When word finally reached Seattle and San Francisco that there was gold in the Klondike, a stampede of prospectors began heading northwest into Alaska and the Yukon territory. Making their way to the Klondike Gold Fields, these “Stampeders” faced trials and tribulations no matter the route they took. One of the most famous treks led people over an ancient Indian trading route called the Chilkoot Pass – described as “the meanest 32 miles in the world.” To make the trip, prospectors needed things like camping equipment, tools and food. And notes just like this were used to purchase supplies for the long, cold journey!
Considered America’s most historic and artistic $1 note, this short-lived silver certificate is in great demand in any condition and available examples are fast disappearing into permanent collections. This beautiful piece bears an engraving entitled History Instructing Youth – with an allegorical goddess pointing out the Capitol and the Washington Monument. The back features portraits of Martha and George Washington. While supplies last, reserve this treasured 1896 note recalling the era of currency backed by precious silver – and recall the daring and bravery of the men on the Klondike!
- Product Type: Single Products
- Note Features: Educational
- Note Size: Large
- Year: 1896
- Denomination: $1