We are pleased to offer for sale this Five Dollar Bill Red Seal STAR
1963 US Currency. These Red
Seal Five Dollar Bills are off-quality
notes that may have some stains, tears, heavy folds or
These Red Seal Five Dollar Bills
are US Legal Tender Notes that circulated at the same time as Silver
Certificates. These are STAR NOTES from Series 1963.
bill comes in a currency sleeve for protection. These STAR NOTE Red Seal Five Dollar
make a nice addition to any currency
Information on these Red
Seal Series 1963
In 1929 all US Currency was
changed to its current modern size. The $5 bill was kept as a
United States Legal Tender Note as well as a Federal Reserve Note and a
Silver Certificate. The obverse features a portrait of
Abraham Lincoln. The reverse of the bill depicts the Lincoln
Memorial. For these US Legal Tender Notes, the seal and serial numbers
printed in red. The series 1963 bill can be differentiated
from past series by the addition of the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST"
above the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse. Also,
obverse of the note "WILL PAY TO THE BEARER ON DEMAND" which had been
included on previous series is now removed.
is a Star Note?
A Star Note
is a bank note minted to replace a defective note that was not fit for
circulation. The Bureau
of Engraving and Printing (BEP) uses these Star Notes to
ensure that the correct amount of currency is created.
The BEP does not replicate the exact serial numbers of the
bills, rather a separate run of notes (with their own sequential serial
numbers) is created to mint the exact number of discarded notes.
are marked with a distinctive symbol, a "star" that is placed adjacent to
the serial number. On Legal Tender
Notes and Silver Certificates the star is where the
letter) of to the serial number would be. On Federal Reserve
star is where the block letter (the last letter) of the serial
were also used for the 100,000,000th note in a series, the
last note in the block of serial numbers (the numbering
machines could not print over 8 digits). Star Notes are no
longer used for this. Star
Notes occasionally replaced notes from a different series,
The number of Star
produced for a series depends on the number of printed bills found to
be defective. The BEP currently
prints Star Notes
maximum runs of 3.2 million (100,000 sheets of 32 notes each).
The runs are often significantly smaller depending on how
many Star Notes
needed. So what is the value
of a Star Note? The smallest run sizes
produce the rarest, and potentially most valuable, Star Notes!
is a Red Seal Note?
Red Seal Notes
are United States Currency known as either United States
Notes or Legal Tender Notes. Legal Tender Notes
are the longest lived of all U.S. Currency, first authorized
in the Act of Congress of May 3, 1878 and issued through 1971.
Large-size Legal Tender Notes were
issued only through 1929, after which the currency changed to
size" notes still used today.
All Small-size Legal Tender Notes have red seals, and
they are referred to as Red
Seal Notes or
Red Seal Bills. Red Seal
been issued in $1, $2, $5, and $100 denominations. The Mint
also printed but
did not issue $10 and $20 denominations.
Only one issue of the $1 Red
Seal Note was printed, the series 1928. The $2 Red Seal Notes were
printed in multiple series: 1928, 1928 A through G, 1953,
1953 A through C, 1963, and 1963 A. $5 Red Seal Notes were
also printed in multiple series: 1928, 1928 A through F, 1953, 1953 A
through C, and 1963. The $100 Red
Seal Notes were
printed in series 1966 and 1966 A.
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