Series of 1899 $5 Bill Indian Chief Value

Value of Five Dollar Silver Certificate From Series of 1899


Year:  1899 Type:  Silver Certificate Denomination:  Five Dollar Bill
Value:  The value of 1899 $5 bill silver certificates is based on their condition and serial number.
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Description:  The series of 1899 five dollar silver certificate goes by many names.  It is sometimes called an indian, chief, running antelope, or onepapa.  All of the names derive from the fact that there is a Native American featured on the front of each 1899 $5 bill.  This is the only piece of United States money that solely features a Native American.

1899 $5 silver certificates are popular, but also extremely common, especially in circulated grades.  All 1899 $5 bills have blue seals and serial numbers.  These also say act of Aug. 4 1886, but they are actually printed for the series of 1899.

Star notes were also issued for the series of 1899 $5 silver certificate.  If the serial number on your large size 1899 five dollar bill begins with a star symbol then see out 1899 $5 star note guide.

Variations:  There are 11 different signatures combinations for the series of 1899 $5 silver certificate.  All bills say series of 1899; however, they were printed as late as the 1920s.  You can tell the approximate age of your note based on the signature combination.

Lyons – Roberts
Lyons – Treat
Vernon – Treat
Vernon – McClung
Napier – McClung
Napier – Thompson
Parker – Burke
Teehee – Burke
Elliott – Burke
Elliott – White
Speelman – White

Out of those, the Napier Thompson is the rarest signature combination.

Inscriptions:  Silver Certificate  –  Series of 1899  –  Act of August 4 1886  –  Register Of The Treasury  –  Treasurer Of The United States  –  This Certifies That There Have Been Deposited In The Treasury Of The United States Five Silver Dollars Payable To The Bearer On Demand Washington, D.C.  –  United States Silver Certificate  –  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  –  This Certificate Is Receivable For Customs, Taxes and All Public Dues, And When So Received May Be Reissued