1923 Five Dollar Silver Certificate Porthole Star note

1923 Five Dollar Silver Certificate Porthole Star note
1923 $5 Silver Certificate "Porthole" Star note
US Paper Money Large Size 1923 Five Dollar Silver Certificate

United States banknotes Five Dollar Silver Certificate Porthole Star note, Series of 1923

Collectors call 1923 $5 silver certificates portholes due to the circular wording of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around Lincoln's portrait. This nickname comes from the fact that Lincoln looks like he is behind the glass of a ship’s porthole. 1923 five dollar silver certificates are actually really popular. 

Obverse: Portrait of Abraham Lincoln at the center of the bill. There is a Blue Treasury seal on the left hand side of the bill and the serial numbers are in blue ink.
Reverse: The Great Seal of the United States.
Predominant colors: Black and green.
Signatures: (as depicted) Harvey V. Speelman (Register of the Treasury) Frank White (Treasurer of the United States).
Printer & Engraver: Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.


Inscriptions:  Silver Certificate  -  Series of 1923  -  Lincoln  -  Register Of The Treasury  -  Treasurer Of The United States  -  This Certifies That There Have Been Deposited In The Treasury Of The United States Five Silver Dollars Payable To The Bearer On Demand  -  Washington, D.C.  -  United States of America Five Dollar  -  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  -  This Certificate Is Receivable For All Public Dues And When So Received May Be Reissued.

Variations:  The series of 1923 $5 silver certificate was a short issue.  As such, there are no signature combinations within the series.  All 1923 five dollar bills are signed by Speelman and White.