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How Much Is A 1879 $5 Bill Worth?

1879 Five Dollar Bill

How Much Is A 1879 $5 Bill Worth?

Five dollar bills from 1879 are traditionally very rare. They are technically called national currency by collectors. These $5 bills from 1879 are part of a group of notes known as first charter national bank notes. Don’t get confused by the fact that 1879 and 1875 are printed on the $5 bill. 1879 is the charter date and 1875 is the series date. All of these five dollar bills will have a red seal. Their exact value is based on the bank of issue, the condition, and the serial number. In 1879 five dollars was like having $254.87 today. Most people couldn’t afford to save five dollars in 1879 without reason. Because of that and due to small printing numbers, most 1879 five dollar bills are scarce to rare.

These notes are very collectible. We buy all 1879 five dollar bills. If you need a price quote then please contact us. In the past we have paid over $10,250 for some very rare 1879 five dollar bills. You won’t know how much yours could be worth unless you ask. And you would not be the first person to be shocked by the value. No matter what you have, we guarantee it is worth many multiples more than the face value of five dollars.

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Remember: 1879 five dollar bills with the serial number one, or bills that are in perfect condition, should be worth more money than generic bills.

The banks in the list below issued 1879 $5 bills:

  • Charter 2412 – First National Bank of Stockton, California
  • Charter 2431 – First National Bank of Alameda, California
  • Charter 2420 – First National Bank of Leadville, Colorado
  • Charter 2414 – First National Bank of Winsted, Connecticut
  • Charter 2419 – Winsted National Bank, Connecticut
  • Charter 2424 – Gate City National Bank of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charter 2413 – Citizens National Bank of Princeton, Illinois
  • Charter 2413 – Citizens First National Bank of Princeton, Illinois
  • Charter 2439 – Hamilton National Bank of Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Charter 2411 – First National Bank of Nashua, Iowa
  • Charter 2417 – Oskaloosa National Bank, Iowa
  • Charter 2427 – First National Bank of Abilene, Kansas
  • Charter 2409 – Farmers National Bank of Danville, Kentucky
  • Charter 2416 – Third National Bank of Cumberland, Maryland
  • Charter 2430 – City National Bank of Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Charter 2433 – City National Bank of Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Charter 2435 – Chapin National Bank of Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Charter 2429 – First National Bank of Whitehall, Michigan
  • Charter 2432 – Scotland County National Bank of Memphis, Missouri
  • Charter 2440 – Merchants National Bank of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Charter 2443 – Franklin National Bank, New Hampshire
  • Charter 2436 – First National Bank of Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • Charter 2406 – Little Falls National Bank, New York
  • Charter 2410 – Farmers National Bank of Rome, New York
  • Charter 2410 – Farmers National Bank & Trust Company of Rome, New York
  • Charter 2418 – First National Bank of Johnstown, New York
  • Charter 2421 – Genesee County National Bank of Batavia, New York
  • Charter 2426 – Black River National Bank of Lowville, New York
  • Charter 2437 – Attica National Bank, New York
  • Charter 2441 – Poland National Bank, New York
  • Charter 2442 – First National Bank of Carthage, New York
  • Charter 2425 – Wachovia National Bank of Winston, North Carolina
  • Charter 2434 – First National Bank of Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Charter 2423 – Fourth National Bank of Columbus, Ohio
  • Charter 2438 – First National Bank of Monroeville, Ohio
  • Charter 2444 – Farmers & Mechanics National Bank of Cadiz, Ohio
  • Charter 2408 – Burgettstown National Bank, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2415 – Fort Pitt National Bank of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2428 – Bradford National Bank, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2422 – Allen National Bank of Fair Haven, Vermont
  • Charter 2445 – First National Bank of Grafton, West Virginia
  • Charter 2407 – Citizens National Bank of Beloit, Wisconsin