Here is a Silver Certificate from 1957. Not that long ago, but how the world and our money system has changed since then. This bill was redeemable for it's value in silver. Today that would be an impossibility as even a dime from 1957 is worth several dollars. But it was another time when the value of the American currency was higher and all of the coins used in our currency over the five cent piece were 90% silver.
I doubt we would ever see those days again. I wish my parents had decided to exchange these bills for silver. What a difference that would have made. But like anything else, who knew.
But wanted to show you what dollar bills used to look like.