Series 1934-A $5.00 Federal Reserve Note with "HAWAII" overprint. These notes, with brown seals and serial numbers were issued in July of 1942, when the fear of Japanese invasion of the Hawaiian Islands was very real.
- This denomination was one of four, along with the $1, $10, and $20, to be used for this purpose during the war.
- These notes come housed in archival quality currency sleeves.
- All notes are from series 1934-A in Very Good condition.
- Face: Features a brown seal and serial numbers along with the familiar portrait of President Abraham Lincoln.
- Back: Features a large “Hawaii” over-stamp in block letters across the middle.
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Julian/Morganthau signatures—Friedberg #2302.
Due to the very real possibility of a Japanese invasion of Hawaii and the west coast following Pearl Harbor, the Treasury Department issued these special notes. In the event of the currency falling into enemy hands, these could be rendered worthless by the government. Although many of these notes were printed during the war, they are seldom seen today. These historic notes would make great gift ideas for any currency collector.