The largest note issued in the famed Educational Series of US Silver Certificates was the $5 note. Featuring an allegory of Electricity introducing light to the world, the silver certificate was one of three in the Educational Series alongside the $1 and $2 notes. Though remaining specimens of these 100-plus-year-old paper notes are rare today, you can still own these images on modern Federal Reserve Notes that have been enhanced. Right now, $5 Educational Legal Tender Notes are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a blue presentation folio with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Duplicates the 1896 $5 Silver Certificate!
- Authentic legal tender US notes!
- High-definition graphics!
- Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- On the obverse is the image of Electricity as she introduces light to the world.
- The reverse features a depiction of the Lincoln Memorial.
Each $5 Educational Legal Tender Note listed here is an authentic legal tender US note. These notes were received in uncirculated, clean, crisp condition and comes from a sealed pack of Federal Reserve Notes. The bills have been enhanced with high-definition graphics to replicate the appearance of the 1896 $5 Silver Certificate. The notes are packaged individually inside of blue presentation folios and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Silver Certificates were issued by the United States from 1878 to 1964, with the final new design introduced in 1957. The 1896 Silver Certificate issue is widely considered by collectors to boast the three most beautiful paper money designs in American history. The allegories featured on the $1, $2, and $5 Silver Certificates in this issue were like pocket-sized works of art for Americans to carry around.
On the obverse of $5 Educational Legal Tender Notes is a depiction of the female allegory of Electricity. She is depicted bringing light to the world as she holds her right hand high in the air as a blinding light emits from her hand.
The reverse design of $5 Educational Legal Tender Notes includes a depiction of the Lincoln Memorial, the current reverse design for the US $5 bill. Modern Federal Reserve Notes come with a variety of different reverse designs, many of which originate from the early-20th century. However, the image of the Lincoln Memorial found on the reverse of modern Federal Reserve Notes was designed in 2006 and debuted that same year on the bills.
When the United States issued the 1896 $5 Silver Certificate with the effigy of Electricity on the obverse, the reverse side depicted an effigy of President Ulysses S. Grant and Philip Sheridan, a Union Army soldier during the Civil War who eventually rose to the post of General of the Army during the administration of President Grover Cleveland.
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