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1886 $5 Silver Certificates FR 259-265

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Note Description: Silver Certificate
$5 1886 Large Size
Grade: 65 EPQ
Country: US
Note Number: 263
Seal Type: Large Brown w/ Spikes
Certification #: 1015395-005  
Owner: Ron Stone
Sets Competing: Big Silver 5's  Score: 7198
Date Added: 1/1/2018
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

The series of 1886, often called the "Grant" or "Silver Dollar Back" depicts Ulyssis Simpson Grant, born on April 27th, 1822 & died on July 23rd, 1865.
Grant was a Commanding General of the Union Army during the American Civil War & our 18th President from 1869-1877.
Obverse of note shows Grants portrait engraved by Lorenzo James Hatch & reverse shows 5 Silver Dollars.
The U. S. Treasury Seals came in four different styles - small red, plain, large red with spikes, large brown with spikes & small red scalloped.
The notes came with 4 different Register of the Treasury & Treasurer of the United States signature combinations - William Starke Rosecrans (served from June 8, 1885 to June 19, 1893) with Conrad N Jordan (served from May 1, 1885 to March 23, 1887, James W. Hyatt (served from May 24, 1887 to May 10, 1889), James N. Huston (served from May 11, 1889 to April 24, 1891) & Enos H. Nebeker (served from April 25, 1891 to May 31, 1893).
Unlike most notes, where the face is the most important feature, this note gained popularity because of its back design. Five Morgan Silver dollars, dated 1886, fill almost the entire back of the note. They represent the amount of silver coinage for which the bill could be redeemed for at that time.The reverse of four of the dollars shows the phrase "In God We Trust" on U. S. currency for the first time.
In 1957, motto was adopted for use on U.S. currency.

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