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New Color $5 Federal Reserve Notes Had First Spend March 13th
March 14, 2008

The new color $5 Federal Reserve Notes, featuring a larger portrait of Lincoln, a circle of stars, along with two different 5 watermarks and a large purple 5 on the back have been released March 13th.

The first spend event was at the gift shop at the recently restored cottage that Abraham Lincoln used as a "summer" White House on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in northwest Washington DC.

The new bills will eventually work their way into the banking system, and you should be seeing some soon.


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About the Author
George Cuhaj has been with the Krause Publications numismatic team since 1994. He is editor of the various editions of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Prior to joining KP, Cuhaj was employed by the American Numismatic Society and Stack's Rare Coins, both of New York City. He is a Fellow in both the Royal Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Society. He also is a life member and past board member of the International Bank Note Society. Cuhaj was elected an Allied Professional Member of the National Sculpture Society and has had his medallic work exhibited internationally.

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