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ECONOMIC ROLE

$100,000 Gold Certificate

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$100,000 Gold Certificate front
$100,000 Gold Certificate back
  • The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produced this series during a three-week stretch from December 18, 1934, through January 9, 1935. These notes were used only for official transactions between Federal Reserve Banks and the U.S. Treasury.
  • The notes were issued by the Treasurer of the United States to Federal Reserve Banks only against an equal amount of gold bullion held by the Treasury Department.
  • The note features a portrait of President Wilson, who signed the Federal Reserve Act on December 23, 1913.
  • These notes never circulated among the general public and remain unlawful for collectors to possess.