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Encyclopedia > U.S. five dollar bill

The U.S. five dollar bill ($5) is a denomination of United States currency. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is currently featured on the front side of the bill, while the Lincoln Memorial is featured on the reverse side.


The $5 bill is sometimes nicknamed a fin, although this usage is far less common today than it was in the early 20th century.


Five dollar bills are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in red straps.

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Obverse of the $5 bill (1928-2000)
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Reverse of the $5 bill (1928-2000)

Pre-Federal Reserve history

An 1896 $5 Silver Note
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An 1896 $5 Silver Note

Federal Reserve history

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United States currency and coinage
Topics: Federal Reserve note | United States Notes | United States coinage | United States dollar
Currency: $1 | $2 | $5 | $10 | $20 | $50 | $100 | Larger denominations
Coinage: Penny | Nickel | Dime | Quarter | Half-dollar | Dollar

 
 

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