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1862 $5 Legal Notes (PMG 10, Very Good)

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With their elaborate designs and classic large format, the Civil War-era legal tender notes rank among the most beautiful paper currency the U.S. has ever printed. In this listing, we’re offering one of the very first of these notes in a $5 denomination featuring both Alexander Hamilton and the Statue of Freedom. Today, 1862 $5 Legal Tender Notes in Very Good condition are available to you online at Silver.com.

Note Highlights:

  • Ships in a protective currency sleeve from PMG!
  • Iconic Civil War currency!
  • Historic large format note!
  • Issued a face value of $5 (USD) by the government of the United States.
  • Graded Very Good 10 by the Paper Money Guaranty.
  • Alexander Hamilton and the Statue of Freedom are located on the obverse.
  • Denomination and obligation details are featured in the reverse design.

These $5 Legal Tender Notes have been officially certified by the Paper Money Guaranty. PMG was founded in 2005 and is considered the world’s largest third-party paper money grading service. These notes were awarded a grade of Very Good 10. As such, various flaws and signs of circulation could be present. The texture will also be somewhat limp. The notes are delivered in protective currency sleeves with a label featuring the official grading information.

The $5 notes in this listing are among the first legal tender notes printed. Originally issued by the Treasury to help resolve the Union’s Civil War debts, these notes became widely circulated and were printed all the way up until 1971. As such, legal tender notes (a.k.a. United States notes) represent the longest-running currency program in US history.

Alexander Hamilton and the Statue of Freedom are found on the obverse of 1862 Legal Tender Notes. Hamilton is shown in a portrait looking towards the left on the right side of the note. Opposite Hamilton is the Statue of Freedom. This allegorical figure is depicted as a woman holding a shield and sword with a military helmet adorning her head. In the center of the note, there is text reading The United States Promises to Pay the Bearer Five Dollars.

Denomination and obligation details are located on the reverse of these Legal Tender Notes. The obligation language describes the notes as legal tender and prohibits them from being used for duties on imports and to pay interest on the public debt. The denomination is featured on the left and right side of the obligation language both alphabetically and with Roman numerals. These details are set against a beautiful triptych decorative backdrop in green.

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Additional information

Weight 1.00000 oz

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Year: 1862

Mint Mark: Not Shown

Manufacturer: US Mint

Thickness: 0.1 mm

Condition: Very Good

Face Value: $5

Issuing Country: United States

Edge Design: Smooth

Packaging Type: PMG Certified Sleeve

Dimensions: 156 x 66 x 0.1 mm

Images shown are examples only. Actual item appearance is subject to change, but will always correlate with title and description. 

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