Series of 1953 $5 Silver Certificate – Values and Pricing

1953 $5 Blue Seal Silver Certificate – Values and Pricing

Series of 1953 five dollar silver certificates are very common.  A circulated 1953 $5 blue seal note is only worth $6.  You can purchase a choice uncirculated 1953 silver certificate with no folds for about $15.

Star notes were also printed for the 1953 five dollar silver certificate series.  Star notes are worth about $8 if they are in circulated condition.  Uncirculated 1953 blue seal star notes should sell for something closer to $50. 15,120,000 series of 1953 star notes were printed.

A series of 1953 five dollar silver certificate can have a serial number that starts with the letter A, B, C, or D. The rest of the serial number has 8 numbers and ends with the letter A.  The serial number and seal will both be in blue ink.

Ivy Baker Priest signs as the Treasury of the United States.  The signature for the Secretary of the Treasurer is that of G.M. Humphrey.  All 1953 silver certificates were printed in Washington DC.  A portrait of Abraham Lincoln is in the center of the bill.  The following phrases are on the bill:

“Silver Certificate This Certifies That There Is On Deposit In The Treasury Of The United States Of America Five Dollars In Silver Payable To The Bearer On Demand”

“This Certificate Is Legal Tender For All Debts Public And Private”