Value of 1914 & 1918 Blue Seal Federal Reserve Notes
Blue seal and serial number 1914 Federal Reserve notes are considered some of the most common large size type currency, especially the five, ten, and twenty-dollar denomination notes. Whenever you’re dealing with a common type note, condition and other factors like misprints and low or fancy serial numbers are important. I would gladly answer any questions you have about your old money from 1914. I am a buyer of star notes, high denomination notes, and high-grade notes. Please contact me today, I’m happy to talk. Info@RareMoneyValues.com
Series 1914 $5 blue seals are typically worth anywhere from $30 to $70 depending on their condition. Bills in perfect condition may be closer to $150 in value. Considering its age, these are undervalued in the market. They are not valuable today because there were so many printed and thousands still exist today. Their value drops significantly if they have any issues like tears, splits, stains, rust, paper damage, pieces missing, etc. At times the serial number or issuing district (number-letter combination shown on the left side of the note) can add a premium to the 1914 bill. The $5 blue seal notes all have an engraved portrait of President Abraham Lincoln at the center.
Series 1914 $10 blue seals are typically worth in the range of $40 to $70 depending on condition. These bills in perfect condition may be worth up to $170 in value. Like the $5, these were printed in mass production, and many still exist today which is why they don’t demand a value even considering their age. If your bill has a serial number that is under 100, or you have a star on your bill, it will likely have a higher premium than if it didn’t. President Andrew Jackson is engraved on all $10 federal reserve blue notes.
Series 1914 $20 blue seals depict President Grover Cleveland at the center of all $20 Federal Reserve notes. These notes typically are worth around $50 in circulated condition. If your series 1914 $20 bill has a star symbol at the end of the serial number, it will more than likely command a premium over those without. These notes are very common, but you are welcome to send us pictures of your note and we can check it for varieties for free.
Series 1914 $50 bills have a value starting at about $90 if they are very circulated. They are considered less common than the lower denominations above and do command a premium if they have a star symbol in the serial number, or if they have a low serial number. President Ulysses Grant is shown at the center of each $50 blue seal bill. Red seal $50s almost always have a higher value than the blue seals. We’ve paid close to $1000 for some of these in better condition. Contact us today.
Series 1914 $100 bills have a value starting at about $300 and can bring up to $1,500. These notes have President Benjamin Franklin engraved at the center. Make sure if you have one of these notes with a serial number under 100 or a star symbol in the serial number, you must realize these command a premium. We love talking about old money and would like to buy your currency if you are selling. Even if you aren’t we would still be happy to talk about your collection and help you with values.
The five hundred dollar denomination 1918 Federal Reserve note is considered extremely scarce compared to the smaller denominations printed before it. John Marshall is pictured at the center of each bill. Depending on the condition, the value of these notes is at least a few thousand, and sometimes more if its a rare district or serial number. Contact us and we will help with the value of your note.
President Alexander Hamilton is shown at the center of each one thousand dollar 1918 blue seal bill. If you want to talk about rare, there are only a few hundred of these known in existence today. Regardless of the serial number, the value of these can fluctuate but they always bring a premium because of their high denomination.
If the serial number on your 1918 $5000 bill is G1A, then what you have is a reproduction. There is only a small handful of these known to exist and all of them are in institutional collections. There are plenty of fakes floating around. President James Madison is pictured at the center of each bill.
If the serial number on your 1918 $10,000 bill is B420A, then what you have is a reproduction. The authentic B420A is safely stored in a museum. Salmon Chase, former Chief Justice, is pictured at the center of each bill. There are currently none held outside of government collections.
If you have a 1914 or 1918 blue seal Federal Reserve note you want to sell, please contact us today, we are happy to talk! Info@RareMoneyValues.com