Description: The first five dollar silver certificate was printed by the United States in 1886. This bill looks almost identical to the later date 1891 $5 silver certificate; we wrote a price guide you can see if you want more information. We would love to see what you have, please contact us by email or phone today.
The 1886 $5 silver certificates picture Ulysses S. Grant on the right-hand side of the bill. As seen below, these bills have blue serial number ink and a brown seal at the center of the note. Sometimes they come with red seal ink with different sizes and styles. These five dollar silver certificate notes have seven different varieties depending on the signature combinations and seal types.
Value: The value of 1886 five dollar silver certificates is based upon condition, signature combination, and seal type. If you’re not sure which type you have, we would be glad to help. These bills are often worth $350. However, we have paid over $8,000 for higher-grade examples.
While 1886 $5 silver certificates are more common, there are better condition examples continually becoming available. If you are fortunate to own a piece of history like this, we want to hear about it and help you with your decision about this bill. If you want to talk to us about it, or are interested in selling the bill, please contact us today.