The first $2 notes, called United States Notes or "Legal Tenders", were issued by the federal government in March 1862 and featured a portrait of the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. The portrait of Hamilton used was a profile view, different from the familiar portrait in use on the small-sized $10 bill since 1928. The artists of the Merrick Mint have used an advanced technology over this modern uncirculated United States $2 bill, enhancing it with images from the 1862 Alexander Hamilton $2 Banknote, to create a collectible work of art.
There was a time and place in American history when American paper notes were almost like small works of art carried around by average Joes in their pockets. In 1890s and first decade of the 1900s, the United States sought to create paper currency designs that were worthy of attention and awe from everyday Americans. While most of these notes have been lost to history, with the few remaining specimens in the hands of avid collectors, the options are not lost for modern collectors. Private mints have taken advances in high-definition imaging to recreate some of the nation’s greatest note designs on modern Federal Reserve Notes.
• Genuine U.S. Legal Tender $2 Bill
• High-Definition Colorization Process
• Full-Color Certificate of Authenticity is Included with Each Bill
• Each Bill is Handsomely Showcased in Blue 2-Sided Display Folio
• Each Bill is in Fresh, Crisp, Uncirculated Condition
• Collector’s Edition