How Much Is A 1896 $20 Bill Worth?

All twenty dollar bills from 1896 have a chance to be valuable and rare. The things that affect the value are the serial number, issuing bank, and condition. All $20 national bank notes from 1896 started at serial number one. If your note is the #1 note then it will be worth a significant premium. All antique money is valued based on its condition. Twenty dollar bills in perfect condition are worth more than the same note in lesser condition. For every three ten dollar bills a national bank printed, it only issued one $20 bill. That fact makes most 1896 twenty dollar bills comparatively rare. Sadly, they don’t always trade at a premium with most dealers. However, we recognize the rarity and pay up because they are scarce. 1896 $20 bills are few and far between today because twenty dollars then is the equivalent to $1375 today. Paper money didn’t really become collectible until the 1960s. So there was really no incentive to save a $20 bill.

Fortunately for sellers, we buy all 1896 twenty dollar bills. We have paid more than $20,000 for some of the rarest examples. Contact us and we would be happy to make an offer on your bill. – (864) 430-4020

These national banks issued 1896 $20 bills:

  • Charter 5030 – Third National Bank of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charter 5045 – Fourth National Bank of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charter 5049 – First National Bank of Robinson, Illinois
  • Charter 5054 – First National Bank of Thompson, Iowa
  • Charter 5041 – First National Bank of Holton, Kansas
  • Charter 5033 – City National Bank of Mayfield, Kentucky
  • Charter 5050 – Sanford National Bank, Maine
  • Charter 5036 – First National Bank of West Plains, Missouri
  • Charter 5037 – Manufacturers National Bank of Mechanicville, New York
  • Charter 5053 – National Bank of Walden, New York
  • Charter 5031 – Greensboro National Bank, North Carolina
  • Charter 5048 – National Bank of Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Charter 5039 – Commercial National Bank of Steubenville, Ohio
  • Charter 5052 – First National Bank of South McAlester, Oklahoma
  • Charter 5052 – First National Bank of McAlester, Oklahoma
  • Charter 5034 – Second National Bank of Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5038 – Forest County National Bank of Tionesta, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5040 – Citizens National Bank of Tionesta, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5042 – Beaver National Bank, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5043 – Pattison National Bank of Elkland, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5044 – First National Bank of Grove City, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5051 – Citizens National Bank of New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 5035 – City National Bank of Greenville, Texas
  • Charter 5032 – National Bank of Manassas, Virginia
  • Charter 5047 – National Bank of LaCrosse, Wisconsin