Majestic Eagle $2 Bill
"The founding fathers made an appropriate choice when they selected the bald eagle as the emblem of the nation. The fierce beauty and proud independence of this great bird aptly symbolizes the strength and freedom of America." - President John F. Kennedy, 1961
Since Roman times, the eagle has been a symbol of strength and power, so it’s no wonder that our Founding Fathers chose it as our national symbol back in 1782. Its use as the centerpiece of the Great Seal came from suggestions by Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. Not only is the eagle found on our official documents, flags and public buildings, it’s appeared on some of the most majestic currency designs since our country’s founding. The 1875 $5000 United States Note is no exception. On the back, a bald eagle stands on a shield emblazoned with the stars and stripes, the arrows of war in one talon and an olive branch of peace in the other. Just 4,000 of these original notes were printed, and all were redeemed, leaving no hope of collectors being able to acquire one. Now through a revolutionary process, NCM has transferred the major design elements of this classic note to an actual legal tender $2 bill – each in fresh, crisp, uncirculated condition direct from Federal Reserve sealed packs. Now that’s a one-of-a-kind collectible that you can own! Comes with a deluxe folio and Certificate of Authenticity. Don’t delay, order today!