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Prices for Two Dollar 1899 Silver Certificates

Value Guide for 1899 Two Dollar Bank Notes

Year:  1899

Denomination:  Two Dollar Bank Note

Type:  Silver Certificate

$2 Bill Front Picture:

Description:   Many collectors are drawn to these 1899 $2 bills because they are both old and unique looking. These are commonly called “mini-portholes” in the collecting community. It appears that George Washington is watching the viewer from the porthole of a ship.

Seal Type:  1899 is the first year that blue seals were used on $2 silver certificates. All examples have the same blue seal you see above.

Varieties:   These 1899 $2 silver certificates were issued long after 1899. They come in ten different varieties based on which officials signed them. The variety very rarely affects the value. It is still mostly about condition.

Portrait:  George Washington

Value:  This is the second most common large size two dollar bill. You can buy ugly examples for around $75. Nice looking circulated notes generally bring around $200. Even notes in choice uncirculated condition can be bought for a little less than $1,000. Keep an eye out for star notes and low serial numbers. Those would be worth more money. Please contact us for exact pricing information.


We buy all of these 1899 $2 bank notes issued by The United States. The main factors that affect the value are the condition and sometimes the serial number. We have to see pictures in order to provide any value information. You can text pictures to 864-430-4020. You can also attach pictures to an email message. You’ll never know what we would have offered unless you ask. The value might surprise you in a good way.