Twenty Dollar Bills from The 1910s

The most common large size twenty dollar bill of all time was printed during the 1910s.  Despite that, there are some rare issues from the time period as well.

Let’s start with the common example.  That is a series of 1914 $20 blue seal federal reserve note.  Tens of millions of these were printed.  They are around by the thousands today.  A nice looking circulated example should sell for around $60.  The same note with problems like writing or ink will only sell for about $30.  Notes in perfect condition are worth a couple hundred dollars or more.  If your bill has a serial number under 100, or a serial number that ends with a star symbol, then it will be worth a nice premium.

Red seals are the exception to the rule.  Series of 1914 $20 red seals were only issued for a short period of time.  They are very popular and usually scarce to rare.  The important factor here that determines the value is the condition and issuing district.

There were federal reserve bank notes (FRBN) issued in 1915 and 1918.  Just like earlier issues, they feature a portrait of Grover Cleveland.  These FRBNs can be quite rare.  There are lots of different varieties.  If you have one then you definitely need to work with an expert to establish the value.

Series of 1902 $20 blue seal national bank notes were still being issued in the 1910s.  The dates on them can be 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, or 1919.  Those dates relate to when the bank actually opened (or when the bank rechartered).  That date never affects the value.  Each $20 note will be valued independently based on which bank issued it, its condition, and serial number.

If you need help valuing your $20 bill from the 1910s, then please consult us.  We answer emails quickly and we are experts in the field.  If you are looking to sell then we would be more than happy to give you our offer.