1862 $1 Legal Tender Fr# 16 CGA 45 Extra Fine
The 1862 $1 Legal Tender note, Fr# 16, CGA 45 Extra Fine, is an exceptional piece of American history. This note, bearing the signature of the first Treasurer of the United States, Francis E. Spinner, is an embodiment of the turbulent era in which it was issued.
Its meticulously crafted design reflects the artistic diligence of the time, featuring a portrait of Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury under President Lincoln, on the left, and an intricate green-colored trellis design on the right. Graded as “Extra Fine” by CGA, this note retains considerable crispness and minimal wear, making it a highly coveted item for numismatists.
The rarity and outstanding condition of this piece make it a valuable addition to any currency collection, truly signifying a remarkable chapter in the U.S. monetary history.