What Is the Value of a $5 Silver Certificate?

The most common $5 silver certificates, those from 1934 and 1953, are typically worth 10 to 30 percent more than their face value. Other issues can be worth several hundreds of dollars, such as the 1923 and 1899 $5 silver certificates.

The 1923, 1934 and 1953 issues of the $5 silver certificate all display Abraham Lincoln’s face on the front of the note. The 1896 $5 silver certificate features a winged angel, a horse-drawn chariot and the dome of the Capitol. It is widely believed to be the most beautiful note the United States ever produced, and with a value of $300 for average-condition notes, it is one of the most valuable notes that is widely and readily available.