Clay Irving Collection - Courtesy Autographs

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Courtesy Autographs

Courtesy autographs are notes that carry an actual autograph of the Secretary of the Treasury and/or the Treasurer of the United States. In the 1950s and '60s, the courtesy autograph niche took off among notaphilists (paper money collectors), although there are examples from the '40s and even a handful from the '30s. In fact, all Treasurers and Secretaries of the Treasury since the 1950s have autographed bills (some more than others). Courtesy autographs are now a small but respectable subsection of the currency collecting hobby.

FR-1613 | KL-1456

Courtesy Autograph from Georgia Neese Clark, Treasurer of the United States

Series 1935 D $1 Silver Certificate, Clark - Snyder, Plate# H6875/4713, S/N T44863934E

FR-1614 | KL-1457

Courtesy Autography from Ivy Baker Priest, Treasurer of the United States

Series 1935 E $1 Silver Certificate, Priest - Humphrey, Plate# R8140/5971, S/N M12943924H, 5,134,056,000 printed

FR-1614 | KL-1457

Courtesy Autography from George M. Humphrey, Secretary of the Treasury

Series 1935 E $1 Silver Certificate, Priest - Humphrey, Plate# )7967/6120, S/N M08571191H, 5,134,056,000 printed

PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58EPQ

FR-1619 | KL-1462

Courtesy Autograph from Ivy Baker Priest, Treasurer of the United States

Series 1957 $1 Silver Certificate, Priest - Anderson, Plate# C246/120, S/N G89175703A

FR-1619✩ | KL-1462✩

Courtesy Autograph from Robert B. Anderson, Secretary of the Treasury

Series 1957 $1 Silver Certificate, Priest - Anderson, Plate# H181/134, S/N ✩78707357A

FR-1620 | KL-1463

Courtesy Autograph from Elizabeth Rudel Smith, Treasurer of the United States

Series 1957 A $1 Silver Certificate, Smith - Dillon, Plate# F628/364, S/N C62519903A, 1,594,000,000 printed

FR-1621 | KL-1464

Courtesy Autograph from Kathryn O'Hay Granahan, Treasurer of the United States

Series 1957 B $1 Silver Certificate, Granahan - Dillon, Plate# C731/409, S/N Q94280211A, 718,000,000 printed

The last delivery of $1 Silver Certificates was made on 06 November 1963. In March 1964, Secretary of Treasury Dillon halted the redemption of Silver Certificates in silver dollars and on 24 Jun 1968, redemption in silver bullion was discontinued.

FR-1621 | KL-1464

Last Issue of the $1 Silver Certificate

Courtesy Autograph from Douglas Dillon, Secretary of Treasury of the United States

Series 1957 B $1 Silver Certificate, Granahan - Dillon, Plate# E763/418, S/N T19450144A, 718,000,000 printed

The last delivery of $1 Silver Certificates was made on 06 November 1963. In March 1964, Secretary of Treasury Dillon halted the redemption of Silver Certificates in silver dollars and on 24 Jun 1968, redemption in silver bullion was discontinued.

FR-1902E | KL-1493

Barr Note

Courtesy Autograph from Joseph W. Barr, Secretary of the Treasury

Last Series of $1 Federal Reserve Notes to use the old Treasury Seal

Series 1963 B $1 Federal Reserve Note, Richmond, Granahan - Barr, Plate# F1006/996, S/N E32260786F, 93,600,000 printed for the Richmond Federal Reserve District

FR-1901E | KL-1481

Courtesy Autograph from Henry H. Fowler, Secretary of the Treasury

Series 1963 A $1 Federal Reserve Note, Richmond, Granahan - Fowler, Plate# E484/714, S/N E17050846C, 632,000,000 Star Notes printed for the Richmond Federal Reserve District

FR-1903E | KL-1505

Courtesy Autograph from Dorothy Andrews Elston, Treasurer of the United States

Series 1969 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Richmond, Elston - Kennedy, Plate# E77/1196, S/N E66005935A

FR-1903L | KL-1512

First Series to of the $1 Federal Reserve Notes to use the new Treasury Seal

Courtesy Autograph from David M. Kennedy, Secretary of the Treasury

Series 1969 $1 Federal Reserve Note, San Francisco, Elston - Kennedy, Plate# D13/1138, S/N L05837960A, 262,240,000 printed for the San Francisco Federal Reserve District

FR-1904E | KL-1517

Courtesy Autograph from Dorothy Andrews Kabis, the only Treasurer of the United States to have their name changed while in office

Series 1969 A $1 Federal Reserve Note, Richmond, Kabis - Kennedy, Plate# A254/1325, S/N E61764278C

FR-1905C | KL-1527

Courtesy Autograph from John B. Connally, Secretary of the Treasury

Series 1969 B $1 Federal Reserve Note, Philadelphia, Kabis - Connally, Plate# A301/1343, S/N C00001212A, 138,280,000 printed for the Philadelphia Federal Reserve District

FR-1907A | KL-1561

Courtesy Autograph from Romana Acosta Bañuelos, Treasurer of the United States

Series 1969 D $1 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Bañuelos - Schultz, Plate# D615/1547, S/N A25988188A, 187,040,000 printed for the Boston Federal Reserve District

PCGS Gem New 65PPQ

FR-1907K | KL-1571

Courtesy Autograph from George P. Schultz, Secretary of the Treasury

Series 1969 D $1 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Bañuelos - Schultz, Plate# C642/1555, S/N K05175792A

PCGS Superb Gem New 67

FR-1935E | KL-1631

Courtesy Autography from William E. Simon, Secretary of the Treasury

Series 1976 $2 Federal Reserve Note, San Francisco, Neff - Simon, Plate# C4/3, S/N E12858603A

PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ

FR-1935L | KL-1638

Courtesy Autography from Francine Neff, Treasurer of the United States

Series 1976 $2 Federal Reserve Note, San Francisco, Neff - Simon, Plate# B6/1, S/N L00666212A

PCGS Gem New 65PPQ

FR-1909E | KL-1589

Courtesy Autograph from Azie Taylor Morton, the first African-American Treasurer of the United States, and W.H. Blumenthal, Secretary of Treasury

Series 1977 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Richmond, Morton - Blumenthal, Plate# E824/2430, S/N E06805453C

FR-1910E | KL-1601

Courtesy Autograph from Azie Taylor Morton, Treasurer of the United States, and G. William Miller, Secretary of Treasury

Series 1977 A $1 Federal Reserve Note, Richmond, Morton - Miller, Plate# B1471/2695, S/N E19239778E

FR-1911A | KL-3500

Courtesy Autograph from Angela M. Buchanan

Series 1981 $1 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Buchanan - Regan, Plate# A2/3233, S/N A00003339A

PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ

Signed by Angela Marie "Bay" Buchanan, the youngest Treasurer of the United States — She was 32 years old when she was appointed Treasurer. She is Pat Buchanan's sister (Pat Buchanan ran three unsuccessful campaigns for President of the United States)

FR-1912L | KL-3611

4-Specimen Uncut Sheet with Courtesy Autographs from Katherine Davalos Ortega, Treasurer of the United States, and Donald T. Regan, Secretary of Treasury

Series 1981 A $1 Federal Reserve Note, San Francisco, Ortega - Regan, Plate# F24/700, S/N L99949675A

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Notes on the Sheet
S/NPlate#
L99944675AE24/700
L99944675AF24/700
L99954675AG24/700
L99959675AH24/700

FR-2122D | KL-3751

Courtesy Autograph from Katherine Davalos Ortega, Treasurer of the United States

Series 1985 $50 Federal Reserve Note, Cleveland, Ortega - Baker, Plate# C12/64, S/N D14628063A

FR-1913B | KL-3701

Courtesy Autograph from James A. Baker III, Secretary of the Treasury

Series 1985 $1 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Ortega - Baker, Plate# D10/79, S/N B71582527A

FR-1918B | KL-3701

Courtesy Autograph from Nicholas F. Brady, Secretary of the Treasury

Series 1988 $1 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Ortega - Brady, Plate# A2/266, S/N B28062075A

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FR-1915I | KL-3852

Courtesy Autograph from Catalina V. Villalpando, Treasurer of the United States

Printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC

Series 1988 A $1 Federal Reserve Note, Minneapolis, Villalpando - Brady, Plate# A217/22, S/N I73779589A

FR-1919K | KL-4023D

Courtesy Autograph from Mary Ellen Withrow, Treasurer of the United States

Series 1993 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Dallas, Withrow - Bensten, Plate# H2/2, S/N K01563513A

Printed at the Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, TX.

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FR-1919K | KL-4023D

Courtesy Autograph from Mary Ellen Withrow, Treasurer of the United States and Floyd M. Bentsen, Secretary of the Treasury

Series 1993 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Dallas, Withrow - Bensten, Plate# D5/308, S/N K15073290B

Printed at the Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, TX.

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FR-1921F | KL-4240

Courtesy Autograph from Mary Ellen Withrow, Treasurer of the United States

Series 1995 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Withrow - Rubin, Plate# A8/53, S/N F80023989A, 1,977,600,000 printed for the Atlanta Federal Reserve District

FR-1922G✩ | KL-4247✩

Courtesy Autograph from Robert E. Rubin, Secretary of the Treasury

Star Note

Series 1995 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Chicago, Withrow - Rubin, Plate# F419/221, S/N G04565333✩

This Star Note was printed at the Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, TX.

FR-1924A | KL-4502;

Courtesy Autograph from Mary Ellen Withrow, Treasurer of the United States, and Lawrence H. Summers, Secretary of Treasury

Series 1999 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Philadelhia, Withrow - Summers, Plate# G76/88, S/N C06038339F

FR-1926C | KL-4573

Courtesy Autograph from Rosario Marin, Treasurer of the United States, and Paul H. Oneill, Secretary of Treasury

Series 2001 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Philadelphia, Marin - Oneill, Plate# E7/60, S/N C07225000A, 550,400,000 printed for the Philadelphia Federal Reserve District

PCGS Gem New 66PPQ

Printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC.

FR-1928E | KL-4657

Courtesy Autograph from John W. Snow, Secretary of Treasury

Series 2003 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Richmond, Marin - Snow, Plate# H19/27, S/N E39993950A

FR-1937I✩ | KL-4680✩

Courtesy Autograph from Rosario Marin, Treasurer of the United States

Series 2003 $2 Federal Reserve Note, Minneapolis, Marin - Snow, Plate# D2/3, S/N I01954772✩

FR-1932B✩ | KL-4798✩

Courtesy Autograph from Henry M. Paulson, Secretary of the Treasury

Series 2006 $1 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Cabral - Paulson, Plate# E214/222, S/N B09850358✩

PCGS Gem New 66PPQ

KL-4921

Courtesy Autograph from Rosa Gumataotao Rios, Treasurer of the United States

Series 2009 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Dallas, Rios - Geithner, Plate# E18/17, S/N K88895677A

Courtesy Autograph from Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury

Series 2009 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Rios - Geithner, Plate# Obscured/222, S/N F62913208G