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Series 521 Military Payment Certificate Value

Series 521 Military Payment Certificate Value

One really neat thing about series 521 military payment certificates is that they were the first issue to have the denomination of each note printed on the reverse. All previous issues just had a standard generic design on the backs. This also marked the first time that Forbes Lithograph Corporation was responsible for the entire printing. Forbes incorporated “real people” into the designs of the one, five, and ten dollar denominations instead of the previous classically inspired designs. Series 521 MPCs were used in 19 different countries between May 25th, 1954 and May 27th, 1958. Almost 317 million dollars worth of currency was issued across all seven denominations during that time period. For that reason, most 521 notes are very common. However, there are certainly exceptions to that rule. Scarce print runs and replacements are out there. If the serial number does not end with E then you have a replacement. It is more difficult to identify print run rarities. We don’t have the space to publish print run information here; but if you send us pictures of what you have then we can let you know if you have a rare variety.

We buy most series 521 military payment certificates. Send us an email and tell us what you have. Sales@AntiqueMoney.com Click on a picture to learn more about each denomination from the series 521: