These 1896 Silver Certificates are refered to as the Educational series, and are regarded among collectors as being in the top 10 of all time collectible currency notes. The $5 in particular is regarded by many to be the most spectacular currency note ever.
Each vignette has a name associated with it.
$1 - History Instructing Youth (note history pointing at the constitution)
$2 - Science Presenting Steam and Electricity to Commerce and Manufacture (the back of the note features Robert Fulton and Samuel F. B. Morse)
$5 - Electricity Presenting Light to the World
In case you were wondering, collectors pay roughly $4000, $8000, and $15000 respectively for an Uncirculated Gem version of each.
Here is backs as well -
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
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