Hey I a 5000 dollar bill but I want to make sure it is real,...

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5 years ago #1
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Hey I a 5000 dollar bill but I want to make sure it is real, how can I tell?

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5 years ago #2
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it would be appreciated that in the future you log in as a member rather than as an anonymous guest. This would help eliminate duplicate posts on similar subjects, and personally I don’t have the energy to time to check everybody’s IP address to see whether or not this is a double post. It would also help me to cater to your personal requests rather than comment in general to an unknown audience.

But this post is a first request and you did post a picture so this in itself suggests a real concern for a real response.

A little information on the high-denomination bills were issued in a small size in 1929, along with the $1 through $100 denominations. The designs were as follows:

$500: William McKinley
$1,000: Grover Cleveland
$5,000: James Madison
$10,000: Salmon P. Chase
$100,000: Woodrow Wilson

The five thousand dollar bill featuring a portrait of James Madison was printed for the 1928 and 1934 series. These notes are scarce and it is currently thought that there are no more than 342 that have escaped destruction by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

1928 $5,000 bills were printed for all but three Federal Reserve districts. The Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Minneapolis banks did not issue 1928 five thousand dollar bills. 1928 5,000 dollar bills are scarcer than 1934s. Right now there are just under two dozen 1928 $5,000 bills known to exist; these come from five of the nine districts. The 1928 series does carry a small premium over other five thousand dollar bills from 1934.

$5,000 Bill Star Notes: Star notes were not printed for five thousand dollar bills in 1928 or 1934.

Gold Certificates: 1928 $5,000 gold certificates were printed and released. The serial number one example is in the Smithsonian and it is certainly possible that others exist. Needless to say, when a 1928 $5,000 gold certificate is found, it will be quite valuable.

Value: Five thousand dollar Federal Reserve notes are available at auctions several times a year and most dealers have access to them as needed. Even a 1934 $5,000 bill in a heavily circulated grade would be worth $30,000 and prices go up from there depending on condition, district, and serial number.

Chances are that since you do have one, unless you know and can confirm the history of it, it would be fake. Not too many people have $5,000 notes sitting around left over from their shopping at the mall. Also based on the condition of yours which does not look circulated, without a close inspection, I would highly suspect that it is in fact fake.

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5 years ago #3
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It's a 1918 series with a green seal...

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5 years ago #4
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This is me "Jeffbot"

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5 years ago #5
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Aloha Jeffbot - I still think because of the lack of them in circulation, the condition of your note and without seeing the note in front of me, that this is a fake which could normally be purchased on line for about $6-10. Here is a picture of a fake one.

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5 years ago #6
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I'm pretty sure it is too, but you never know... I might be like the person that bought the corvette for a dollar, but probably not.

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5 years ago #7
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Are all bills that the government has printed the same size?

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5 years ago #8
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5 years ago #9
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I believe it was in 1934-1935 that the US stopped printing what is commonly known as Large denominations or Large Notes or Bills. But I'll double check on that for you. For information on this subject, check with

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Also all bills printed after the large denominations were called Wallet Ready bills.

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4 years ago #10
5000.00 fake bill
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It must be fake because i also have one G1A serial 7-G
1918 looks just like yours. sorry.

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3 years ago #11
Robert
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I've been searching, but also cannot find anything on this bill. Any idea where else I could look???

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3 years ago #12
Asad
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3 years ago #13
Rick james
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Don't be a ***** he only had a question about the bill.People take these pages a little too serious.

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3 years ago #14
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TAKE IT TO A BANK

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2 years ago #15
TEJA
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HI, I HAVE A @5000 FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE OF 1928 SERIES BEARING MADISON IMAGE ON IT, IT IS ATTACHED FOR YOUR READY REFERANCE. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHMENT AND LET ME KNOW SOON, I WANT TO SELL IT URGENTLY.

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2 years ago #16
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Hi Teja

You really need to attach clear photos here. Please include a copy of the backstamps as well.

Thanks

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2 years ago #17
ty
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Send it to me I'lltell you lol

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2 years ago #18
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9 months ago #19
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This a fake. No more than 60,000 notes of this series and denomination were printed. Thus, the serial number is too high.
Furthermore, this style and shape of the numerals were
NEVER printed on U.S currency!

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6 months ago #20
Melody Archie
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I have a 5000 bill its1918 series with green seal. How can i tell if its real

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6 months ago #21
Richard Woodell
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This bill is a fake.
The serial numerals are too high. Only 40-60,000
$5K notes were printed.

Furthermore, the shape of the numerals do not conform to those actually used.

A reputable coin dealer will verify that what I say is true!

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6 months ago #22
Richard Woodell
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This is a fake The treasury seal was NEVER printed in this shade of green!

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6 months ago #23
Richard Woodelll
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This one looks fresh from an ink-jet printer!

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6 months ago #24
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Hi Richard

It looks like you are good at currencies maybe you would like to join us here as new member. Personally,I would love to learn more from you.

I am curious to know what made you say that the bill looks that it came from a printer?

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6 months ago #25
Richard Woodelll
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Paper looks like paper used in a printer.
Would have to look at it with the naked eye to be able to make assessment.

The owner should have it examined and appraised by a reputable numismatist.

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6 months ago #26
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6 months ago #27
Richard Woodelll
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No. Do NOT take it to a bank.
If it's real, the bank will only credit you with its face value.

They are then required to turn it in to the U.S. Treasury, where it will be destroyed.

Far better to sell it to a coin dealer. Assuming it's the genuine article, you could receive MANY times it's face value.

They have been sold for over $100K at auctions!

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6 months ago #28
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http://www.lobshots.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/5-thousand-dollar-bill.jpg

This in an authentic one. Note it is sealed in plastic and its authenticity is verified by Paper Money Guaranty, a neutral third-party verification service
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6 months ago #29
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Thanks, Richard.

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6 months ago #30
Richard Woodelll
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Glad I could help answer a question.
Are you thinking of buying one?

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