One of the most beautiful and highly-coveted paper note designs in American history is the 1899 $5 Silver Certificate. Known as the 1899 $5 Chief Note, this particular paper note was the first in American history to prominently feature an indigenous figure and beautifully captured the respected chief of the Hunkpapa tribe. Today, 1899 $5 Silver Certificate Chief Notes are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in a plastic currency sleeve!
- 1899 Series design printed until 1922!
- Second-to-last version of the large-sized $5 silver certificate!
- Offered in Fine condition!
- The face value of $5 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse of the note is Running Antelope.
- The reverse comes with notations of the denomination.
- Please keep in mind the signature combinations could vary or match on these notes if you buy several.
The 1899 $5 Silver Certificate design was the fourth design overall for this denomination. Printed on the $5 denomination for 23 years, this series had the longest run of any design in this denomination. The $5 note debuted in 1886 and was redesigned previously in 1891 and 1896. There was only one redesign of the note as a large-sized note after this. In 1923, President Abraham Lincoln debuted on the obverse.
All of these 1899 $5 Silver Certificate Chief Notes are available to you in Fine condition. Overall, paper notes in this condition retain a solid feel to the paper, but come with considerable signs of wear and tear that include rounded corners, multiple fold lines, and margin splits. These notes are available with plastic currency sleeves. Please take note that Silver Certificates are signed by the Register of the Treasury and Treasurer of the United States. There are 11 different combinations possible on these notes. If you buy several notes, the signature combinations and wear patterns on the notes you receive may all match.
On the obverse of 1899 $5 Silver Certificate Chief Notes is an image of the Hunkpapa leader known as Running Antelope. Revered among his people for his bravery in battle, he was respected by his foes for his tactical skills in battle and his diplomatic efforts.
The reverse side of the 1899 $5 Silver Certificate Note comes with several markings of the denomination. You will find hallmarks denoting the denomination in Arabic numerals, Roman numerals, and in written text.
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