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How Much Is A 1879 $20 Bill Worth?

1879 Twenty Dollar Bill

How Much Is A 1879 $20 Bill Worth?

All twenty dollar bills from 1879 have a chance to be rare and valuable. The factors that determine the price are the condition, serial number, and issuing bank. All $20 national bank notes from 1879 started at serial number one. If your note is the #1 note then it will be worth a significant premium. All rare currency is valued based on its condition. Twenty dollar bills in perfect condition are worth more than the same note in lesser condition. For every three ten dollar bills a national bank printed, it only issued one $20 bill. That fact makes most 1879 twenty dollar bills comparatively rare. Sadly, they don’t always trade at a premium with most dealers. However, we recognize the rarity and pay up because they are scarce. 1879 $20 bills are few and far between today because twenty dollars then is the equivalent to $1800 today. Paper money didn’t really become collectible until the 1960s. So there was really no incentive to save a $20 bill.

Fortunately for sellers, we buy all 1879 twenty dollar bills. We have paid more than $25,000 for some of the rarest examples. Contact us and we would be happy to make an offer on your bill.

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These national banks issued 1879 $20 bills:

  • Charter 2412 – First National Bank of Stockton, California
  • Charter 2431 – First National Bank of Alameda, California
  • Charter 2420 – First National Bank of Leadville, Colorado
  • Charter 2414 – First National Bank of Winsted, Connecticut
  • Charter 2419 – Winsted National Bank, Connecticut
  • Charter 2424 – Gate City National Bank of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Charter 2413 – Citizens National Bank of Princeton, Illinois
  • Charter 2413 – Citizens First National Bank of Princeton, Illinois
  • Charter 2439 – Hamilton National Bank of Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Charter 2411 – First National Bank of Nashua, Iowa
  • Charter 2417 – Oskaloosa National Bank, Iowa
  • Charter 2427 – First National Bank of Abilene, Kansas
  • Charter 2409 – Farmers National Bank of Danville, Kentucky
  • Charter 2416 – Third National Bank of Cumberland, Maryland
  • Charter 2430 – City National Bank of Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Charter 2433 – City National Bank of Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Charter 2435 – Chapin National Bank of Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Charter 2429 – First National Bank of Whitehall, Michigan
  • Charter 2432 – Scotland County National Bank of Memphis, Missouri
  • Charter 2440 – Merchants National Bank of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Charter 2443 – Franklin National Bank, New Hampshire
  • Charter 2436 – First National Bank of Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • Charter 2406 – Little Falls National Bank, New York
  • Charter 2410 – Farmers National Bank of Rome, New York
  • Charter 2410 – Farmers National Bank & Trust Company of Rome, New York
  • Charter 2418 – First National Bank of Johnstown, New York
  • Charter 2421 – Genesee County National Bank of Batavia, New York
  • Charter 2426 – Black River National Bank of Lowville, New York
  • Charter 2437 – Attica National Bank, New York
  • Charter 2441 – Poland National Bank, New York
  • Charter 2442 – First National Bank of Carthage, New York
  • Charter 2425 – Wachovia National Bank of Winston, North Carolina
  • Charter 2434 – First National Bank of Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Charter 2423 – Fourth National Bank of Columbus, Ohio
  • Charter 2438 – First National Bank of Monroeville, Ohio
  • Charter 2444 – Farmers & Mechanics National Bank of Cadiz, Ohio
  • Charter 2408 – Burgettstown National Bank, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2415 – Fort Pitt National Bank of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2428 – Bradford National Bank, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2422 – Allen National Bank of Fair Haven, Vermont
  • Charter 2445 – First National Bank of Grafton, West Virginia
  • Charter 2407 – Citizens National Bank of Beloit, Wisconsin