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Does the serial number on a 1957 silver certificate make a difference in its value?

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It will have little or no difference, unless it is a very low number (less than 1000, or one of those unusual sequences of numbers that some collectors like -- like all the same digit, or a repeater (14521452), or a radar note (72633627) -- then it may be worth a few extra dollars.

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Silver certificates don't always have a letter in the beginning of the serial number. They can have a star. Otherwise they all have letters.

A silver certificate star-note would normally be worth around $5 or so, depending on how worn it is.

Information needed to give a value includes the denomination, series (date), and condition. A serial number by itself is meaningless.

Less than 11% of all the 1957 series Silver Certificates have the star by the serial no. If your Silver Certificate is in choice crisp condition it is worth $40.00. In circulated condition, it's worth about $5.00

About $25. If there is a star in the serial number, about $40.

The worth of a silver certificate with serial # 60292929 is about $3 to $5 if it is in uncirculated condition. Unfortunately, this serial is not a true repeater. It needed to be 29292929. However, it is still a cool serial.

Please post a new question with the date and condition of the bill. Please do not include the serial number.

They all should have serial numbers if not you have a counter fit

Serial numbers on any bills are counters and a security feature. A specific serial number doesn't stand for anything except the order in which a particular bill was printed as part of a print run.

To clear things up, it's a silver certificate, not a silver certified bill, and the serial number is just a counter and security feature, and normally doesn't affect a bill's value.There's more information at the Related Question.

the certificate K57481719A worth 1 dollar of silver this mean about 1 tenth of an ounce at a spot price of 10$/ounce the certificate should have been used before since with inflation 1 dollar buy alot less silver then it used to buy in 1899

Please be more specific. Post a new question with the date, denomination, and condition of the bill. The serial number is not needed because this does not influence the value.

First, the value is determined by the series (date); you posted the serial number. Second, you typed the serial number incorrectly, because U.S. currency serial numbers begin with letter A through L. None begin with Q.

A star in the serial number of any bill, not just a silver certificate, means that the original bill bearing that serial number had a defect and was destroyed. Because bills are printed in large groups it's impractical to reprint specific serial numbers. Instead, a new set of serial numbers is started and a star is added to indicate that these notes are replacements. Collectors generally prefer star notes and it may make the bill be worth a bit more.

A star in a serial number on any U.S. banknote indicates that the original bill with that number was damaged, and the star note is the replacement.

Also, as you've seen in other postings, a bill's serial number almost never affects its value so that's not an identifying feature.

On average, a 1957 $1 silver certificate is worth about $1.50. Despite being more than 50 years old, it's an extremely common series.

Please post a new question with the denomination and condition. The serial number is not needed since they rarely affect the bills value.

The serial number generally doesn't affect the value, unless it's unusually low (00000065), or maybe a star note (12345678*). What's more important is the series (year) and condition. Assuming it's a one dollar silver certificate, any of the series 1957, '57A, or '57B notes generally sell for around $3.

Please check again and post a new question. All 1935 $1 silver certificates have blue seals.


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