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Topic: 1935 large and small seals  (Read 6835 times)
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« on: August 09, 2004, 01:26:09 pm »

Here's one that I've always wondered about:

The 1935 $20 note was originally issued with a "large" seal, the same as the $1, $2, $5, $10 and $25 notes. The $50, $100, $500 and $1000 notes where all issued with a "small" seal. At some point, the $20 note ended up with the small seal as well.
  • Why did they use two sizes of seals? What this a "higher security" (harder to duplicate) device for the larger denominations?

  • Why did they change the $20? If the smaller seal was a security thing, did they switch the $20 because back then $20 was considered a "high denomination"?

  • And the $25 note, did it stay as a "large" seal because it was such a short issue, the opportunity never arose to reprint with the smaller seal?

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