We are pleased to offer for sale this Two Dollar Bill Green Seal FRN
STAR NOTE Series 1976 US Currency Good or Better
$2 Green Seal
nice original bills which grade good or
better. These Two Dollar Reserve Notes
are STAR NOTES from Series 1976.
bill comes in a currency sleeve for protection.
These 1976 $2 Green Seal Federal
make a nice addition to any currency
Information on these Federal Reserve Note
Series 1976 Two Dollar Bills:
Two Dollar Federal Reserve Notes
have only been printed since the inaugural bicentennial year of
1976. Bills were later printed in series 1995, 2003, and 2009.
features a portrait of the third president of the United States, Thomas
Jefferson. The reverse of the bill
features the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a printing of
the John Trumbull original.
were the first two
dollar issues to use this historic piece of art in its
design, with following series keeping the same obverse and
is a Star Note?
A Star Note
is a bank note minted to replace a defective note that was not fit for
circulation. The Bureau
of Engraving and Printing (BEP) uses these Star Notes to
ensure that the correct amount of currency is created.
The BEP does not replicate the exact serial numbers of the
bills, rather a separate run of notes (with their own sequential serial
numbers) is created to mint the exact number of discarded notes.
are marked with a distinctive symbol, a "star" that is placed adjacent
the serial number. On Legal Tender
Notes and Silver Certificates the star is where the
letter) of to the serial number would be. On Federal Reserve
star is where the block letter (the last letter) of the serial
were also used for the 100,000,000th note in a series, the
last note in the block of serial numbers (the numbering
machines could not print over 8 digits). Star Notes are no
longer used for this. Star
Notes occasionally replaced notes from a different series,
The number of Star
produced for a series depends on the number of printed bills found to
be defective. The BEP currently
prints Star Notes
maximum runs of 3.2 million (100,000 sheets of 32 notes each).
The runs are often significantly smaller depending on how
many Star Notes
needed. So what is the value
of a Star Note? The smallest run sizes
produce the rarest, and potentially most valuable, Star Notes!
is a Federal Reserve Note?
are United States Currency also known as Greenbacks, Feds, or FRNs.
Reserve Notes were authorized by an Act of Congress,
December 23, 1913. Federal Reserve Notes
are the main currency that we use today. All Federal Reserve Notes
can be distinguished by their green seals. Federal Reserve Notes
are obligations of the United States and are a first lien on the
assists of the issuing Federal Reserve Bank. These notes are
also secured by a pledge of collateral equal to the face value of the
note. The collateral consists of one of the following assets:
1) Gold Certificates, 2) Special Drawing Right Certificates,
3) United States Government Securities, or 4) "eligible paper" as
described by the statue.
Notes are currently issued in denominations of $1, $2, $5,
$10, $20, $50, and $100. The Department of the Treasury
discontinued issuance of $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000 Federal Reserve Notes
on July 14, 1969 because of a lack of demand.
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