Sesario A. writes: I’ve read several past answers and the site about paper money, but I still had to ask… My grandmother has a couple of silver certificates series 1899 – one is a $2 and the other a $1. They’re in fair condition with the edges a little torn. How much are they worth?
Of the large size U.S. currency, the 1899 $1 is one of the easiest to find. Worth about $10 in low grade (Eagle with flag over portraits of Lincoln at left and Grant at center right). The 1899 $2 is a lot more valuable. Even a low grade, but intact specimen, is worth $25-$50 (Washington between allegorical figures of Commerce and Agriculture).