Series of 1882 $5 Brown Back – Group 11 – Baroque National Bank

Series of 1882 $5 Brown Back – Group 11 – Baroque National Bank

Group 11 – Baroque National Bank

Plates with distinctive baroque font for spelling National Bank appeared in the mid-1890s, probably beginning in 1894. The distinguishing features of the font are the pointed flairs in the letters.

This variety is a subset of group 3 because it utilizes the generic payment clause and same FIVE DOLLARS. The notes come with or without the city in a tombstone, usually with shaded and/or fancy letters. This is also the earliest group where the layouts prepared for the $5s are nearly identical to those used on the higher denominations for the same bank.