About #173 - 1000 dollars Type 1878-1880
United States. United States Treasury. Large Size Legal Tender Notes. 1878-1880 Issues. Watermark: No. Material: Paper. No security thread. Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Washington. Front printing in red and black. Description of front: Center, a portrait of Clinton DeWitt (1769-1828), American politician, mayor of New York and eponymous state governor in the early 19th century. On the left, Christopher Columbus seated in an armchair with a globe, a map and a magnifying glass at his feet. Two variants of seals: large and brown or red and small and numbering in blue. The Act of March 3, 1863 is located vertically on the right edge. Ornamental frame with the text "US 1000" repeating. A large black rosette with the number "1000" on the right. Twelve signature combinations with the Register of the Treasury and the Treasurer of the United States. Description of the back: Frame and security background made up of ornaments and rosettes. In the center, in a large rose window, the value "$ 1000" and on the left in vertical, the text of the law: "This Note is a Legal Tender ...". The banknote issuing company is indicated twice at the bottom. The back is printed in green called "Greenback (money)". Few known banknotes, very very rare. The photo note sold for $ 517,500 at Heritage Auctions in 2006!