Series of 1869 $5 Bill Value

Value of Five Dollar Bill From Series of 1869

Year:  1869 Type:  Legal Tender / United States Note Denomination:  Five Dollar Bill
Value:  The value of five dollar bills from 1869 is based on their condition and serial number.
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Description:  Due to several different hoards of 1869 $5 legal tender notes, they are actually fairly common.  However, that doesn’t mean that they are cheap.  1869 five dollar bills are very popular.  The paper these were printed on has a unique color to it.  Collectors call these “rainbow” notes due to all the color in the paper.

The design of 1869 five dollar bills was the first time the “woodchopper” scene was used.  It shows a pioneer, his wife, child, and hound dog.  The man is holding an ax, hence the wood chopper title.  These five dollar bills also show Andrew Jackson.

Please remember that all serial numbers on 1869 $5 bills end with a star symbol.  This stay does not add a premium like it would on later issues from the 20th century.

Variations:  There are no varieties to the 1869 $5 bill.  These were all signed by Allison and Spinner and they all have the exact same design (with exception of plate and serial number differences).

Inscriptions:  Act of March 3rd 1863  –  Bureau Engraving and Printing  –  Patented July 24th 1866  –  Patented Nov 24 1863  –  Register Of The Treasury  –  Treasurer Of The United States  –  Legal Tender For Five Dollars  –  Series of 1869  –  The United States Will Pay To Bearer Five Dollars Washington  –  Treasury Note  –  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  –  American Bank Note Co. New York.  –  This Note is a Legal Tender at its face value for all debts public and private, except duties on imports and interest on the public debt.  Counterfeiting or altering this note or passing any counterfeit or alteration of it, or having in possession any false or counterfeit plate or impression of it, or any paper made in imitation of the paper on which it is printed is felony, and is punishable by $5,000 fine, or 15 years imprisonment at hard labor or both.