In 1914, the United States Treasury introduced the existing modern paper currency that Americans carry around in their pockets to this day. The 1914 release of the Federal Reserve Note represented the last notes introduced into circulation in the United States using the older large-sized format. Now, 1914 $5 Federal Reserve Notes are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion in Very Fine condition.
- Notes arrive in individual plastic currency sleeves!
- Debut issue of the $5 Federal Reserve Note!
- Long-running President Lincoln design!
- Issued a face value of $5 (USD) by the United States.
- Obverse field features a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln.
- Reverse includes murals of Columbus arriving in the New World and the pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock.
- Very Fine note condition.
Federal Reserve Notes are the existing form of paper money issued in the United States. The Federal Reserve Note was originally available at the same time as the United States Note, Gold Certificate, Silver Certificate, and Federal Reserve Bank Notes. Of all these options, the Federal Reserve Note is the only one in production.
Many of the designs and images now found on Federal Reserve Notes debuted in 1914 when the first series of notes was introduced. In 1918, a second Federal Reserve Note series was introduced with denominations no longer available from the US Treasury that included denominations of $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000.
Obverse imagery on the 1914 $5 Federal Reserve Note includes the long-running portrait of President Abraham Lincoln. The 16th President of the United States, President Lincoln is remembered as the Great Emancipator and the Protector of the Union for his leadership of the United States during the Civil War with the Confederate States of America. While President Lincolns bust has been modernized several times since 1914, it remains on the modern $5 bill. The notes have either red serial numbers and US Treasury seals or blue serial numbers and seals.
Reverse designs on the 1914 Federal Reserve Note in this denomination are unique. This first release of the $5 Federal Reserve Note came with a blank space at the center flanked by two paintings. The mural on the left depicts Christopher Columbus first steps on land in the New World. To the right, there is a mural that captures the moment the Pilgrims disembarked from the Mayflower and rowed ashore at Plymouth Rock.
These 1914 $5 Federal Reserve Notes are available with protective currency sleeves. Each note is in Very Fine condition, an impressive factor for a note that is more than a century old. A note in this condition features most of its original crispness with folds, wrinkles, and other signs of use in circulation possible. The notes will have very good eye appeal with no major, noticeable tears, stains, or other visible detractions.
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