The United States Treasury has issued a variety of different forms of paper currency. The first was released in 1861 and known as the Demand Note. Available for less than a year, this paper currency was meant to fund the Union Army during the early days of the Civil War. The modern notes Americans still carry around in their pockets today originated in 1914 with the debut of the Federal Reserve Note. Right now, Very-Fine-condition 1914 $5 Federal Reserve Notes are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective currency sleeve!
- First date mark for the $5 Federal Reserve Note!
- Popular portrait of President Abraham Lincoln!
- Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse depicts President Abraham Lincoln.
- On the reverse are works of art capturing the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World and the Pilgrims landing in Massachusetts.
- Notes are in Very Fine condition.
Each of the 1914 $5 Federal Reserve Notes listed here at Silver.com come in Very Fine condition. Notes in this condition are exceptional in their visible beauty. You will find detailed prints remaining with colors present as well. A note in this condition has some or all of its original crispness, with the potential for multiple folds and wrinkles, as well as other minor flaws. To protect this condition, the notes ship to you inside of protective currency sleeves.
The 1914 Series of Federal Reserve Notes was the first issue of what is now the modern, and only, form of paper money widely distributed in the United States. The 1914 Series featured $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 denominations, with the $1 and $2 denominations not added until the 1960s and 1970s.
The obverse side of the 1914 $5 Note comes with a depiction of President Abraham Lincoln. This three-quarter left-profile portrait of President Lincoln was the first to grace the $5, and though it remains in use on the $5 bill today, it has been modified multiple times and the President’s orientation changed as the bill has been modernized. President Lincoln remains one of three figures from the 1914 Series to still feature on the same denomination of Federal Reserve Notes. The others are President Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 Note and Benjamin Franklin on the $100 Note. The serial numbers and US Treasury seals on this face are either all red or all blue.
On the reverse face of 1914 $5 Federal Reserve Notes, you will find two paintings. The central field is blank with the portraits set on either side of this blank field. To the left is a painting depicting the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World in 1492. To the right, a depiction of the Pilgrims coming ashore on what is now known as Cape Cod.
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