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Are dollar bills with stars on them worth anything?

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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.