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Value of One Dollar 1896 Silver Certificates

Price Guide for 1896 One Dollar Banknotes

Year:  1896

Denomination:  One Dollar Bank Note

Type:  Silver Certificate

$1 Bill Front Picture:

Description:   These are commonly called $1 educationals or $1 eds. This is the lowest denomination in the three note educational set.

Seal Type:  These bank notes all have the same red seal as you see above.

Varieties:   There are two different signature combinations used on 1896 $1 silver certificates. The type does not affect the value though.

Portrait:  George & Martha Washington

Value:  The value of any 1896 $1 silver certificate is based solely on the condition. Circulated examples sell for around $200. Nicer looking notes can easily be worth around $500. Notes in truly perfect condition can sell for more than $1,000. If your serial number is under 100, then that will add an extra premium. Please contact us for exact price information.


We buy all of these 1896 $1 bank notes from The United States. The seal type, signature combination, serial number, and condition are very important. We have to see pictures in order to provide any value information. You can text pictures to 864-430-4020. You can also attach pictures to an email message. Please give us a chance to make an offer. The value might surprise you in a good way.