Value of One Dollar National Bank Note

$1 National Bank Notes

Some one dollar national bank notes are extremely rare.  1,378 different banks issued $1 bills.  Most of these banks were in New England states and the Mid-West.  Any one dollar note from a Southern state or a Western state should be considered rare.  There are also plenty of rare notes from other parts of the country.  So don’t assume your note is common just because it isn’t from a traditionally rare area.

How Much Is A 1863 $1 Bill Worth?

There are many slight varieties to this denomination.  The biggest type difference is the seal.  The one dollar note pictured above has a spiked red seal.  The spiked seal signifies that the note was issued before 1875.  If your red seal is more rounded, then you have a series of 1875 note.  These can have the year 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, or 1877 printed on them.

The next slight difference relates to the red charter number.  The red charter number (453 above) was first used starting in 1873.  Some one dollar notes can have blue serial numbers instead of red serial numbers.  It is important to remember that $1 notes were not issued past 1878.  If you are curious about your money, then send me a picture of it.  I would be happy to help and make my best offer.