General Information About Old $1,000 Bills:
You are most likely to see $1,000 bills dated as 1928, 1934, or 1934A. You need to pay attention to two things. The serial number and the condition are what affect the value the most. Condition is fairly self-explanatory. All things equal, a note in perfect condition is worth considerably more than the same bank note in heavily circulated condition. Generally speaking, collectors pay the most for 1928 notes, then 1934, then 1934A. There is not a huge price difference between the three dates, but it is important information to know. Besides condition, you need to pay close attention to the serial number, especially on 1928 and 1934 notes. If the serial number on your note is under 100, for example D00000085A, then the note should sell for a nice premium. You will see lots of serial number between 101 and 100,000. Those numbers are not considered low. Approximately 99% of antique $1,000 bills will have a serial number that ends with the letter A. One percent will have a star symbol instead of the letter A. Star notes are very rare from 1928, and scarce from 1934 and 1934A. Please contact us if you have a star note. We should also mention that the issuing district (Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, San Francisco) can occasionally affect the price. However, the district premiums really only apply to notes in choice uncirculated condition or better.