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How Much Is A 1881 $20 Bill Worth?

1881 Twenty Dollar Bill

How Much Is A 1881 $20 Bill Worth?

All twenty dollar bills from 1881 have a chance to be rare and expensive. The factors that affect the price are the issuing bank, serial number, and condition. All $20 national bank notes from 1881 started at serial number one. If your note is the #1 note then it will be worth a significant premium. All antique money 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 1881 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. 1881 $20 bills are few and far between today because twenty dollars then is the equivalent to $1750 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 1881 twenty dollar bills. We have paid more than $27,000 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 1881 $20 bills:

  • Charter 2523 – Merchants National Bank of Denver, Colorado
  • Charter 2541 – South Pueblo National Bank, Colorado
  • Charter 2541 – Central National Bank of Pueblo, Colorado
  • Charter 2546 – Western National Bank of South Pueblo, Colorado
  • Charter 2546 – Western National Bank of Pueblo, Colorado
  • Charter 2599 – First National Bank of Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Charter 2501 – Union National Bank of Kewanee, Illinois
  • Charter 2503 – La Salle National Bank, Illinois
  • Charter 2503 – La Salle National Bank & Trust Company, Illinois
  • Charter 2519 – Ricker National Bank of Quincy, Illinois
  • Charter 2540 – First National Bank of Cambridge, Illinois
  • Charter 2572 – Farmers National Bank of Cambridge, Illinois
  • Charter 2584 – Second National Bank of Danville, Illinois
  • Charter 2601 – Chicago National Bank, Illinois
  • Charter 2502 – Elkhart National Bank, Indiana
  • Charter 2508 – First National Bank of Huntington, Indiana
  • Charter 2533 – Citizens National Bank of Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • Charter 2556 – First National Bank of Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Charter 2596 – State National Bank of Logansport, Indiana
  • Charter 2511 – Merchants National Bank of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Charter 2535 – Sioux National Bank, Iowa
  • Charter 2555 – First National Bank of Nevada, Iowa
  • Charter 2573 – First National Bank of Hampton, Iowa
  • Charter 2574 – First National Bank of Mason City, Iowa
  • Charter 2579 – Charles City National Bank, Iowa
  • Charter 2583 – Des Moines National Bank, Iowa
  • Charter 2586 – First National Bank of Creston, Iowa
  • Charter 2588 – First National Bank of New Hampton, Iowa
  • Charter 2595 – First National Bank of Storm Lake, Iowa
  • Charter 2538 – First National Bank of Salina, Kansas
  • Charter 2589 – First National Bank of Hiawatha, Kansas
  • Charter 2531 – Mercer National Bank of Harrodsburg, Kentucky
  • Charter 2531 – First-Mercer National Bank of Harrodsburg, Kentucky
  • Charter 2560 – Farmers National Bank of Cynthiana, Kentucky
  • Charter 2576 – First National Bank of Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Charter 2576 – First National Bank & Trust Company of Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Charter 2592 – First National Bank of Carrollton, Kentucky
  • Charter 2499 – Drovers & Mechanics National Bank of Baltimore, Maryland
  • Charter 2547 – Denton National Bank, Maryland
  • Charter 2504 – Brockton National Bank, Massachusetts
  • Charter 2525 – Third National Bank of Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Charter 2563 – National Security Bank of Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Charter 2539 – First National Bank of Manistee, Michigan
  • Charter 2550 – First National Bank of Quincy, Michigan
  • Charter 2591 – Commercial National Bank of Detroit, Michigan
  • Charter 2606 – Manistee National Bank, Michigan
  • Charter 2567 – First National Bank of Crookston, Minnesota
  • Charter 2569 – First National Bank of Moorhead, Minnesota
  • Charter 2569 – First & Moorhead National Bank of Moorhead, Minnesota
  • Charter 2571 – First National Bank of Glencoe, Minnesota
  • Charter 2590 – First National Bank of Brainerd, Minnesota
  • Charter 2561 – Butler National Bank, Missouri
  • Charter 2566 – First National Bank of Butte, Montana
  • Charter 2528 – First National Bank of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Charter 2536 – James Sweet National Bank of Nebraska City, Nebraska
  • Charter 2536 – Merchants National Bank of Nebraska City, Nebraska
  • Charter 2587 – Pemigewasset National Bank of Plymouth, New Hampshire
  • Charter 2600 – Lancaster National Bank, New Hampshire
  • Charter 2509 – First National Bank of Toms River, New Jersey
  • Charter 2527 – Atlantic City National Bank, New Jersey
  • Charter 2551 – First National Bank of Madison, New Jersey
  • Charter 2507 – United States National Bank of New York, New York
  • Charter 2510 – First National Bank of Gouverneur, New York
  • Charter 2517 – First National Bank of Greenwich, New York
  • Charter 2522 – Citizens National Bank of Hornellsville, New York
  • Charter 2522 – Citizens National Bank of Hornell, New York
  • Charter 2522 – Citizens National Bank & Trust Company of Hornell, New York
  • Charter 2534 – Iron National Bank of Plattsburgh, New York
  • Charter 2543 – First National Bank of Bainbridge, New York
  • Charter 2553 – First National Bank of Richburg, New York
  • Charter 2598 – Garfield National Bank of The City of NY, New York
  • Charter 2602 – National Bank of Stamford, New York
  • Charter 2514 – Red River Valley National Bank, North Dakota
  • Charter 2548 – First National Bank of Valley City, North Dakota
  • Charter 2564 – First National Bank of Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Charter 2570 – Citizens National Bank of Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Charter 2570 – The First National Bank of Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Charter 2570 – First National Bank of Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Charter 2578 – First National Bank of Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Charter 2580 – James River National Bank of Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Charter 2580 – James River National Bank & Trust Company of Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Charter 2585 – First National Bank of Mandan, North Dakota
  • Charter 2500 – First National Bank of Kenton, Ohio
  • Charter 2500 – First Commercial National Bank of Kenton, Ohio
  • Charter 2516 – Merchants National Bank of Defiance, Ohio
  • Charter 2524 – German National Bank of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Charter 2524 – Lincoln National Bank of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Charter 2529 – Citizens National Bank of Zanesville, Ohio
  • Charter 2542 – Metropolitan National Bank of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Charter 2544 – Potters National Bank of East Liverpool, Ohio
  • Charter 2549 – Union National Bank of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Charter 2575 – Citizens National Bank of Xenia, Ohio
  • Charter 2577 – Citizens National Bank of Mansfield, Ohio
  • Charter 2577 – Citizens National Bank & Trust Company of Mansfield, Ohio
  • Charter 2582 – Farmers & Merchants National Bank of Uhrichsville, Ohio
  • Charter 2604 – Winters National Bank of Dayton, Ohio
  • Charter 2604 – Winters National Bank & Trust Company of Dayton, Ohio
  • Charter 2605 – Commercial National Bank of Columbus, Ohio
  • Charter 2505 – First National Bank of Canton, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2515 – Ephrata National Bank, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2526 – National Bank of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2526 – National Bank & Trust Company of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2530 – New Holland National Bank, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2552 – Second National Bank of Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2558 – First National Bank of Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2558 – First National Bank & Trust Company of Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2562 – Merchants & Farmers National Bank of Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2581 – Peoples National Bank of Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Charter 2554 – Union National Bank of Newport, Rhode Island
  • Charter 2512 – Darlington National Bank, South Carolina
  • Charter 2513 – Merchants National Bank of Nashville, Tennessee
  • Charter 2559 – Third National Bank of Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Charter 2568 – Second National Bank of Columbia, Tennessee
  • Charter 2593 – Peoples National Bank of McMinnville, Tennessee
  • Charter 2521 – State National Bank of El Paso, Texas
  • Charter 2532 – First National Bank of El Paso, Texas
  • Charter 2597 – First National Bank of Ogden, Utah
  • Charter 2597 – First & Utah National Bank of Ogden, Utah
  • Charter 2597 – First Utah National Bank of Ogden, Utah
  • Charter 2597 – First Security Bank of Utah, Utah
  • Charter 2545 – First National Bank of Poultney, Vermont
  • Charter 2506 – National Exchange Bank of Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Charter 2594 – Peoples National Bank of Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Charter 2520 – First National Bank of Dayton, Washington
  • Charter 2557 – Union National Bank of Racine, Wisconsin
  • Charter 2565 – Commercial National Bank of Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Charter 2603 – Manufacturers National Bank of Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Charter 2518 – Laramie National Bank of Laramie City, Wyoming
  • Charter 2518 – Laramie National Bank of Laramie, Wyoming