1914 5$ Blue Seal Star Note FR-891A

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  1. lettow

    lettow Senior Member

    You are talking about two different periods of time. Banks issuing their own notes was pre-civil war before silver certificates and gold certificates were issued.

    And if you have studied the antebellum banking era you would understand that the last thing a note issuing bank wanted to do was redeem its own notes for silver or gold.
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  3. AirborneReams

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    Me neither and your welcome friend!
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  4. AirborneReams

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    That’s sweet thank you for sharing! I guess my biggest question really is what’s the value of my star note and why can’t I find a single thing on it and can only get mixed answers lol..
  5. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    I was hoping to find a recently sold example similar to yours but all I can find is a nicer example sold over 15 years ago in 2005.

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  6. AirborneReams

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    15 years ago that’s a long time since one hit the market interesting I wish they made it easier to find out how many were printed.
  7. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    There’s an online subscription service that probably would have more information. It’s called Track & Price. I don’t subscribe, but maybe another member does and will search its database for more recent sales history.
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  8. AirborneReams

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    Thank you very much I will take a look into this maybe I’ll see the membership price if it comes in handy.
  9. Searcher64

    Searcher64 Member

    You are lucky. It's 319*-891 if in CU its value in Bank Note Reporter on page 41 is $2375.00 retail. I did not notice if you stated the cost to you.
  10. Mike Thornton

    Mike Thornton Learning something new everyday. Supporter

    Nice note. I noticed that the last 3 digits of the lower serial number are staggered. Does this add any extra value to the note? I ask because a I was with a former employer many years ago who purchased a $20 blanket bill, don't recall the year, but the upper serial number was slightly slanted downward. When he enquired about it from the seller, it was looked up and found to be listed and discovered it added considerable value over the purchase price. Might be worth some investigation. Thanks for sharing and good luck.

    Merry Christmas to all.
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  11. AirborneReams

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    How did you determine it was 319 friend? I don’t have many sources besides google to check for anything, is it best I get this graded possibly? And I paid right under 300 for it. Mostly everyone I’ve spoke to is informing me I had gotten ripped off pretty good.
  12. AirborneReams

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    Hey friend isn’t the 319 a 20$ silver certificate?
  13. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Very pretty! Redeemable in gold, too. I wonder what $5 of gold looks like today.
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  14. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    With or without magnification?
  15. AirborneReams

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    I wonder what it looked like back then!
  16. Searcher64

    Searcher64 Member

    The magazine for American Currency updates. Bank Note Reporter on page 41 Look it up on the net. Another book is "United States Paper Money". Many book stores carry it/them. Some of your local stores carry some books. Look to Hobby Lobby store. Look in the toy section. Sometimes the Ollie discount store has some of the latest issues near this time as the newer issues come out.
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  17. Searcher64

    Searcher64 Member

    No! It's a "Five". The 319 is KL# The FR# is 891. Check it out.
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