Christopher M. writes: I have a 1996 $100 bill. The serial numbers were printed off-center and I am trying to get an idea of how much it is worth. I know it is not counterfeit because I was the vault teller at a bank and it came in a brand new shipment. I had pulled it aside in my drawer and when I got paid, I cashed it out. The Dept.’s seal is just over the 1 of the large 100 on the right side of the front of the bill. Any help would be appreciated.
1996 series $100 notes are printed three times, the back, the front and then the serial numbers. The Treasury seal is no longer part of the third printing as in previous series. It is now printed with the face printing. There is a premium of about 10% for Overprints shifted to the left of the note. Major shifts where the Universal Treasury seal is BELOW the “100” at right are worth far more.