How Much Is A 1896 $5 Bill Worth?

Five dollar bills from 1896 can be difficult to locate. They are referred to as national currency. These $5 bills from 1896 are part of a group of notes known as second charter national bank notes. Don’t get confused by the fact that 1896 and 1882 are printed on the $5 bill. 1896 is the charter date and 1882 is the series date. These bills can have either a brown seal or a blue seal. Brown seal five dollar bills tend to be more valuable. Their current value is based on the bank of issue, the serial number, and the condition. James Garfield is on the front of each note. In 1896 five dollars was like having $154.20 today. A lot of people couldn’t afford to save five dollars in 1896 without cause. Because of that and due to small printings, most 1896 five dollar bills are scarce to rare.

These notes are very collectible. We buy all 1896 five dollar bills. If you need a price quote then please contact us. In recent years we have paid over $14,250 for some very rare 1896 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. – (864) 430-4020

Remember: 1896 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 1896 $5 bills:

  • Charter 5030 – Third National Bank of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charter 5045 – Fourth National Bank of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charter 5049 – First National Bank of Robinson, Illinois
  • Charter 5054 – First National Bank of Thompson, Iowa
  • Charter 5041 – First National Bank of Holton, Kansas
  • Charter 5033 – City National Bank of Mayfield, Kentucky
  • Charter 5050 – Sanford National Bank, Maine
  • Charter 5036 – First National Bank of West Plains, Missouri
  • Charter 5037 – Manufacturers National Bank of Mechanicville, New York
  • Charter 5053 – National Bank of Walden, New York
  • Charter 5031 – Greensboro National Bank, North Carolina
  • Charter 5048 – National Bank of Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Charter 5039 – Commercial National Bank of Steubenville, Ohio
  • Charter 5052 – First National Bank of South McAlester, Oklahoma
  • Charter 5052 – First National Bank of McAlester, Oklahoma
  • Charter 5034 – Second National Bank of Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5038 – Forest County National Bank of Tionesta, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5040 – Citizens National Bank of Tionesta, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5042 – Beaver National Bank, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5043 – Pattison National Bank of Elkland, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5044 – First National Bank of Grove City, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5051 – Citizens National Bank of New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5035 – City National Bank of Greenville, Texas
  • Charter 5032 – National Bank of Manassas, Virginia
  • Charter 5047 – National Bank of LaCrosse, Wisconsin