Every once in a while, the BEP throws us a curveball. This thread is about series 2006 $5 Federal Reserve notes. Printed over a six month period between May and October in 2007 and consisting of only six blocks on three districts with no replacement notes. What makes this a curveball is, the BEP replaced this series with the new colorized $5, that we use today, but didn’t change the series date. My personal belief is that the BEP wasn’t quite ready to introduce the new colorized $5s, but needed $5 notes to fulfill its annual order to the Fed, so these were printed. A mere 409 million of these “early” 2006 $5s were printed and this six note set represents all six blocks on three districts. In addition, the BEP also offered HF-A and HF-B sheets to collectors.