The year was 1914, and Europe was plunging headlong into World War I. But the U.S., vowing to remain neutral, continued to focus on economic growth and expansion. Among our triumphs that year was the completion of the Panama Canal, one of the greatest engineering feats in the world. The back of this handsome large-size $50 Federal Reserve Note commemorates this engineering wonder and shows the symbolic figure of Panama standing between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Measuring 7 3/8" x 3 1/8", it features the first and only large-size $50 Federal Reserve Note design, and marks the first time notes were issued to Federal Reserve Banks for distribution. It also carries a blue seal and serial numbers, rather than the traditional red, as pigments from Europe were in short supply due to the war. Our supply of these large notes is very limited, and we'resure to sell out, so get yours today!