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- Series of 1863 $5 United States Legal Tender Note.
- One of the very first Legal Tender notes issued by the United States.
- Housed in an archival quality currency sleeve.
- A nice Crisp Uncirculated example.
- Face: Features a likeness of "Freedom", the statue that sits atop the dome of the U.S. Capitol at left. A small portrait of Alexander Hamilton, 1st Secretary of the Treasury under Washington is at right.
- Back: FIVE over a large "V" to the left and right with the obligation in the center.
This note is in Uncirculated condition with some lightly rounded corners and a small wrinkle in the lower portrait that doesn't detract - typical of these early U.S. paper money issues, but still a very decent and presentable example of this early note! This series has become a favorite with collectors. Add one of these classics to your cart today!
Signatures of Chittenden/Spinner—Friedberg#63.
The necessity of financing military operations during the Civil War forced the Federal government to print paper money.
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