What's It Worth? $1,000 Saved Can Be Much More Earned

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If you (or your parents) put a $1,000 bill aside or in a safe deposit box before President Nixon recalled them, was the decision sound? It depends. While just about any $1,000 bill is worth $1,250 or more – even with pinholes, tiny tears and ink marks – most are worth $1,500 to $3,000 each if in relatively good condition and some are worth $100,000 or more! (Even $500 bills are worth considerably over face value.) We are constant buyers of old currency of any kind (especialy brown and red seal notes and pre-1940 notes). But today we will share some broad valuations for various $1,000 bills. This note (a) – if soiled, taped, or heavily inked and soiled – will only bring $1,200. If uncirculated, we would pay close to $3,000. (b) This larger-sized note, often referred to as a “horseblanket” due to its size, is one we would pay $5,000 to $20,000+ for depending on condition, serial number, issuing bank, etc. (c) This small-size note is one we are very strong buyers for and would pay pay $5,000 to $20,000 for. Condition is important and it MUST have a gold seal as seen here to bring this kind of money! (d) is the rarest example, and usually fetches close to $50,000 at auction. Three former Sothebys.com associates and two art historians on staff. Call or email us if you want to deal with Tampa Bay’s leading auctioneer. We have sold the contents of museums and collections for USF. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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