U.S. Paper Money Values

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Prices for United States Small Size Paper Money

Note: The approximate prices listed below are for the most common U.S. small size paper money. Small size notes will have a letter after the date if the design was changed slightly or the signatures changed. If a sheet of notes was damaged or destroyed it was replaced by a Replacement sheet. Replacement sheet notes are identified by a * (star) next to the serial numbers. 1934 Notes with yellow or brown seals are WW II emergency money, issued either for Hawaii or North Africa.  See the FAQ for more information on various currency types and their use.

Grading Key: Average circulated notes grade between Very Fine (VF) and Extremely Fine (EF). These are notes with 3 or more folds, mostly sharp corners, bright colors and no tears.  Notes of lower quality (Fair to Fine) bring lower prices.  Unc – uncirculated or also called Crisp Uncirculated (CU) are notes in new condition with no, folds, bends and four sharp corners. Well centered and deeply impressed notes, called choice or gem quality can bring a good deal more than the approximate prices listed.

$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

$1000 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+
A Guide Book of United States Paper Money (Official Red Book)

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