Asked in US Banknotes
Are dollar bills with stars on them worth anything?
November 07, 2011 12:28AM
Lower-denomination "star notes" are usually worth a small premium but are not considered to be rarities.
They're bills printed to replace a bill that was damaged during production. The serial number is reused to avoid a gap in the series, with the asterisk indicating that the bill is a replacement.
Newer star notes are of interest generally only if they're crisp and uncirculated, and are usually worth a dollar or two more than face value. Older (1960s and before) can be worth a bit more than their non-starred counterparts even in circulated condition. Also, high-denomination star notes can be worth a significant premium.