This unique $2 Federal Reserve Note is selectively layered with genuine 22K gold. The $2 bill is America’s first and only commemorative bank note design. It was originally issued as part of the 1976 bicentennial celebration for the 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. It has been continuously issued since the series of 1976, but no particular series date is promised. The bill is in Crisp Uncirculated condition. To add to its beauty and historic appeal, this $2 bill features 22K gold highlights. • The back depicts the painting “The Signing of the Declaration of Independence” by John Trumbull. • Among those shown in the painting are John Hancock, whose signature is the first on the Declaration of Independence. The group of men standing at the desk includes John Adams (second President), Thomas Jefferson (third President), and Benjamin Franklin, all of whom signed the original document in 1776. • The note is displayed in a custom holder that preserves its condition and allows it to be safely shown to family and friends.
The $2 bill is a genuine legal tender note issued by the U.S. government. The gold is privately applied, as the U.S. government does not have the capacity to create enhanced notes like this. $2 bills are printed in very limited quantities and are rarely seen in circulation. Most are acquired by collectors, but just a tiny fraction of all $2 bills have been set aside for this special 22K gold plated edition.
The front features the portrait of Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and served as America’s third President from 1801-1809.