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$5 Federal Reserve Notes

$5 Series of 1928 | $5 Series of 1928A | $5 Series of 1928B | $5 Series of 1928C | $5 Series of 1928D
$5 Series of 1934 | $5 Series of 1934A | $5 Series of 1934B | $5 Series of 1934C
$5 Series of 1963 | $5 Series of 1963A


Collecting Uncirculated $5's

This denomination is one of the most challenging and rewarding Federal Reserve Note sets to collect in the Federal Reserve Note series. Uncirculated non-star $5's are far more difficult to collect than their $10 and $20 companions. Circulated examples are plentiful enough -- even on the most scarce districts -- to make completing the full set possible. Completing an uncirculated set, however, is a rare feat.

Concerning the first three series (Series of 1928, 1928A, and 1928B), all 12 Districts of the Federal Reserve Bank are available. The next two series (Series of 1928C and 1928D) only have surviving notes from the Atlanta District. With the Series of 1934, once again all 12 Districts were distributed. The Series of 1928B and the Series of 1934 feature notable seal color transitions. These two series have the widest variety of notes.

There are at least a half dozen notes from the Series of 1928 to 1934 that frustrate even the most advanced collector. These notes are roadblocks to most collections. Acquiring them in uncirculated grades will likely demand a great deal of time -- and funds!

Light Green Seals

Treasury seals on Series of 1928 Federal Reserve Notes vary from note to note, with colors ranging from dark green with a hint of teal all the way to a neon-like bright green. Many shades of green have been observed, with some identifying as many as 5 or 6 distinct varieties. The exact reason for these variations is not currently known.

Seal color transitions are for the most part just an interesting observation in the currency collecting world. Agreement on earlier, more subtle color shift remains elusive; however, there is one shift in color that is universally recognized by currency collectors as a distinct variety. This shift occurred on printed notes from September of 1932 onward. Observed serial numbers from this time frame all line up with this change. The ink color changed from a medium green to a very bright, light green with a hint of yellow hue. Of all the seal color changes, this one is the most dramatic. This color continued on through the Series of 1934 until another color shift (to blue-green) occurred in 1937.




THE 1928NOTES.COM COLLECTION

The following notes are part of the 1928notes.com collection. There are a few parameters for this collection and some exclusions. All notes in this collection are graded PMG UNC 62 or higher. No note has been admitted to this collection which does not have the EPQ designation. Exclusions from this collection include the entire Series of 1934D. The Series of 1963-63A has been added simply for fun, but this set is not the primary focus of this collection.

For this collection, completion of a set has been defined as the acquisition of all standard notes from the known districts surviving in uncirculated grades. Varieties and star notes are not considered a requisite for completion, but have been admitted as welcomed embellishments. Notes which are a part of this collection but do not meet the requisite grade and EPQ designation requirements are set against a gray background.


$5 Series of 1928

9 of 13 Total Uncirculated Notes
Notes By Known Districts And Stars

GUIDE:
DARK GRAY = NOTE IN COLLECTION
MEDIUM GRAY = NOTE NOT IN COLLECTION BUT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET
LIGHT GRAY = NOTE NOT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET

*GRADE RANK AS OF 11-26-19 (EPQ NOTES ONLY)

District Grade Serial Number Rank*
A-A PMG UNC 63 EPQ A00418482A 4/14
B-A - B00000000A 0/0
C-A PMG AU 55 EPQ C08560041A 1/19
D-A PMG GEM 65 EPQ D05684742A 8/4
E-A - E00000000A 0/0
F-A PMG UNC 63 EPQ F04384152A 3/13
F-★ - F00000000★ 0/0
G-A PMG UNC 64 EPQ G18891355A 18/23
G-★ PMG UNC 64 EPQ G00378015★ 4/0
H-A - H00000000A 0/0
H-★ - H00000000★ 0/0
I-A PMG UNC 64 EPQ I03399578A 3/3
J-A PMG UNC 63 EPQ J00469916A 1/14
K-A PMG GEM 66 EPQ K01710039A 50/2
K-★ - K00000000★ 0/0
L-A PMG GEM 65 EPQ L02504011A 14/13

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ADDITIONAL NOTES


Comments

The first in the Series of 1928, the Tate/Mellon signature notes feature a number of challenges on the road to set completion. The keys to this particular series are the 5 and the 8 Districts. In 63EPQ or higher, these are going to be a particularly tough pair. The 1, 2 and 9 Districts are also challenging in higher grade. The 9 District comes up periodically in 63-64EPQ, but GEM graded notes are going to place this note nearer to the 5 and 8 Districts in terms of rarity. Despite not being held as a key note, the 2 District is probably the most underrated rarity on the list. The 11 District is by far the easiest district to acquire, even in GEM. There are very large uncirculated runs on this particular district, making this the go-to type note for this series.

There are no Transitional or Light Green Seals in this set, all are very dark fern green in color.

Replacement notes are nearly impossible in high grade on most districts. Only the 7 District has a number of examples, but even those do not surface that often.

Here are known UNC/GEM runs on the various districts:
District 1 (Boston) - A pair of notes exist on serial numbers A004184##A, but no other evidence suggests a run.
District 2 (New York) - While there are no discernible runs on this district, there are a number of unrelated serial numbers in high grade.
District 3 (Philadelphia) - A half dozen note run exists around serial numbers C160886##A.
District 4 (Cleveland) - While there are no discernible runs on this district, there are a number of unrelated serial numbers in high grade.
District 5 (Richmond) - Rare.
District 6 (Atlanta) - There is one run with a couple dozen note from group F043841##A.
District 6 Star (Atlanta) - Commentary coming soon.
District 7 (Chicago) - There are quite a number of 3-digit and 4-digit serial numbers for this district. In addition to a lot of single UNC/GEM notes, there are known runs from the following ranges: G007526##A, G188913##A, G218790##A, G233926##A.
District 7 Star (Chicago) - For this district there exists about a dozen replacement notes around group G003780##*.
District 8 (St. Louis) - Rare.
District 8 Star (St. Louis) - Commentary coming soon.
District 9 (Minneapolis) - A very small run exists on about a half dozen serial numbers near the latter half of numbers I033995##A.
District 10 (Kansas City) - While there are no discernible runs on this district, there are a number of unrelated serial numbers in high grade.
District 11 (Dallas) - Runs K0170####A and K0171####A are massive. There is also a smaller run around K042711##A numbering dozens of notes.
District 11 Star (Dallas) - Several replacement notes exist around notes K0001474#*.
District 12 (San Francisco) - The majority of fresh GEM notes (numbering in the dozens) come from run L025040##A with a smaller portion of UNC notes from run L096559##A. The later run contains both a changeover pair and a number of nice GEM notes from the Series of 1928A.

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$5 Series of 1928A

10 of 13 Total Uncirculated Notes
Notes By Known Districts And Stars

GUIDE:
DARK GRAY = NOTE IN COLLECTION
MEDIUM GRAY = NOTE NOT IN COLLECTION BUT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET
LIGHT GRAY = NOTE NOT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET

*GRADE RANK AS OF 11-26-19 (EPQ NOTES ONLY)

District Grade Serial Number Rank*
A-A PMG UNC 62 EPQ A13649683A 1/6
A-★ - A00000000★ 0/0
B-A PMG GEM 66 EPQ B09734031A 16/2
B-★ - B00000000★ 0/0
C-A PMG UNC 63 EPQ C22479091A 2/13
D-A PMG UNC 64 EPQ D13179367A 16/9
E-A PMG UNC 63 EPQ E06887889A 11/25
F-A - F00000000A 0/0
G-A PMG GEM 66 EPQ G34270293A 27/0
G-★ PMG UNC 64 EPQ G00376245★ 4/9
H-A PMG UNC 63 EPQ H07495472A 8/33
I-A - I00000000A 0/0
J-A PMG GEM 65 EPQ J05261057A 6/3
K-A - K00000000A 0/0
L-A PMG GEM 65 EPQ L13077320A 12/9

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ADDITIONAL NOTES


Comments

This series, on the whole, has some of the easier notes to acquire of all the 1928 series $5 notes. If you were looking for a good place to enter this denomination, this would probably be the best starting point. The keys to this particular series are the 9 and the 11 Districts, both are extremely difficult. It can be argued that the 11 District is the toughest of all Series of 1928 $5 notes. The 6 District is challenging in higher grade, though nowhere near as tough as the top two notes in this particular set. The 12 District is another note that used to be fairly scarce, but a run of high grade notes placed on the market in 2018 have made it easier to acquire. The 2 and 7 Districts are readily available in UNC and GEM. The 4 and 8 Districts are also common in UNC.

There are no distinct Transitional or Light Green Seals in this set, but comparisons reveal some ever-so-slight hue changes on higher serial numbered notes.

Replacement notes are nearly impossible in high grade on most districts. Only the 7 District has a number of examples, but even those do not surface that often.

Here are known UNC/GEM runs on the various districts:
District 1 (Boston) - A dozen note run exists around A162692##A.
District 1 Star (Boston) - Commentary coming soon.
District 2 (New York) - There are a number of runs, making this a very plentiful district in high grade. The largest is from a pack B316221##A. There are also smaller runs from B097340##A, B1111327#A, B2586763#A, B288376##A, B527707##A.
District 2 Star (New York) - Commentary coming soon.
District 3 (Philadelphia) - A small run exists around C212482##A, while there are many single, unrelated UNC/GEM notes out there.
District 4 (Cleveland) - There is one run from which most all high grade notes on this district are found, the D13179###A range. The numbers from this run are all over the place, spanning within a thousand note range. This may signal that a large hoard of these remain.
District 5 (Richmond) - Two runs basically supply all the high end notes for this disrict. The smaller run E066822##A and a larger run of a hundred or more notes from E06887###A.
District 6 (Atlanta) - A tiny run exists around F1306411#A on this scarce issue.
District 7 (Chicago) - There may be very large numbers of these yet to surface, but current information already suggests possibly thousands. There are large runs on ranges G2342####A, G3234####A, G3737####A, G46892###A, G48335###A, as well as smaller runs on ranges G111111##A, G297048##A, G4900351#A.
District 7 Star (Chicago) - There is one small run of a dozen notes from group G002952##* and a very large run -- possibly around a hundred notes -- from group G003762##*.
District 8 (St. Louis) - One very large hoard, possibily consisting of at least five packs, produced almost all the high grade notes for this district. They all begin with serial number H07495####A.
District 9 (Minneapolis) - Rare.
District 10 (Kansas City) - A small run of a dozen or so notes exists around serial numbers J052610##A, while numerous unrelated single notes exist in UNC/GEM.
District 11 (Dallas) - Rare.
District 12 (San Francisco) - Nearly all surviving UNC/GEM notes from this district come from two sources: L130773##A, which may possibly be a fresh pack that was broken up, and L096559##A, a twenty note run shared with Series of 1928 notes with a changeover pair in the middle.

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$5 Series of 1928B

15 of 16 Total Uncirculated Notes
Notes By Known Seal Colors, Districts And Stars

GUIDE:
DARK GRAY = NOTE IN COLLECTION
MEDIUM GRAY = NOTE NOT IN COLLECTION BUT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET
LIGHT GRAY = NOTE NOT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET

*GRADE RANK AS OF 11-26-19 (EPQ NOTES ONLY)

District Grade Serial Number Rank*
A-A DGS PMG UNC 64 EPQ A25045966A 5/5
A-★ DGS - A00000000★ 0/0
B-A DGS PMG GEM 65 EPQ B60553304A 5/1
C-A DGS PMG GEM 66 EPQ C35266043A 23/3
C-★ DGS - C00000000★ 0/0
C-A TGS PMG GEM 65 EPQ C36567734A -/-
D-A DGS PMG GEM 65 EPQ D19724254A 6/5
D-★ LGS - D00000000★ 0/0
E-A DGS PMG GEM 65 EPQ E08612054A 12/5
F-A DGS PMG UNC 63 EPQ F19468714A 2/12
F-A TGS - F00000000A 0/0
F-A LGS - F00000000A 0/0
G-A DGS PMG UNC 63 EPQ G46030938A 3/3
G-★ DGS - G00000000★ 0/0
H-A DGS PMG UNC 64 EPQ H09014132A 27/29
H-A TGS PMG GEM 65 EPQ H16643586A -/-
H-A LGS PMG UNC 64 EPQ H24379451A 2/1
I-A DGS PMG GEM 65 EPQ I05215228A 3/4
J-A DGS PMG UNC 63 EPQ J11850372A 1/7
K-A DGS - K00000000A 0/0
L-A DGS PMG UNC 65 EPQ L17812582A 5/5
L-A TGS PMG UNC 63 EPQ L31497229A -/-
L-A LGS - L00000000A 0/0

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ADDITIONAL NOTES


Comments

This is the most underrated series of the 1928 $5 notes. It is true that there are several type note districts which are extremely easy to acquire, however, on the whole these notes are more difficult than most would believe. One reason for this is that most paper money books and guides overlook this series and they often under-price them. This leads to the false impression that these notes are largely common. The C and H in Dark Green Seal are extremely common. Even the L is somewhat overrated. But beyond those, a quick search reveals that nearly half the notes are actually quite challenging in higher grade. The key to this particular series is the K District, this is an extremely tough find. The B, F, G, I and J Districts are moderately more difficult to obtain in higher grade than all the remaining districts.

This particular set contains both Transitional and Light Green Seals -- the latter of the these being particularly difficult to obtain, though the H District Light Green Seal appears more often than the others. We find Transitional Green Seals on the C, F, H and L Districts. Some observers have noted shade variations even between Transitional Green Seals. All of the Transitional Green Seals also have known Light Green Seals, except the C District. These are largely the same color, though there are not enough examples of these to really tell if there are hue variations within this variety.

Replacement notes are also scarce on this series, just as with the two prior series. That said, there is a small group of uncirculated C District star notes known.

Here are known UNC/GEM runs on the various districts:
District 1 DGS (Boston) - Two runs supply most of the known high grade notes, a small run from A159050XXA and a dozen or more notes from A184512XXA.
District 1 DGS Star (Boston) - Commentary coming soon.
District 2 DGS (New York) - There are no noted runs on this very underrated scarcity.
District 3 DGS (Philadelphia) - There are plenty of high grade notes from this district -- both runs and individual notes. None of the runs seem to be particularly large, but we have identified four from the Dark Green Seal variety: C325413##A, C334113##A, C349758##A, and C352660##A.
District 3 DGS Star (Philadelphia) - There is a small run of a dozen or more replacement notes around serial numbers C004388##*.
District 3 TGS (Philadelphia) - A Dark Green/Transitional Green Seal split appears to occur somewhere between C35######A and C36######A. There are two runs that are clearly lighter in color than the DGS notes from this district. These are found around C365677##A and C370538##A.
District 4 DGS (Cleveland) - There are a number of small and medium size uncirculated runs on this district. Smaller runs include notes from the cluster D1829351#A, as well as the several dozen note run on the upper half of pack D212506##A. Another smaller run includes notes from D303129##A. The largest and most plentiful run comes from pack D302639##A. On the whole, this district should not be considered rare given that there are probably well over a hundred high grade notes floating out there in the collecting universe. As a side note, there is slight possibility that the very small number of notes from D3153169#A are actually Transitional Green Seals.
District 4 LGS Star (Cleveland) - Unique. One single note extists on this varieity. What is so flabbergasting is the fact that we have no evidence for the survival of any non-replacement Light Green Seal notes from this district.
District 5 DGS (Richmond) - This is a very common district in uncirculated grades with large clusters of notes from the following runs: E085336##A, E086120##A, E086124##A, E086126##A, E094173##A, E136225##A.
District 6 DGS (Atlanta) - This district is quite scarce in high grade. Two very small runs exist: F160368##A and F1713648#A.
District 6 TGS (Atlanta) - Pinpointing the exact ranges for the Transitional Green Seals on this district is difficult because very few high grade examples exist from any part of the color spectrum. Note F20300952A clearly shows a transition to the lighter seal color, but not quite yellow enough to be considered Light Green Seal. This shade appears to extend well into the F22#######A range, but it is unclear what is going on between this range an those notes from F26######A and beyond.
District 6 LGS (Atlanta) - Rare.
District 7 DGS (Chicago) - This is one of the most underrated districts on this series. Often seen as the "easy" district in most sets, the Chicago is one of the more challenging notes to find in high grade. Examples are sporadic.
District 7 DGS Star (Chicago) - Commentary coming soon.
District 8 DGS (St. Louis) - This is one of the most common notes on this series with a host of new examples available to collectors. Notable runs include: H090141##A and H090143##A.
District 8 TGS (St. Louis) - Surviving Transitional Green Seals on this district have been narrowed down to ranges H16######A to H17######A. There are a number of scattered notes within this range, but a couple small runs are noted: H1664358#A and H1788800#A. For whatever reason high grade notes do not appear between ranges H17######A and H24######A.
District 8 LGS (St. Louis) - This is the most common Light Green Seal variety in this set, but examples still remain fairly elusive. H2405335#A is the only known run at this time, but a couple of isolated serial numbers also exist in uncirculated grades.
District 9 DGS (Minneapolis) - There are not a lot of these in high grade, but a few small runs exist: I051047##A, I0521522#A, and I0576967#A.
District 10 DGS (Kansas City) - This is a scarcer district in uncirculated grades. Most of the known notes come from run J118503##A.
District 11 DGS (Dallas) - Rare.
District 12 DGS (San Francisco) - This district is slightly overrated. That said, there do not seem to be any major runs. Notes in Dark Green Seal are found from ranges L17######A to L23######A.
District 12 TGS (San Francisco) - The only known Transitional Green Seal note in unirculated condition exists from range L31######A.
District 12 LGS (San Francisco) - No known runs exist on this scarce variety. Uncirculated notes are known from ranges L37######A to L40######A.

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$5 Series of 1928C

0 of 1 Total Uncirculated Notes
Notes By Known District

GUIDE:
DARK GRAY = NOTE IN COLLECTION
MEDIUM GRAY = NOTE NOT IN COLLECTION BUT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET
LIGHT GRAY = NOTE NOT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET

*GRADE RANK AS OF 11-26-19 (EPQ NOTES ONLY)

District Grade Serial Number Rank*
F-A - F00000000A 0/0

GALLERY

Comments

The series only has one district with one seal color -- the Atlanta Light Green Seal. This is one of the keys to completing the entire $5 series, though not quite as scarce as the Series of 1928D.

Here are known UNC/GEM runs on this district:
District 6 LGS (Atlanta) - A few scatttered uncirculated examples exist on this variety. There is one very small known run that exists on range F279240##A.

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$5 Series of 1928D

0 of 1 Total Uncirculated Notes
Notes By Known District

GUIDE:
DARK GRAY = NOTE IN COLLECTION
MEDIUM GRAY = NOTE NOT IN COLLECTION BUT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET
LIGHT GRAY = NOTE NOT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET

*GRADE RANK AS OF 11-26-19 (EPQ NOTES ONLY)

District Grade Serial Number Rank*
F-A - F00000000A 0/0

GALLERY

Comments

The series only has one district with one seal color -- the Atlanta Light Green Seal. This is one of the keys to completing the entire $5 series.

Here are known UNC/GEM runs on this district:
District 6 LGS (Atlanta) - A few scatttered uncirculated examples exist on this variety. There is one very small known run that exists on range F2777157#A.

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$5 Series of 1934

22 of 22 Total Uncirculated Notes
Notes By Known Seal Colors, Districts, Blocks, Mules And Stars

GUIDE:
DARK GRAY = NOTE IN COLLECTION
MEDIUM GRAY = NOTE NOT IN COLLECTION BUT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET
LIGHT GRAY = NOTE NOT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET

*GRADE RANK AS OF 11-26-19 (EPQ NOTES ONLY)

District Grade Serial Number Rank*
A-A LGS PMG GEM 66 EPQ A01941812A 8/0
A-A DGS MULE - A00000000A 0/0
B-A LGS PMG UNC 65 EPQ B00059826A 5/5
B-A DGS - B00000000A 0/0
B-A DGS MULE - B00000000A 0/0
B-B DGS MULE - B00000000B 0/0
B-★ DGS MULE - B00000000★ 0/0
C-A LGS PMG UNC 64 EPQ C03357214A 8/5
C-★ LGS - C00000000★ 0/0
C-A DGS - C00000000A 0/0
C-A DGS MULE PMG GEM 65 EPQ C07833608A 10/4
D-A LGS PMG UNC 63 EPQ D02776232A 9/9
D-A DGS - D00000000A 0/0
D-A DGS MULE PMG UNC 64 EPQ D10605364A 44/58
D-★ DGS MULE - D00000000★ 0/0
E-A LGS PMG GEM 66 EPQ E02905918A 2/0
E-A DGS - E00000000A 0/0
E-A DGS MULE - E00000000A 0/0
E-★ DGS MULE PMG UNC 64 EPQ E00678292★ 6/3
F-A LGS PMG UNC 63 EPQ F10791680A 5/8
F-A DGS MULE - F00000000A 0/0
G-A LGS PMG GEM 66 EPQ G06623072A 14/2
G-★ LGS PMG GEM 65 EPQ G00052789★ 2/0
G-A DGS PMG GEM 65 EPQ G10484999A 4/0
G-★ DGS - G00000000★ 0/0
G-A DGS MULE - G00000000A 0/0
G-★ DGS MULE PMG UNC 64 EPQ G00581942★ 2/2
H-A LGS PMG UNC 63 EPQ H07373056A 11/32
H-A DGS - H00000000A 0/0
H-★ DGS - H00000000★ 0/0
H-A DGS MULE - H00000000A 0/0
H-★ DGS MULE *SOON TO BE ADDED* H00000000★ 0/0
I-A LGS PMG GEM 65 EPQ I02765870A 8/8
I-A DGS PMG GEM 66 EPQ I05123236A 6/0
I-A DGS MULE PMG UNC 64 EPQ I15422128A 9/3
I-★ DGS MULE - I00000000★ 0/0
J-A LGS PMG GEM 65 EPQ J02314965A 2/3
J-A DGS - J00000000A 0/0
J-A DGS MULE PMG GEM 65 EPQ J26524474A 15/9
J-★ DGS MULE PMG GEM 65 EPQ J00344983★ 1/0
K-A LGS PMG UNC 64 EPQ K05070147A 46/9
K-★ LGS - K00000000★ 0/0
K-★ DGS - K00000000★ 0/0
K-A DGS MULE - K00000000A 0/0
K-★ DGS MULE - K00000000★ 0/0
L-A LGS PMG GEM 66 EPQ L08329631A 3/2
L-A DGS - L00000000A 0/0
L-A DGS MULE - L00000000A 0/0
L-★ DGS MULE - L00000000★ 0/0

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ADDITIONAL NOTES





Comments

The Series of 1934 has a unique set of varieties which make this one of the most interesting and enjoyable series to collect. There are Light Green Seals (which are much lighter than Light Green Seals from the 1928 series), Dark Green Seal Non-Mules and Dark Green Seal Mules in this set. The keys to this particular series are the E and J District Light Green Seals. Light Green Seal G Districts are the type notes for this set. I and K District Light Green Seals are also fairly common. The B and D District Light Green Seals are conditional rarities with higher grades commanding premiums. Light Green Seal notes from this series also feature slight hue variations. Those printed in 1934 and 1935 tend to be the most vivid. All of the Dark Green Seal Non-Mule notes are difficult to obtain -- even in lower grade. The sole exception is the I District Dark Green Seal Non-Mule. This set poses a higher degree of difficulty for those who require GEM graded notes. Most of the Dark Green Seal Mules are relatively easy to obtain.

Replacement notes vary in difficulty on this series. The G District Light Green Seal star is semi-available in uncirculated grade, appearing every once a while. The other Light Green Seal stars are almost non-existent at the same level. The Dark Green Seal Non-Mule star notes are all scarce in high grade. G and H District Dark Green Seal Mule star notes are common enough to make them affordable.

Here are known UNC/GEM runs on the various districts:
District 1 LGS (Boston) - A couple small uncirculated runs exist on this district variety. A0132063#A and A0029247#A have been noted, but a few more runs possibly exist.
District 1 DGS Mule (Boston) - Commentary coming soon.
District 2 LGS (New York) - There are a number of these scattered around the serial number range in high grade but two noted clusters exist: B067552##A and B088488##A.
District 2 DGS Non-Mule (New York) - Commentary coming soon.
District 2 DGS B-A Block Mule (New York) - Commentary coming soon.
District 2 DGS B-B Block Mule (New York) - Commentary coming soon.
District 2 DGS Mule Star (New York) - Commentary coming soon.
District 3 LGS (Philadelphia) - A scarcer district in high grade with one noted run around notes C037518##A.
District 3 LGS Star (Philadelphia) - Commentary coming soon.
District 3 DGS Non-Mule (Philadelphia) - There is currently no evidence of a consecutive cluster of CU/GEM notes from this district, but a few scatters notes can be found.
District 3 DGS Mule (Philadelphia) - Commentary coming soon.
District 4 LGS (Cleveland) - A mildly scare district with only a pair of consecutive high grade notes in D00127499A and D00127500A.
District 4 DGS Non-Mule (Cleveland) - Commentary coming soon.
District 4 DGS Mule (Cleveland) - Commentary coming soon.
District 4 DGS Mule Star (Cleveland) - Commentary coming soon.
District 5 LGS (Richmond) - This is one of the keys to the series. Few high grade examples exist with a small trio of notes known from E0342269#A.
District 5 DGS Non-Mule (Richmond) - Commentary coming soon.
District 5 DGS Mule (Richmond) - Commentary coming soon.
District 5 DGS Mule Star (Richmond) - Commentary coming soon.
District 6 LGS (Atlanta) - While this note is often held to be one of the more uncommon districts, almost all the known UNC/GEM examples come from a quartet of smaller runs: F0879993#A, F1021369#A, F1070291#A and F107916##A.
District 6 DGS Mule (Atlanta) - Commentary coming soon.
District 7 LGS (Chicago) - The Chicago is one of the more common districts with large numbers of isolated high grade examples. There are several large runs which make this district very plentiful: G045699##A, G066230##A, and G092492##A.
District 7 LGS Star (Chicago) - This star is the only type replacement note for this entire $5 1934 LGS series. A quartet of notes around G0001419#* exist and there is evidence of a possible run around G000527##*.
District 7 DGS Non-Mule (Chicago) - A small run of notes exist on this scarce Non-Mule variety around notes G1048499#A.
District 7 DGS Non-Mule Star (Chicago) - Commentary coming soon.
District 7 DGS Mule (Chicago) - Commentary coming soon.
District 7 DGS Mule Star (Chicago) - Commentary coming soon.
District 8 LGS (St. Louis) - There are a number of random high grade notes from this district but only one clear run around H073730##A.
District 8 DGS Non-Mule (St. Louis) - Commentary coming soon.
District 8 DGS Non-Mule Star (St. Louis) - Rare.
District 8 DGS Mule (St. Louis) - Commentary coming soon.
District 8 DGS Mule Star (St. Louis) - Commentary coming soon.
District 9 LGS (Minneapolis) - Usually thought of as a rare district, the Minneapolis is quite common -- even in high grade -- on this particular series. Large numbers of individual UNC/GEM notes can be found, in addition to two large runs. Those runs are found around I005113##A and I032631##A.
District 9 DGS Non-Mule (Minneapolis) - There are two substantial runs of notes from this variety: I051232##A and I051279##A.
District 9 DGS Mule (Minneapolis) - Commentary coming soon.
District 9 DGS Mule Star (Minneapolis) - Commentary coming soon.
District 10 LGS (Kansas City) - The key to the series, this district boasts only one small run at the moment: J0231496#A.
District 10 DGS Non-Mule (Kansas City) - Commentary coming soon.
District 10 DGS Mule (Kansas City) - Commentary coming soon.
District 10 DGS Mule Star (Kansas City) - Commentary coming soon.
District 11 LGS (Dallas) - Another surprisingly common district. In fact, the Dallas LGS may be the most common of its type. Nearly all high grade examples are from small consecutive runs K0417656#A and K0484045#A, and apparent full packs K050701##A and K051903##A.
District 11 LGS Star (Dallas) - Commentary coming soon.
District 11 DGS Non-Mule Star (Dallas) - A small run of notes exist on this scarce Non-Mule Star around K000912##*.
District 11 DGS Mule (Dallas) - Commentary coming soon.
District 11 DGS Mule Star (Dallas) - Commentary coming soon.
District 12 LGS (San Francisco) - This is a moderately tough district in high grade, but there are a couple clusters around notes L016327##A and L087970##A.
District 12 DGS Non-Mule (San Francisco) - Commentary coming soon.
District 12 DGS Mule (San Francisco) - Commentary coming soon.
District 12 DGS Mule Star (San Francisco) - Commentary coming soon.

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$5 Series of 1934A

10 of 12 Total Uncirculated Notes
Notes By Known Districts, Blocks, Mules And Stars

GUIDE:
DARK GRAY = NOTE IN COLLECTION
MEDIUM GRAY = NOTE NOT IN COLLECTION BUT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET
LIGHT GRAY = NOTE NOT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET

*GRADE RANK AS OF 11-26-19 (EPQ NOTES ONLY)

District Grade Serial Number Rank*
A-A PMG UNC 66 EPQ A50139671A 7/0
A-★ - A00000000★ 0/0
B-A PMG GEM 66 EPQ B61046006A 11/2
B-B PMG GEM 66 EPQ B73363960B 15/0
B-★ - B00000000★ 0/0
C-A PMG GEM 66 EPQ C59831439A 8/1
C-★ *SOON TO BE ADDED* C00000000★ 0/0
D-A PMG GEM 66 EPQ D60103815A 4/0
E-A PMG GEM 65 EPQ E51944249A 1/0
F-A - F00000000A 0/0
G-A PMG GEM 66 EPQ G74895184A 21/3
G-B PMG GEM 65 EPQ G08244317B 4/2
G-★ PMG UNC 64 EPQ G00498248★ 2/6
G-A MULE - G00000000A 0/0
H-A - H00000000A 0/0
H-A MULE - H00000000A 0/0
L-A PMG UNC 64 EPQ L50619224A 11/24
L-★ - L00000000★ 0/0

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Comments

The Series of 1934A is a much smaller set than the prior series. Not only are there no seal color varities, but not all twelve districts of the Federal Reserve have notes availible in this series. There are a few mule varieties and a few new block letter combinations not found on earlier series. Most of the notes in this series are relatively easy to obtain, even in high grade GEM. The D, E, and F Districts are the keys to this series. The L-B block is very difficult in higher grade. Mule varities are all scarce in high grade.

Replacement notes vary in difficulty on this series. The B and G District stars are availible in high grade. The other districts vary in difficulty.

Here are known UNC/GEM runs on the various districts:
District 1 (Boston) - Commentary coming soon.
District 1 Star (Boston) - Commentary coming soon.
District 2 B-A Block (New York) - Commentary coming soon.
District 2 B-B Block (New York) - Commentary coming soon.
District 2 Star (New York) - Commentary coming soon.
District 3 (Philadelphia) - Commentary coming soon.
District 3 Star (Philadelphia) - Commentary coming soon.
District 4 (Cleveland) - Commentary coming soon.
District 5 (Richmond) - Commentary coming soon.
District 6 (Atlanta) - Commentary coming soon.
District 7 G-A Block (Chicago) - Commentary coming soon.
District 7 G-B Block (Chicago) - Commentary coming soon.
District 7 Star (Chicago) - Commentary coming soon.
District 7 G-A Block Mule (Chicago) - Commentary coming soon.
District 8 (St. Louis) - Commentary coming soon.
District 8 Mule (St. Louis) - Commentary coming soon.
District 12 L-A Block (San Francisco) - Commentary coming soon.
District 12 L-B Block (San Francisco) - Commentary coming soon.
District 12 Star (San Francisco) - Commentary coming soon.

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$5 Series of 1934B

2 of 11 Total Uncirculated Notes
Notes By Known Districts, Blocks, Mules And Stars

GUIDE:
DARK GRAY = NOTE IN COLLECTION
MEDIUM GRAY = NOTE NOT IN COLLECTION BUT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET
LIGHT GRAY = NOTE NOT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET

*GRADE RANK AS OF 11-26-19 (EPQ NOTES ONLY)

District Grade Serial Number Rank*
A-A - A00000000A 0/0
A-★ - A00000000★ 0/0
B-B PMG UNC 64 EPQ B94654387B 11/10
B-B MULE - B00000000B 0/0
C-A - C00000000A 0/0
C-A MULE - C00000000A 0/0
D-A PMG UNC 64 EPQ D63291887A 12/12
D-★ - D00000000★ 0/0
E-A - E00000000A 0/0
F-A - F00000000A 0/0
H-A - H00000000A 0/0
H-★ - H00000000★ 0/0
H-A MULE - H00000000A 0/0
I-A - I00000000A 0/0
J-A - J00000000A 0/0
L-A - L00000000A 0/0
L-B - L00000000B 0/0
L-★ - L00000000★ 0/0

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Comments

None.

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$5 Series of 1934C

6 of 16 Total Uncirculated Notes
Notes By Known Districts, Blocks, Mules, Varieties And Stars

GUIDE:
DARK GRAY = NOTE IN COLLECTION
MEDIUM GRAY = NOTE NOT IN COLLECTION BUT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET
LIGHT GRAY = NOTE NOT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET

*GRADE RANK AS OF 11-26-19 (EPQ NOTES ONLY)

District Grade Serial Number Rank*
A-A WIDE - A00000000A 0/0
A-★ WIDE - A00000000★ 0/0
B-B WIDE - B00000000B 0/0
B-C WIDE - B00000000C 0/0
B-C NARROW - B00000000C 0/0
B-C MULE - B00000000C 0/0
B-★ WIDE *SOON TO BE ADDED* B00000000★ 0/0
C-A WIDE PMG GEM 65 EPQ C84886430A 6/11
C-B WIDE - C00000000B 0/0
C-★ WIDE - C00000000★ 0/0
D-A WIDE PMG GEM 66 EPQ D77254008A 9/0
D-★ WIDE - D00000000★ 0/0
D-A MULE - D00000000A 0/0
E-A WIDE PMG GEM 67 EPQ E75009819A 2/0
E-★ WIDE - E00000000★ 0/0
E-A MULE - E00000000A 0/0
F-A WIDE PMG GEM 65 EPQ F95223927A 32/34
G-B WIDE PMG GEM 65 EPQ G53024712B 25/18
G-B MULE - G00000000B 0/0
H-A WIDE - H00000000A 0/0
H-B WIDE - H00000000B 0/0
H-★ WIDE - H00000000★ 0/0
I-A WIDE - I00000000A 0/0
J-A WIDE PMG GEM 66 EPQ J34568269A 10/1
K-A WIDE *SOON TO BE ADDED* K00000000A 0/0
L-B WIDE - L00000000B 0/0
L-B MULE - L00000000B 0/0

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Comments

None.

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$5 Series of 1963

0 of 20 Total Uncirculated Notes
Notes By Known Districts, Blocks And Stars

GUIDE:
DARK GRAY = NOTE IN COLLECTION
MEDIUM GRAY = NOTE NOT IN COLLECTION BUT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET
LIGHT GRAY = NOTE NOT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET

*GRADE RANK AS OF 11-26-19 (EPQ NOTES ONLY)

District Grade Serial Number Rank*
A-A - A00000000A 0/0
A-★ - A00000000★ 0/0
B-A - B00000000A 0/0
B-★ - B00000000★ 0/0
C-A - C00000000A 0/0
C-★ - C00000000★ 0/0
D-A - D00000000A 0/0
D-★ - D00000000★ 0/0
F-A - F00000000A 0/0
F-★ - F00000000★ 0/0
G-A - G00000000A 0/0
G-★ - G00000000★ 0/0
H-A - H00000000A 0/0
H-★ - H00000000★ 0/0
J-A - J00000000A 0/0
J-★ - J00000000★ 0/0
K-A - K00000000A 0/0
K-★ - K00000000★ 0/0
L-A - L00000000A 0/0
L-★ - L00000000★ 0/0

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Comments

None.

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$5 Series of 1963A

2 of 31 Total Uncirculated Notes
Notes By Known Districts, Blocks And Stars

GUIDE:
DARK GRAY = NOTE IN COLLECTION
MEDIUM GRAY = NOTE NOT IN COLLECTION BUT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET
LIGHT GRAY = NOTE NOT PART OF 1928NOTES.COM SET

*GRADE RANK AS OF 11-26-19 (EPQ NOTES ONLY)

District Grade Serial Number Rank*
A-A - A00000000A 0/0
A-★ - A00000000★ 0/0
B-A - B00000000A 0/0
B-B - B00000000B 0/0
B-★ - B00000000★ 0/0
C-A - C00000000A 0/0
C-B - C00000000B 0/0
C-★ - C00000000★ 0/0
D-A - D00000000A 0/0
D-★ - D00000000★ 0/0
E-A - E00000000A 0/0
E-B - E00000000B 0/0
E-★ PMG GEM 65 EPQ E10837771★ 7/14
F-A - F00000000A 0/0
F-B - F00000000B 0/0
F-★ PMG GEM 65 EPQ F04124838★ 14/34
G-A - G00000000A 0/0
G-B - G00000000B 0/0
G-C - G00000000C 0/0
G-★ - G00000000★ 0/0
H-A - H00000000A 0/0
H-★ - H00000000★ 0/0
I-A - I00000000A 0/0
I-★ - I00000000★ 0/0
J-A - J00000000A 0/0
J-★ - J00000000★ 0/0
K-A - K00000000A 0/0
K-★ - K00000000★ 0/0
L-A - L00000000A 0/0
L-B - L00000000B 0/0
L-★ - L00000000★ 0/0

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Comments

None.

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