United States of America

Private Issue Currency

5 Dollars 1818 Obsolete Currency "George-Town Bank, Kentucky (uniface)"

 

The example below is a 5 Dollar banknote issued in 1818 by the Bank of George-Town in Kentucky. Printed on thin, tissue like paper, this note is an early example of an Obsolete Banknote. It's depiction of an Eagle has the well known Arrows and Leaves in it's talons. The note was hand signed and issued to W. J. Smith, or Bearer, making it reuseable beyond the initial person who was issued the note.

 

5 Dollars 1818 Obsolete Currency "George-Town Bank, Kentucky (uniface)"