|The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco|
Reserve Note, $10,000, 1914
Salmon Chase, Secretary of the Treasury under President Lincoln, is featured on this extremely rare note. It was one of the last $10,000 larger-sized notes issued.
Reserve Bank Note, $2, 1918
The World War I battleship New York is shown on the reverse side. In 1929, the U.S. Treasury ruled that the reverse side of all currency with denominations under $100 depict only buildings or monuments.
| Legal Tender Note,
A portrait of Thomas Jefferson is shown here. In 1776, the Continental Congress issued the first $2 note. The $2 is still in circulation today, although it is not commonly used by merchants and consumers.
Six years after this note was issued, it was recalled. The passage of the Gold Reserve Act of 1933 made it illegal for U.S. citizens to hold Gold Certificates and gold bullion.
|Federal Reserve Note,
Hawaii, $10, 1934
"Hawaii notes" were part of a special wartime issue. They were overprinted with the word "Hawaii" in the event that the enemy was able to obtain American currency.
Currency, Provisional French Currency, 50 francs
Allied Military currency was used by both civilians and military personnel during World War II to stabilize local economies. It was secretly printed and carefully transported by American troops who were sent abroad to liberate occupied territories.