1928 $5.00 U.S. Note Red Seal Fine

1928 $5.00 U.S. Note Red Seal Fine
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Product Details

These are the first of the small size $5 United States Notes (aka Legal Tender or Red Seal Notes). Issued beginning in 1928, many of these ended up being destroyed due to the heavy circulation they saw during the Great Depression The notes in this listing are in Fine condition with moderate wear, but no abuse.

Currency Highlights:

  • This was the first $5 Red Seals issued in the new small size.
  • Notes will be housed in archival quality currency sleeves.
  • Circulated notes from series 1928.
  • These notes will be in Fine condition.
  • Each has a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln.

United States Notes were adopted for circulation during the Civil War in 1862 in denominations from One through One Thousand Dollars. The $5 denomination remained when we switched over to small size notes in 1928 and continuied until the early 1960's when the $5 FRN's replaced them entirely. Although they are still legal tender, their red seals and serial numbers make them great collectors items. These notes are a great part of history that can easily be added to any collection. Add some of these great conversation pieces to your cart today!

Series 1928 $5 United States Notes had a large original printing of just over 267 million, but many were lost through the heavy use they saw during the Great Depression when Five Dollars could buy a lot of groceries! This first issue $5 Res Seals are popular with collectors! Woods/Mellon signatures & Friedberg#1525.

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Product ID: 17321
Year: 1928
Grade: Fine
Grade Service: None
Denomination: $5
Metal Content: 0 troy oz
Purity: N/A
Manufacturer: Bureau of Engraving & Printing


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1928 $5 USN (Red Seal) Fine

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Minor defects, but nice bill.

By Warlord078

from Kansas


  • Attractive Design
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      Comments about 1928 $5 USN (Red Seal) Fine:

      Very crisp bill, only came with minor spots.

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