5 Dollars, Legal Tender Note, United States, 1862

5 Dollars, Legal Tender Note, United States, 1862

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One (1) 5 dollar note
United States, 1862
Obverse Image: Statue of Freedom at left. Portrait of Alexander Hamilton at lower right.
Obverse Text: FIVE / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. NEW YORK / NO. 17889 / SERIES 58 / THE UNITED STATES PROMISE TO PAY TO THE BEARER FIVE DOLLARS / 5 / WASHINGTON / MARCH 10TH 1862 / PAYABLE AT THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES AT NEW YORK / REGISTER OF THE TREASURY / TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES / ACT OF FEBY. 25TH, 1862 / A / PATENTED 30 JUNE 1857.
Reverse Image: Ornate designs in green ink.
Reverse Text: FIVE / V / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / THIS NOTE IS A LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE, EXCEPT DUTIES ON IMPORTS AND INTEREST ON THE PUBLIC DEBT, AND IS EXCHANGEABLE FOR U. S. SIX PER CENT TWENTY YEAR BONDS, REDEEMABLE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE U. STATES AFTER FIVE YEARS.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1862
depicted
Hamilton, Alexander
maker
American Bank Note Company
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 cm x 18.7 cm x.01 cm; 3 5/32 in x 7 3/8 in x in
ID Number
NU.78.5.745
catalog number
78.5.745
accession number
1978.0941
serial number
17889
Credit Line
U. S. Department of the Treasury
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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