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.
If there WERE a real $3 bill, yes, but the US government never issued that denomination. Before the Federal Reserve Bank was established some private banks issued money in non-standard denominations, so IF the bill is genuine it would probably have a higher collectible value. However there are...
Please post a new question and include the denomination, seal color, and condition of the bill. Please do not include the serial number.
Retail is $12 to $20 depending on condition. Please note that a bill's serial number almost never affects its worth. The date, series letter, and condition are the major factors determining value.
The BEP prints US currency as well as some other high-security government documents. They also advise other departments on printing matters where security is needed. Until recently, the BEP also printed postage stamps for the USPS, but it has been contracted out to private companies. Note that...
His portrait is on the US dime but not on any paper currency
The 1935 1 Dollar Silver certificate is worth about $75 in fine condition - without tears. A note split in half may still have some value, but not much.
Please check your bill again and post a new question including its date and what letter if any is next to the date. Also check the type of the bill as shown in a small banner across the top of the design. Normally a red seal indicates a United States Note, while Federal Reserve Notes have green...
It's an ordinary bill with a little sticker pasted over Thomas Jefferson's portrait. It's sold as a novelty item but is only worth the $2 that it was made from. . it is worth 2 dollars. it is just a sticker over jefferson.
Answer . As of 09/08/08, the set generally sells for $9.00-$15.00. The set contains three 40% silver coins (Eisenhower Dollar, Kennedy Half and a Washington Quarter). At this time it is possibly highly undervalued, as some speculate it could rise in value 200% to 500% over the next 5 years. It's...
If you have a paper bill it's called a silver certificate . There were also silver dollars dated 1935 but the US never used an E mint mark. Please see the Related Questions for details.
Additional: one corner and you have month JFK was killed, add two corners and you have the day and year printed was year he was killed. Now add all corners, you have JFK's age at time of death. This had to be worth something. There must be millions of them. . The 11's indicate the 11th Federal...
No US bills were dated 1938 and the last gold certificates weredated 19 28 . Assuming you're referring to thatdate, please see the Related Question for more information.
It depends on the condition of the note. If it is in well circulated, worn condition, it could be worth up to $100. If it is in crisp uncirculated condition, it could be worth thousands, or even tens of thousands, depending on the series/signatures. In no case is it worth less than $50, and there...
Actually, that wording isn't on Federal Reserve Notes. It's on old silver and gold certificates. But in any case you're at least 4 decades too late. Those promises made at a time when both the prices of gold and silver and access to those metals were controlled by the US Treasury, and were removed...
All 1934-series $20 bills were issued as Federal Reserve Notes, not silver certificates. In circulated condition they carry a premium of $2 to $4 depending the amount of wear.
There are only 7 genuine $100,000 bills and all are in government possession. Anything that resembles a US $100,000 bill (orange, with a picture of President Wilson) is a replica that's only worth few dollars at a novelty shop.
The U.S. only printed $20 Federal Reserve Notes with the 1950 date. If your bill has a blue seal, please check its date and post a new question. If it has a green seal, it's worth face value to $22 unless there is a small "E" next to the date. A 1950-E $20 bill retails for $45 to $60.
The U.S. didn't print any bills dated 1930.
Please check your bill and post a new question. Series letters on 1953 $2 bills only go up to C. A red seal indicates that the bill is a United States Note, an alternate form of currency issued up until 1966. US Notes were discontinued because they served the same purpose as Federal Reserve Notes...
As of 03/2010 auction values are $2.75 - $5.50 for a circulated bill and $12. or more for an uncirculated one. The red seal indicates that the bill is a United States Note, an alternate form of currency issued up until 1966. US Notes were discontinued because they served the same purpose as...
1957 silver certificates are quite common among collectors. Hugenumbers of these were saved when the government announced that theseries would be discontinued. As of 03/2010, a circulated 1957 A bill retails for $1.25 to $1.50but a dealer is unlikely to pay more than face value (1 dollar). Anice...
To clarify things, the bill was printed in Washington DC. St. Louisis the location of the Federal Reserve District that distributedthe bill. Please see the Related Question for more information.
The U.S. didn't print any bills dated 1964. Please check again and post a new question
If it has a red seal, its auction value as of 03/2010 is in the range $750.-$2200. for a circulated specimen. If it has a brown seal, those numbers jump to $3000.-$7000. In either case you should check the bill to see if it has the word COPY or REPLICA in small letters anywhere in the design. If...
No. That's an urban legend that began because some people noticed that the new purple bills have the same series date (2006) as the old green and black bills, and they assumed that the new bills' date is incorrect. However, that's a misunderstanding of the way American bills are dated. Current...
Answer . The U.S. did not print any $10 silver certificates bearing that date. There's a list of values of $10 notes at: . http://www.uscurrencyauctions.com/$10notes.htm
The retail value of an original is over $600.00, but it must be graded and authenticated by a grading service before anyone will buy it. There are lots of copies on the market. Check with a local coin shop, if they feel it an original, of if you know it is, send it to a grading services. ...
Current-issue $2 Federal Reserve Notes should be available from most larger banks. You may have to make arrangements to get them because demand is quite low in most parts of the country and not all banks keep a ready supply.
All US paper money is 0.11 mm thick. Multiplying by a millionsimply involves moving the decimal point 6 places to the right, sothe stack would be 110000 mm high. There are 1000 mm in a meter so converting to a more useful unit,the stack is 110 m high, or about the height of a 40-storybuilding.
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...
The U.S. did not print any $1 notes with that date. If your bill has a different date or was issued by a private bank, please post a new question with those details.
There aren't any US $5 bills with silver-colored seals. If you're referring to a silver certificate , please post anew, separate question with the bill's date, and what letter if anyis next to the date.
The U.S. did not print any silver certificates with that date. Please check the bill and post a new question with its date and denomination, because silver certificates were issued as $1, $5, and $10 bills during that time period.
As of 06/2014 approximate prices are: Circulated: $10 to $40 depending on the bill's condition Uncirculated: $135 The special brown seal and overprint were used on bills distributedin Hawaii during WWII. If the islands had been captured by theJapanese Army, the bills could have been declared...
Nothing. You have to have both serial numbers before it has value...unless you tape it back together.
Please check your bill again and post a new, separate question. Thelast US $100 silver certificates were dated 1891, and no $100 billswere printed in 1923.
The US didn't use silver-colored seals on $100 bills. Please check the banner across the top of the bill's front side. It will say United States Note, Federal Reserve Note, or something similar. Then post a new, separate question with that information, the bill's date, and what letter if any is...
No. In fact, most paper currency is fairly dirty, at least at amicrobial level. In any case increased reliance on antibacterial agents in soaps,hand-sanitizers, etc. has backfired by encouraging the survival ofthe most resistant strains of "bugs".
Answer . Unfortunately this is not a meaningful question. ALL U.S. coins carry the motto E Pluribus Unum ("from many, one"; note that it is three separate words) so those words don't help to identify it. You'll need to post information about the coin's denomination, condition, and mint mark in...
There is no one million dollar bill, nor any current likelihood that one will be introduced. The only reason people ask this question is that conservative Austrian School economists like the Mises Institute and writers for Human Events argue that Barack Obama's policies of increasing welfare and...
What is the value of a red inked two dollar bill
If you asking the value of the U.S. Two (2 ) Dollar bill today it is nothing. In late 70's the bank did a recall on the bill and afterwards devalued the 2 dollar bill These are collectors items only
During World War 2, American Troops in North Africa were paid in money with yellow printing. The idea was that if they were captured by the Germans, then it would be easy to make the money no good. Since the Germans lost in North Africa, the money remained good and could be used when the solders...
You can't spend it but if you have more than roughly 2/3 of the bill AND it shows at least one complete serial number, you can ask a bank to replace it for you.
The reason is because the image on the back is of the LincolnMemorial, which itself displays the name of the 36 states whichwere states at the time Lincoln was President. Given that only thefront of the building is visible, only the 26 states listed on thefront can be seen.
There are 14 different varieties of $1 bill with that date. Please post a new question with the bill's condition and what letter, if any, is next to its date. As you've noted from many other posts, a bill's serial number does not help to ID it so it's not necessary to copy it to a question.
All current US bills are 0.11 mm thick.
/* from what I can tell its worth 20 dollars. The only time money is worth much more than whats printed. Is whenthere was a mistake with the printing process */ CORRECTION The US never printed any bills dated 1964. Please check your billagain and post a new, separate question with its date.
On current bills: > $10 bills have a picture of Alexander Hamilton, the firstSecretary of the Treasury. > $100 bills have a picture of statesman, inventor, and FoundingFather Benjamin Franklin. In the past, many other people who weren't presidents appeared onUS paper money.
To clear things up, the Mint only makes coins. Bills are printed. Most 1929 National Bank Notes are moderately valuable, but thenumber of factors affecting prices make an online estimate verydifficult. While this site ordinarily tries to provide reasonableestimates, people who work with National...
Please don't assume that because a bill is old it must be a silver certificate. The last US $20 silver certificates were printed in 1891 . As you can see by the banner across the top of the bill and the familiar green ink, it's a Federal Reserve Note.
Regrettably, at this point in time, not much, if at all, above face value. I would recommend holding on to them and maybe passing them down through the family, who knows, maybe in 50 years they could double or triple in value, you never know.
The US didn't print any $2 bills (or any other denominations, for that matter) dated 1952. Please check your bill and post a new question.
Nearly all silver certificates are already worth more than facevalue. Depending on the bill's date, denomination, and seriesletter the difference can be anywhere from maybe 25 cents to manythousands of dollars. Unfortunately the silver certificates most people encounter - 1957and late-series 1935 ...
The largest currently in use is $100.00. Up till WWII, the Treasury also issued $500.00, $1,000.00,$5,000.00 and $10,000.00 bills for general circulation. Productionwas ended due to low demand. In 1969 the government ordered a haltto their distribution through the banking system in an effort...
As of 2011, $12 to $15 if circulated, $20 or more if crisp andunfolded. $12 and $15 circulated. $20 + uncirculated. In God We Trust That motto wasn't added to US bills until the late 1950s and early1960s, so it's perfectly normal for it to be missing from1950-series bills. Serial Numbers A...
1928 $50 bills weren't issued as silver certificates. Please checkthe wording across your bill's top front; then see one of thefollowing questions: . "What is the value of a 1928 US 50 dollar Federal ReserveNote?" . "What is the value of a 1928 US 50 dollar goldcertificate?"
There were two different types of $5 bills issued with that date, and there were subseries within each type. You can find more information at: http://www.uscurrencyauctions.com/$5notes.htm
President Andrew Jackson is on the face of the twenty-dollar bill. President Andrew Jackson first appeared on the twenty-dollar bill in 1928. . \n
There were about a dozen varieties of $5 note bearing that date, even though many were printed long after 1934. (Notes carry a series date rather than an issue date.) A price guide is available at the link below Serial Numbers The serial number of a note does not normally mean anything to its...
There were no series letters on 1923 $1 United States Notes; youmay be looking at a plate position indicator or some other"housekeeping" mark. In any case this is a moderately valuable bill compared to itsblue-seal silver certificate cousin. As of 06/2014 approximateprices are: Circulated: $90 to ...
There were no $2 bills printed with the date 1923. If you mean 192 8 , please see the Related Question for more information.
It's not a monument on the back of the US $10 bill. It's a picture of the Treasury Department building. Note that all US bills have captions below the portraits and pictures identifying the image shown.
There weren't any series letters on 2003 $1 bills. You may belooking at the Federal Reserve District letter instead. In any case a 2003 $1 bill is too new to have any added value, evenin uncirculated condition.
I have one of it (original). Has it a quotation? It says this bill entitles the bearer to receive twenty spanish milled dollars or the value thereof in gold or silver. Then is says something else I can't read very well and then at the bottom it says Philadelphiea Sept. 26th 1778 Note: I cannot...
Please post a new question explaining what you mean by "change states"
US dollar bills do not have, and never have had, any gold or other precious metals embedded in the paper. You may be thinking of old-style bills called "certificates". These bills represented an equivalent amount of gold or silver on deposit with the US Treasury. For example, for each $5 silver...
You would have to buy one from a currency dealer. The last US $2 silver certificates were dated 1899 and sell for around $100 in average condition. $2 bills were printed as red-seal United States Notes up till 1963. These can be purchased from a dealer or online for a few dollars over face value...
You have something made or altered by a novelty company. The last silver certificates in the $2 denomination were series 1899, there were no series 1968 $2 bills, and JFK's protrait was never on a $2 bill.
No - George Washington is on the One dollar bill. Benjamin Franklin is on the 100 dollar bill. Every US bill has captions below the portrait on the front and below the image on the back identifying who / what is shown.
A date is needed, and if the bill is earlier than 1974 its sealcolor is also important. Please post a new, separate question withthat information.
The pyramid is the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States (the front side is on the right). It is an ancient symbol for God, the eye on the top meaning "God is watching over". The words above the pyramid are "Annuit Coeptis", Latin for "He has favored our undertaking", and the words on the...
If the bill has a brown seal and the words National Currency, it's worth about $15 (retail) in worn condition. If it's only somewhat worn, $35.
As of 06/2010 a circulated 1934-C $20 bill might retail for $22.-$28. A nice uncirculated one could go for $35 or more. Serial Numbers It's normally not necessary to provide a bill's serial number. Serial numbers are counters and a security feature but rarely affect a bill's value. Some...
The US didn't print any $1 bills with that date. Please check again and post a new, separate question.
if it a real us mint 1988 dollar bill it is valuable it need to be in good condition and graded by a pro. I would recommend taking it to SEGS google them More information is needed First, the Mint makes coins, not bills. Second, much more information is needed to understand what's meant by ...
The US didn't print any $1 bills dated 1991. Please check again and post a new question.
Normally it would be necessary to have its denomination but theonly bill fitting that description is a $1 silver certificate.Please see the question "What is the value of a 1935 F US 1 dollarsilver certificate?" for detailed information.
The first federally-issued $2 bills were United States Notes printed in 1862. Today they're quite scarce, and sell for $500.-$1000. in circulated condition, and $2800 or more if uncirculated.
The real $2 bill underneath the rabbit sticker is worth $2. You can find similar bills that have stickers for Santa Claus, George Bush, and other entities.
Check the date or rather series again. US dollar bills were not made in 1960.
The US didn't print any $2 bills dated 1926. Please check again and post a new question.
Please don't assume that just because a bill is old it must be asilver certificate. The 1963 series of $2 bills were only printedas red-seal United States Notes, as indicated by the banner acrossthe front of the bill, and the last silver certificates wereblue-seal $1 bills dated 1957. There's more...
No US paper money ever had silver IN it; they're all printed on special paper containing cotton and linen. My guess is that you're referring to a $1 silver certificate which is a now-obsolete kind of paper money that could be redeemed for silver metal up till the 1960s. There's more information...
The US didn't print any $1 bills dated 1925. Please check again andpost a new question. The nearest dates are 1923 (large size bills) and 1928 (small sizebills).
Please check again and post a new question. There are no US billsof any denomination dated 1973, For $2 bills, the nearest dates are1963 (red seal US Notes) and 1976 (green-seal Federal ReserveNotes).
$20 bills have been printed for over 150 years so you need to provide more details. Bills dated 1969 and later are worth only face value. If your bill is older, post a new question with its date, the letter if any that's next to the date, and the seal color. You don't need the serial number.
In worn condition, face value only. If it's only slightly worn, it might retail for 7 or 8 dollars.
Two-dollar bills make up only about 1% of the total of US bills incirculation, despite efforts to increase their use. Unfortunatelythey tend to be hoarded as a novelty because people thought theywould be worth something one day. However anything dated 1976 orlater is now and will only be worth $2...
Please check again and post a new question. There were no federally-issued silver certificates with that date. If your bill is from a private bank, include the name of the bank. If not, include more information that might help to ID it, such as a short description of the images on the bill.
No, they began printing $100 bills with security strips in them beginning in 1990.