Series of 1882 $5 Brown Back – Group 3 – Artistic-Ultimate Series Standard

Series of 1882 $5 Brown Back – Group 3 – Artistic-Ultimate Series Standard

Group 3 – Artistic-Ultimate Series Standard

A new and quite different style of title layout and payment clause began to appear at the end of 1885. Bureau personnel considered it to be one of their more artistic creations; however, its use was suspended in mid-1887 when even more elaborate layouts were developed. It was resurrected after a hiatus of about three years in the 1890s, and was adopted as the exclusive series standard on new plates after the turn of the century. Notes from this group began to take on a rather staid appearance.

The distinguishing feature on these notes is (1) the will pay clause utilizes generic looking hollow white raised capital letters arranged in a horizontal line, and (2) FIVE DOLLARS uses raised rather plain, wide and shaded letter. The embedding of the town in a tombstone became increasingly commonplace in the 1890s.