The United States Mint

Coin Collecting

The Bureau of Engraving & Printing


Small Size Note Values

The values expressed are "Approximate Retail Prices" and are based solely on opinion as to what you could expect to see at a local coin shop or show. These values are intended as a general reference only and should not be used as a definitive guide. If you have notes you intend to sell, expect a dealer to offer 20%-40% or more below these prices. Please note values may vary according to market fluctuations.

FR# Type Denom Series Approximate Retail Value by Grade
G VG F VF XF AU CU ChCU GemCU
1606 Silver Certificate $1.00 1934 $10.00 $12.00 $13.00 $14.50 $16.00 $20.00 $34.00 $45.00 $70.00
1607 Silver Certificate $1.00 1935 $1.10 $1.50 $1.60 $1.65 $1.80 $3.00 $4.00 $9.00 $11.50
1608 Silver Certificate $1.00 1935A $1.10 $1.25 $1.35 $1.50 $1.80 $2.40 $3.50 $4.50 $6.00
1611 Silver Certificate $1.00 1935B $1.10 $1.25 $1.35 $1.50 $1.80 $2.40 $3.50 $4.50 $6.00
1612 Silver Certificate $1.00 1935C $1.10 $1.25 $1.35 $1.50 $1.80 $2.40 $3.50 $4.50 $6.00
1613 Silver Certificate $1.00 1935D $1.10 $1.25 $1.35 $1.50 $1.80 $2.40 $3.50 $4.50 $6.00
1614 Silver Certificate $1.00 1935E $1.10 $1.25 $1.35 $1.50 $1.80 $2.40 $3.50 $4.50 $6.00
1615 Silver Certificate $1.00 1935F $1.10 $1.25 $1.35 $1.50 $1.80 $2.40 $3.50 $4.50 $6.00
1616 Silver Certificate $1.00 1935G no motto $1.10 $1.25 $1.35 $1.50 $2.00 $2.75 $4.00 $5.00 $7.00
1617 Silver Certificate $1.00 1935G w/motto $1.25 $1.40 $1.60 $1.80 $2.25 $4.00 $8.00 $12.00 $15.00
1618 Silver Certificate $1.00 1935H $1.10 $1.25 $1.35 $1.50 $1.80 $2.40 $3.50 $4.50 $6.00
1619 Silver Certificate $1.00 1957 $1.10 $1.20 $1.30 $1.40 $1.75 $2.00 $3.00 $3.50 $4.50
1620 Silver Certificate $1.00 1957A $1.10 $1.20 $1.30 $1.40 $1.75 $2.00 $3.00 $3.50 $4.50
1621 Silver Certificate $1.00 1957B $1.10 $1.20 $1.30 $1.40 $1.75 $2.00 $3.00 $3.50 $4.50
1656 Silver Certificate $5.00 1953A $5.50 $5.60 $5.70 $5.85 $6.00 $8.15 $9.75 $15.00 $18.00
1656 Silver Certificate $5.00 1953A $5.50 $5.60 $5.70 $5.85 $6.00 $8.15 $9.75 $15.00 $18.00

 

$1 Notes
In 1928, U.S. paper money was reduced to its current "small" size.
Series Seal

Average Grade Range

Unc Unc Star
1928 Red $10 - $50 $200 $4,200
1928,A,B Blue $2 - $8 $35 $300.
1928C Blue $20 - $100 $400. $5,500
1928D Blue $15 - $60 $250. $2,000.
1928E Blue $50 - $300 $1,400. $14,000.
1934 Blue $5 - $10 $50.+ $500.+
1935, A,B,C Blue $2 - $5 $12+ $150+
1935A (Hawaii) Brown $4 - $10 $75. $1,000.+
1935A (North Africa) Yellow $5 - $20 $130. $1,400.
1935D,E,F,G,H Blue $2 -$3 $8. $25.
1957,A,B Blue $1 -$2 $4. $7.
1963,A,B Green $1 $3. $4.
1969,A,B,C,D Green $1 $3. $4.
1974 Green $1 $3 $4.
1977,A Green $1 $2. $4.
1981 Green $1 $2. $4.
1981A  or 1985 (#129 left on Reverse) Green $20 $35. n/a
1985 Green $1 $2. $3.
1988 Green $1 $3. $5.
1988A Green $1 $2. $3.
1993 Green $1 $2. $3.
1995 Green $1 $1.50 $3.
1999 Green $1 $1.25 $3.

 

$2 Notes

Although $2 notes are the least used currency, there was enough demand, at least in some parts of the United States,
for the government to authorize an issue with an 1995 series date.
Series Seal Average Grade Range Unc Unc Star
1928 Red $3 - $10 $50. $500.
1928A Red $5 - $30 $225. $5,000.
1928B Red $20 - $85 $700. $13,500.+
1928C Red $2 - $10 $100. $850.+
1928D Red $2 -$8 $30. $200.
1928E Red $2 -12 $65. $5,000.
1928F,G Red $2 - $8 $25. $225.
1953, A,B,C Red $2 - $3 $8 20.
1963, A Red $2 - $5. $4. $12.+
1976 Green $2 $4. $6.
1995 Green $2 $4. $6.

 

$5 Notes

Series Seal Average Grade Range Unc Unc Star
1928 Red $6 -$10 $60. $150.
1928A Red $6 -$10 $90. $1,600.+
1928B Red $6 -$10 $30. $275.
1928C Red $6 -$10 $35. $200.
1928D Red $6 -$10 $275.+ $1,200.+
1928E Red $6 -$10 $30. $290.+
1928F Red $6 -$10 $25. $200.
1929 Brown $6 - $200+ $100 - $3000+ $10,000+
1953,A,B,C Red $5 - $7 $15-$30 $50 -$80
1963 Red $5 - $9 $15. $20.
1934,A Blue $5 - $8 $20-$30 $150 -$285.+
1934A (N.Africa) Yellow $6 -$20 $190.+ $450.
1934, A (Hawaii) Brown $25 -$40 $200+ $1,500-$5,000
1934B,C Blue $6 -$8 $30-$40 $100-$200
1934D Blue $6 -$8 $20. $50.
1953,A Blue $5 -$8 $15. $20-$30
1953B Blue $5 -$8 $18. $2,500.+
1928, A Green $7 - $35 $80-$100 $600-$900
1928B Green $5 - $15 $50 -$70 $250.+
1928C Green $150 - $650 $1,700.+ Rare
1928D Green $200 - $700 $2,000.+ Rare
1934,A,B,C,D Green $5 -$10 $25-$45 $100-$200
1950 Green $20 $40-$55 $100-$400
1950A,B,C Green $5 -$9 $12-$20 $30-$100
1963,A Green $5 -$6 $10-$20 $25-$35
1969,A,B,C Green $5-$10 $10-$20 $25-$80
1974 Green $5 $10. $15.
1977,A Green $5 $10. $10-$20
1981,A Green $5 $10. $30-$40.
1985 Green $5 $10. $25.
1988,A Green $5 $10. $12.
1993 Green $5 $10. $20.
1995 Green $5 $6. $15.
1999 Green $5 $5 $6



$10 Notes

Series Seal Average Grade Range Unc                       Unc Star
1929 Brown $15 - $25 (specific National Bank issues can be worth far more.) $80 $1,500. (FR Banks only)
1933 Blue $800 - $3,500 $8,000-$10,000 n/a
1934 Blue $10 -$20 $65.+ $1,000+
1934 Yellow $150 - $2,000+ $10,000. Rare
1934A Blue $10 -$25 $125. $800.+
1934A (North Africa) Yellow $15 -$25 $200. $1,000.+
1934A (Hawaii) Brown $25-$35 $250+ $2,500+
1934B Blue $10 -$25. $2,000. $7,500.+
1934C,D Blue $10 -$25. $75.+ $900.+
1953 Blue $10 -$30. $100. $200
1953A Blue $10 -$30. $200. $225.
1953B Blue $10 -$30. $100. n/a
1928 Gold $20 - $65 $400.+ n/a
1928 Green $10 - $45 $100.+ $800.+
1928A Green $35 - $80 $200. $450.+
1928B Green $10 - $30. $100. $300.
1928C Green $20 - $200. (depends on FR Bank) $200 -$3,000 $4,000-$8,000
1934, A,B,C,D Green $10 - $20 $30 -$70 $300 -$400
1950,A,B,C,D,E Green $10 - $20. $30 -$70 $100 -$200
1963,A Green $10 - $12. $20. $35-$50
1969,A,B,C Green $10. $20. $25 -$30
1974 Green $10. $15. $20.
1977 Green $10. $15. $20.
1981,A Green $10. $15. $40.
1985 Green $10. $12. $15.
1988A Green $10. $10. $20.
1990 Green $10. $10. $15.
1993 Green $10. $10. $15.
1995 Green $10. $15. $20.
1999 Green $10. $10. $11.

 

$20 Notes

Series Seal Average Grade Range Unc                               Unc Star        
1929 Brown $22 - $50 (specific National Bank issues can be worth far more.) $120+ $250. (FR Banks only)
1928 Gold $30 -$85 $250+ n/a
1928,A Green $30-$65 $125-$160 $500-$1,200
1928B Green $20 - $50 $75-$100 $400.
1928C Green $65 -$200 $1,000. n/a
1934 Green $25 -$30 $75 $175.
1934 (Hawaii) Brown $50 -$150 $1,000.+ $2,000.
1934A,B,C,D Green $20 -$35 $40 -$75 $300-$500
1934A (Hawaii) Brown $30 -$60 $900. $2000.+
1950,A,B,C,D,E Green $20 -$25 $50. $300.+
1963,A, Green $20 -$30 $40. $60.
1969,A,B,C Green $20 -$25 $35. $50.
1974 Green $20 -$25 $35. $40.
1977 Green $20 -$25 $35. $40.
1981,A Green $20 -$25 $30. $40.
1985 Green $20. $30. $40.
1988 Green $20 $25. $35.
1990 Green $20 $25. $35.
1993 Green $20 $25. $35.
1995 Green $20 $25. $35.
1999 Green $20 $20 $21.

 

$50 Notes

Series Seal Average Grade Range Unc Unc Star
1929 Brown  $60 - $100 (specific National Bank issues can be worth far more.) $200.+ n/a
1928 Gold $60 - $200+ $250.+ n/a
1928 Green $75 -$100 $400-$500 n/a
1934,A,B,C,D Green $50 -$75. $200. $500.
1950,A,B,C,D Green $50 -$75. $125. $425.
1950E Green $75 -$100 $200. n/a
1963 n/a not printed    
1963A Green $50 -$60. $200. n/a
1969,A,B,C Green $50. $150. n/a
1974 Green $50. $125. n/a
1977 Green $50. $110. n/a
1981,A Green $50. $110. n/a
1985 Green $50. $60. n/a
1988 Green $50. $60. n/a
1990 Green $50. $55. n/a
1993 Green $50. $55. n/a
1995 Green $50. $52. n/a
1996 Green $50. $50. $55.

 

$100 Notes

Series Seal Average Grade Range Unc Unc Star
1966 Red $110 -$150. $300. $1,000.+
1966A Red $125 -$200 $1000. n/a
1929 Brown $100 -$200+ (specific National Bank Note issues can be worth far more.) $200+ n/a
1928 Gold $110 -$700 $2,500.+ n/a
1928 Green $100 -$200 $350. n/a
1928A Green $100 -$160 $250. n/a
1934,A,B,C,D Green $100 -$150 $225. n/a
1950,A,B,C Green $100 -$125 $200-$250 $450-$600
1950D Green $100 -$125 $300. $750.
1950E Green $110 -$130 $175. $725.
1963 n/a not printed    
1963A Green $100 -$110. $175. $225.
1969, A Green $100. $135. $250.
1969B n/a not printed    
1969C Green $100. $125. $175.
1974 Green $100. $140. $165.
1977 Green $100. $115. $150.
1981,A Green $100. $150. n/a
1985 Green $100. $150. n/a
1988 Green $100. $110. n/a
1990 Green $100. $105. n/a
1993 Green $100. $105. n/a
1996 Green $100. $100. n/a

 

$500 Notes

Series Seal Average Grade Range Unc Unc Star
1928 Gold $3,000 $10,000 n/a
1928 Green $600 -$750 $1,250. 1,500
1934 Green $600 -$650  $800 $1,200.
1934A Green $600 -$650 $800 $1,200.
1934B Green $3,000 -$4,000 $5,000+ n/a
1934C Green $3,000 -$4,000 $5,000+ n/a

 

$1,000 Notes

Series Seal Average Grade Range Unc Unc Star
1928 Gold $4,000 - $5,000 $12,000+ n/a
1928 Green $1,200+ $1,800 $2,500+
1934 Green $1,200+ $1,500+ $2,400+
1934A Green $1,200+ $1,500+ $2,000+



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