HEMP MONEY! US "HEMP BILLS" Printed on Hemp Paper

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It is interesting to note that this US currency, one in a series of several different currencies circulating at this time (e.g., Gold Certificates, Silver Certificates), was issued one year after the USDA published its famous 1913 Yearbook, which was devoted solely to hemp. Lester Dewey wrote under Stacking “Hemp stalks which are to be stacked are bound in bundles about 10 inches in diameter…” which looks similar to that of the picture above.

The “Hemp Bill” is available in the following series:

Large-Size Ten Dollar Note, Federal Reserve Note, Series 1914/Red Seal
Small-Size Ten Dollar Note, Federal Reserve Note, Series 1915/Blue Seal
Small-Size Ten Dollar Note, Federal Reserve Note, Series 1918/Blue Seal

“The back was designed by Clair Aubrey Huston; Farming, a scene in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania, was engraved by Marcus W Baldwin; Industry, a mill in Joliet, Illinois, was engraved by HL Chorlton. The first day of issue was November 16, 1914.”

– The Comprehensive Catalog of US Paper Money, All United States Federal Currency Since 1812, Sixth Edition, Gene Hessler, ppg. 173-176.

Clair Aubrey Huston was born in Philly in 1857 and did the front side of the 1944 $10/denomination.

Note that Pennsylvania produced hemp through the 1900’s, and the crop depicted on the currency is too tall to be wheat or flax, so it’s rather obvious that it’s hemp.

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