In 1976, the United States Treasury reintroduced the $2 note for the first time since the United States Note program was canceled. The reintroduction of the $2 denomination came on the nation’s Bicentennial and featured a new design on the reverse, with the longstanding effigy of President Thomas Jefferson returning on the obverse. Now, 1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Notes in Choice Uncirculated condition are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Note arrives in a plastic currency sleeve!
- Series 1976 notes!
- Issued on the Bicentennial of America’s founding!
- Issued a face value of $2 (USD) by the United States.
- Obverse features President Thomas Jefferson.
- Reverse replicates John Trumbull’s 1818 depiction of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The first time the United States government ever issued a $2 note was in 1862 when the United States Note Series debuted. As of 2021, the United States Note remains the longest-running form of paper currency in American history as it was in production from 1862 to 1971, a 109-year run that will not be matched by the current Federal Reserve Note currency until 2024.
In the first release of US Notes, Alexander Hamilton was featured on the bills. Hamilton was the First Secretary of the Treasury. In 1869, his effigy was replaced on the $2 US Note with that of President Thomas Jefferson. Though the exact portrait has been altered slightly over time, President Jefferson remained on the US Note through 1971 and was put on the $2 Federal Reserve Note when it debuted in 1976.
For the obverse design of these 1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Notes, you will find a three-quarter profile of President Thomas Jefferson. The third President of the United States of America, Jefferson was responsible for doubling the size of the nation through his purchase of the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon Bonaparte of France.
In the reverse field of 1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Notes is a depiction of John Trumbull’s iconic painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The portrait Trumbull created was originally done as an oil painting in 1818 and purchased by the government for display in 1819.
These 1976 $2 Bicentennial Federal Reserve Notes are available to you in protective currency sleeves. These sleeves help ensure the continued Choice Uncirculated condition of the note. A note in this condition may have designs that are slightly imperfect when it comes to centering, but any signs of handling are minimal and there are no folds present on the note. Each one of these notes comes with a “Series 1976” notation on the obverse, as well as a “C” stamp from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
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