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Value of 1882 $50 Gold Certificates

Year: 1882
Type: Gold Certificate
Denomination: Fifty Dollar Bill

Description: Fifty dollar gold certificates from 1882 can either be a few hundred or tens of thousands in value. This is due to the many varieties of seal types and signature combination the United States printed for the series. Contact us if you have any questions.

The 1882 $50 gold certificates have the portrait of Silas Wright on the left-hand side of every bill. As you can see in the photo we provided below, there is a large brown seal at the center of the note. This is one of twelve different varieties available. Similar to other denomination gold certificates, these bills have gold ink floral designs around the serial numbers. You will also notice a large “GOLD” print at the top center of the bill in gold ink. On the right-hand side of the bill is a large engraved “50” denomination. The back of the bill is mostly in gold ink with an eagle on the right-hand side.

1882 $50 Gold Certificate Value

1882 $50 Gold Certificate Value

Value & Information: Value can be determined by condition, signature combinations, and seal types. This is the first $50 gold certificate issued by the United States. There are twelve different types of 1882 $50 gold certificates. Many are worth $500. The rarer types can be worth up to $50,000. Please do your research before you sell your gold certificate, or contact us for assistance.

Information for determining the value of vintage paper money can be difficult, and that’s what we are here for. We’ve dealt with hundreds of $50 1882 gold certificates in the past and we are very familiar with their varieties. Regardless of what you do with your bill, you should reach out to an expert like us to help you evaluate what you may have. You will never know the value until you ask! You may be pleasantly surprised.




We purchase $50 gold certificates from 1882. Send us a photo to and we will respond within 24 hours with any information we can provide along with our best offer!


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