5 Cents "Fractional Currency" - 3rd issue

5 Cents ("Fractional Currency" - 3rd issue) -  obverse5 Cents ("Fractional Currency" - 3rd issue) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1863
Value 5 Cents (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Paper
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 315043
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 106b
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.

Obverse

In 1866, SPENCER M. CLARK, then Superintendent of the National Currency Bureau, made a daring decision: to print his own face on U.S. currency.

Lettering:
Act of March 3d. 1863
United States
FRACTIONAL CURRENCY
Receivable for all U.S. Stamps.
FIVE CENTS

Furnished only and designated
by the ASSISTANT DEPOSITARIES of the
TREASURERS UNITED STATES

Engraved and Printed at the Treasury Department.

Reverse

Green Ink

Lettering:
Exchangeable for
United States Notes
by Assistant Treasures &
designed Depositaries of the
United States in sums not less than Three Doll.ˢ
Receivable in payment of all
dues to the United States,
less than Five Dollars,
Except Customs.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1863-Mar-03 

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