Red Seal Notes
are United States Currency known as United States
Notes and also called Legal Tender Notes. Legal Tender Notes
are the longest lived of all U.S. Currency, first authorized
in the Act of Congress, May 3, 1878 and issued through 1971.
Large size Legal Tender Notes were
issued through 1929 and then the currency (along with all US currency)
changed to small or modern size as all US Currency is today.
Small size Legal Tender Notes all have red seals therefore
they are referred to as Red
Seal Notes or
Red Seal Bills.Red Seal Notes have
been issued in $1, $2, $5, and $100. They also printed but
did not issue $10 and $20 denominations.
Only one issue of the $1 Red
Seal Note was printed, the series 1928. The $2 Red Seal Notes were
printed in multiple series: 1928, 1928 A through G, 1953,
1953 A through C, 1963, and 1963 A. $5 Red Seal Notes were
also printed in multiple series: 1928, 1928 A through F, 1953, 1953 A
through C, and 1963. The $100 Red Seal Notes were
printed in series 1966 and 1966 A.