When $5 Is Worth $300,000… Rare Century-Old Alaska Bill That Was a Gift to a Vice-President To Be Auctioned

Posted by admin on Oct 5, 2012

A rare $5 bill presented to the U.S. Vice President in 1905 is expected to sell for a cool $300,000 at auction. The historic note was given to Charles Fairbanks – Theodore Roosevelt’s No. 2 – by the First National Bank of Fairbanks, Alaska, as a memento from the frontier city named after him.

It was one of only four notes of its kind in the $5 denomination that were issued by the bank, and has been passed down the generations as a treasured family heirloom.

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