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The $5 bill is a Federal Reserve Note valued at 500 cents (equivalent to 100 nickels, 50 dimes, 20 quarters, or five $1 bills). Unlike all the other denominations, this bill came in three different versions: as a Federal Reserve Note, a United States Note (both introduced in 1929), or a Silver Certificate (introduced in 1934). The Silver Certificates ended in 1964, and so did the United States Notes in 1967, leaving behind just the Federal Reserve Notes continuing on as of Series 1963A.

$5 bills with serial numbers printed by COPE began in 1976, and by late 1978, virtually all $5 bills in circulation now had COPE serials.

On the front is a portrait of Abraham Lincoln (the 16th president of the United States of America), and on the back is the Lincoln Memorial.

Pre-Series 1977

Type of currency Series year First delivery date Last delivery date
Federal Reserve Note 1928 April 30, 1928 N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1928A–1928B January 18, 1929 N/A
United States Note 1928 May 27, 1929 N/A
United States Note 1928A January 8, 1931 N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1928C February 13, 1932 N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1928D March 5, 1933 May 31, 1933
United States Note 1928B June 19, 1934 N/A
Silver Certificate 1934 July 20, 1934 N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1934 November 2, 1934 N/A
Silver Certificate 1934A January 27, 1938 N/A
United States Note 1928C N/A (probably 1938) N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1934A N/A (probably 1938) N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1934B November 19, 1945 N/A
Silver Certificate 1934B February 6, 1946 N/A
United States Note 1928D March 11, 1946 N/A
United States Note 1928E September 20, 1946 N/A
Federal Reserve Note 1934C September 30, 1946 N/A
Silver Certificate 1934C December 19, 1946 N/A
Silver Certificate 1934D October 25, 1949 October 1, 1953
Federal Reserve Note 1934D January 3, 1950 January 31, 1951
United States Note 1928F March 21, 1950 April 27, 1953
Federal Reserve Note 1950 November 7, 1950 September 1, 1953
United States Note 1953 May 6, 1953 August 28, 1957
Silver Certificate 1953 May 12, 1953 August 21, 1957
Federal Reserve Note 1950A July 14, 1953 September 10, 1957
Federal Reserve Note 1950B September 25, 1957 June 14, 1961
Silver Certificate 1953A December 9, 1957 March 17, 1961
United States Note 1953A February 10, 1958 January 13, 1961
Federal Reserve Note 1950C March 3, 1961 March 13, 1963
Silver Certificate 1953B March 28, 1961 April 25, 1962
United States Note 1953B October 5, 1961 February 25, 1963
Federal Reserve Note 1950D January 5, 1963 August 31, 1965
United States Note 1953C February 26, 1963 November 8, 1963
Silver Certificate 1953C November 12, 1963 August 31, 1964
United States Note 1963 March 2, 1964 November 27, 1967
Federal Reserve Note 1963 September 16, 1964 July 15, 1965
1963A June 7, 1965 September 9, 1969
1950E September 9, 1965 July 26, 1967
1969 August 4, 1969 November 10, 1971
1969A June 28, 1971 May 2, 1973
1969B May 12, 1972 October 17, 1973
1969C October 24, 1972 December 10, 1974
1974 September 27, 1974 April 12, 1978

$5 bills are usually delivered to Federal Reserve Banks about 1-3 months after being printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Series 1977 and 1977A

$5-B (1981) $5-C (1981)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston January 1978 – January 1980 (Series 1977)
April 1980 – June 1981 (Series 1977A)
New York October 1977 – January 1980 (Series 1977)
March 1980 – October 1981 (Series 1977A)
Philadelphia December 1977 – November 1979 (Series 1977)
March 1980 – September 1981 (Series 1977A)
Cleveland November 1977 – February 1980 (Series 1977)
February 1980 – October 1981 (Series 1977A)
Richmond February 1978 – January 1980 (Series 1977)
May 1980 – August 1981 (Series 1977A)
Atlanta November 1977 – September 1979 (Series 1977)
April 1980 – September 1981 (Series 1977A)
Chicago October 1977 – April 1980 (Series 1977)
April 1980 – September 1981 (Series 1977A)
St. Louis October 1977 – February 1980 (Series 1977)
March 1980 – October 1981 (Series 1977A)
Minneapolis January 1978 – December 1979 (Series 1977)
February 1981 (Series 1977A)
Kansas City October 1977 – December 1979 (Series 1977)
February 1980 – July 1981 (Series 1977A)
Dallas December 1977 – November 1979 (Series 1977)
March 1980 – September 1981 (Series 1977A)
San Francisco October 1977 – February 1980 (Series 1977)
February 1980 – September 1981 (Series 1977A)
Trivia

Signatures: Azie Taylor Morton and W. Michael Blumenthal (Series 1977)
Azie Taylor Morton and G. William Miller (Series 1977A)

Series 1981

$5-L (1982)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston November 1981 – March 1984
New York October 1981 – May 1984
Philadelphia February 1982 – February 1984
Cleveland October 1981 – April 1984
Richmond December 1981 – March 1984
Atlanta November 1981 – March 1984
Chicago November 1981 – January 1984
St. Louis April 1982 – March 1984
Minneapolis May 1982 – October 1983
Kansas City October 1981 – February 1984
Dallas November 1981 – April 1984
San Francisco November 1981 – March 1984
Trivia

Signatures: Angela M. Buchanan and Donald T. Regan
Series 1981 bills were the first to have the standard print run of 100,000 sheets since October 1983.

Series 1981A

$5-J (1984) $5-L (1984)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston June 1984 – April 1985
New York April 1984 – May 1985
Philadelphia June 1984 – January 1985
Cleveland June 1984 – April 1985
Richmond May 1984 – April 1985
Atlanta May 1984 – May 1985
Chicago April 1984 – May 1985
St. Louis September 1984 – March 1985
Minneapolis August 1984 – February 1985
Kansas City May 1984 – April 1985
Dallas September 1984 – May 1985
San Francisco May 1984 – May 1985
Trivia

Signatures:  Katherine Davalos Ortega and Donald T. Regan

Series 1985

$5-F (1988) $5-K (1987)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston June 1985 – January 1989
New York May 1985 – March 1989
Philadelphia June 1985 – March 1989
Cleveland July 1985 – January 1989
Richmond June 1985 – February 1989
Atlanta June 1985 – January 1989
Chicago May 1985 – December 1988
St. Louis October 1985 – November 1988
Minneapolis January 1986 – May 1988
Kansas City November 1985 – October 1988
Dallas July 1985 – October 1988
San Francisco July 1985 – February 1989
Trivia

Signatures:  Katherine Davalos Ortega and James A. Baker III
Quantity of notes in production decreased in 1987.
The first COPE-printed $5 bills with serial numbers ending with "E" were printed in September 1988.

Series 1988

$5-C (1989) $5-L (1989)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston May 1989 – October 1989
New York March 1989 – February 1990
Philadelphia March 1989 – October 1989
Cleveland May 1989 – April 1990
Richmond July 1989 – June 1990
Atlanta April 1989 – June 1990
Chicago March 1989 – September 1989
St. Louis March 1990
Minneapolis April 1989
Kansas City November 1989
Dallas April 1989 – February 1990
San Francisco June 1989 – August 1989
Trivia

Signatures:  Katherine Davalos Ortega and Nicholas F. Brady
Series 1988 bills were the first to have the standard print run of 200,000 sheets since November 1989.

Series 1988A

$5-G (1991) $5-C (1992)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston August 1991 – May 1994
New York January 1991 – December 1993
Philadelphia July 1991 – September 1994
Cleveland August 1991 – October 1994
Richmond August 1991 – April 1994
Atlanta May 1991 – August 1994
Chicago July 1990 – October 1994
St. Louis February 1991 – September 1994
Minneapolis August 1990 – January 1994
Kansas City March 1991 – April 1994
Dallas January 1991 – January 1994
San Francisco August 1990 – August 1994
Trivia

Signatures:  Catalina Vasquez Villalpando and Nicholas F. Brady
The Western Currency Facility began printing $5 bills in 1992.
The very first $5 bills with serial numbers ending with "G" or "H" were released in 1994.

Series 1993

$5-B (1995) $5-E (1995) $5-H (1995) $5-L (1995)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston December 1994
New York November 1994 – May 1995
Philadelphia January 1995
Cleveland N/A
Richmond May 1995 – June 1995
Atlanta May 1995
Chicago March 1995 – January 1996
St. Louis December 1994 – February 1995
Minneapolis April 1995
Kansas City April 1995
Dallas May 1995 – June 1995
San Francisco July 1995 – September 1995
Trivia

Signatures:  Mary Ellen Withrow and Lloyd Bentsen
For Series 1993, microscopic printing was added around Lincoln's portrait on all $5 bills.
Because Cleveland received no Series 1993 $5 bills, the latest in circulation were Series 1988A until mid-1996.

Series 1995

$5-F (1995) $5-C (1999) 5dollar back1

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston September 1995 – October 1998
New York November 1995 – December 1998
Philadelphia January 1996 – December 1998
Cleveland May 1996 – March 1999
Richmond July 1995 – March 1999
Atlanta June 1995 – November 1999
Chicago December 1995 – January 2000
St. Louis September 1995 – August 1999
Minneapolis March 1996 – July 1999
Kansas City September 1996 – September 1999
Dallas November 1995 – September 1999
San Francisco June 1996 – December 1999
Trivia

Signatures:  Mary Ellen Withrow and Robert E. Rubin
This marks the last time the $5 bills are in this design.

Series 1999

$5-A (2000) $5-B (2000) $5-F (2000) $5-L (2001)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston July 2000 – February 2002
New York July 2000 – February 2002
Philadelphia September 2000 – February 2002
Cleveland September 2000 – January 2001
Richmond December 1999 – January 2002
Atlanta December 1999 – February 2003
Chicago May 2000 – March 2004
St. Louis July 2000
Minneapolis October 2000
Kansas City May 2000 – June 2002
Dallas April 2000 – June 2002
San Francisco April 2000 – May 2001
Trivia

Signatures:  Mary Ellen Withrow and Lawrence H. Summers
Release date: May 24, 2000
This design was unveiled on November 16, 1999.
Production of all $5 bills remained exclusively at the Western Currency Facility until March 2005.

Series 2001

$5-C (2002) $5-F (2003) $5-L (2002)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston March 2002 – October 2002
New York March 2002 – November 2002
Philadelphia March 2002 – November 2002
Cleveland April 2002 – December 2002
Richmond December 2002 – January 2003
Atlanta March 2002 – March 2003
Chicago May 2002 – August 2003
St. Louis May 2002 – July 2003
Minneapolis May 2002 – July 2003
Kansas City June 2002 – September 2003
Dallas July 2002 – March 2003
San Francisco August 2002 – December 2005
Trivia

Signatures:  Rosario Marin and Paul O'Neill
The last Series 2001 bills were released on October 12, 2003.

Series 2003

$5-L (2005)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston August 2004 – July 2005
New York July 2004 – August 2005
Philadelphia July 2004 – April 2007
Cleveland June 2004 – July 2005
Richmond May 2004 – July 2005
Atlanta April 2004 – June 2005
Chicago March 2004 – May 2005
St. Louis February 2004 – March 2005
Minneapolis January 2004 – March 2005
Kansas City February 2004 – January 2005
Dallas December 2003 – April 2005
San Francisco October 2003 – October 2006
Trivia

Signatures:  Rosario Marin and John W. Snow
Release dates: December 13, 2003 – December 6, 2005

Series 2003A

$5-B (2006) $5-C (2007)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston January 2006 – January 2007
New York February 2006 – January 2007
Philadelphia March 2006 – April 2007
Cleveland March 2006 – February 2007
Richmond April 2006 – March 2007
Atlanta May 2006 – August 2007
Chicago June 2006 – May 2007
St. Louis July 2006 – April 2007
Minneapolis August 2006
Kansas City August 2006 – March 2007
Dallas September 2006 – February 2007
San Francisco December 2005 – November 2006
Trivia

Signatures:  Anna Escobedo Cabral and John W. Snow
Release dates: January 13, 2006 – June 4, 2007
Production of all $5 bills remained exclusively at the Western Currency Facility until September 2012.

Series 2006

$5-F (2007) $5 (2003 Reverse)
$5-A (2008) $5-B (2008)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston October 2007 – March 2011
New York December 2007 – April 2011
Philadelphia February 2008 – February 2011
Cleveland March 2008 – April 2011
Richmond April 2008 – September 2011
Atlanta June 2007 – October 2007 (2000 design)
May 2008 – April 2011
Chicago May 2007 (2000 design)
June 2008 – July 2010
St. Louis July 2008 – April 2010
Minneapolis May 2007 (2000 design)
July 2008 – June 2011
Kansas City August 2008 – April 2009
Dallas August 2008 – March 2009
San Francisco August 2008 – January 2011
Trivia

Signatures:  Anna Escobedo Cabral and Henry M. Paulson Jr.
Release dates:
June 4 – November 8, 2007 (2000 design), March 13, 2008 – July 18, 2011 (2007 design)
The current design was unveiled on September 20, 2007.

Series 2009

$5-A (2013) $5-L (2011)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span
Boston December 2011 – April 2013
New York September 2011 – May 2013
Philadelphia December 2011 – May 2013
Cleveland August 2012 – June 2013
Richmond October 2011 – July 2013
Atlanta May 2011 – July 2013
Chicago May 2011 – November 2011
St. Louis May 2011 – November 2011
Minneapolis November 2011
Kansas City May 2011 – November 2011
Dallas June 2011 – August 2013
San Francisco May 2011 – November 2011
Trivia

Signatures:  Rosa Gumataotao Rios and Timothy F. Geithner
Release dates: June 20, 2011 – September 10, 2013
In March 2013, production of all $5 bills (except those printed in August 2013) reverted back to the main facility in D.C.

Series 2013

$5-H (2013) $5 (2008 Reverse)

Federal Reserve Bank Production span (as of July 1, 2019)
Boston October 2013 – October 2018
New York February 2014 – October 2018
Philadelphia April 2014 – November 2018
Cleveland August 2014 – December 2018
Richmond March 2014 – January 2019
Atlanta August 2013 – January 2019
Chicago July 2013 – May 2018
St. Louis August 2013 – January 2019
Minneapolis August 2013 – February 2018
Kansas City September 2013 – September 2018
Dallas September 2013 – May 2018
San Francisco September 2013 – July 2018
Trivia

Signatures:  Rosa Gumataotao Rios and Jack Lew
Release dates: October 2, 2013 – present
The very first $5 bills with serial numbers ending with letters that come after "H" (starting with I) were released in late 2017.

Series 2017

While there has been no word on Series 2017 $5 bills in production, they are expected to appear in the BEP reports sometime in late 2019.

Japanese counterpart

500 Yen Note 500 Yen Note (Back)

From April 2, 1951 to March 31, 1994, there were Japanese 500 yen notes in circulation. On the front was a portrait of Iwakura Tomomi, and on the back, Mt. Fuji.

The design of the 500 yen note shown above dates back to November 1, 1969.

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