Friedberg 242. 1886 $2 Silver Certificate. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. All Series of 1886 Silver Certificates are popular for their beautiful ornate designs. Silver Certificates were first issued in the $2 denomination with the Series of 1886 as seen here. This note features a large peach spiked seal and the signatures of Rosecrans and Hyatt. A large portrait vignette of General Winfield Scott Hancock is seen at the left, while the central layout incorporates an appealing circus poster styling of "United States."This amply margined Plate B example displays crisp, creamy white paper and a sharply detailed plate impression. The large spiked peach Treasury Seal is vividly printed and instantly draws the eye. Fortunately for collectors this is a type and catalog number that is readily available in high grade. Even still there is not enough supply to meet collector demand for high grade popular design types and this is always a sought after note.ilver Certificates proved to be an enduring series and continued well into the 20th century in the form of small size notes. The designs differed from those used on Legal Tender and other currency and were often notable and attractive from a numismatic viewpoint. The 1886 Series notes were the first issued in fairly large quantities.