Q&A: Why is there less color variation in U.S. paper money?

January 1, 2018 in Collecting, News, Numismatica, Numismatics

By Coin Update

The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers, 5th edition:

Q: The color green is so historically traditional the backs of our paper money that we refer to U.S. paper currency as “greenbacks.” Has the United States ever printed paper money in any other color since the turn into the 21st-century introduction of multi-hued treatments?

A: More times than you might suppose. The 1878 to 1880 series of large-size Silver Certificates utilized black ink printing on the backs. Paper tinted yellow was used to print the 1870 to 1884 National Bold Bank Note issues.

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