5 Dollars Silver Certificate; "Indian Chief Note"

5 Dollars (Silver Certificate; "Indian Chief Note") -  obverse5 Dollars (Silver Certificate; "Indian Chief Note") -  reverse

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Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1899
Value 5 Dollars (5 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Paper
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 314419
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References F# 271-281,
Stéphane Desrousseaux, Michel Prieur, Laurent Schmitt; 2014. Le Franc (10th edition). Les Chevau-légers, Paris, France.
P# 340
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Series: Series of 1899


Chief Running Antelope at center.
At left, Blue "V" with "FIVE" overtop. Serial number below "V."
At right, Blue seal. Serial number above seal.

Silver Certificate
This Certifies That There Have Been Deposited In The Treasury Of The
United States of America
Five Silver Dollars
Payable To the Bearer On Demand.
Washington, D.C.


Green print. Two cornucopias at top of note. "V" at center of note.

Silver Certificate
United States of America
This Certificate Is Receivable For Customs, Taxes, And All Public Dues, And When So Received May Be Reissued.
Silver Certificate
Five Dollars


Judson Whitlocke Lyons (JWL) Register of the Treasury
Ellis Henry Roberts (EHR) Treasurer of the United States
Charles H. Treat (CT) Treasurer of the United States
William Tecumseh Vernon (WTV) Register of the Treasury
Lee McClung (LM) Treasurer of the United States
James Carroll Napier (JCN) Register of the Treasury
Carmi Alderman Thompson (CAT) Treasurer of the United States
Gabe E. Parker (GP) Register of the Treasury
John Burke (JB) Treasurer of the United States
Houston Benge Teehee (HBT) Register of the Treasury
William S. Elliott (WE) Register of the Treasury
Frank White (FW) Treasurer of the United States
Harley V. Speelman (HS) Register of the Treasury


Commonly referred to as the "Indian Chief Note." The note features Chief Running Antelope on the Obverse.

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Date Signatures VG F VF XF AU UNC
1899  JWL, EHR F-271
1899  JWL, CT F-272
1899  WTV, CT F-273
1899  WTV, LM F-274
1899  JCN, LM F-275
1899  JCN, CAT F-276
1899  GP, JB F-277
1899  HBT, JB F-278
1899  WE, JB F-279
1899  WE, FW F-280
1899  HS, FW F-281

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Dollars (Silver Certificate; "Indian Chief Note")Picture 1 of a sold 5 Dollars (Silver Certificate; "Indian Chief Note")
Auction 59
Lot 3344
Internet Archive
Apr 23, 2022 Undetermined VF USD 1037.72
(EUR 1034.00)
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