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How Much Is A 1876 $2 Bill Worth?

1876 Two Dollar Bill

How Much Is A 1876 $2 Bill Worth?

Collectors call 1876 $2 bills lazy deuces. The nickname derives from the fact that the large two on the front of each bill is laying on its side. At some point someone said the term lazy deuce and it stuck. The two dollar national bank note was discontinued in 1878, so that leaves just a two year production period. Most 1876 two dollar bills are very scarce today. The most common examples in poor condition are worth around $1,000. Examples from rare banks or bills that are in perfect condition are worth and sell for several thousand dollars or more. Even if a bank was open in 1876 it didn’t necessarily print two dollar bills. There were plenty of dollar coins circulating in the 1870s, so a lot of national banks didn’t bother to print one and two dollar bills because the need was already being satisfied by coinage. Even if a bank did choose to print 1876 two dollar bills, they were still only printed at a rate of one two dollar bill for every three one dollar bill. Most banks that did print $2 bills almost always issued less than 10,000 examples over the entire life of the bank. You can see why some are so rare and valuable today.

Remember that Series of 1875 will be printed on $2 bills in addition to the 1876 charter date. These notes have a rounded red seal. Each two dollar bill should have a red charter number stamped on its face. This numbering system began in 1872 and was active while these were being printed in 1876 and didn’t stop until the end of the national currency period.

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The following national banks printed 1876 $2 bills:

  • Charter 2342 – Central National Bank of Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Charter 2336 – Fruit Growers National Bank of Smyrna, Delaware
  • Charter 2336 – Fruit Growers National Bank & Trust Company of Smyrna, Delaware
  • Charter 2340 – First National Bank of Milford, Delaware
  • Charter 2340 – First National Bank & Trust Company of Milford, Delaware
  • Charter 2338 – National Bank of Columbus, Georgia
  • Charter 2338 – First National Bank of Columbus, Georgia
  • Charter 2328 – First National Bank of Jerseyville, Illinois
  • Charter 2330 – Centennial National Bank of Virginia, Illinois
  • Charter 2332 – Farmers National Bank of Geneseo, Illinois
  • Charter 2326 – First National Bank of Afton, Iowa
  • Charter 2327 – Second National Bank of Dubuque, Iowa
  • Charter 2327 – Consolidated National Bank of Dubuque, Iowa
  • Charter 2323 – Fleming County National Bank of Flemingsburg, Kentucky
  • Charter 2341 – Centreville National Bank of Maryland, Maryland
  • Charter 2324 – Palmer National Bank, Massachusetts
  • Charter 2316 – Rochester National Bank, Minnesota
  • Charter 2318 – Citizens National Bank of New Ulm, Minnesota
  • Charter 2331 – Flemington National Bank, New Jersey
  • Charter 2331 – Flemington National Bank & Trust Company, New Jersey
  • Charter 2339 – Amwell National Bank of Lambertville, New Jersey
  • Charter 2343 – Union National Bank at Mount Holly, New Jersey
  • Charter 2343 – Union National Bank & Trust Company at Mount Holly, New Jersey
  • Charter 2320 – First National Bank of Boonville, New York
  • Charter 2319 – First National Bank of Winston, North Carolina
  • Charter 2321 – First National Bank of Wilson, North Carolina
  • Charter 2322 – National Bank of Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Charter 2325 – Farmers National Bank of Mechanicsburg, Ohio
  • Charter 2317 – Centennial National Bank of The City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2329 – First National Bank of Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2333 – Union National Bank of Souderton, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2333 – Union National Bank & Trust Company of Souderton, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2334 – Farmers National Bank of Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2335 – Harmony National Bank, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2337 – Citizens National Bank of Towanda, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2344 – LaCrosse National Bank, Wisconsin