The 1899 $1 Silver Certificate, known colloquially as the “Black Eagle”, is an exceptional piece of historical currency. Graded 64PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) by PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), this note is in exceptional condition, retaining its original crispness and vibrancy. The “Black Eagle” holds the distinction of being the only U.S. banknote featuring portraits of two different presidents, Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, symbolizing a unity of vision and leadership.
The majestic black eagle, from which the certificate derives its nickname, represents strength and sovereignty, soaring above both presidents. The intricate green-tinted back design and ornate border detailing add to its aesthetic appeal. This certificate was redeemable for its face value in silver coin from the U.S. Treasury, reinforcing its historical significance. As a collectible, the 1899 $1 Silver Certificate “Black Eagle” 64PPQ PCGS is not just a piece of currency, but a tangible touchstone of American history.