.1934 $10,000 Gold Certificate Copy Please Read Description! $2.54 Was: $2.99 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pmg 64Epq1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pmg 64Epq $745.00
1928 Gold certificate $20 Pmg 40 Epq1928 Gold certificate $20 Pmg 40 Epq $777.77 1928-B $10 H-St. Louis Frn Redeemable in Gold on Demand Note - Lot #121928-B $10 H-St. Louis Frn Redeemable in Gold on Demand Note - Lot #12 $33.99
$500 1928=Gold Certificate=Fr. 2407=Trophy Note=Bright Gold Overprint=Pcgs Vf 25$500 1928=Gold Certificate=Fr. 2407=Trophy Note=Bright Gold Overprint=Pcgs Vf 25 $9,995.00 West Point Coins ~ 1928 $10 Gold CertificateWest Point Coins ~ 1928 $10 Gold Certificate $119.99
$20. 1928 Gold Seal Gold Certificate Average Circulated$20. 1928 Gold Seal Gold Certificate Average Circulated $37.00 $10 Gold Certificate Pmg 53 - Fr 2400$10 Gold Certificate Pmg 53 - Fr 2400 $390.00
1929 $10 Brown Seal National Currency! New York! X695 Vg! Old Us Paper Currency!1929 $10 Brown Seal National Currency! New York! X695 Vg! Old Us Paper Currency! $22.00 1928 $20 Fr 2402* Gold Certificate * Star Note * Pcgs Vf20 * Rare *1928 $20 Fr 2402* Gold Certificate * Star Note * Pcgs Vf20 * Rare * $599.95
1928 $10 Gold Certificate -Nice Note1928 $10 Gold Certificate -Nice Note $230.00 1922 $10 Large Size Gold Certificate Fr #11731922 $10 Large Size Gold Certificate Fr #1173 $99.00
1928 A $100 Redeemable in Gold Federal Reserve Note Lime Green Bill Chicago1928 A $100 Redeemable in Gold Federal Reserve Note Lime Green Bill Chicago $151.95 Replica Set 1928 United States Gold Certificates $10,$20,$50,$100 Copy BillsReplica Set 1928 United States Gold Certificates $10,$20,$50,$100 Copy Bills $8.99
1896 $5 silver certificate Pcgs 20Ppq Fr. 269 Clean Note L@k1896 $5 silver certificate Pcgs 20Ppq Fr. 269 Clean Note L@k $2,395.00 1928 $20 Gold Certificate - Fr 2402 A31088170A1928 $20 Gold Certificate - Fr 2402 A31088170A $358.88
1928-B $10 Bill~Chicago Illinos~"Redeemable in Gold on Demand" Old Paper Money*1928-B $10 Bill~Chicago Illinos~"Redeemable in Gold on Demand" Old Paper Money* $25.00 1928 $50 Gold Certificate - Fr # 24041928 $50 Gold Certificate - Fr # 2404 $2,340.00
United States $20 1928 Gold Certificate Banknote Fr 2402 Woods/MellonUnited States $20 1928 Gold Certificate Banknote Fr 2402 Woods/Mellon $290.00 $10.00 Gold Certificate - 1928 - F-2400 - Woods/Mellon - Very Nice! -$10.00 Gold Certificate - 1928 - F-2400 - Woods/Mellon - Very Nice! - $279.95
1929 $10 Brown Seal National Currency St. Louis! Vg/Fine! X181 Old Currency!1929 $10 Brown Seal National Currency St. Louis! Vg/Fine! X181 Old Currency! $26.00 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
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		1928 $20.00 Gold Certificate Small Size (Fr#2402 Aa Block ) Vf 25 PmgNew listing 1928 $20.00 Gold Certificate Small Size (Fr#2402 Aa Block ) Vf 25 Pmg $27.66 1928 Series, Small Size $10 Gold Certificate1928 Series, Small Size $10 Gold Certificate $195.00
1928 $20 pure Gold Certificate in high grade1928 $20 pure Gold Certificate in high grade $1,190.00 1928 $20 Gold Certificate, Great eye appeal, Yellow seal,High Grade (#2008)1928 $20 Gold Certificate, Great eye appeal, Yellow seal,High Grade (#2008) $349.00
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		1928 $10.00 Gold Certificate Small Size (Fr#2400 Aa Block ) Choice Fine 15 PmgNew listing 1928 $10.00 Gold Certificate Small Size (Fr#2400 Aa Block ) Choice Fine 15 Pmg $16.37 Awesome Bold & Crisp High Grade 1928 $100 Gold Certificate! Pmg 50/n! A01178346AAwesome Bold & Crisp High Grade 1928 $100 Gold Certificate! Pmg 50/n! A01178346A $1,895.00
1928 $10 Gold Certificate F Nice Original No Tears1928 $10 Gold Certificate F Nice Original No Tears $140.00 $20 1928=Gold Certificate=Fr. 2402=Bold Gold Colors=Pcgs Vy Ch. New 64 Ppq$20 1928=Gold Certificate=Fr. 2402=Bold Gold Colors=Pcgs Vy Ch. New 64 Ppq $1,250.00
1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr. 2400 Pcgs 451928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr. 2400 Pcgs 45 $340.00 Amazing Choice Uncirculated 1928 $10 *Gold Certificate*! Pcgs 63 Ppq! A83803031AAmazing Choice Uncirculated 1928 $10 *Gold Certificate*! Pcgs 63 Ppq! A83803031A $695.00
Rare 9/11 $20 Commemorative Bill Silver Foil Certificate - Mint! Free ShippingRare 9/11 $20 Commemorative Bill Silver Foil Certificate - Mint! Free Shipping $15.95 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr-2400 - Graded Pmg 50 Epq - About Uncirculated1928 $10 Gold Certificate Fr-2400 - Graded Pmg 50 Epq - About Uncirculated $324.89
Usa 20$ Twenty Dollars 1928 Gold Certificates Gold Seal 0718* *Usa 20$ Twenty Dollars 1928 Gold Certificates Gold Seal 0718* * $347.00 Rare 1928 $10 Gold CertificateRare 1928 $10 Gold Certificate $99.99
Ac 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pcgs 55 apparent Fr 2400Ac 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pcgs 55 apparent Fr 2400 $259.00 $20 Series 1928 Gold Certificate$20 Series 1928 Gold Certificate $119.95
1928 $20 Dollar Gold Certificate Pmg Very Fine 30 Fr #24021928 $20 Dollar Gold Certificate Pmg Very Fine 30 Fr #2402 $364.99 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402* - Star Note - Graded Pcgs 25 Apparent - Vf1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402* - Star Note - Graded Pcgs 25 Apparent - Vf $459.89
Fr. 2402 1928 $20 Twenty Dollars Gold Certificate Currency Note Xf/AuFr. 2402 1928 $20 Twenty Dollars Gold Certificate Currency Note Xf/Au $299.95 1928 $10 Fr 2400* Gold Certificate * Star Note * Pcgs F15 * Rare *1928 $10 Fr 2400* Gold Certificate * Star Note * Pcgs F15 * Rare * $359.95
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		~Gold $500 Banknote Rep.*Amazing Realistic Raised Color Detailed~Free-Shipping!New listing ~Gold $500 Banknote Rep.*Amazing Realistic Raised Color Detailed~Free-Shipping! $5.29 1928 $20, Frn, 12-San Francisco,Gold on Demand Clause,Tate/Mellon,Vf,Nic e!1928 $20, Frn, 12-San Francisco,Gold on Demand Clause,Tate/Mellon,Vf,Nic e! $32.00
Fr2400 $10 Gold Note 1928 Series Woods / Mellon - Au - Bs1438Fr2400 $10 Gold Note 1928 Series Woods / Mellon - Au - Bs1438 $375.00 1928 $10 "Gold" Certificate, Graded Pcgs Very Fine 20 apparent1928 $10 "Gold" Certificate, Graded Pcgs Very Fine 20 apparent $199.00
$10 1928 Gold Coin Certificate Note$10 1928 Gold Coin Certificate Note $61.00 Fr. 2405 $100 1928 Gold Certificate Extra FineFr. 2405 $100 1928 Gold Certificate Extra Fine $1,296.00
Hgr 1929 $20 Allentown, Pa (Grade Rarity) Pcgs Gem New 65PpqHgr 1929 $20 Allentown, Pa (Grade Rarity) Pcgs Gem New 65Ppq $167.50 1922 $100 *Gold Certificate* Fr1215! Vf30! Very Clean Note!1922 $100 *Gold Certificate* Fr1215! Vf30! Very Clean Note! $1,949.95
1928 $20 Small Size Gold Certificate Fr #24021928 $20 Small Size Gold Certificate Fr #2402 $119.00 1928 Ten Dollar Gold certificate1928 Ten Dollar Gold certificate $20.50
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		$35 Gold Coin 1925 Willows Ca Certificate from $1000 Bond Bogue California BankNew listing $35 Gold Coin 1925 Willows Ca Certificate from $1000 Bond Bogue California Bank $7.95 New listing
		Series of 1928 $10 Gold Certificate NoteNew listing Series of 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Note $120.00
1928 $20 No.3 Philadelphia Redeemable in Gold on Demand Frn Note - Lot #151928 $20 No.3 Philadelphia Redeemable in Gold on Demand Frn Note - Lot #15 $45.99 1928 Series $10 Ten Dollar Gold Certificate *Vf-Xf* Fr# F-24001928 Series $10 Ten Dollar Gold Certificate *Vf-Xf* Fr# F-2400 $224.95
Awesome Bold & Crisp High Grade 1928 $20 Gold Certificate! Pmg 55! A32163334AAwesome Bold & Crisp High Grade 1928 $20 Gold Certificate! Pmg 55! A32163334A $395.00 Tt Fr 2405 1928 $100 Gold Certificate Pmg 40 Epq Surpasses Grade Expectations!Tt Fr 2405 1928 $100 Gold Certificate Pmg 40 Epq Surpasses Grade Expectations! $1,895.00
Fr2404 $50 1928 Gold Cert Woods / Mellon Pmg 53 Unc Wl9835Fr2404 $50 1928 Gold Cert Woods / Mellon Pmg 53 Unc Wl9835 $2,250.00 1928 $100 Gold Certificate, Woods-Mellon Kl2747 - Not Certified / Not Graded1928 $100 Gold Certificate, Woods-Mellon Kl2747 - Not Certified / Not Graded $749.99
1928 $50 Gold Certificate - A block1928 $50 Gold Certificate - A block $2,470.00 Ac 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pmg 30 Epq Fr 2400Ac 1928 $10 Gold Certificate Pmg 30 Epq Fr 2400 $199.00
1928 $10 ♚♚Gold-Certificate♚ ♚ Pcgs Gem New 66 Ppq1928 $10 ♚♚Gold-Certificate♚ ♚ Pcgs Gem New 66 Ppq $2,500.00 New listing
		1928-B $20 B-New York Redeemable in Gold on Demand Frn Note - Lot #14New listing 1928-B $20 B-New York Redeemable in Gold on Demand Frn Note - Lot #14 $41.99
1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402* - Star Note - Graded Pcgs 25 - Very Fine1928 $20 Gold Certificate Fr-2402* - Star Note - Graded Pcgs 25 - Very Fine $569.89 1928 $20 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate United States Of America Very Rare1928 $20 Twenty Dollar Gold Certificate United States Of America Very Rare $299.00
1928 Series $50 Fifty Dollar Gold Certificate *Pmg 25 Very Fine* F-24001928 Series $50 Fifty Dollar Gold Certificate *Pmg 25 Very Fine* F-2400 $699.95 New listing
		1928 $10 Gold Certificate, No holes or TearsNew listing 1928 $10 Gold Certificate, No holes or Tears $13.26
1928 $20 Gold Certificate Yellow Seal Fr.2402, Woods/Mellon1928 $20 Gold Certificate Yellow Seal Fr.2402, Woods/Mellon $165.00 1928-C $10 B-New York Fr#2003-B Redeemable in Gold on Demand Note -Lot #51928-C $10 B-New York Fr#2003-B Redeemable in Gold on Demand Note -Lot #5 $74.99
Fr2400 $10 Gold Cert 1928 Series Woods / Mellon Pmg 25 Vf Bs3686Fr2400 $10 Gold Cert 1928 Series Woods / Mellon Pmg 25 Vf Bs3686 $135.00 Fr. 2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Currency Note About UncirculatedFr. 2402 1928 $20 Gold Certificate Currency Note About Uncirculated $299.95
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		14 Pc. Lot- 7 Gold And 7 Silver~$1 Billion-$500 Banknote Rep.*Free ShipNew listing 14 Pc. Lot- 7 Gold And 7 Silver~$1 Billion-$500 Banknote Rep.*Free Ship $33.33 Cc&C $10 1928 - Gold Certificate Note A-A - Pmg Very Fine 25 - Ships Free!Cc&C $10 1928 - Gold Certificate Note A-A - Pmg Very Fine 25 - Ships Free! $199.99
Rare~1928 $10 Ten Dollars ~Gold Certificate~ Us Currency, Old Paper Money~$Rare~1928 $10 Ten Dollars ~Gold Certificate~ Us Currency, Old Paper Money~$ $52.00 2x Commemorative 9/11 September 11Th $20 Gold Foil Certificate Free Shipping!2x Commemorative 9/11 September 11Th $20 Gold Foil Certificate Free Shipping! $34.95
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