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What is the value of a 1957 B US 1 dollar silver certificate?

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2015-05-16 12:01:15
2015-05-16 12:01:15

1957 B $1 silver certificates are common among collectors and sell for about $1.25- $1.50 in circulated condition. A nice uncirculated one might bring $3.

Why Blue Ink?

Starting in the 1920s standard seal colors were used to identify different types of bills:

  • Green: Federal Reserve Notes
  • Blue: Silver certificates
  • Red: United States Notes
  • Gold: Gold certificates

Gold certificates were discontinued in 1933, production of silver certificates ended in 1965, and US Notes were phased out in favor of Federal Reserve Notes as a cost-saving measure. Today all bills are produced with green seals and serial numbers.

Serial Numbers

You don't generally have to copy the serial number because it doesn't really help to ID a bill and rarely affects its value. The date, series letter, and seal color are usually what matter. There are some collectors who specialize in unusual or low serial numbers, e.g. 12345678 or 00000004 so it's worth looking out for similar bills.

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All silver certificates printed from 1928 to 1957 had blue seals. Please see the question "What is the value of a 1957 A US 1 dollar silver certificate?" for more information.

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I wood like to no what there worth, I have two 1957

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Except for certain wartime bills, all silver certificates issued from 1928 to 1957 had blue seals. Please see the question "What is the value of a 1957 B US 1 dollar silver certificate?" for more information.

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Please check again. The only silver certificates dated 1957 were $1, not $100.

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It's called a silver certificate rather than a paper silver dollar. Please see the Related Question.


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