Friday, October 16, 2009

About Silver Certificates

In accordance with an Act of Congress, dated February 28, 1878, the Department of the Treasury issued to the public silver certificates that could be exchanged for silver dollars. On March 25, 1964, the Secretary of the Treasury announced that silver certificates would no longer be redeemable for silver dollars.

Subsequently, another act of Congress dated June 24, 1967, provided that silver certificates could be exchanged for silver bullion for a period of one year, until June 24,1968. Even though silver certificates are no longer printed, those that remain outstanding are still legal tender and can be spent just like a Federal Reserve Note.

George H. LaBarre Galleries - Collectible Stocks and Bonds.

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