5 Dollars, Obsolete Bank Note, Danforth, Wright & Co., Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, 1859

Bank notes were another resource to pay for goods and services instead of relying on the dwindling supply of federally coined money. However, if the business that issued the notes failed, then the money was worthless. This five-dollar note soon became obsolete after it was issued since the Central Bank of Pennsylvania stopped operating in 1862.
Object Name
paper money
date made
Danforth, Wright & Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Hollidaysburg
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
Civil War
Coins, Currency and Medals
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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