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Value of 1886 $2 Silver Certificates

Year: 1886
Type: Silver Certificate
Denomination: Two Dollar Bill
Portrait: Winfield Scott Hancock


Description: The first two dollar silver certificate was printed by the United States in 1886. While a lot of people think $2 bills are lucky or uncommon, the denomination has little significance when it comes to value. These bills are a one year type, meaning you won’t see this style with any other date or denomination silver certificate. We would love to see what you have, please contact us by email or phone today.

The 1886 $2 silver certificates have Winfield Scott Hancock on the left-hand side of the bill. As seen below, these bills have blue serial number ink and a red seal on the right side of the note. Sometimes they come with brown seal ink with different sizes and styles. These two dollar silver certificate notes have five different varieties depending on the signature combinations and seal types.

1886 $2 Silver Certificate Value

1886 $2 Silver Certificate Value

Value: The value of 1886 two dollar silver certificates is based upon condition, signature combination, and seal type. If you’re not sure which type you have, we would be glad to help. These bills are often worth $150. However, we have paid over $1,400 for higher-grade examples.

While 1886 $2 silver certificates are more common, there are better condition examples continually becoming available. If you are fortunate to own a piece of history like this, we want to hear about it and help you with your decision about this bill. If you want to talk to us about it, or are interested in selling the bill, please contact us today.




We purchase $2 silver certificates from 1886. 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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