Silver Certificates -- not valid for silver -- how about for tea?
Silver certificates contain the statement :"This certifies that there is on deposit in the treasury of the United States of America one dollar in silver payable to the bearer on demand." The statement represents a broken promise from the United States government. I have a stack of silver certificates. The U.S. government stopped redeeming them for silver in 1964. There is no expiration date on the bill. Our government promised us silver and did not deliver.
I gave a well-worn silver certificate to my daughter, Rachel Planchet. At school, she became thirsty, and went to a drink machine to attempt to purchase a bottle of peach tea. The machine refused to accept her silver certificate.
Two generations of Planchets have now been thwarted by certificates that we could redeem for neither silver nor tea.