Friedberg 224. 1896 $1 Silver Certificate. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Courtesy Autograph. Here is an amply margined and strikingly printed example of this iconic $1 Silver Certificate design type that is popular across numismatics. This high-end Gem example displays a boldly penned courtesy autograph of United States Treasurer Daniel Nash Morgan above his engraved signature near the bottom right portion of the note. The $1 is the lowest and most available denomination in the 1896 "Educational Note" series, a high water mark in bank-note artistry. On the face is <em>History Instructing Youth,</em> with the goddess and her pupil positioned approximately where the Lee mansion is, across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. She points to the Washington Monument. The panorama of America spreads before them, with the Capitol, the Washington Monument, and more. To the right a book is opened to reveal the beginning text of the Constitution. Around the border at the left, top, and right within wreaths are the names of famous people in American history. All have a small red seal with spiked border. The design is by Will H. Low, a talented artist in the private sector, with engraving by Charles Schlecht, and with some changes by Thomas F. Morris.