1863年100元纸币 PCGS-ChoiceUnc63 $100 Legal Tender Note
Fr. 167a. 1863 $100 Legal Tender Note. PCGS Banknote Choice Uncirculated 63.The $100 Legal Tender Notes of 1862 and 1863 are without a doubt some of the most iconic notes in all of American currency collecting. Instantly recognizable by the "Spread Eagle" motif seen on the face at left, this design type is always highly sought after by advanced collectors. Engraved by Joseph P. Ourdan, the bald eagle perched on a rock with wings spread dominates the left side of the note. Green border prints frame the design which also has ornate black kaleidograph die counters at lower left and upper right and a slightly larger green kaleidograph die counter in the same style just right of center. Printed signatures of Chittenden and Spinner are along the bottom border while a red spiked Treasury Seal is near the upper right. Act of March 3d, 1863 is in the top left corner. New Series 1 is seen at right. This catalog number features dual serial numbers where earlier versions had just one. An ornate Second Obligation back is seen on this example. Second Obligation notes do not mention exchanging the notes for 6-20 bonds as do the First Obligation examples. The imprint of the National Bank Note Company is found on both the face and the back.The Karelian Collection example comes on rich, creamy white paper that is well margined for the type. The engraved design elements, including the all important eagle vignette, are sharply printed and vividly detailed. The red overprint inks remain vibrant and boldly presented. Few collectors are fortunate enough to hold an example of this early design type in their collection and far less can lay claim to an uncirculated example. This is an elite level note destined to land in a well curated collection.From the Karelian Collection.