The paper money issued to Americans in the 21st century was first introduced in 1914. Known as the 1914 Series, this first release of the Federal Reserve Note included five of the seven current denominations still in circulation today. Though the designs have been modernized, several of the notes retain the same visuals on at least one side as the original issue dates. Today, you have the chance to get 1914 $5 Federal Reserve Notes in Very Fine condition online from Provident Metals.
The Federal Reserve Note debuted in 1914 with $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 denominations. These notes remain in production today with modernized, and in some cases replaced, designs on the obverse and reverse. The 1918 series introduced four large denominations no longer available in the series: $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000. The modern Federal Reserve Note denominations of $1 and $2 were introduced in 1963 and 1976, respectively.
On the obverse side of the 1914 $5 Federal Reserve Note is a bust of President Abraham Lincoln. The 16th Commander-in-Chief, President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address and Emancipation Proclamation among his notable speeches and announcements during his presidency. He is, of course, well-known for leading the Union during the Civil War. 1914 Series $5 Federal Reserve Notes feature either red or blue ink on the serial numbers and US Treasury seals.
The reverse field of 1914 $5 Federal Reserve Notes features a design that was only used through 1927. These notes were issued with two artistic murals on either side of the blank central field. On the left side, Christopher Columbus and his explorers take their first steps in the New World. On the right side of the bill, the Pilgrims row ashore in Massachusetts nearly a century-and-a-half later.
President Lincoln is one of only three figures from the 1914 Series of Federal Reserve Notes still present on the modern version of the note. President Ulysses S. Grant remains on the $50 bill from 1914 and Benjamin Franklin remains on the $100 bill from 1914. The $10 image of President Andrew Jackson was eventually moved to the $20 Bill, replacing President Grover Cleveland, and the $10 image was replaced with that of Alexander Hamilton. The modern $1 Federal Reserve Note wasnt introduced in 1963 and the $2 Federal Reserve Note was the latest in 1976.
1914 $5 Federal Reserve Notes in Very Fine condition retain much, if not all, of the original crispness. The notes may have folds, creases, and wrinkles, but otherwise have only the slightest flaws not easily visible to the naked eye.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Product Series||Legal Tender Note|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Packaging||Archival Quality Currency Sleeve|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Dimensions||187 mm x 79 mm x 0.1 mm|