Series of 1882 five dollar bills are called brown backs by collectors if they have a brown seal. The back of each bill has a number on it that can be one, two, three, or most often four digits. This number correlates to when the bank originally opened. 1882 $5 bills have a portrait of James Garfield. They were issued by forty nine out of fifty states. The value can be as little as $200 or more than $10,000. The exact value really just depends on the serial number, condition, and most importantly the bank of issue.