A veteran of the Revolutionary War, an advocate of a strong judiciary, and the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court, John Marshall (1755-1835) is the subject of the 5-dollar stamp of the First Bureau Issues. This was a new design created specifically for the issue.
The unwatermarked printings were issued in a quantity of just over 6,000 (compared to estimates of 21,000 for the 5-dollar Columbian), and the watermarked printings were issued in a quantity of under 27,000. By any comparison and in unused or used condition, the 5-dollar Marshall is a rare stamp. Like the 2-dollar stamp, the most likely usages would have been on large overseas pieces or for internal Post Office Department accounting.