17 Bills in Your Wallet Worth More than Face Value

If you carry cash on a regular basis, there’s a good chance that at some point during the year you have bills in your wallet that are worth more than their stated face value. While most of these are probably worth only a few dollars more, some can be worth much, much more. It’s estimated that some of the new $100 bills coming out will be worth as much as $15,000 each for those lucky enough to find the bills with serial numbers that collectors covet.

A lot of people don’t realize that there are people who collect bills. For these collectors, it’s often the serial number on the bill which makes the bill valuable to them. What’s interesting is that collectors have


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241 Responses to 17 Bills in Your Wallet Worth More than Face Value

  1. Jeffrey Strain says:

    Yes, but those tend to be the type that collectors will keep if they come across them themselves, but not spend money to get.

  2. Dancie says:

    I have a 1985 $100 bill that has the 20826820 is it worth anything

  3. Jeffrey Strain says:

    It likely wouldn’t be worth more than face value to collectors — it’s one they might keep if they found, but not one they would pay for.

  4. Alex says:

    I have 3 bills that I was wondering if they had any value (all ones) first number is 2006 bill 95666855 the other bill is 2006 03518341 and the last bill is 1977 09944250 Are they worth anything?

  5. Jeffrey Strain says:

    No, you likely wouldn’t be able to get anything above face value for those bills that would make it worth the time and effort of selling them.

  6. Matthew Goodson says:

    I have a few bills that I thought were interesting. I have a $10 bill with the serial number JA57317695A. Are there 1 number bookends? I also have a $1 bill with the serial number G95288349F. Which is a one number bookend.Then I have a $1 bill with the serial number H60991753A that number has the date September 9 1753. The date the first Steem boat got to the US. I have another $1 bill with the serial number L16092928V in that number there is 9292. And finally I have a $1 bill that has the serial number F78882609F. In that is 888. Are any of these bills worth anything.

  7. Jeffrey Strain says:


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  9. devanksh verma says:

    hwy hi i have a few bill can you plase tell me about them and are they good colectible
    JF 83386719 A
    K 09985495 B
    C 00014464 E
    1 dollar bill B 03549814 A
    1 dollar bill A 59535706 G
    1 dollar bill B 66943249 J
    1 dollar bill A 30568449 A
    5 dollar bill DL 50759974 A
    1 dollar bill A 19526684 C
    1 dollar bill F 94525763 H

  10. Jeffrey Strain says:

    No, none of these is worth more than face value for the serial numbers…

  11. Lightning Larry says:

    I must agree with jeffery. Lately, EBay has been flooded with $2 bills. Craigslist both costs FAR LESS to use and it can be used locally also which could lead to higher profits.

  12. Lightning Larry says:

    Can a ink stamp or ball point pen be safely removed from paper currency? And if so, how would someone go about doing it without losing value of the bill(s)?

  13. michelle says:

    I have a $20 bill with an a after the series number anybody know what it’s worth it’s a 2004

  14. Mike says:

    I have a dollar bill serial code D19991444C it’s a 2006 series is it worth anything

  15. Mike says:

    No reply I take it that it’s worthless

  16. Carl says:

    I’ve been collecting for 25+ years and honestly bookend has always meant that you have the notes before and after the serial that is unique. Even the grading companies list them as bookends. I am at a loss here where you are saying that a bookend is a note that has the same numbers on the front as the back of the serial. Even the collectors catalogs define bookends as having the before and after notes example 11223343 11223344 11223345 so 43 and 45 are the bookends of 11223344. I can’t say in my many years that I have ever even seen anyone pay for a note simply because the front and back numbers match. The funny thing is the example note you showed is a radar and yes very valuable but these others that people are posting not so much. Unless you go to ebay and I swear you can put any note on there and just say it is a unique serial even if it’s not and someone will buy it (I’ve seen it happen and known people that have done it to prove a point) so bookend notes are the notes that come before and after the (cool serial)

    But I think your post is great, getting people interested and knowledge out there but double check your bookend facts. I did look it up just to see if maybe something changed when I wasn’t looking and the reputable sites still define bookends like I did.

    The other notes I have seen start to sell and get popular (don’t ask me why??) Is a Sudoku note, basically no number repeats itself. Much like the “pi” notes I don’t know any big collectors that would put them into their collection.

  17. VanceG says:

    I got a star note! Know anyone wanna buy it?

  18. Bryan says:

    I recently found 3 $100 star notes in sequential order. Other than the stars and sequential #’s, nothing out of the ordinary.

  19. Bryan says:

    Should have mentioned this was a question. lol Do you see this trio worth any more than face value?

  20. Amy says:

    I found two consecutive $5 bills from 2013 62970923 and 24 .. Are these worth trying to find a collector for?

  21. Randy Ankele says:

    Hi I have a 2006 1 Dollar star note with the serial numbers 03880488 Now I know the star is worth but are the numbers of any significance?. and I also have a 1 dollar 2009 with the numbers
    E08538530A now that is a repeater right. and thank you for all of the comments you answer that is a great job you do. I appreciate all of your insight Thank you.

  22. Mike G says:

    The 14211224 would, actually, be worth more than face value to certain collectors as it is a trinary note. 1, 2, and 4. If you still have the note, you may consider posting it on ebay to be noticed by collectors.

  23. Curtis says:

    I have a dollar bill with the number of L59999245V is it worth more than face value?

  24. Carrie Matassa says:

    It seems like you are so busy but, I have to ask.
    I have a $10 with the serial # 15445454
    Is this worth trying to sell?
    Thank you for your time

  25. Unfortunately not. Keep trying though!

  26. Kevin says:

    I know it’s a long shot, but how about at $20 – 37375859?

  27. Probably not. There’s no obvious pattern that makes buyers think, “Oh, that’s cool! I want that!” Maybe your next bill will be luckier.

  28. Carl says:

    I have one dallor series # D69133333A and other one dallor with the 6 bold print the series #F49657948A if it could be worth anything

  29. Noel Longoria says:

    I have a twenty dollar series IK 43343344 D in great condition could be worth anything? Thanks!

  30. No, unfortunately. The only valuable bills, from what I understand, are the ones that have obviously unique numbers. For instance, all the same number or an obvious pattern to the numbers.

  31. Robbin says:

    I have $1000.00 dollars in 5 dollar star notes. And they are all in sequence.
    Serial numbers are as follows 0574431 thru 05744500. Series 2013. Anyone have an idea as to how much they are worth?

  32. I can figure it out for you. What’s the FRB – Run numbers of the notes? It’ll be a letter – number like A – 2.

  33. Shannon says:

    I have a few bills:
    19- uncerculated 2009 star notes..
    A 1969 star note
    A 1963 low cerial number
    So what do you think, would they be worth anything?

  34. 2009 star notes – maybe $5/piece on eBay with free shipping. Not a bad investment.
    1969 star note – $4, if it’s uncirculated
    1963 star note low serial #: $4 uncirculated

    I’m assuming these are all $1 star notes.

  35. Noel Longoria says:

    Thanks Will!

  36. Shannon says:

    Yes the star notes are $1.
    Thank you. Can I as though. I have a 1951 silver dime , mint condition.

  37. These dime’s have their value tied closely with the price of silver. That isn’t a good sign. It means the coin itself doesn’t have much value, just the silver that’s in it. Although valuations vary widely, the coin is worth anywhere from $1.50-$12.00. 1951 S’s are the most sought after.

  38. No problem!!! Happy to help.

  39. Justin says:

    F 82239393 e what ya think

  40. Unfortunately, that one isn’t worth any special amount. Sorry!

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