|Added by||Bruce Weese|
|General Description||The United States five-dollar bill or fiver ($5) is a denomination of United States currency. The current $5 bill features U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's portrait on the front and the Lincoln Memorial on the back.
The $5 bill is sometimes nicknamed a "fin". The term has German/Yiddish roots and is remotely related to the English "five", but it is far less common today than it was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says the average life of a $5 bill in circulation is 16 months before it is replaced due to wear.
Series 1963 $5 United States Note. Urban legend erroneously holds that the red seal from that year onward was done in mourning of the Kennedy assassination.
|Front Description||5 in each corner. Text Above "United States Note" "The United States of America" Central is an engraved image of Abraham Lincoln base on a photo of him taken by Mathew Brady taken in a studio in Washington, DC on February 9, 1864. To the left is another 5 over which is printed "This Note Is Legal Tendar For All Debts Public and Private." Below that is the Serial Number and signatue of the US Treasurer. To the right is the Serial Number at the top. With the Red US Treasury Seal over the word FIVE. The series date is below along with the signature of the Secretary of the Treasury. At the bottom of the note are the words "FIVE DOLLARS"|
|Back Description||Text across the top reads " 5 The United States of America 5" bracket by two small "Fives" above "The" and "America" Two additional "Fives" appear one each on either end of the note. In the center is an image of the Lincoln Memorial crowned by the words "In God We Trust" Below the image is captioned with the words "Lincoln Memorial." The bottom states from left to right "Five Five Dollards Five"|
|Printed by||American Bank Note Company (ABNC)|
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