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1923 $5 Silver Certificate Note PMG 20, Very Fine

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The 1923 $5 Silver Certificate is a true classic of American currency. Produced in the iconic large format style, these notes are often nicknamed porthole notes. This is due to the fact that the portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the front is surrounded by a large circle that resembles a porthole on a ship. Though no longer redeemable for silver, these notes are still considered legal tender by the US government. Right now, you can buy 1923 $5 Silver Certificate Notes in Very Fine condition online at Provident Metals.

Note Highlights:

  • Arrives to you in a PMG plastic currency sleeve!
  • Vintage Porthole note!
  • Last series of silver certificates in large format!
  • Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the United States.
  • Graded Very Fine 20 by the Paper Money Guaranty.
  • The obverse field contains a portrait of Abraham Lincoln.
  • On the reverse side is the US seal.

When you order 1923 Silver Certificate Notes in this online Provident Metals listing, they will arrive to you in special currency sleeves from PMG. These sleeves include a label bearing the official grade of Very Fine 20. This grade indicates that some soiling and numerous folds may be present on these notes. However, though minor defects could be visible, no serious detractions will be present.


On the obverse of $5 Silver Certificate Notes, there is a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Other details include the signatures of Speelman/White, the serial number, and a blue-colored Treasury seal. You will also find text on the obverse that reads Silver Certificate, Five Dollars, Payable to the Bearer on Demand.


The reverse of 1923 $5 Silver Certificate Notes contains a depiction of the United States Seal. This important symbol consists of a heraldic eagle with open wings and a shield on its chest. Youll also note arrows and an olive branch in the birds talons, which are seen as symbols of war and peace. In each corner of the note, the denomination is listed either alphabetically or numerically. Also shown are the words The United States of America, Five Dollars.


Large-format silver certificates were first introduced in 1878 by the United States government. The initial series featured denominations ranging from $10 to $1000. Following the general appropriations act of August 4, 1886, smaller denominations of $1, $2, and $5 became available. Large format notes continued through Series 1923. This series was printed until 1927 and was then replaced by the common small format notes the following year.


If you have questions about these notes, Provident Metals is happy to assist. Our team is available to assist you at 800-313-3315, online using our live chat, and via our email address.

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Product Details

Year 1923
Condition PMG20
Condition Very Fine
Denomination $5
Country United States
Edge Style Smooth
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Archival Quality Currency Sleeve
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Dimensions 187 x 79 x 0.1 mm
Packaging Dimensions 8.5 x 5.0 x 0.1
Provident ID 3978816