5 Dollars, Central Bank of Pennsylvania, United States, 1859
- Description (Brief)
- One (1) 5 dollar note
- Pennsylvania, United States, 1859
- Obverse Image: At left, Ceres with harvest. In center, man in middle of ornate V. At top right, young boy with older man and dog. At bottom right, portrait of a woman.
- Obverse Text: 5 / V / THE CENTRAL BANK OF PENNSYLVANIA WILL PAY FIVE DOLLARS TO BEARER ON DEMAND. / HOLLIDAYSBURG FEB 14 1859 / A / NO. 2197
- Bank notes were another resource to pay for goods and services instead of relying on the dwindling supply of federally coined money. However, if the business that issued the notes failed, then the money was worthless. This five-dollar note soon became obsolete after it was issued since the Central Bank of Pennsylvania stopped operating in 1862.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Danforth, Wright & Co.
- date made
- Credit Line
- Richard S. Schlein
- Physical Description
- paper (overall material)
- overall: 7.6 cm x 18 cm x .01 cm; 3 in x 7 3/32 in x in
- Object Name
- paper money