About 1923 Silver Certificates
A long, long time ago, in what feels like a galaxy far away, real silver coins were used as currency. You also used to be able to exchange a 1923 silver certificate for coins. Those days are behind you: Now you have the option to take your paper at face value and spend it like it’s cash. However, trying that with one of these "horse blanket" notes will garner you some strange looks, as these are from the last series where large bills were printed. At least their large size in comparison to the rest of your bills means you are unlikely to accidentally spend it. Certificates from this series come in one-dollar and five-dollar increments. The five-dollar notes are nicknamed portholes because they looks as if Abe Lincoln is being viewed through a porthole. Turn to the reliable sellers on eBay to find yourself a 1923 silver certificate. The scarcity of these certificates means that even in well-worn condition, they go for a premium. Special certificates such as star note ones or uncirculated ones are worth even more.