If you are contemplating a district set collection this is the series to do it. All series of 1934 twenty dollar bills were printed in washington dc. The most reliable method of determining if a 1934 dollar bill is real is to look for tiny red and blue threads. After the american revolutionary war began in 1775, the continental congress began issuing. Bills from 1934 lack many of the sophisticated anticounterfeit measures present in newer bills, making the threads important for counterfeit detection. There is a crease down the middle, but it looks like it may have happened when someone took it from their parents collection im just assuming here. Series of 1934 twenty dollar bills have a picture of andrew jackson on the front and the white house on the back. Those hawaii bills were made to be used in hawaii in ww2. If the seal color is brown and the word hawaii is overprinted on both sides, your bill is a special issue printed during wwii for use in hawaii under threat. We are pleased to offer for sale this twenty dollar bill green seal frn series 1934 us currency. If anyone can give me some kind of idea on its value, i would greatly. Series 1934 federal reserve notes are the most common high denomination notes issued. How to authenticate older banknotes fraud prevention blog. Learn more about the history of how currency developed in the u.
Lot of 7 series of 1934 five dollar bill 5 blue seal united states cb 20. These bank notes are commonly called funny backs because of their reverse design. I have a 5 dollar bill from 1934 godlike productions. Series 1934 federal reserve notes came in vivid green, dark green, and green seals. Notes with low serial numbers, such as those with six or seven leading zeros, are definitely worth more, while bills with five leading zeros are possibly more valuable.
The issuing bank can most easily be determined by looking at the black seal on the front left hand side of the note. What is the value of a 1934 us 20 dollar bill answers. It is from the federal reserve bank of richmond, virginia. Please do not bid unless questions are answered to your satisfaction. Those that are uncirculated mint condition are worth a bit more. However, they were issued for all twelve federal reserve districts. If it was graded by one of the reputable coin grading organization like. The demand notes issued in 1861 had greeninked backs, and the federal reserve note of 1914 copied this pattern. Brown seal twenty dollar hawaii notes are also available for both the series of 1934 and 1934a. Star notes are difficult to locate on all denominations with exception of the one dollar bill.
Twenty dollar bills worth money are easy to find in circulation as the rare currency error notes are clearl. An uncut sheet of the new series 2001 one dollar bill notes is stored. Twenty dollar bill green seal frn series 1934 us currency. These bills of credit created friction between the colonies and great. Us errors numismatic directory, with values and images page 1. They were stamped this way so if the japanese would have taken over the us could declare those bills worthless. Capital letters following the series year appear when there is a significant change in the notes appearance. The note includes a colorshifting numeral 20 in the lower right corner of the note. Your item will ship usps 1st class mail in a padded bubble mailer. Congress tried to reform the currency by removing the old bills from circulation and issuing new ones, but this met with little to no success. I found a five dollar bill from 1934 which is quite different from todays five dollar bill. I have a 1934 twenty dollar bill and wondered if it is worth anything.
How much do you know about the money in your wallet or purse. Another letter about 1934 notes comes from paige m. Also, i couldnt figure if anyone would take the time to copy a 74yearold note style. Like other twenty dollar bills from the same year, this one shows a portrait of andrew jackson in the center of the bill. Aug 12, 2003 i have a 20 dollar bill, series 1934 a. Discussion in paper money started by sherry, feb 5, 2009. When i get it, i will gladly post a pic in this thread. Bills in perfect condition typically command a slight premium. Theres more information at the question what is the value of a 1934 us 20 dollar bill. Lot of 5 notes 1934 20 dollar bill note dallas kansas city district q4en. Check your wallet, these rare dollar bills are worth good. I recently received a 1934 a series 20 dollar bill and was wondering if it was worth more than the face value. Greenbacks, any amount in any denomination of federal reserve note from the green ink used on the back.
The item up for sale is a 1934 a twenty dollar federal reserve note in extra fine condition. It is a bit creased, in fact it has 3, but the bill is still in good condition. These notes were issued for circulation in hawaii, the idea being that if that territory were captured by japan, the specially printed notes could easily be identified and demonetised. Series 1934c is unique because the series contains both old and new backs.
Its in pretty good shape with four folds and no stains. I find the bill to be also in extra fine condition. What is the value of a 1934 e us 20 dollar bill answers. We are pleased to offer for sale this twenty dollar bill green seal frn series 1934 us currency good or better. Valuable bills should be placed inside currency holders. Its different than the 1934 10 dollar silver certificate which has a blue seal. This federal reserve note is common, but if you have a star variety or a hawaii overprint note then it could be valuable. The change occurred during production of series 1934c. The new backs feature a balcony added to the white house and the title being changed from white house to the.
Mar, 2017 check your wallet for these rare 20 dollar bills. Condition notes this lot of 2 green seal bills includes one each a pretty image. The back of the bill has a backplate of number of 150, which i hear is a rare number. Find great deals on ebay for 1934 a 10 dollar bill and 1934 a 10 dollar bill yellow.
These notes were made for a long period of time and were replace by the 1950 series of federal reserve. The onedollar bill is a united states denomination currency. The value also depends on the condition of the bill. During world war ii, some series 1934 and 1934a federal reserve notes were printed with brown, rather than green, seals and serial numbers. Information on these federal reserve note series 1934 twenty dollar bills. The issuing bank is always a factor when trying to determine value. Local pickup is available at our palatine, illinois location only. Series of 1934a green seal twenty dollar bills were signed by w. Reproduction, not legal tender, replicas for displays. Each bill printed in the united states contains a lot of information about where and when the bill originated. Also, each note is friedberg 2303 and has a brown seal and the signatures of julian and morgenthau. Us errors numismatic directory, with values and images page 3. Series of 1934a twenty dollar bills with a green seal are common.
It bears the picture of first us president, george washington who ruled from 1789. All items guaranteed as original unless stated otherwise. I will post pictures tomorrow after scanning the bill. Chase, the treasury secretary under president abraham lincoln. The 1934 10 dollar bill is a federal reserve note with a green seal. At one time it could be taken to the bank and exchanged for 20 silver dollars.1290 927 1274 1359 521 289 1218 640 1213 362 127 907 1409 567 927 1485 368 434 244 85 154 1471 571 70 1225 438 1197 1217 875 165 164 637