Predating most federal paper money, these $5 notes were issued by the Kentucky Insurance Company over 200 years ago, from 1814-1816. These notes were issued as President James Madison entered his second term in office, and Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that would later become "The Star Spangled Banner."
As the state's first bank, the Kentucky Insurance Company originally insured boats of the river trade when it opened in 1802. The following year, they abandoned insurance to focus solely on banking. The bank remained in business until 1819 – shortly after thesehistoric notes were issued. Measuring slightly smaller than America's large-size paper money at 6 3/4" x 2 3/4", each circulated note features a vignette of a woman seated in a field. These sought-after 1814-1816 notes are sure to go fast, and our supply is strictly limited. Get your $5 note today!
- Year: 1814