Issued from 1862 to 1971, the United States Note remains the longest-running form of paper money in circulation at 109 years. The modern Federal Reserve Note won’t surpass the US Note, also known as the Legal Tender Note, until 2024. The Series of 1928 Legal Tender Notes marked the first small-sized issue of the notes and a significant downsizing in the number of denominations available. Today, 1928 $5 Legal Tender Notes in Very Fine condition are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to you in protective plastic currency sleeves!
- First release of the small-sized Legalized States Notes!
- Comes with a common design used on US Notes and Federal Reserve Notes in 1928!
- The face value of $5 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse is an effigy of President Abraham Lincoln.
- The reverse side comes with a depiction of the Lincoln Memorial.
- Serial numbers and Treasury department seal are printed in red ink.
The Series of 1928 from the US Treasury came with standardized designs across the United States Note and the Federal Reserve Note collections. This series year marked the introduction of small-sized notes for both the United States Note and Federal Reserve Note. To ensure the notes were instantly distinguishable, the Treasury used different ink colors on the serial numbers and the Treasury seal. While the Federal Reserve Note green ink on these features, the United States Notes used red ink. As a small note, the United States Note was interchangeably referred to as the Legal Tender Note.
All of the 1928 $5 Legal Tender Notes listed here come with a protective currency sleeve and is in Very Fine condition. Notes in this condition showcase typical signs of wear and tear from use in circulation. The notes have rounded edges, mild to moderate soiling, and numerous fold lines. On the whole, the note’s paper is crisp and relatively clean.
On the obverse side of 1928 $5 Legal Tender Notes is a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln. His image first appeared on a US Note in 1862 on the $10 denomination. He later appeared on the $100 denomination in 1869. The Series of 1928 was the first time that President Lincoln featured on the $5 United States Note. The serial numbers and the US Treasury seal are found on this side of the note with red ink.
The reverse field of 1928 $5 Legal Tender Notes comes with a depiction of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. The Lincoln Memorial was erected on the National Mall across the reflecting pond from the Washington Monument. The combined design elements on the obverse and reverse of the Series of 1928 notes featured on both the US Note and the Federal Reserve Note.
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