Gold Certificates – Values, Information, & Sales

Gold Certificate Values

Gold certificates were first printed by The United States in 1863 at the height of The American Civil War.  Any gold certificate issued before 1880 should be considered to be extremely scarce and valuable.  You can jump ahead to the specific denomination of your bill by clicking an amount below.


The year 1882 saw the redesign and new issuance of the gold certificate.  Many series of 1882 gold notes were actually printed well into the 20th century.  So one bill that says 1882 could be 100 times rarer than another bill that says 1882.  When dealing with those types of notes the signature combination is very important.

The turn of the 20th century saw another redesign and an increased reliance on gold certificates.  The years 1900, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1913, and 1922 all have gold certificates known to exist from them.  Most of these are fairly common, with the exception of the 1905 $20, and the denominations over $100.

In 1928 The United States changed paper money to the size that we are familiar with today.  With this new size brought one last redesign for the gold certificate.  1928 notes tend to be common.  However, denominations over $100 are rare.  Any note that has a serial number that begins with a star symbol should also be evaluated further.

I am a collector and a dealer.  Even if I don’t need your note for my collection, I can still probably use it for my inventory.  Please send me an email with pictures of what you have available.