World War II issue with brown seal and serial numbers and bold Hawaii overprints. This $5 note is a solid Very Fine example, and a neat piece of history. Issued following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor for use in the Hawaiian Islands.
- 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.
- Nice Very Fine condition.
- Printed in the early 1940s and features a brown seal and serial numbers along with the familiar portrait of President Abraham Lincoln.
- The back of each note has a large HAWAII overstamp 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.