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Five Hundred Dollar Bank Notes

Five hundred dollar bills have always had a tremendous amount of purchasing power. Believe it or not, the first $500 bills printed by The United States were issued during the civil war. To put that into perspective, soldiers in the war only made about $15 a month. Such high denominations were typically only handled by banks or individuals with a very high net worth. $500 bills were issued in limited quantities prior to 1928. We are only including seven different notes in our price guide. There were certainly other years and designs used. However, these are the only $500 that you are likely to encounter today. Most other issues are prohibitively rare. With that said, we would still like to hear about any $500 bill you might have. Please contact us for exact price information.