By special purchase, you can now own a handsome, affordable $5 bank note issued over 160 years ago by the short-lived Bank of the Republic in Providence, RI. This uniface large-size note is a prized collectible known as “obsolete currency” – issued by private banks, companies, merchants, cities and states before the U.S. government began issuing paper currency during the Civil War. To make each issue unique and difficult to counterfeit, “obsolete notes” feature a vast array of designs, vignettes and colors – as well as hand signing, numbering and dating. The Bank of the Republic, operating only from 1854-1856 before the Civil War, issued this $5 note depicting the U.S. Capitol, a woman with a sword and shield to the left, and hand signatures of the bank’s cashier and president.
- Year: Date Our Choice
- Product Type: Single Products
- Denomination: $5
- Note Size: Small