A type of representative currency issued before the Great War by the United States Department of the Treasury, the Treasury Note seen in-game is a ten bullion note. Under authority of the Legal Tender Act of July 14, 1890, it is signed by former Register of the Treasury W.S. Rosecrans and former Treasurer of the United States J.N. Huston, alongside the name "Thomas" under the front image.
Treasury Notes can be exchanged at a gold press machine for 10 gold bullion each. Up to 40 notes may be exchanged every 20 hours, with the clock resetting after the first exchange of the new 20-hour period.
- All public events (marked with a exclamation point (!) in the hexagon) reward the listed amounts of Treasury Notes upon successful completion:
|Campfire Tales, Distinguished Guests, Fasnacht Day , Feed the People, Guided Meditation, Jail Break,
Path to Enlightenment, Primal Cuts , , Swarm of Suitors, Tea Time
|Free Range, Grahm's Meat Cook , Heart of the Swamp, Line in the Sand, Lode Baring, Mischief Night , One Violent Night, Uranium Fever||Medium||3|
|Encryptid, Project Paradise, Radiation Rumble, Scorched Earth||Hard||4|
|A Colossal Problem||Very Hard||8|
- Treasury Notes can also be gained by completing the Settler and Raider daily quests, in addition to the other Wastelanders daily quest. All reward 3 notes.
Prior to the release of the Steel Reign update, the Wastelanders quest Secrets Revealed had to be completed before Treasury Notes could be earned from events and quests. This requirement has been removed.
Behind the scenes
- The Treasury Note is loosely based on the real-world Series 1890 Treasury Note, signed by Register of the Treasury William Rosecrans and Treasurer of the United States James N. Huston with the last name of Union General George Henry Thomas. The Note's design features an extremely ornate design on the back. The intent of this was to make counterfeiting much more difficult, but opponents of the design argued that the extensive detail would make it more difficult to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit notes. Consequently, the reverse designs were simplified on the Series 1891 Treasury Notes issued the following year.
- Differences between the in-game and real-world versions include:
- The Treasury Note is a mix of the Series 1890 $5 and $10 notes, with a unique and fictional representation of the Capitol Building rather than General Philip Sheridan as depicted on the real-life version.
- The real-world Treasury Note specifies that the owner can be paid in "Ten Dollars in coin." Instead, any mention of dollar or coins is replaced with "Bullion" in Algerian typeface (a font first documented in 1907, which did not exist at the time these Treasury Notes were printed).
- Seen on the top of the note itself