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$5 bill design question.

Why are there 20 stars on the obv of the banknote? 2 curves of 10 stars in each group. Thanks in advance. Peace Roy

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  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,815 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They seem to fit quite nicely, and it’s possible they don’t represent anything in particular.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mbwizkid you are right that it's a nice design feature, I just thought maybe 20 is symbolic of something in our government or banking system. Thanks. Peace Roy

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  • Serial_no_8Serial_no_8 Posts: 422 ✭✭✭

    Here's all I could find on the $5 design elements. No mention about the # of stars (only that is where you'll find the watermarks).

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The stars are arranged in a partial circle. 20 out of 50 is 40%, so does the arrangement of the stars on the $5 look like 40% of a circle? It looks pretty close to that. If so, the design would show 50 stars if the whole circle were depicted.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,815 ✭✭✭✭✭

    These are the 20 stars the OP is referencing.

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