Valued image set: Demand Notes
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You can see its nomination at Commons:Valued image candidates/United States Demand Notes (Series 1861).
|Demand Notes, produced from August 1861 to April 1862, were the first United States federally-issued paper currency. Bearing the issue date of 10 August 1861, these are the only U.S. Banknotes (1861 to the present) to enter circulation without a treasury seal. All demand notes were hand-signed by treasury officials (Assistant Treasurers or clerks) on behalf of the Register and Treasurer of the United States. Demand notes were issued in $5, $10, and $20 denominations only.|