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1923 $5 Silver Certificates FR 282

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Note Description: Silver Certificate
$5 1923 Large Size
Grade: 65 EPQ
Country: US
Note Number: 282
Seal Type: Blue
Certification #: 1015395-001  
Owner: Ron Stone
Sets Competing: Big Silver 5's  Score: 4756
Date Added: 1/1/2018
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

The series of 1923, or "Porthole" note, shows the bust of Abraham Lincoln & was engraved by Charles Kennedy Burt from the Anthony Berger photo of February 9, 1864.The photo was taken at the Mathew B. Brady studio located in Washington D. C.
Lincoln was born February 12th, 1809 & died on April 15th,1865 & was our 16th President from 1861 until his assassination on April 15th, 1865.
The note is commonly known as the "Porthole" note because of the circular design around Lincoln"s head.
Reverse shows the Great Seal of the United States with rays emanating away from it.
Unlike the other small denomination ($1, $2 & $5) Silver Certificates of the 1886-1923 time period, this is the only note to have only one signature combination, Harley V. Speelman (Register of the Treasury) & Frank D. White (Treasurer of the United States).
The 1923 notes also came with only a blue U. S. Treasury Seal.
On August 20, 1925, Treasury Secretary Andrew W. Mellon appointed a committee to investigate possible advantages (reduced cost-increased production speed) to issuing smaller sized United States banknotes.
In May, 1927, the committees recommendations for the size reduction & redesign were accepted.
On July 10, 1929, the new small-size currency was issued.

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