Large Size Silver Certificates $5 Fr-259 to Fr-282

During the Civil War, both the North as well as the South developed their own currency. Ripped apart by war and teetering on bankruptcy, Congress ordered the printing of a number of notes. These Large Size Notes were commonly called horse blankets because of their dimensions. Issued from 1861 to 1928, their original size was approximately 7.42 inches by 3.13 inches. Cost cutting measures have reduced todays note to the more familiar 6.14 inches by 2.61 inches. Demand Notes or Greenbacks minted only in 1861 represent Americas first type of Federal Bank money.

All notes that was printed and issued to the public is still legal tender today and can be redeemed to any bank for face value. They exception is the 1900 $10,000 gold certificate that was tossed out of a window during a fire in 1936. They were punched cancelled and therefor have no face value for redemption except for collectors.

Large Size-Silver Certificates

Acts of Congress dated Feb. 28, 1878, and Aug. 4, 1886 authorized the Large-Size Silver Certificates. There were five issues from Series 1878 to Series 1923.

  • The first issue, Series 1878 and 1880, consisted of $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000 denominations. The face side states that "There have been deposited with the Treasurer of the United States at Washington, D.C. payable at his office to the bearer on demand ... Silver Dollars." "Certificate of Deposit" is inscribed on the notes. All certificates of the 1878 series and one of the notes in the 1880 series are countersigned by assistant treasurers of the United States at New York and bear the signatures of G.W. Scofield and James Gilfillan.
  • The second issue of Silver Certificates consists of Series 1886, 1891 and 1908. The 1886 series was printed in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10 and $20. The 1891 series includes these, but added denominations of $50, $100 and $1,000. Only the $10 note was issued in Series 1908. On the face of Series 1886, 1891 and 1908 notes appears the wording "This certifies that there have been deposited in the Treasury of the United States ... Silver Dollars payable to the Bearer on Demand."
  • The third issue of Silver Certificates, Series 1896, is one of the most popular and deemed by collectors as the most beautiful series ever produced by the United States. Titled the "Educational Series," the notes were designed or redesigned by Thomas F. Morris, designer and chief of the Engraving Division of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Other designers of this famed series were Will H. Low, $1, Edwin H. Blashfield, $2, and Walter Shirlaw $5. Known engravers of the series were Charles Schlecht and George F.C. Smillie.
  • The fourth issue, Series 1899, was released in three denominations, $1 (The Black Eagle), $2 (The Agriculture Note) and $5 (The Chief Note). The face design of the $1 features the American Eagle with portraits of Lincoln and Grant. The $2 note portrays Washington between figures representing Mechanics and Agriculture, and the $5 note features Ta-to-ka-in-yan-ka, Running Antelope, a Sioux Indian. George F.C. Smillie engraved the design in November of 1899.
  • The fifth issue of Silver Certificates, Series 1923, consists of two denominations, $1 and $5. Washington is portrayed on the $1 and Lincoln on the $5. On the latter note, Lincoln is shown in the center of a circular design and therefore this note is sometimes called the "Porthole" note.

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Fr.-260 1886 $5SC (Silver Dollar Back) Ser. B46154171 PMG-58EPQ
This is a Fr-260, 1886 $5 Silver Certificate also known as the famous Silver Dollar Back, with the small red seal. This is a high grade Silver Dollar Back which is just a hair shy of the $25,000 full uncirculated grade. This is a total original note with...
Added: 1/13/2011 Views: 5406 Price: SOLD

Fr.-261 1886 $5 Silver Certificate Ser. B11044820 PMG-VF30
This is a Fr-261, 1886 $5 Silver Certificate also known as the famous Silver Dollar Back, with the large red seal. This is a mid grade Silver Dollar Back.

The face features the bust of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the US who was in offi...

Added: 3/18/2018 Views: 96 Price: $4,250.00

Fr.-262 1886 $5 Silver Dollar back Certificate Ser. B24193208 PCGS-30
For more information on this note 1886 $5 Silver Dollar back please contact Jhon E Cash at 214-769-9936 or cybuski@verizon.net or

Kimberly at 214-364-4917 or K.modrall@aol.com...

Added: 3/18/2018 Views: 90 Price: $4,750.00

Fr.-263 1886 $5 Silver Certificate Ser. B285804051 PMG-64
For more information on this beautiful 1886 $5 Silver Dollar Back note please contact Jhon E Cash at 214-769-9936 or cybuski@verizon.net or

Kimberly at 214-364-4917 or K.modrall@aol.com...

Added: 4/7/2018 Views: 93 Price: $8,350.00

Fr.-269 1896 $5 Silver Certificate Ser. 27226133 PMG-65EPQ
For more information on this GEM 1896 $5 Educational note please contact Jhon E Cash at 214-769-9936 or cybuski@verizon.net or

Kimberly at 214-364-4917 or K.modrall@aol.com...

Added: 3/18/2018 Views: 190 Price: $16,400.00

Fr.-274 1899 $5 Silver Cert. (Solis 5s)PMG -35 Serial # E555555
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$12,500
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This is a 1899 $5 Chief note with a serial number of E555555 is a very well known and famous note. There are two 1899 $5 Chiefs with solid 5 serial numbers. The first one had 8 fives and was sold in t...
Added: 1/1/2010 Views: 4271 Price: $17,500.00

Fr.-282 1923 $5 Porthole Silver Certificate Ser. A2888306B PMG 64
Here is a spectacular looking Gem Porthole. PMG has graded this beautiful 1923 $5 Porthole a PMG-64. Portholes are in high demand these days and in this kind of condition is a great honor to have one. The margins are huge and the paper is as fresh as they...
Added: 3/18/2018 Views: 97 Price: $3,750.00

Fr.-282 1923 $5 Silver Certificate Porthole Note. A799982A PMG-55EPQ
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$3,250
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This is the famous 1923 $5 Silver Certificate also known as the Porthole Note because of a portrait of President Abraham Lincoln inside of a circular porthole. the serial number is A799982B and reside...
Added: 2/20/2016 Views: 797 Price: $3,750.00

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