One Hundred Dollar Bank Notes
One hundred dollars represents a good bit of money today. Back in the late 1800s and early 1900s it was a tremendous amount of money and could represent several months’ worth of wages. If you were lucky enough to ever own a single $100 bill then you were probably well off. You also have to remember that paper money wasn’t really collected until the middle of the 20th century. There was no incentive to save $100 bank notes just because. Most of the notes that survive today were preserved by accident as parts of forgotten cash hoard or bank reserves. In fact some notes are rare enough that even if you were willing to pay a full retail price it could still be years between chances to purchase them. Not every antique $100 bill is going to produce a windfall of cash. Click on the pictures in the guide below to learn more about the value and rarity of each bank note.