Commonly Asked Questions About Old $1,000 Bills:
Why Don’t I See My $1000 Bill In Your Guide?: There are some large size $1,000 bills that you just aren’t going to see. We are trying to keep our guide short and informative. We didn’t include the super rarities. We also aren’t including esoteric issues like obsoletes or foreign money. Any $1,000 bill has a great chance to be rare and collectible. Contact us for details.
Who Is Pictured On The $1000 Bill?: The modern small size $1,000 bill has a portrait of Grover Cleveland. Lots of different politicians and leaders were featured on large size one thousand dollar bank notes.
What Is The Most We Have Paid For A $1,000 Bill?: We once paid more than $20,000 for a rare 1928 star note. We paid more than $30,000 for a consecutive run of ten 1934A $1,000s. We also bought a large size 1918 $1,000 note for around $15,000 (and it wasn’t even in great shape). Are you can see, $1,000 bills have a chance to be very valuable.
Why Doesn’t The United States Still Issue $1000 Bills?: High denomination notes are targets for counterfeits. They are also popular with people trying to move large amounts of cash without detection. Generally speaking, it just isn’t practical for such a large denomination to be needed in day to day commerce.
What Is The Most Common Large Size One Thousand Dollar Bill?: That designator belongs to the 1918 $1,000 federal reserve note. They are still rare, but you can buy one at will (in low grade) if you have several thousand dollars to spend.
What Is The Most Counterfeited Old $1000 Bill?: As we said earlier, high denomination notes are always targets for counterfeiters. Any $1,000 bill printed before 1900 should be considered suspect until proven to be authentic. We also see lots of cheesy modern copies that come out of South Asia. Fortunately, they are not even remotely close to deceptive. If you have a $1,000 bill that is smaller than paper money is today, then you have a fake. Anything that is black and white or laminated is also a copy. If you are not sure about the authenticity of your note, then just send us some pictures of it. We can quickly tell you if it is real and what it is worth.
What Is A Misprinted $1000 Bill Worth?: As you can imagine, the production and release of one thousand dollar bank notes was closely managed at The Bureau of Engraving and Printing. We have never seen any misprint errors. An authentic and severe error on a $1,000 bill would be quite valuable.
What Is A One Thousand Dollar Star Note?: Star notes were first issued in 1910. However, they were not used for $1,000 bills until 1928. A star note has a serial number that ends with a star symbol instead of the letter A. They were released into circulation to replace notes that were misprinted and destroyed at the BEP. Star notes from 1928 are very rare. Other star notes from 1934 and 1934A definitely have the chance to be valuable as well.
What Different Types of One Thousand Dollar Bills Were Issued?: National bank notes, confederate currency, obsolete currency, gold certificates, legal tenders, treasury notes, silver certificates, federal reserve notes, and interest bearing notes were all issued for the one thousand dollar denomination.
What Is The Most Money A Rare $1000 Bill Has Sold For?: Large size $1,000 bills are the most expensive notes in the hobby. A handful of examples are valued at more than $1,000,000. The current record price is 3.3 million.