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

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

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One (1) 5,000 dollar note
United States, 1878
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.
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.
Reverse Image: N/A
Reverse Text: N/A
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1878
maker
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
place made
United States
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
ID Number
NU.4129.2
collector/donor number
119,556
accession number
19556
catalog number
4129.2
Credit Line
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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