What years were US 2 dollar bills printed with a red seal?
Red-seal $2 bills were issued from 1862 to 1963 so there are lots of different dates and series combinations. There's a full list including values at the Related Link.
In general red seals indicated that the bills were United States Notes, a form of currency issued directly by the Federal Government instead of by the central bank. Some older silver certificates and Treasury notes also used red seals before colors were standardized in the 1920s.
Please check your bill again and post a new, separate question. A red seal would indicate that the bill is a United States Note, but 1934 A $5 bills were printed as green-seal Federal Reserve Notes and blue-seal silver certificates. There were also yellow- and brown-seal bills with that date printed for use during WWII.
Please check your bill again and post a new, separate question. > The last red-seal notes were $100 bills dated 1966. > All $2 bills printed since 1976 have green seals. > No US bills were printed with a 1983 date. If your bill's date is actually 1963, there's more information the at question "What is the value of a 1963 US 2 dollar bill?".
All US bills are printed at facilities in Washington DC and Fort Worth. Bills from the Fort Worth plant have a tiny "FW" next to one of the plate numbers. Many people are confused by older bills that have a city name in the Federal Reserve District seal. That's the location of the Federal Reserve Bank that ordered and distributed the bill, not where it was printed.
One-dollar and two-dollar bills have city names around the Federal Reserve seal on the left-hand side of the bill. The letter in Federal Reserve Seal is a reference to the city where the Federal Reserve Bank that distributed them is located. For example, C means it was distributed by the Philadelphia bank, K means Dallas, etc. Higher-denomination bills use a "generic" Federal Reserve seal; the corresponding letter appears as part of the bill's serial number…
Yes. Two series of $2 bills, 1899 silver certificates and 1918 National Currency notes, were printed with blue seals. The Treasury standardized seal colors in 1928. All $2 bills from that year to 1963 were printed as red-seal United States Notes, and since 1976 they've been issued as familiar green-seal Federal Reserve Notes.
Two types of blue-seal silver certificate were printed in the 1920s. There are pictures at the Related Links Series 1923 notes were the last large-size "horse blanket" bills printed before the Treasury downsized all currency to its current dimensions. Series 1928 $1 bills were the first of the new, smaller-size bills in that denomination.
The last $2 red-seal silver certificates were printed in 1896. Nearly all red-seal $2 bills printed after that date are United States Notes, as indicated by the banner across the top of the bill's front. Please look for questions in the form "What is the value of a (date) US 2 dollar bill?" for more details.
Never, because bills are not minted. Coins are minted, bills are printed. The first federally-issued $5 bills were printed in 1862. They were red-seal United States Notes, a series that continued for a century. Before that $5 bills were issued by states and local banks, and there were also federal "demand notes" in that denomination.
Please check your bill again. The last red-seal $1 bills were dated 1928. If your bill is dated 1935A and has a brown seal along with HAWAII printed in various places, it's a special bill printed for use during WWII. If that's the case, please see the question "What is the value of a 1935 US 1 dollar bill with HAWAII on it?"
Very definitely, except that they weren't printed in Minnesota. All $1 and $2 bills have a Federal Reserve Seal on them that identifies which one of the 12 Fed districts distributed the bills. All US bills are printed in Washington and Fort Worth, then shipped to one of the Fed districts for distribution to the banking system. See the Related Link for a map of the districts.
Please check your bill again. If it has a brown seal it can't be from 1926 because the only brown-seal $20 bills printed in that decade were issued in 1929. Please see the Related Question for more information. FWIW the bill was actually printed in Washington at the request of the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank.
No bills were printed in Chicago. You're most likely looking at the Federal Reserve seal that indicates which district distributed the bill. For values, please see the question "What is the value of a 1950 US 20 dollar bill?". Up till 1991 all US bills were printed in Washington DC; since then a second facility was opened in Fort Worth, but those are the only printing plants. They print bills for all 12 districts.
No 1934 US $10 bills were printed with red seals. However a special series was printed with brown seals for use in Hawaii during WWII. If your bill has HAWAII printed on the front and back, please see the question "What is the value of a 1934 US 10 dollar bill with HAWAII on it?" for more information.
Despite the 1934 date, yellow-seal bills were actually printed during WWII for use by troops in North Africa. More than one denomination was issued; please see the following questions: "What is the value of a 1934 US 1 dollar bill with a yellow seal?" "What is the value of a 1934 US 5 dollar bill with a yellow seal?" "What is the value of a 1934 US 10 dollar bill with a yellow seal?"
Despite the 1934 date, yellow-seal bills were actually printed during WWII for use by troops in North Africa. More than one denomination was issued; please see the following questions: "What is the value of a 1934 US 5 dollar bill with a yellow seal?" "What is the value of a 1934 US 10 dollar bill with a yellow seal?"
Brown seals were used on bills printed for use in Hawaii, so they could be identified and demonetized if the islands were captured. Red seals were only used on U.S. Notes at that time, but the letters R and S were printed in red ink on some standard blue-seal 1935A certificates. "R" indicates that the bills were printed on regular banknote paper, while the "S" designated experimental bills printed on a different kind of paper…
To clear up several points: Bills are printed, not minted.The US Mint only makes coins. Your bill was not made in Chicago. At that time all US bills were printed in Washington. It was printed for distribution by the Chicago Federal Reserve District It can't be a silver certificate and have a gold seal. The seal is actually brown, and as the bill states it's a National Currency Note. It can't have an A series…