5,000 Dollars, Proof, Legal Tender Note, United States, 1878

Description (Brief):

One (1) 5,000 dollar note

Description (Brief)

United States, 1878

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Eagle with wings outstretched standing on shield that look like the US flag, with arrows in talons, on top of rock overlooking water, building in the distance.

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Obverse Text: UNITED STATES / AMERICA / 5000 / SERIES OF 1878 / ENGRAVED & PRINTED AT THE BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING / SERIES OF 1878 / THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER AT ITS FACE VALUE FOR ALL DEBTS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE, EXCEPT DUTIES ON IMPORTS AND INTEREST ON THE PUBLIC DEBT. / COUNTERFEITING OR ALTERING THIS NOTE OR PASSING ANY COUNTERFEIT OR ALTERATION OF IT, OR HAVING IN POSSESSION ANY FALSE OR COUNTERFEIT PLATE OR IMPRESSION OR IT, OR ANY PAPER MADE IN IMITATION OF THE PAPER ON WHICH IT IS PRINTED IS FELONY, AND IS PUNISHABLE BY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS FINE, OR FIFTEEN YEARS IMPRISONMENT AT HARD LABOR OR BOTH.

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Reverse Image: N/A

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Reverse Text: N/A

Date Made: 1878

Maker: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Related Publication: Feingold, Ellen R.. Value of Money, The

Credit Line: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.4129.2Collector/Donor Number: 119,556Accession Number: 19556Catalog Number: 4129.2

Object Name: note

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8.5 cm x 19.1 cm x .01 cm; 3 11/32 in x 7 17/32 in x in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-a488-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1591170

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