5 Dollars, Demand Note, United States, 1861

5 Dollars, Demand Note, United States, 1861

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 5 dollar note
United States, 1861
Obverse Image: Statue of Freedom at left. Bust of Alexander Hamilton at lower right.
Obverse Text: FIVE / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK / THE UNITED STATES PROMISE TO PAY TO THE BEARER FIVE DOLLARS ON DEMAND / NO. 59787 / 5 / WASHINGTON / AUG. 10TH, 1861 / PAYABLE BY THE ASSISTANT TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES AT BOSTON / RECEIVABLE IN PAYMENT OF ALL PUBLIC DUES.
Reverse Image: A repeating pattern of the number "5" in green ink.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / FIVE / FIVE DOLLARS / 5
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Greenback
note
date on object
1861-08-10
date made
1861
depicted
Hamilton, Alexander
issuing authority
Department of the Treasury
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
city
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Payable at U.S. Treasury in
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Associated Place
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 cm x 18.85 cm x.01 cm; 3 5/32 in x 7 13/32 in x in
ID Number
NU.78.5.086
accession number
1978.0941
catalog number
78.5.086
serial number
59787
Credit Line
U.S. Department of the Treasury
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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