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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Abe signs a fiver

The A. Lincoln Blog spotted a five dollar bill signed by Abraham Lincoln for sale on Ebay. See the listing for a photo of Lincoln signature in what appears to be red Sharpie.

You are bidding on a United States Five Dollar Bill hand signed by Abraham Lincoln himself. This is a one of a kind bill, as he signed it #16, meaning he was the 16th US President. Any questions please feel free to contact me.

As president, Abe should have known better than to deface U.S. currency.

THIS AUCTION IS NOT A RUSE, AND ANY OFFENDING MESSAGES FROM POTENTIAL BUYERS WILL BE IGNORED. I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO DEAL WITH CHILDISH PEOPLE ON EBAY. PLEASE ONLY BID IF YOU INTEND TO BUY. THANK YOU.

The final sale price was $5.50. I'm sure we'll all be trying to resist the urge to sign every five dollar bill we get from now on with Abe's signature.

Posted by Marie at May 16, 2007 9:55 PM

Comments

Somebody paid $6.50 total for that $5 bill. Maybe I can sign a sawbuck and sell it for $13. Al Hamilton was the first secretary of the treasury, after all.

Posted by: Anonymous Communist at May 17, 2007 10:36 AM

I've got a $3 bill with Bush's John Hancock on it.

Posted by: Dan at May 17, 2007 12:38 PM

My name is Abraham Lincoln. I am also related to President Lincoln. I will send you almost anything you want with my name on it for a five dollar bill. Maybe more or less.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Posted by: Abraham Lincoln at May 17, 2007 2:26 PM

I lived in Lincoln, Nebraska for several years and would happily sell anyone a $5 bill autographed by me for $6.50. Heck, I'd sign a dollar bill and sell it for only four bucks!

Posted by: Joe at May 17, 2007 9:08 PM

Just browsing, very interesting.

Posted by: Freddie at May 17, 2007 10:30 PM