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$5 Notes

The engraving of Abraham Lincoln by Charles Burt on the small size $5 notes is based on the photography by Anthony Berger.

The Lincoln Memorial was engraved by J. C. Benzing. The memorial was dedicated on 30 May 1922, 57 years after the idea was conceived. Henry Bacon was the architect. The 36 columns represent the 36 states of the Union in 1865. The 19 foot statue of Lincoln was carved by Daniel C. French.

Last Update: Saturday, 14-Dec-2013 10:40:52 EST

FR-1525 | KL-1639

First Issue of the Small Size $5 United States Note

Series 1928 $5 United States Note (Legal Tender Note), Tate - Mellon, Plate# I288/332, S/N B55877944A, 267,209,616 printed

PMG 55 About Uncirculated

FR-1950K | KL-1681

First Issue of the Small Size $5 Federal Reserve Note

Series 1928 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Dallas, Tate - Mellon, Plate# A15/45, S/N K05384347A, 8,137,824 printed for the Dallas Federal Reserve District

Notice the numeric designation of the Federal Reserve District in the Federal Reserve Seal.

FR-1526 | KL-1640

Series 1928 A $5 United States Note, Woods - Mellon, Plate# D42/194, S/N C57861496A

FR-1951G | KL-1689

Series 1928 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Woods - Mellon, Plate# G10/357, S/N G24062251A, 37,882,176 printed for the Chicago Federal Reserve District

Notice the numeric designation of the Federal Reserve District in the Federal Reserve Seal — It is going to change to a letter in Series 1928 B.

FR-1952A | KL-1695

Dark Green Seal

Series 1928 B $5 Federal Reserve Note, Boston, Woods - Mellon, Plate# K4/330, S/N A23600758A, 28,430,724 printed for the Boston Federal Reserve District

Series 1928 B $5 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with dark green and light green ink.

Notice the letter designation of the Federal Reserve District in the Federal Reserve Seal.

FR-1527 | KL-1641

Series 1928 B $5 United States Note (Legal Tender Note), Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# E226/853, S/N E10042253A, 143,199,336 printed

PCGS Gem New 65PPQ

FR-1528, KL-1642

Mule Note

Series 1928 C $5 United States Note (Legal Tender Note), Mule Note, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# F302/931, S/N E77877498A, 214,735,765 printed

Back plate numbers 938 and lower are mule notes with a macro plate number on the front and a micro plate number on the back.

FR-1528, KL-1642

Non-Mule Note

Series 1928 C $5 United States Note (Legal Tender Note), Non-Mule Note, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# K311/1013, S/N F01340531A, 214,735,765 printed,

CGA Gem Uncirculated 65

Back plate numbers 939 and higher are not mule notes.

FR-1529

Series 1928 D $5 United States Note (Legal Tender Note), Julian - Vinson, Plate# K532/1563, S/N G60119969A, 9,297,120 printed

PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ

FR-1530

Series 1928 E $5 United States Note (Legal Tender Note), Julian - Synder, Plate# A625/1828, S/N H75842782A, 109,952,760 printed

PMG Choice Uncirculated 64

Series 1928 F Variations

FR-1531

Wide I Back

Series 1928 F $5 United States Note (Legal Tender Note), Clark - Synder, Plate# I635/1809, S/N I26906553A, 104,194,704 printed

PCGS Gem New 65PPQ

Wide I back — There is a subtle engraving variation of the reverse side of the note.

FR-1531

Narrow Back

Series 1928 F $5 United States Note (Legal Tender Note), Clark - Synder, Plate# D645/2015, S/N I64193062A, 104,194,704 printed

Narrow back — There is a subtle engraving variation of the reverse side of the note.

FR-1531

Wide II Back

Series 1928 F $5 United States Note (Legal Tender Note), Clark - Synder, Plate# A681/2095, S/N I76446067A, 104,194,704 printed

Wide II back — The scarcer of the three different back plates, and this one is one plate number away from the last plate number used in the series!

FR-1800-1 | KL-1170

Series 1929 $5 National Note, Type 1, The First National Bank of Selin Grove, Pennsylvania, Plate# K50/213, S/N E001967A, Charter# 357

PCGS Extremely Fine 40

National Notes were established by the National Banking Act of 1863 and were made from 1863 to 1929. They were issued by banks that received a charter from the US government allowing them to issue money — Charter number 357 is printed on the left and right side of the note. The notes were backed by bonds deposited with the US government.

National Notes have four signatures — The Register of the Treasury and Treasurer of the United State on the top, and the Cashier and President of Governor of the bank on the bottom.

FR-1850D | KL-1662

Series 1929 $5 Federal Reserve Bank Note, Cleveland, The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Plate# A301/425, S/N D03736549A

Series 1929 Federal Reserve Bank Notes were hastily printed in March 1933 just after President Roosevelt has come to office. They were backed by government securities, but did not require the 40% gold cover that was required for Federa Reserve notes at that time. These notes have brown seals and serial numbers, and physically resemble Series 1929 National Bank Notes. All of these notes bear the signature of Jones - Wood, and they are also co-signed by two officers of the issueing Federal Reserve Bank.

FR-1955B | KL-1732

Light Green Seal (LGS)
Non-Mule Note

Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# A32/674, S/N B12444091A, 47,888,760 printed for the New York Federal Reserve District

Early Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a vivid light green seal (some call it an apple green seal), but later notes in the series were printed with a dark blue-green seal.

Back plate numbers 938 and lower are non-mule notes.

FR-1955D | KL-1734

Light Green Seal (LGS)
Non-Mule Note

Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Cleveland, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# F13/508, S/N D00008634A, 62,237,508 printed for the Cleveland Federal Reserve District

Early Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a vivid light green seal (some call it an apple green seal), but later notes in the series were printed with a dark blue-green seal.

Back plate numbers 938 and lower are non-mule notes.

FR-1955G | KL-1737

Light Green Seal (LGS)
Non-Mule Note

Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Chicago, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# L11/765, S/N G07271088A

Early Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a vivid light green seal (some call it an apple green seal), but later notes in the series were printed with a dark blue-green seal.

Back plate numbers 938 and lower are non-mule notes.

FR-1955H | KL-1738

Light Green Seal (LGS)
Non-Mule Note

Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Note, St. Louis, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# L12/459, S/N H06308245A, 39,324,168 printed for the St. Louis Federal Reserve District

PCGS Choice New 63PPQ

Early Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a vivid light green seal (some call it an apple green seal), but later notes in the series were printed with a dark blue-green seal.

Back plate numbers 938 and lower are non-mule notes.

FR-1955I | KL-1739

Light Green Seal (LGS)
Non-Mule Note

Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Minneapolis, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# L7/44, S/N I00975660A

PCGS Choice New 63

Early Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a vivid light green seal (some call it an apple green seal), but later notes in the series were printed with a dark blue-green seal.

Back plate numbers 938 and lower are non-mule notes.

FR-1955K | KL-1741

Light Green Seal (LGS)
Non-Mule Note

Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Dallas, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# C10/669, S/N K05070123A, 21,403,488 printed for the Dallas Federal Reserve District

PCGS Gem New 66PPQ

Early Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a vivid light green seal (some call it an apple green seal), but later notes in the series were printed with a dark blue-green seal.

Back plate numbers 938 and lower are non-mule notes.

FR-1956D

Dark Green Seal (DGS)
Mule Note

Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# E15/1198, S/N D09580007A

CGA Gem Uncirculated 66

Series 1934 $5 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with dark green and light green ink.

Back plate numbers 939 and higher are mule notes with Series 1934 faces on Series 1934 A backs.

As a result of President Roosevelt's gold recall order, Federal Reserve Notes were no longer payable in gold. Instead the obligation on all 1934-type notes states that they are payable in "lawful money".

FR-1650 | KL-1651

First Issue of the Small Size $5 Silver Certificate
Non-Mule Note

Series 1934 $5 Silver Certificate, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# E118/500, S/N A59699693A, 393,088,368 printed

PCGS Gem New 66PPQ

Non-Mule Note — Back plate numbers 938 and lower are non-mule notes.

FR-1957B✩ | KL-1744✩

Star Note

Series 1934 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Julian - Morgenthau, New York, Star Note, Plate# L145/1455, S/N B01363212✩

PCGS About New 50

Signed by William Alexander (W.A.) Julian, the last male Treasurer of the United States.

FR-1957B

Series 1934 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Julian - Morgenthau, New York, Plate# A102/1360, S/N B81473581A, 143,199,336 printed for the New York Federal Reserve District

Signed by William Alexander (W.A.) Julian, the last male Treasurer of the United States.

Series 1934 A Variations

FR-1651 | KL-1652

Non-Mule Note

Series 1934 A $5 Silver Certificate, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# I1161/955, S/N H29285613A, 723,048,000 printed

PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ

See the difference between the non-mule and mule note.

FR-1651 | KL-1652

Mule Note

Series 1934 A $5 Silver Certificate, Mule Note, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# G657/814, S/N E16528237A, 656,265,948 printed

PCGS Choice About New 55PPQThe Rickey Collection

Series 1934 A Silver Certificates with back plate numbers 938 or less are Series 1934 A face plates with Series 1934 back plates and are micro numbers. See the difference between the non-mule and mule note.

FR-1651✩ | KL-1652✩

Non-Mule Note
Star Note

Series 1934 A $5 Silver Certificate, Star Note, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# D1200/1086, S/N ✩07504480A

Note the solid star.

War Emergency Notes

FR-2302

Hawaii Overprint

Series 1934 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Hawaii Overprint, Julian - Morgenthau, San Francisco, Plate# I90/1501, S/N L69087615A

During the early part of WWII, the US had fears that Japan would overrun Hawaii. If this occurred, large sums of currency could be captured and used to fund their war effort. So, the US decided to issue the same $1 Silver Certificates, $5, $10 and $20 Federal Reserve Notes as used on the mainland, but with a brown seal and serial numbers and overprinted with the word "HAWAII" twice on the front and in large block letters on the back. Because these notes were distinctive, it would make it easy for the US to demonitize the notes if large amounts fell to the enemy. Later in the war, these notes were used in the US held Pacific Islands for the same reasons.

FR-2307 | KL-1962

North Africa

Series 1934 A $5 Silver Certificate, War Emergency Bill - North Africa, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# A1511/1343, S/N K59905219A, 16,710,000 printed

PCGS Choice About New 55

During World War II, emergency US Silver Certificates were issued for use by U.S. troops in North Africa and Sicily. But instead of the usual blue seal on regular Silver Certificates, these special "North Africa" notes were printed with unique yellow seals. Had they fallen into German hands, they would have been demonetized and made worthless. Most of these scarce and fascinating notes were worn out or destroyed over 60 years ago.

FR-1652 | KL-1653

Series 1934 B $5 Silver Certificate, Julian - Vinson, 59,128,500 printed, Plate# I1769/1675, S/N L14229141A

CGA Gem Uncirculated 65

FR-1958C | KL-1757

Series 1934 B $5 Federal Reserve Note, Julian - Vinson, 22,879,212 printed, Plate# J105/1684, S/N C78119350A

PMG 40 Extremely Fine EPQ

FR-1653

Wide Face

Series 1934 C $5 Silver Certificate, Julian - Synder, Plate# D1891/1787, S/N N46395928A, 403,146,148 printed

PCGS Extremely Fine 45PPQ

Signed by William Alexander (W.A.) Julian, the last male Treasurer of the United States

FR-1959G

Wide Face

Series 1934 C $5 Federal Reserve Note, Julian - Synder, Plate# H214/1802, S/N G53512952B

PCGS Gem New 65PPQ

FR-1960B

Series 1934 D $5 Federal Reserve Note, Clark - Synder, New York, Plate# J321/1865, S/N B71664176C, 50,946,576 printed for the New York Federal Reserve District

PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ

Signed by Georgia Neese Clark, the first woman Treasurer of the United States.

Series 1934 D Variations

FR-1654

Wide I Back

Series 1934 D $5 Silver Certificate, Clark - Synder, Plate# G2044/1725, S/N S70431769A

PCGS Choice New 63PPQ

Back plate numbers 2006 or lower are "Wide I" backs (Same as the Series 1950 $5 Federal Reserve Note Wide and Narrow Backs).

FR-1654✭

Wide I Back
Star Note

Series 1934 D $5 Silver Certificate, Clark - Synder, Plate# F2068/1910, S/N ✭21467268A

PCGS Very Fine 25

For the Series 1934 D $5 Silver Certificate Star Notes with back check numbers 2006 or lower were wide back I notes (Same as the Series 1950 $5 Federal Reserve Note Wide and Narrow Backs).

Notice the star is solid — It changes to a smaller hollow star in the next Series, 1953, when printing switch from 12-subject sheets to 18-subject sheets.

FR-1654

Narrow Back

Series 1934 D $5 Silver Certificate, Clark - Synder, Plate# A2125/2026, S/N U20461075A

PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ

Back plate numbers 2007 though 2066 "Narrow" backs (Same as the Series 1950 $5 Federal Reserve Note Wide and Narrow Backs).

FR-1654

Wide II Back

Series 1934 D $5 Silver Certificate, Clark - Synder, Plate# K2058/2078, S/N U65709287A

PCGS Choice New 63PPQ, The Rickey Collection

Back plate numbers 2067 through 2096 are "Wide II" backs (Same as the Series 1950 $5 Federal Reserve Note Wide and Narrow Backs).

Series 1950 Variations

FR-1961D

Wide Back

Series 1950 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Wide Note, New York, Clark - Synder, Plate# L135/1891, S/N D40854312A, 54,000,000 printed for the New York Federal Reserve District

Wide back — There is a subtle engraving variation of the reverse side of the note.

Signed by Georgia Neese Clark, the first female Treasurer of the United States.

FR-1961B | KL-1792

Narrow Back

Series 1950 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Narrow Note, New York, Clark - Synder, Plate# L94/2017, S/N B84456930A, 54,000,000 printed for the New York Federal Reserve District

Narrow back — There is a subtle engraving variation of the reverse side of the note.

FR-1961L | KL-1792

Wide II Back

Series 1950 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Wide II Note, New York, Clark - Synder, Plate# J74/2092, S/N L40926142A, 54,000,000 printed for the New York Federal Reserve District

PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ

Wide II back — There is a subtle engraving variation of the reverse side of the note.

FR-1962D✭ | KL-1809✭

Series 1950 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Cleveland, Star Note, Priest - Humphrey, Plate# B204/2138, S/N D02180813✭

PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ

FR-1962D

Series 1950 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Cleveland, Priest - Humphrey, Plate# R192/2136, S/N D57593160A

PCGS Choice New 63PPQ

FR-1962K✭ | KL-1813✭

Star Note

Series 1950 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Dallas, Star NotePriest - Humphrey, Plate# K191/2141, S/N K00804722✭

PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ

FR-1963A

Series 1950 B $5 Federal Reserve Note, Boston, Priest - Anderson, Plate# F295/2185, S/N A90119661A, 30,880,000 printed for the Boston Federal Reserve District

PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ

FR-1964I

Series 1950 C $5 Federal Reserve Note, Minneapolis, Smith - Dillon, Plate# B221/2460, S/N I47919974A, 12,960,000 printed for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve District

FR-1965L

Series 1950 D $5 Federal Reserve Note, San Francisco, Granahan - Dillon, Plate# G392/2564, S/N L72482257C, 53,280,000 printed for the San Francisco Federal Reserve District

PCGS About New 50PPQ

FR-1966B✭

Star Note

Series 1950 E $5 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Star Note, Granahan - Fowler, Plate# K349/2452, S/N B24696107✭

PCGS Choice About New 55PPQ

FR-1966L

Series 1950 E $5 Federal Reserve Note, San Francisco, Granahan - Fowler, Plate# H306/2501, S/N L90869162C

PCGS Gem New 66PPQ

Only three Federal Reserve Districts were printed for this Series, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. The last notes of Series 1950 E were delivered in July 1967.

FR-1532L

Series 1953 $5 United States Note (Legal Tender), Priest - Humphrey, Plate# H10/2375, S/N B14908440A, 120,880,000 printed

FR-1655 | KL-1656

New Design for the $5 Silver Certificate

Series 1953 $5 Silver Certificate, Priest - Humphrey, Plate# J9/2245, S/N C34741679A, 339,600,000 printed

PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ

FR-1655✩

New Design for the $5 Silver Certificate
Star Note

Series 1953 $5 Silver Certificate, Priest - Humphrey, Plate# J11/2118, S/N ✩01518944A, 15,120,000 printed

Notice the star is now hollow.

FR-1533 | KL-1647

Series 1953 A $5 United States Note (Legal Tender), Priest - Anderson, Plate# D9/2394, S/N B95102239A

PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ

FR-1533✩ | KL-1647✩

Star Note

Series 1953 A $5 United States Note (Legal Tender), Priest - Anderson, Plate# E13/2401, S/N ✩08004621A

FR-1656

Series 1953 A $5 Silver Certificate, Priest - Anderson, Plate# I51/2301, S/N E53805881A, 232,400,000 printed

PCGS Gem New 66PPQ

FR-1534 | KL-1648

Series 1953 B $5 United States Note (Legal Tender), Smith - Dillon, Plate# N30/2442, S/N C15389703A, 44,640,000 printed

PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ

FR-1657

Effectively the Last Issue of the $5 Silver Certificate

Series 1953 B $5 Silver Certificate, Smith - Dillon, Plate# D64/2462, S/N F76039984A, 73,000,000 printed, but only 14,000,000 of the FA block were released

PCGS Gem New 65PPQ

There was a Series 1953C, but it was never released. 90,640,000 1953C notes (G45000001A through H35640000A) and 4,320,000 Star notes (✩31320001A through ✩35640000A) were printed but not released. The last Series 1953 B notes were delivered to the Treasury on 25 April 1962.

FR-1535

Series 1953 C $5 United States Note (Legal Tender), Granahan - Dillon, Plate# L32/2389, S/N C59991154A

PCGS Gem New 66PPQ

FR-1536 | KL-1650

First and Last $5 United States Note with the National Motto

Last Issue of the $5 United States Note

Series 1963 $5 United States Note, (Legal Tender Note), Granahan - Dillon, Plate# D7/3, S/N A49821978A, 63,360,000 printed

PCGS Superb Gem New 68PPQ

Public Law 84-140 passed in 1956 mandated that the National Motto be printed on paper notes.

The last $5 United States Notes were delivered to the Treasury on 27 November 1967.

FR-1967G

Consecutive Serial Numbers

Series 1963 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Chicago, Granahan - Dillon, Plate# G3/13, Three consecutive serial numbers — S/N G16938353A, G16938354A, G16938355A

PCGS Gem New 66PPQ
PCGS Gem New 66PPQ
PCGS Gem New 65PPQ

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FR-1968F

Series 1963 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Granahan - Fowler, Plate# A45/38, S/N F70249949A, 117,920,000 printed for the Atlanta Federal Reserve District

FR-1968K

SPECIMEN

Series 1963 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Dallas, Granahan - Fowler, Plate# D2/15, S/N K23456789A

PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 Net

The note is given a "Net" designation with a comment, "Previously Mounted".

FR-1969G

New Design of the Treasury Seal

Series 1969 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Chicago, Elston - Kennedy, Plate# H104/124, S/N G92948311A, 125,600,000 printed

PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ

First Series of $5 Federal Reserve Note to use the new Treasury Seal

Signed by Dorothy Andrews Elston, the only Treasurer of the United States to have their name changed while in office — Dorothy Andrews Elston was appointed Treasurer of the United States by President Richard M. Nixon on 08 May 1969. She married Walter Kabis in 1970 and changed her name to Dorothy Andrews Elston Kabis. She became the first (and so far) only treasurer to have their name changed while in office, an event significant given that the signature of both the Treasurer of the United States and the Secretary of the Treasury appear on paper denominations of U.S. currency. The resulting change in Kabis' signature appeared first on the Series 1969 A $1 Federal Reserve Note, along with the signature of Secretary David M. Kennedy. All other denominations had Kabis' new signature along with Secretary John Connally's signature on Series 1969 B.

See Series 1969 Signatures

FR-1969D✩

Star Note

Series 1969 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Cleveland, Elston - Kennedy, Plate# B12/76, S/N D00198026✩, 640,000 printed for the Cleveland Federal Reserve District

PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ

See Series 1969 Signatures

FR-1970G✩ | 1894✩

Star Note

Series 1969 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Chicago, Kabis - Connally, Plate# B143/146, S/N G05620401✩

See Series 1969 Signatures

FR-1971D | KL-1903

Series 1969 B $5 Federal Reserve Note, Cleveland, Bañuelos - Connally, Plate# F211/181, S/N D83319034A

See Series 1969 Signatures

FR-1972A✩

Star Note

Series 1969 C $5 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Boston, Bañuelos - Schultz, Plate# D264/219, S/N A04075263✩, 1,920,000 printed for the Boston Federal Reserve District

Signed by Romana A. Bañuelos, the first Mexican-American Treasurer of the United States. See 1969 signatures.

FR-1972K

Series 1969 C $5 Federal Reserve Note, Dallas, Bañuelos - Schultz, Plate# G353/238, S/N K11645134B

PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ

Signed by Romana A. Bañuelos, the first Mexican-American Treasurer of the United States. See 1969 signatures.

FR-1973F✩

Star Note

Series 1974 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Atlanta, Neff - Simon, Plate# B56/249, S/N F09145462✩, 3,040,000 printed for the Atlanta Federal Reserve District

FR-1973J

Error Note — Mismatched Serial Numbers

Series 1974 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Kansas City, Neff - Simon, Plate# G124/196, S/N J36/35138602B

FR-1974E✩

Star Note

Series 1977 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Richmond, Morton - Blumenthal, Plate# D468/486, S/N E02953364✩, 2,816,000 printed for the Richmond Federal Reserve District

Signed by Azie Taylor Morton, the first African-American Treasurer of the United States.

FR-1975L | KL-1959

Series 1977 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, San Francisco, Morton - Miller, Plate# F657/574, S/N L02766860C

FR-1976G | KL-3518

Series 1981 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Chicago, Buchanan - Regan , Plate# G454/361, S/N G09439451C

PMG Choice Uncirculated 64EPQ

Signed by Angela Marie "Bay" Buchanan, the youngest Treasurer of the United States — She is Pat Buchanan's sister (Pat Buchanan ran three unsuccessful campaigns for President of the United States).

FR-1977F | KL-3617

Series 1981 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Ortega - Regan, Plate# H31/41, S/N F15949369A

FR-1978L

Series 1985 $5 Federal Reserve Note, San Francisco, Ortega - Baker, Plate# G335/235, S/N L57448090C

FR-1978D
Printed Fold Over Error

Series 1985 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Cleveland, Ortega - Baker, Plate# A371/312, S/N D92808511B

The note was printed by the plate in the "A1" plate position (upper left corner of the sheet). The upper left corner was folded over during printing of the overprint and the overprint was printed on the fold over. The sheet was subsequently cut with the fold over. View the unfolded note

FR-1979B

Series 1988 $5 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Ortega - Brady, Plate# E4/302, S/N B47665482A

FR-1980F | KL-3860A

Series 1988 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Villalpando- Brady, Plate# G365/159, S/N F22155385E

FR-1982✩

Star Note

Series 1993 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, New York, Withrow - Bensten, Plate# A2/176, S/N B01694787✩, 3,840,000 printed for the New York Federal Reserve District

FR-1984E | KL-4101E

Last Issue of the design for the prior 70 years
Low Serial Number in E-D Block

Series 1995 $5 Federal Reserve Note, St. Louis, Withrow - Summers, Plate# A47/39, S/N E00000097D

Production of Series 1995 $5 notes was halted at the end of the year 1999.

PCGS Superb Gem New 68PPQ

FR-1984D✩ | KL-4101✩

Last Issue of the design for the prior 70 years
Star Note

Series 1995 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Cleveland, Withrow - Rubin, Plate# C32/41, S/N D01013543✩

Production of Series 1995 $5 notes was halted at the end of the year 1999.

FR-1984F✩ | KL-4101✩

Bureau of Engraving and Printing U.S. Currency Star Note
Last Issue of the design for the prior 70 years

Series 1995 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Withrow - Rubin, Plate# D208/98, S/N F00040174✩

View cover and inside of folder

Star Notes were first used in 1910. They were produced in all demoninations with the sole intent of replacing notes that are removed from regular production for a variety of reasons: research, testing or because of damage. A star note has the security features of other notes. A star note is distinguishable by a star in lieu of a suffix letter at the end of its serial number.

Prior to the use of star notes, notes were replaced with exact duplicates bearing identical serial numbers. However, as production requirements increased, a more expeditious way of replacing notes became needed. Thus, star notes use began to expedite the replacement process and maintain production schedules.

See the full set.

FR-1984F✩ and FR-1984G✩ | KL-4101✩ and KL-4102✩

Bureau of Engraving and Printing U.S. Currency Star Note
Last Issue of the design for the prior 70 years

Series 1995 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Withrow - Rubin, Plate# B221/89 and A55/11, S/N F00019224✩ and G00019224✩

View cover and inside of folder

Star Notes were first used in 1910. They were produced in all demoninations with the sole intent of replacing notes that are removed from regular production for a variety of reasons: research, testing or because of damage. A star note has the security features of other notes. A star note is distinguishable by a star in lieu of a suffix letter at the end of its serial number.

Prior to the use of star notes, notes were replaced with exact duplicates bearing identical serial numbers. However, as production requirements increased, a more expeditious way of replacing notes became needed. Thus, star notes use began to expedite the replacement process and maintain production schedules.

See the full set.

FR-1987A✩

New Design for $5 Federal Reserve Note
Star Note

Series 1999 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Boston, Withrow - Summers, Plate# E36/38, S/N BA02837452✩, 3,200,000 printed for the Boston Federal Reserve District

PCGS Gem New 66PPQ

The newly designed Series 1999 $5 Federal Reserve Notes were delivered to the Treasury on 24 May 2000.

Series 1999 $5 Federal Reserve Notes have a complete redesign after more than 70 years of small size $5 notes. The portrait of Lincoln changes from the engraving based on Anthony Berger's photograph to an engraving based on Matthew Brady's photograph of Lincoln (also used on the Series 1882 $500 Gold Certificate). The note features a watermark of Lincoln's portrait to the right of the Treasury Seal. They also feature micro-lettering and a plastic strip that glows blue under ultraviolet light. The Federal Reserve Seal is changed to a universal Federal Reserve Seal and printed in black. The serial numbers are also different. They feature an initial letter "B" followed by the letter designating the Federal Reserve District. Just below the serial number on the left side, the district letter and number are printed in black ink.

FR-1987E | KL-4522

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Low Numbered Uncirculated $5 Note

Series 1999 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Richmond, Withrow - Summers, Plate# A22/5, S/N BE00002460A

View cover and inside of folder

FR-1988K✩ | KL-4597✩

Star Note

Series 2001 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Dallas, Marin - O'Neill, Plate# B51/33, S/N CK01740329✩, 211,200,00 printed for the Dallas Federal Reserve District

PCGS Superb Gem New 69PPQ

Printed at the BEP Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, TX

1990F | KL-4693

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Atlanta $5 Series 2003

Series 2003 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Marin - Snow, Plate# A16/5, S/N DF00002621A

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is please to present a special edition of the Atlanta $5 Series 2003 note. This enclosed crisp uncirculated note is one of the first 4,000 notes printed for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, is currently featured on the obverse while the Lincoln Memorial located in Washington, D.C. is featured on the reverse. Each $5 note is protected by an acid-free, clear polymer sleeve.

1990L✩ | KL-4699✩

Series 2003 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, San Francisco, Marin - Snow, Plate# C48/23, S/N DL00298082✩, 3,200,000 printed for the San Francisco Federal Reserve District

PCGS Superb Gem New 68PPQ

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Lucky Money 8.8.8 Set

Series 2003 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Lucky Money 8.8.8 Set, Atlanta, Cabral - Snow, Plate# E23/13, S/N DF88889255A

This "Lucky Money 8.8.8" set feaures an uncirculated $1, $2, and $5 Federal Reserve Note with matching serial numbers beginning with "888." In many Asian communities, the number 8 symbolizes wealter, health, and prosperity. These notes capture the significance of Chinese symbolism and numerology.

FR-1991C

Series 2003 A $5 Federal Reserve Note, Philadelphia, Cabral - Snow, Plate# D70/76, S/N FC93594316A

PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ

Series 2006 Variations

FR-1992F

Series 2006 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Cabral - Paulson, Plate# F10/1, S/N HF27905684A

PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ

A design change occurs in the Series 2006 $5 Federal Reserve Note.

The collection also includes an uncut 4-specimen sheet of 2006 $5 Federal Reserve Notes: Front / Back

KL-4874

New Design

Bureau of Engraving and Printing Series 2006 $5 Single Note

Series 2006 $5 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Cabral - Paulson, Plate# A22/16, S/N IF19202122A

The new design of the $5 Federal Reserve Note entered circulation on 13 March 2008. The security features are a little different from the Series 1999 notes.

Other notes in the collection
Federal Reserve DistrictS/NPlate#S/NPlate#
BostonIA00001014AA4/3
New YorkIB00000943AA1/2
PhiladelphiaIC00002144AA10/13
ClevelandID00000140AA15/18
RichmondIE00000306AA12/12
AtlantaIF00001156AA19/22IF19202122AA22/16
ChicagoIG00002054AA28/15
St. LouisIH00000162AA24/29
MinneapolisII00001882AA25/26
Kansas CityIJ00002114AA32/31IJ00001896AA33/30
DallasIK00001021AA36/26
San FranciscoIL00001087AA37/15

KL-4870✩

Star Note

Series 2006 $5 Federal Reserve Note, A-Star, Boston, Cabral - Paulson, Plate# C2/1, S/N IA01025984✩

I received this one as change at a Farmer's Market.

Fr-1993A✩ | KL-4870✩

Star Note
Low Serial Number

Series 2006 $5 Federal Reserve Note, A-Star, Boston, Cabral - Paulson, Plate# C3/1, S/N IA00000056✩

PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ

I did not receive this one as change at a Farmer's Market!


Bureau of Engraving and Printing Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Currency Set

The Series 2009 $5 Federal Reserve Note in this set features a serial number beginning with 1863 to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg and President Lincoln's historic Gettysburg Address. The Series 2009 $2 Federal Reserve Note in this set features a serial number beginning with 2013 to commemorate the 150th anniversaries of the Battle of Gettysburg and President Lincoln's Gettyburg Address.


Series 2013 $5 Federal Reserve Note, St. Louis, Rios - Lew, Plate# D7/6, S/N MH02317195A