Large-sized silver certificates offer collectors a fascinating window into America’s past. Issued between 1878 and 1923, these notes had a larger format than today’s paper currency and were also redeemable for their face value in silver dollars. In this listing, we are offering one of the final large format silver certificates in certified condition from the Paper Money Guaranty. Today, Very Fine 1923 $5 Silver Certificate Notes are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Includes a protective PMG currency sleeve!
- Iconic Porthole silver certificate!
- Final series of large format silver certificates!
- Issued a face value of $5 (USD) by the United States government.
- Graded Very Fine 20 by the Paper Money Guaranty.
- A portrait of Abraham Lincoln features on the obverse.
- The US Seal is shown in the reverse design.
Each 1923 $5 Note in this JM Bullion listing online has been sent to the Paper Money Guaranty for certification. PMG assigned these notes a grade of Very Fine 20. This means the note will appear somewhat circulated with many folds and some soiling. While the detractions are not serious, slight defects are possible. The notes will arrive in a protective currency sleeve that includes a PMG label bearing the official grading details.
Silver certificates were issued by the United States between 1878 and 1964. This included both large-format and small-format notes. Through 1964, these certificates could be redeemed for actual silver coins. However, as of 1968, they can only be redeemed for Federal Reserve Notes. Though the United States still considers Silver Certificates legal tender, many choose to hold onto their silver certificates as unique collector’s items and also for their numismatic value.
The obverse of these $5 Silver Certificate Notes contains a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Surrounding the portrait is a large circle that resembles the porthole of a ship. As such, these notes are often nicknamed “porthole notes.” Other details on the obverse include a blue treasury seal, serial numbers on either side of the portrait, and the Speelman/White signatures.
On the reverse side of 1923 $5 Silver Certificates, there is a depiction of the US Seal. This iconic image features a bald eagle with a shield on its chest while clutching arrows and an olive branch in its talons. Also on the reverse is the denomination shown in each corner both alphabetically and numerically. The text on the reverse reads The United States of America, Five Dollars.
Please contact JM Bullion if you have any questions about these notes. You can call us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or email us directly.