Silver Certificates were currency issued by the United States Government payable with a specific quantity of silver or silver coin.
As with the Gold Certificates, the Silver Certificate is a receipt for metal on deposit with the Treasury Department.
No more certificates could be in circulation than silver coin in circulation and in reserve. It was a natural limit on inflation. C. Douglas Dillon, Lyndon Johnson's Secretary of the Treasury ordered silver coin to cease being minted in March of 1964, several months after the assassination of President Kennedy. The bills ceased being redeemed for silver in 1968.
Small form (1928 and later) Silver certificates were issued in $1, $5 and $10 denominations. The listings below incorporate Friedberg numbers in the title.
one dollar silver certificates
five dollar silver certificates
ten dollar silver certificates
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