One of the most popular Silver Certificate designs in American history was the Running Antelope effigy. Overall, this image has been classified as one of the ten greatest American paper note designs in history, surpassed only by the Educational Series in the minds of many collectors. Today, 1899 $5 Silver Certificate Chief Notes in Very Fine condition are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in individual plastic sleeves!
- Released in 1899!
- Offered in Very Fine condition!
- The face value of $5 (USD) was issued by the United States.
- On the obverse is Running Antelope from the Hunkpapa tribe of Lakota.
- The reverse has printed notations of the face value.
Silver Certificates were released by the United States in response to public disdain for the Fourth Coinage Act. That act not only had the effect of putting the US on the gold standard by default, but also ended the free coining of silver in the United States. Silver Dollars were exceptionally popular in circulation in the United States in the 19th century, particularly in the American West. Silver Certificates had face values backed by physical silver that were redeemable for silver dollars.
All of these 1899 $5 Silver Certificate Chief Notes are available to you for purchase in Very Fine condition. Though Very Fine is a broad term, you can expect Very Fine notes to present with modern wear and tear, mild soiling, and numerous fold lines at the worst, with the best notes in this condition showing light wear, light soiling, and seven to 10 fold lines. Regardless of the specific visuals, all of the notes are free from major detractions in the visual appeal. Each note comes with an individual plastic sleeve.
On the obverse of 1899 $5 Silver Certificates is the portrait of Running Antelope. His effigy was the first of an indigenous figure to feature major American currency. The portrait captures Running Antelope in front-facing relief with a large, ceremonial headdress. Silver Certificates of this era were issued with a US Treasury Seal and serial number in blue ink. This side of the note also has signatures from the Register of the Treasury and the Treasurer of the United States.
The reverse side of the 1899 $5 Silver Certificate Chief Note features ornate design patterns with the denomination of the note included. The denomination is captured in both Arabic and Roman numerals, with a large “V” at the center and two “5s” in the upper corners of the notes.
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