US Banknotes

Parent Category: Coins and Paper Money
US banknotes refer to dollar bills or the legal tender currency in the United States. Printed in the US Treasury, its base denominations include $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.
Not unless they're older than 1953 and in new or almost new condition. $2 bills are legal US currency. Anything dated 1976 or later is only worth $2 in circulated condition. There are a lot of myths and legends about $2 bills being rare, or even "cursed". All of them are completely FALSE.
1953 red print two dollar bills can be broken up into fourdifferent types by signature combination: 1953 - Ivy Baker Priest (Treasurer of The United States) and G.M.Humphrey (Secretary of the Treasury) 1953A - Ivy Baker Priest and Robert B Anderson 1953B - Elizabeth Rudel Smith and C. Douglas Dillon...
The blue seal indicates your bill is a silver certificate, a formof paper money issued until the early 1960s. However there were no1923 A $1 silver certificates printed, only 1923. If that's whatyou have, as of 11/2014 approximate prices are: Circulated : $6 to $35 depending on the bill's...
Grover Cleveland. I keep that in my pocket daily.
This is a novelty item produced by a private company that added gold leaf to a normal $2 bill and then sold it at a significant markup as a so-called "collectible". Unfortunately there's very little demand for these items on the secondary market so you'd be very unlikely to get back even a...
The 1933 Gold Double Eagle was Never Officially Issued: The U.S. Gold Double Eagle, Saint-Gaudens type, had been issued from 1907 until 1932. Although 445,500 Double Eagles had been minted with the 1933 date, none were released into circulation because of changes made to currency laws during the...
The letter or letter+number on US banknotes indicates which bank in the Federal Reserve issued the note; A-1 Boston B-2 New York City C-3 Philadelphia D-4 Cleveland E-5 Richmond F-6 Atlanta G-7 Chicago H-8 St Louis I-9 Minneapolis J-10 Kansas City K-11 Dallas L-12 San...
Please check your bill again and post a new, separate question. Thelast blue-seal $5 bills were silver certificates with a 1953 seriesdate. All $5 bills printed since 1969 have been green-seal FederalReserve Notes.
The United States five-dollar bill ($5) , U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's portrait on the front and the Lincoln Memorial on the back
The US didn't print any bills dated 1938. Please check again and post a new question.
Top right and lower left corners of the front.
Most star notes are not rare, although some are worth a bit morethan their ordinary counterparts. Star notes are bills that are printed to replace others that weredamaged during production and therefore not delivered to banks. Thename "star note" is given because they have special serial...
Please post a new question with the bill's denomination. Every denomination from $5 to $100 was printed in that series.
It indicates which Federal Reserve district that requested the bill. There are 12 districts with letters from A (Boston) to L (San Francisco). When retail banks in a district need additional bills, their request is sent to the Federal Reserve bank in the district where they're located. That...
It's usually very difficult to forecast coin and banknote pricestwo or three years in the future let alone a decade, but 1985 $100bills are neither rare nor valuable. Even today (2015) a circulatedone has no extra worth; in another 10 years they probably won'tgain more than $5 at retail.
The largest bill ever printed in the US was $100,000. It carried a picture of Woodrow Wilson and never circulated. It was only used for interdepartmental transactions in the days before electronic funds transfers.
Prices as of 02/2010: If the bill's date is 1934, it's worth $75.-$125. in circulated condition, and at least $900 if uncirculated. If the date is 1934-A, the prices are $45.-$75. circulated, $300+ uncirculated. These bills were specially overprinted with the name HAWAII for use in that...
The most common US note to feature a car is the old-style TEN dollar bill. Please check what you have and post a new question with the bill's date.
Red ink indicates the bill is a United States Note, a form of papermoney issued directly by the government instead of by the FederalReserve System. During the 20th century US Notes only made up a small fraction ofbills in circulation. They had similar designs to and werecompletely equivalent to...
The green seal indicates your bill is a Federal Reserve Note.Please see the question " Whatis the value of a 1934 US 5 dollar Federal Reserve Note?" for moreinformation.
These were saved in great numbers and retail for about $1.25. Note that ALL 1957 silver certificates have the motto on them, as required by a 1955 act of Congress.
The motto wasn't added to $10 bills until 1963. Please see theRelated Questions for more information.
The red ink on a small-size US bill indicates it's a United StatesNote and not a certificate. Certificates were at issued long agofor redemption in silver (blue seal) and gold (gold seal). But without a date, it's not possible to estimate a value. Pleaselook at your bill again, then check the...
The US has never printed bills with silver-colored seals. Bills called silver certificates were issued with blue seals, which may be what you're thinking of. Silver certificates were backed 1-for-1 with a dollar's worth of silver in the US Treasury. They were eliminated in the 1960s when the...
You could be referring to a variety of the 1890 CC Morgan dollar which has a "bar" connecting the wreath to the eagle's tail feathers. This was caused by a damaged die. Another possibility is that you're thinking of BARR dollars, which are $1 bills dated 1963B and signed by Treasury Secretary...
It's still worth $2.
If worn, about $22. If it's in better shape, it could retail for up to $28.
I too thought I had a 1978 $2 bill. But after reading that there's no $2 bills printed in 1978, I got a magnifying glass and seen it is a 1976 but boy' did they not print that very clearly. Anyway, if your thinking you got a 1978 as I and others thought, check again. It's probably a 1976. Good luck.
Please check your bill again and post a new, separate question withmore information that might help to identify it. The US didn'tprint any $1 bills dated 1933 and in any case the series letterwould never have extended to D because new series were introducedin both 1934 and 1935.
without knowing the series date, and the condition of the note,it's impossible to answer this question.
There were no 1863 federally-issued $2 bills. If you're referring to 1963 , please see the Related Question for more information.
Series 1929 US bills were issued as a now-unusual form of papermoney called National Currency. They were printed in two forms,both with brown seals: . Bills issued as Federal Reserve Notes have the words "FederalReserve Bank" and the name of the district city to the left of theportrait. . Bills...
While it's not usual WA policy to answer a question with another question, What bird is the national symbol of the United States?
Despite its age, the average 1969 US $20 bill has little or no collector value unless it's in crisp uncirculated condition. Too many were printed for them to be scarce. As of 02/2010 uncirculated ones retail for $25 and up. Also, if it has an unusual serial number (e.g. 12345678 or 12121212) it...
Please check again and post a new question. There are no US $2bills with that date
Please check your bill again and post a new, separate question.There are no US $1 bills dated 1997.
If it has a blue seal, $20 if worn, $60 if only a bit of wear shows. If it has a green seal the corresponding prices are $12 and $20
Just soaking them in clean water would make them soggy, but they could be carefully dried out and used. Washing them, say in a shirt pocket, would reduce them to an unrecognisable pulp.
The US issued $5 silver certificates from 1886 to 1953 so more information is needed. Please post a new question with the bill's date and what letter if any is next to the date. Be sure that the bill has the words Silver Certificate across the top - $5 bills have been issued in many forms, including...
In the United States of America, they NEVER printed a $50,000 bill.The only denominations that were ever made were, $1, $2 $5, $10,$20, $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000, $100,000 - to which,every bill OVER the denomination of $100 is/are NO LONGER PRINTED.You can see these bills at www...
The U.S. didn't print any bills dated 1947. Please check again and post a new, separate question.
1963 was the first year the dollar bill became a Federal Reserve Note. B standing for "Barr Dollars". Joseph Barr was the shortest serving Treasury Secretary. Since he only served about a month in office, most people thought that $1 notes bearing his name would increase in value. A note with his...
The US didn't print any $5 bills dated 1976. Please check again and post a new question.
Arkansas, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, California,Minnesota, Oregon, Kansas, West Virginia, Nevada, Nebraska,Colorado, North Dakota, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, and NewYork. In addition, the engravings show the...
Please check your bill again and post a new, separate question. TheUS didn't print any bills dated 1941.
Banknotes are engraved by artists working for the Bureau ofEngraving and Printing, so they're not strictly said to be "drawn".The image that's been on US $1 bills since the 1920s is taken froman unfinished portrait of Washington that was painted by the famedartist Gilbert Stuart.
Please check your bill again and post a new question. The last $2 silver certificates were printed in 1899 and no US bills were ever dated 1936.
I assume you're looking at the back of the bill where there's a picture of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Please turn the bill over and look at the printing date on the front of the bill rather than the date of the picture on the back. You'll find that your bill is at least 2...
The world's most valuable coin is the rare currency at theSmithsonian. The two coins are the 1933 Double Eagle which was thelast $20 gold coin and its 1849 brother.
The blue seal indicates your bill is a silver certificate, a formof paper money issued until the early 1960s. Please see thequestion "What is the value of a 1935 A US 1 dollar silvercertificate?" for more information.
Nothing in particular is special. It's a much older design andisn't commonly found in circulation today, but it's not rare orvaluable. As of 03/2015 a circulated one retails for about $12.
US $5 - Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president US $10 - Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury Note that all US bills have identifying captions under the portraits and reverse-side scenes.
Please check your bill again and post a new, separate question. Lincoln has been on the US $5 bill since 1914 so thereare several dozen possible dates and values.
It ain't worth nothing you stupid piece of junk
A two dollar bill generally is worth very close to two dollars if it has a green seal, however, blue and red seals are worth about five dollars. If it is from 1976, it is also worth about five dollars.
Your bill should say "Federal Reserve Note" across the top of the front - no $10 silver certificates were issued for use in Hawaii, only North Africa. If it is a Federal Reserve Note, as of 06/2011 approximate prices are: Circulated: $45 to $75 depending on the bill's condition Uncirculated: ...
1928 C is the most valuable bill in the 1928 series. Its valuedepends on its condition and which Federal Reserve Bank distributedit. As of 05/2014 approximate prices are: Chicago District Circulated: $175 to $500 depending on the bill's condition Uncirculated: $1800 or more San Francisco...
US Notes were among the first forms of currency issued by the Treasury Department. They first appeared in 1862 during the Civil War, and were printed up till 1968, although the last ones were actually dated 1966. US Notes were issued directly by the Treasury and were distinguished by their red seals...
Please check again and post a new question. The US didn't print any$100 bills dated 1989.
Many of the 100 dollar bills are worth prices close to $500. Thevalue may vary depending upon the condition that the bill is in.
Most red-seal notes were issued as $2, $5, and $100 bills. Starting in the 1920s that color identified a bill as a "United States Note" rather than being a "Federal Reserve Note". Federal Reserve Notes are issued under the authority of the Federal Reserve Bank, while U. S. Notes were issued...
Please check your bill again and post a new question. No $5 billswere printed with the 1957 series date, and the last $5 silvercertificates were dated 1953.
Not enough information. Please post a new question with the bill's date and a description of the images on it.
The U.S. did not print any $5 with that date. Please check again and post a new question. Also include whether there is a letter next to the date.
US $100,000 bills were printed in orange and black ink. They weregold certificates, so they had a gold seal and serial numbers. Thefront carried a portrait of Woodrow Wilson, while the back had thewords ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS surrounded by ornate scrollwork. $100,000 bills were the largest...
$100 bills don't get as much use as smaller denominations so they don't wear out as fast. That means $100 bills as old as 1981 really don't have any added value if they turn up in circulation. However, a nice crisp uncirculated $100 with that date might be worth an additional $10 to $15 at retail.
A denomination is needed. Please determine your bill's denominationand look for the question "What is the value of a 1934 C US[ denomination ] dollar bill?"
There have been a number of lawsuits filed over the years by groups opposed to the motto as a matter of separation of church and state. None ever succeeded, but they've fueled a persistent set of urban legends that the motto is in imminent risk of being taken off any new or updated coin design; in...
The value depends on the age and condition. A fine condition 1946 note would be worth $6-$10. A 1958 would be worth $30.
He was chosen because of his many accomplishments - he was one of the Founding Fathers and made major contributions to the development of the US as an independent democracy, as well as being a writer, publisher, diplomat, scientist, and even a composer.
Two dollars for the bill and a few cents for the small amount of gold that a private company put on it before selling it as a so-called collectible. These items are heavily advertised at inflated prices but have almost no resale value. Technically they're altered banknotes so you can't even spend it...
It depends how old and what the condition of the note is. If it's very used and all creased and wrinkled then almost regardless of age, it will be worth $10. A mint condition uncirculated note from 1977 would be worth $35-$40. One from 1890 would be worth $7,750.
Answer . Could you please check that date? Silver certificates were not issued in 1857. Assuming you have a standard-sized bill (i.e. the same as the rest of the bills in your wallet) the date should be 19 57. If so, it would be worth anywhere from about $1.25 if worn to maybe $3 if...
A mint condition uncirculated $1 bill is worth $4. Used condition notes are worth $1.
There's nothing called an "agnostic" bill. Prior to 1957, NO paper money carried the motto "In God We Trust" so its absence wasthe norm. The motto was added to paper bills, among other things, during theanti-communist hysteria of the Cold War era as a way to distinguishthe US from what were called...
Mint condition uncirculated notes are worth $4. Used ones are worth $1.
The USA did issue $1000 Dollar notes, but has since discontinued them. Any notes handed in to a bank would be destroyed. Due to their rarity, they are worth far more to a collector than their face value (a 1934 example in fine condition is worth $1500).
It depends. Some US banknotes feature a star as part of their design. Some, but not all US issues, use a star as a prefix to the serial number for notes that have been replaced by the Bureau of Printing and Engraving - mint, uncirculated 'star replacement' notes are worth more. Used ones are not.
The U.S. did not print any $5 bills with that date. If your bill is from another country or from a private bank, please post a new question with that information.
Despite its age your bill doesn't have much extra value unless it's uncirculated. As of 03/2011 approximate prices are: Circulated: $50 to $70 depending on the bill's condition Uncirculated: $175 Serial Numbers A bill's serial number is a counter and a security feature. In most cases it...
Please re-check your date ... there were no $5 notes dated 1917
your question is too general to answer
The US didn't print any $1 bills dated 1984. Please check again andpost a new question.
All genuine $1 and $2 bills will have small red and blue fibers embedded in the paper. They do not however have the same security features added to higher-value bills such as security strips and watermarks, because the risk of counterfeiting is very low for these two low denominations. The US has...
The Federal Reserve wasn't created until 1913 so a bill dated 1899 would have to be some other type. A US $2 silver certificate with that date currently (02/2010) sells for $75.-$225. in circulated condition and $475. or more uncirculated. 1899 was the last year that $2 silver certificates...
You didn't provide a denomination, but only $1 bills were issued as1957 silver certificates. Despite their age they're common amongcollectors. As of 03/2015 they retail for about $1.25 to $1.75 inaverage condition regardless of series letter. A nice uncirculatedone might go for $3 or so. Blue Ink ...
That series doesn't exist - series letters for 1934 $10 Federal Reserve Notes only go up to D. You're probably looking at the Federal Reserve District indicator which appears in a large circular seal. The series letter is next to the date. In any case these bills don't command a high premium...
Please make sure your bill is actually a $2 note. The last $2 silver certificates were dated 1899 and they are quite scarce. If it's a different denomination, please post a new question with its date and what letter, if any, is next to the date.
Please check your bill again and post a new, separate question. TheUS didn't print any bills dated 1948.
Please check your bill again and post a new, separate question. TheUS didn't print any bills dated 1964.
$10 in uncirculated condition. $2 if used.
The collector value of a bill isn't determined simply by its sealcolor. You need to know its denomination, its date, whether there'sa small letter next to the date, and how worn it is.