5.00 Dollars, Bank of the District of Columbia, District of Columbia

5.00 Dollars, Bank of the District of Columbia, District of Columbia

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 dollar note
United States, 1858
Obverse Image: At the lower left, a portrait of a man. There is an image of farmers doing various works. In the lower center, a small image of an anvil and other blacksmith tools. There is an image on the lower right of a young woman seated in a field. She has in her left hand a sickle/
Obverse Text: "The President, Directors & Co. of the BANK OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA will pay to bearer on demand FIVE DOLLARS. " Washington, Nov 1, 1858 / "5" / Large Roman number "V" in darl orange highlight in background.
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
Currently not on view
Object Name
Paper Money
obsolete paper money
paper money
date made
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
place of issue
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
orange and black (face color)
ink (overall material)
overall: 79 mm x 178 mm; 3 1/8 in x 7 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
serial number
Credit Line
Edlow, Ellis
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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