US Dollar - $5 bill

The New $5 Bil - Safer. Smarter. More Secure.

The new $5 design retains three of the most important security features that were first introduced in the1990s and are easy to check: a watermark, security thread and color-shifting ink.

 Watermark
Hold the bill up to the light and look for
a large number “5” watermark located
to the right of the portrait. It replaces the watermark portrait of President Lincoln found on older design $5 bills. Its location
is high-lighted by a blank window incorporated into the background design.
  Security Thread
Hold the bill up to the light and look for
the security thread, or plastic strip, that is embedded in the paper and runs vertically
to the right of the portrait. The letters “USA” followed by the number “5” in an alternating pattern are visible along the thread from both sides of the bill. The thread glows blue when held under ultraviolet light. In older design
$5 bills, the security thread was located
to the left of the portrait.
Watermark
A second watermark has been added to the redesigned $5 bill. Hold the bill up to the light and look for a column of three smaller “5”s positioned to the left of the portrait. The watermark is part of the paper itself and can be seen from both sides of the bill.
     
For more information go to: www.moneyfactory.gov/newmoney