Five Dollar First Charter National Bank Note

Value of Five Dollar First Charter National Bank Note


Year:  1875 or 1862-1882 Type:  National Bank Note Denomination:  Five Dollar Bill
Value:  The value of five dollar national bank notes is based condition, bank of issue, and serial numbers
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Description:  National bank notes can be very rare and they can be very valuable.  However, they can also be very common and inexpensive.  The value of a five dollar first charter national bank note is purely dependent upon three things:

1) Bank of Issue (ex First National Bank of Any Town, Any State)
2) Serial Number in the lower left area (if it is 1, then the note is more valuable)
3) Condition of the bill

Rather than try to explain all the variables in pricing a national bank note, please just send us a picture of what you have instead.  You will likely be very pleased with the value.

The artwork on first charter national bank notes is very detailed and busy.  There are three different scenes of action, including The Landing of Columbus, 1492.

Variations:  There are two different types of first charter five dollar national bank notes.  There are original series notes and then there are series of 1875 notes.  Series of 1875 say “series of 1875” – original series notes only have a charter date.  Series of 1875 notes also have a charter.  The charter date on can be anywhere from 1862 to 1882.

Some first charter fives will not have a red charter number stamped on it.  There will also be differences on the back of the note where the state seal is.

Basically, these five dollar bills are complicated to explain via a webpage.  Send us an email and tell us what you have.

Inscriptions:  National Currency  –  This note is secured by bonds of The United States Deposited with the U.S. Treasurer at Washington.  –  Will Pay The Bearer On Demand Five Dollars  –  Register of the Treasury  –  Treasurer of the United States  –  Printed at the Bureau Engraving & Printing Treasury Dept  –  Continental Bank Note Co New York  –  Act Approved June 3d 1864  –  This Note is receivable at par in all parts of the United States in payment of all taxes and excises and all other dues to the United States except duties on imports and also for all salaries and other debts and demands owing by the United States to Individuals Corporations & associations within the United States except Interest on Public Debt  –  Every person making or engraving or aiding to make or engrave, or passing or attempting to pass any imitation or alteration of this note and every person having in possession a plate of impression made in imitation of it or any paper made in imitation of that on which this note is printed is by Act of Congress approved June 3rd 1864 guilty of felony and subject to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding fifteen years or both.