Talk:United States five-dollar bill

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Untitled[edit]

this page is lacking some information and it would help to have some pictures showing some characteristics and traits of this legal tender

What does it lack??[edit]

As far as I know, it lacks a picture, as well as milestones in its history between 1928 and 2000. If you have any milestones to add, you may do so, using http://www.currencygallery.org as a reference page. 66.245.17.129 15:20, 6 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Also, as it is now 2007, it lacks anything at all on the current, orangey, five-dollar bill. I have no clue on its history or features, but urge someone out there to shape up this dusty entry!Bderwest 12:20, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

It should get its design in 2008. Georgia guy 14:36, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Pre-Federal Reserve History[edit]

Can anyone put the pre-Federal Reserve history of any denomination of U.S. currency from $2 to $100?? To make sure you know what I mean, this means the history of the bill prior to when the Federal Reserve began printing it. For the $1 bill, just use the Federal Reserve note page; all article titles for the $1 bill re-direct there. 66.32.111.52 14:02, 8 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Done

At United States dollar, there is a picture of an old $5 bill. Can anyone add it here?? 66.245.10.239 15:41, 4 Aug 2004 (UTC) Autumn was here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Done. GPHemsley 05:21, Sep 16, 2004 (UTC)

Revised Update[edit]

June 14h, 2005

Hope this update brings the article up to a better standard. Please let me know if you have any comments/suggestions about the article. DieYuppieScum 16:55, 14 Jun 2005 (Sig added by Rick Boatright 03:23, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC))

Please don't delete out talk pages, they're a pain to revert and merge... Nice edit. Please sign your comments on talk pages. Rick Boatright 03:23, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Contradiction[edit]

This is about the physical size of the notes. Please discuss at Talk:Large-sized note. --ChoChoPK (球球PK) (talk | contrib) 08:29, 31 October 2006 (UTC)


Speculation[edit]

Is there any speculation (from reliable sources) about what the new $5 note will look like which could be featured along with the section on the new note? Tarcus 09:13, 18 September 2007 (UTC)


The BEP just released images of the new $5 this morning.

Keep an eye on the commons.

The BEP's website is extremely busy at the moment - probably will be so for a few days.


-Mike

71.43.18.137 14:43, 20 September 2007 (UTC)


Added links to larger size pics of the new bill:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Series2007_NoteBack_5.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Series2007_NoteFront_5.jpg

Mike 15:10, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Strange tone[edit]

What's with the tone here? "Continue using the old $5 design... In addition, there will be no recall or devaluation of any U.S. bills as the United States has never devalued its currency and will not do so now."

It's not only instructional, it predicts the future.

It seems to have been copied directly from the government's announcement site, http://www.moneyfactory.gov/newmoney/main.cfm/currency/new5  65.102.182.219 (talk) 05:31, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Copyright[edit]

15:45, 19 January 2008 Scott5114 deleted a copyright tag with the edit summary "BEP, as a part of the federal gov't, releases all its content to the public domain." The Wikipedia article BEP says "The United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is a government agency in the United States Department of the Treasury ..." I'm not sure if this is sufficient to satisfy the copyright concern, or not. --Coppertwig (talk) 16:09, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

The Department of the Treasury is one of the government's executive departments. So yes, all Treasury Department works (and thus all BEP works) are public domain. —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 16:17, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

New series date[edit]

The newest design was announced in 2006, unveiled in 2007, and is being released in 2008. I thought that monetary series were dated based on release year, so I was wondering why the images are labeled 2006? —MJBurrage(TC) 23:54, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

This question gets asked a LOT... the series date is based on when the issue (and/or the design) is authorized to be released... this may be a year or two earlier than its actual release, and quite often earlier than it's even printed. Some series will continue to be printed with an older date if it's still considered to be part of the same release. As a matter of fact, the vast majority of bills you'd ever see were likely printed later than the actual series date on them. 24.8.252.164 (talk) 04:40, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Actual scan[edit]

Since the actual note has been circulating for a couple of weeks, does anyone have a new 5 in their possesion which they can upload a high quality picture of? It would be much nicer than the picture from the BoEP site; none of the other notes have low resolution picture with speciment all over them. Tarcus (talk) 08:18, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:US-Series-2006G-$5-reverse.jpg and Image:US-Series-2006G-$5-obverse.jpg, 600dpi. —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 16:39, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

New Design Features?[edit]

Should we still have the new design features section? I feel that we have to bring the article back in line with the rest of the FRN pages by just having the history. Please explain.

Wd1040 (talk) 16:04, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

While I'm not sure that it merits an individual section, it should definitely be noted somewhere, because the new $5's features are quite different from the existing bills of the "G" design type (the $5 having a large "5" watermark instead of one of the portrait, the extra 5 watermarks, huge purple 5 on the back, and so forth). —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 18:36, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Man, when I saw that purple 5, I thought it was fake. Thanks veymuch, colorblind people. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.72.21.221 (talk) 00:56, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Infrared strips mystery[edit]

Why does the BEP site not publicize the fact that this bill has infrared strips on the back? A google search yields no results aside from this page, with its solitary picture, and another picture on flickr. It's an interesting security feature, but the government is mysteriously disinterested. I'd like to know what the purpose is, and the chemistry behind it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Enz1 (talkcontribs) 02:15, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

"fin" nickname?[edit]

article cites "fin" nickname as having "German/Yiddish roots." i'd long ago been told another plausible explanation: in the past, $5 bills had a Roman numeral "V" as part of the design. as this symbol resembled a cartoon depiction of a fish fin, many took to calling this bill a "fin." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.250.191.4 (talk) 19:40, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Does Anyone Mind...[edit]

If I attempt to re-arrange the sections in this article? It seems a bit out of order to talk about the 21st Century design of the $5 bill followed by the earlier notes.. I might also add a gallery-style section underneath large size and small size to display a full type set of the notes.--Godot13 (talk) 22:36, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Size[edit]

The sizes of present US currency were stated in an info box in metric terms to six digits of precision. I doubted that the printing bureau ever stated such a precision, or that they regulated the cutters to slice the printed sheets into notes down to +/- .00005 mm for the height and .0005 mm for the width. I found the US government site https://uscurrency.gov/history-american-currency which states the dimensions as 6.14 inches by 2.61 inches, an achievable 3 digits of precision. I suggest that the dimensions of US currency in the infobox should be given in US units rather than metric units. This is not a science article, so metric units being standard for science is not convincing. I have no serious problem with leaving currency measurements metric, but I strongly object to implying the measurements are specified to 6 digits of precision, which is an artifact of mindlessly using a unit conversion program. Edison (talk) 21:36, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

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