How Much Is A 1869 $1 Bill Worth?

Some national banks printed one dollar bills. Examples from 1869 can be especially scarce. These bills can have two different dates on them. If they are a later issue then they will say Series of 1875 and 1869. 1869 is just the date when the national bank originally opened for business; the $1 bill was not necessarily printed during that year. One dollar national bank notes were actually printed as late as 1878. That is a 9 year production period. The rarity of a $1 bill from 1869 is based on its condition, serial number, and bank of issue. The rare currency from this series can be worth several thousand dollars. However, most money still trades for around $1,000. Contact us if you need an exact price quote. You might be surprised by the value.

  • Condition: As you might expect, collectors looking to spend lots of money on rare currency want to buy something in great condition. We pay more for 1869 $1 bills that are high grade.
  • Serial Numbers: Collectors and dealers both sometimes focus on serial number one $1 bank notes. These were usually kept by bankers as souvenirs of their success. They had no idea that one day the value would be so high.

Please contact us if you have a $1 bill from 1869. We have paid significant amounts of money for such bills in the past. We would like a chance to make an offer on yours. We are available 24/7 by phone or email. – (864) 430-4020

The national banks in the list below printed 1869 $1 bills:

  • Charter 1693 – National Bank of Commerce of Chicago, Illinois
  • Charter 1696 – First National Bank of Leon, Iowa
  • Charter 1694 – National Bank of Lebanon, Kentucky
  • Charter 1690 – First National Bank of Austin, Minnesota
  • Charter 1691 – Union Square National Bank of New York, New York
  • Charter 1689 – Ohio National Bank of Cleveland, Ohio
  • Charter 1692 – First National Bank of Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Charter 1695 – First National Bank of Utah, Utah