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100 Dollars 1929, United States of America

in Krause book Number: 399
Years of issue: 1929
Signatures: Treasurer of the United States: Mr. Walter Orr Woods, Register of the Treasury: Mr. Edward E. Jones, Governor: Mr. William B. Geery, Cashier: Mr. Harry I. Ziemer
Serie: 2013 Issue
Specimen of: 1928
Material: 75 % Cotton, 25 % Linen
Size (mm): 156 х 66
Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, U.S. Department of the Treasury

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100 Dollars 1929




100 Dollars 1929

Benjamin Franklin

The engraving on banknote is made after the painting by french artist Joseph-Siffred Duplessis, circa 1795.

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 (O.S. January 6, 1705) - April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was "the First American". A world-renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions. He facilitated many civic organizations, including Philadelphia's fire department and a university.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation.

On the right is the brown seal of the US Federal Reserve.


100 Dollars 1929

Independence HallIndependence Hall

This banknote shows the view from the main entrance to Independence Hall.

Independence Hall is the centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets. It is known primarily as the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.

The building was completed in 1753 as the colonial legislature (later Pennsylvania State House) for the Province of Pennsylvania. It became the principal meeting place of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783 and was the site of the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787. The building is part of Independence National Historical Park and is listed as a World Heritage Site.

Independence Hall

The clock on the back of a $100 bill shows the time as 4:10 P.M. According to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, "There are no records explaining why that particular time was chosen."

According to Darlene Anderson, manager of external affairs at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, both images on the backs of the two bills - the south and north views - were engraved by the same man, J.C. Benzing. “He did both views before 1928, and he worked from photographs,” she says. “We think that the photographer took the images at different times of the day.” (Bloomberg business)


Banknote issued in circulation by the branch of The Federal reserve Bank of Minneapolis Minenesota.

The vignette of Independence Hall on the back of the bill was made by Joachim Benzing in 1928.

Under the Series of 1928, all U.S. currency was changed to its current size and began to carry a standardized design. All variations of the $100 bill would carry the same portrait of Benjamin Franklin, same border design on the obverse, and the same reverse with a vignette of Independence Hall. The $100 bill was issued as a Federal Reserve Note with a green seal and serial numbers and as a Gold Certificate with a golden seal and serial numbers.