Friedberg 226. 1899 $1 Silver Certificate. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. Deep embossing and vividly printed inks are featured on this exceptionally well printed high-end Gem note. This Lyons-Roberts signed 1899 Ace represents the first of the 16 Black Eagle note catalog numbers. This example is brilliantly original and comes on bright, broadly margined paper. The grading service has added "& Embossing" to their EPQ qualifier on the back of the holder. <br style="box-sizing:border-box;color:#333333;font-family:Avenir, Roboto, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;" />The central vignette for which this issue is famous was resurrected from Civil War era uses on $10 Interest Bearing and Compound Interest Bearing notes, a fact not widely known as those issues are infrequently seen. While the styling is very close, this is a modified vignette, with differences in the size of the Capitol rotunda and its proximity to the eagle among the easier distinctions to detect. It is this issue for which the vignette is best known, as these notes were made over a long period of time. The vignette was titled <em>Eagle of the Capitol</em>, and the original version was engraved by James Bannister. The updated version seen here was engraved by G.F.C. Smillie.