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    Always Desirable 1896 $5 Educational

    Fr. 268 $5 1896 Silver Certificate PCGS Gem New 66PPQ.
    Five dollar Ed's are seldom seen with the margins, color and eye appeal of this Gem note. It is easy to see why most collectors consider this type to be the pinnacle of United States Currency Design. The margins are perfectly even all around the face, and the back centering is very nearly equal to that of the face. Fully bright paper provides an ideal background for the extremely busy artfully constructed design. The allegorical theme on the $5 Educational is Electricity Presenting Light to the World, also known as Electricity as the Dominant Force in the World. The design, featuring Electricity personified at center holding a lighted bulb illuminating several other allegorical figures, was adapted from a painting by Walter Shirlaw.


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    August, 2019
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