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Five Dollars Federal Reserve Note series 1928, 1934

Five Dollars 1928, 1934

On the face of the banknotes of 1928 and 1928A series as distinct of the banknote shown the number of Federal Reserve District printed in the center of the Federal Reserve Bank Seal;

Payment inscription over the Seal done in four lines and reads: "REDEEMABLE IN GOLD ON DEMAND AT THE UNITED STATES TREASURY, OR IN GOLD OR LAWFUL MONEY AT ANY FEDERAL RESERVE BANK".

 

Main security features of the banknote

Five Dollars 1928, 1934 security features

Five Dollars 1928, 1934 security features

 

Security fibers:

The paper contains imbedded in a chaotic manner red and blue security fibers.

Magnetic security:

The black ink used for intaglio printing on the face contains ferro-magnetic component.

Paper: light yellow, with security fibers.

Printing methods: intaglio:

On the face — all pictures except serial numbers and U.S. Treasury Seal;

On the back — all pictures;

Letterpress:

On the face — serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal.

 

Five Dollars Federal Reserve Note series 1950

Five Dollars 1950

Five Dollars 1950

 

Main security features of the banknote

Five Dollars 1950 security features

Five Dollars 1950 security features

 

Security fibers:

The paper contains imbedded in a chaotic manner red and blue security fibers.

Magnetic security:

The black ink used for intaglio printing on the face contains ferro-magnetic component.

Paper: light yellow, with security fibers.

Printing methods: intaglio:

On the face - all pictures, except serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Federal Reserve Bank Seal and index numbers, year of issue, facsimile of official signatures;

On the back - all pictures;

Letterpress:

On the face - serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Seal and 4 index numbers of the Federal Reserve Bank, year of issue, facsimile of official signatures.

 

 

Five Dollars Federal Reserve Note series 1963

Five Dollars 1963

Five Dollars 1963

 

Main security features of the banknote

Five Dollars 1963 security features

Five Dollars 1963 security features

1,2. Intaglio:

Light-colored parts of the laser work on the face and on the back contain black or dark-green small stretched pointed elements. As similar repeated fragments form most of the laser work, practically the same elements may be found in upper and side parts of the frames.

In counterfeits, these small elements have rounded tips, uneven contours, different forms and disposition.

Security fibers:

The paper contains imbedded in a chaotic manner red and blue security fibers.

Magnetic security:

The black ink used for intaglio printing on the face contains ferro-magnetic component.

Paper: light yellow, with security fibers.

Printing methods: intaglio:

On the face — all pictures except serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Federal Reserve Bank Seal and index numbers, year of issue, facsimile of official signatures;

On the back — all pictures;

Letterpress:

On the face — serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Seal and four index numbers of the Federal Reserve Bank, series (year of issue), facsimile of official signatures.

 

Five Dollars Federal Reserve Note series 1969-1988

Five Dollars 1969-1988

 

Main security features of the banknote

Five Dollars 1969-1988 security features

1,2.Intaglio:

Light-colored parts of the laser work on the face and on the back contain black or dark-green small stretched pointed elements. As similar repeated fragments form most of the laser work, practically the same elements may be found in upper and side parts of the frames.

In counterfeits, these small elements have rounded tips, uneven contours, different forms and disposition.

Security fibers:

The paper contains imbedded in a chaotic manner red and blue security fibers.

Magnetic security:

The black ink used for intaglio printing on the face contains ferro-magnetic component.

Paper: light yellow, with security fibers.

Printing methods: intaglio:

On the face — all pictures except serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Federal Reserve Bank Seal and index numbers;

On the back — all pictures;

Letterpress:

On the face — serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Seal and 4 index numbers of the Federal Reserve Bank.

 

Five Dollars Federal Reserve Note series 1993, 1995

Five Dollars 1993-1995

Five Dollars 1993-1995

 

Main security features of the banknote

Five Dollars 1993-1995 security features

Five Dollars 1993-1995 security features

Five Dollars 1993-1995 security features

Five Dollars 1993-1995 security features

 

1. Security thread:

The transparent polymer stripe imbedded into the paper with text "...USA FIVE..." in direct and overturned image.

2. Micro-printing:

External oval lines around the portrait formed by continuously repeated text "THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA".

3. 4. Intaglio:

Light-colored parts of the laser work on the face and on the back contain black and dark-green small stretched pointed elements. As similar repeated fragments form most of the laser work, practically the same elements may be found in upper and side parts of the frames.

In counterfeits, these small elements have rounded tips, uneven con tours, different forms and disposition.

5. Magnetic security:

The back ink used for printing on the face contains ferro-magnetic component. Fragments of the pictures obtaining magnetic properties shown. Boundaries of the fragments may be 2-3 mm moved comparing with the ones shown. There may be found such genuine banknotes with ferro-magnetic component in smaller quantities present where it should not exist. Hence, many automatic currency detectors identify these banknotes as forgeries.

Security fibers:

The paper contains imbedded in a chaotic manner red and blue security fibers.

Paper: light yellow, with security thread and security fibers.

Printing methods: intaglio:

On the face — all pictures except serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Federal Reserve Bank Seal and index numbers;

On the back — all pictures;

Letterpress:

On the face — serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Seal and 4 index numbers of the Federal Reserve Bank.

 

Five Dollars Federal Reserve Note series 1999

Five Dollars 1999

 

Main security features of the banknote

Five Dollars 1999 security features

 

Five Dollars 1999 security features


Five Dollars 1999 security features

Five Dollars 1999 security features

Five Dollars 1999 security features

1. Watermark:

Multitoned portrait of A. Lincoln repeating portrait on the face on a smaller scale.

2. Security thread:

Transparent polymer stripe with metallic text «US FIVE» (2.1) and micro picture of the US flag with the number «5» (2.2) in direct and overturned writing; possesses orange fluorescence on both sides.

3. Micro printing:

Laser work designs of the side parts of the banknote's frame contain repeated text «FIVE DOLLARS» (3.1); in left and right lower parts of the oval with portrait, there is text «THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA» (3.2).

4. Magnetic security:

Fragments of pictures made by intaglio, which possess magnetic properties, shown dark on the fig. 4. Contours of fragments may be displaced on 2-3 mm in regard to those which are shown.

Security fibers:

Paper contains red and blue security fibers imbedded in a chaotic manner.

Paper: light-yellow, with watermark, security fibers and security thread.

Printing methods: intaglio:

On the face — all pictures except those made by letterpress;

On the back — all pictures;

Letterpress:

On the face — serial numbers, letter-digit index and the Federal Reserve System Seal, the Treasury Seal.

 

 

 

 

 

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