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Own a special piece of United States history with a rare Emergency WWII "North Africa" $1 Bill.

When Dwight D. Eisenhower started the "Operation Torch" campaign against German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel (the "Desert Fox") in North Africa in November 1942, the U.S. troops carried unique currency with them. Since the U.S. was worried that large amounts of U.S. money would fall into enemy hands, they created a series of emergency bank notes solely for use of troops in that area.

Each of these 1935A series emergency bills was printed with a yellow seal instead of the usual blue seal on Silver Certificates. If these bills fell into enemy hands, they would have simply been demonetized and made worthless. The one-time issue in 1942 was used again in the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943.

Bank Note Includes

  • One 1935 $1 WWII Emergency Bank Note - North Africa, yellow seal
  • Story card
  • Black plastic wallet
  • Certificate of authenticity

Bank Note Specifications

  • Coin Type: 1935 WWII Emergency Bank Note
  • Denomination: One dollar
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8"L x 3-1/8"W
  • Mintage Year: 1935
  • Obverse: Features George Washington and a yellow seal
  • Reverse: Features "One Dollar"

Plastic Wallet Dimensions: 7-1/2" x 4" x 1/4"

Distributed by The Franklin Mint.

About the Collection

Discover the collectability of The Franklin Mint - the world’s leading private mint for more than 45 years. Founded in 1964, the Franklin Mint first stepped into the international arena by striking legal tender coins for foreign nations. Shortly after, the company expanded and began offering the general public coins and collectibles of the utmost quality.

Today, Franklin Mint is known throughout the world for its impeccably crafted minted coins, die-cast models and collectible art. Offering rare pieces for first time and serious collectors, each item from the mint is an instant heirloom that can be enjoyed for generations to come.

About the Guest

Walter Kole is the Brand Curator for The Franklin Mint. As a member of the American Numismatic Association, Walter has over 30 years’ experience in the field of numismatics, philatelics, and related collectibles. He has purchased in excess of one million U.S. Mint and International official coins and limited commemorate issues. His decades of experience and passion for coins and collecting are evident in each rare piece that he presents.