Obverse of the $1 billDetail of the Great Seal
Discover great deals on the many one of a kind items available only on eBay!

Large Size Notes

The U.S. one dollar bill ($1) is a denomination of U.S. currency. The first U.S. President George Washington, painted by Gilbert Stuart, is currently featured on the obverse, while the Great Seal of the United States is featured on the reverse. more...

HomeHome
BullionBullion
Coins: AncientCoins: Ancient
Coins: US Coins: US
Coins: WorldCoins: World
ExonumiaExonumia
Paper Money: USPaper Money: US
Collections, LotsCollections, Lots
Colonial CurrencyColonial Currency
Confederate CurrencyConfederate Currency
ErrorsErrors
Fractional CurrencyFractional Currency
Large Size NotesLarge Size Notes
Military PaymentMilitary Payment
National BanknotesNational Banknotes
Obsolete CurrencyObsolete Currency
OtherOther
Small Size NotesSmall Size Notes
Paper Money: WorldPaper Money: World
Publications & SuppliesPublications & Supplies
ScripophilyScripophily

Coin Appraisals

The one dollar bill has the oldest design of all U.S. currency currently being produced. The obverse debuted in 1963 when the $1 bill first became a Federal Reserve Note and the reverse debuted in 1935.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says the "average life" of a $1 bill in circulation is 22 months before it is replaced due to wear. Approximately 45% of all U.S. currency produced today is one dollar bills.

All $1 bills produced today are Federal Reserve Notes. One dollar bills are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in blue straps.

History

Large size notes

(7.375 inches x 3.125 inches)

  • 1862: The first $1 bill was issued as a Legal Tender Note (United States Note) with a portrait of Salmon P. Chase, the Treasury Secretary under President Lincoln.
  • 1869: The $1 United States Note was redesigned with a portrait of George Washington in the center and a vignette of Christopher Columbus sighting land to the left. The obverse of the note also featured green and blue tinting. Although this note is technically a United States Note, TREASURY NOTE appeared on it instead of UNITED STATES NOTE.
  • 1874: The Series of 1869 United States Note was revised. Changes on the obverse included removing the green and blue tinting, adding a red floral design around the word WASHINGTON D.C., and changing the term TREASURY NOTE to UNITED STATES NOTE. The reverse was completely redesigned. This note was also issued as Series of 1875 and 1878.
  • 1880: The red floral design around the words ONE DOLLAR and WASHINGTON D.C. on the United States Note was removed.
  • 1886: The first woman to appear on U.S. currency, Martha Washington, was featured on the $1 Silver Certificate. The reverse of the note featured an ornate design that occupied the entire note, excluding the borders.
  • 1890: One dollar Treasury or "Coin Notes" were issued for government purchases of silver bullion from the silver mining industry. The reverse featured the large word ONE in the center surrounded by an ornate design that occupied almost the entire note.
  • 1891: The reverse of the Series of 1890 Treasury Note was redesigned because the treasury felt that it was too "busy" which would make it too easy to counterfeit. More open space was incorporated into the new design.
  • 1891: The reverse of the $1 Silver Certificate was redesigned. More open space was incorporated into the new design.
  • 1896: The famous "Educational Series" Silver Certificate was issued. The entire obverse was covered with artwork of allegorical figures representing "history instructing youth" in front of Washington D.C. The reverse featured portraits of George and Martha Washington surrounded by an ornate design that occupied almost the entire note.
  • 1899: The $1 Silver Certificate was again redesigned. The obverse featured a vignette of the U.S. Capitol building behind a Bald Eagle perched on an American Flag. Below that were small portraits of Abraham Lincoln to the left and Ulysses S. Grant to the right.
  • 1917: The obverse of the $1 United States Note was changed slightly with the removal of ornamental frames that surrounded the serial numbers.
  • 1918: The only large-sized, Federal Reserve Note-like $1 bill was issued as a Federal Reserve Bank Note(not to be confused with Federal Reserve Notes). Each note was an obligation of the issuing Federal Reserve Bank and could only be redeemed at that corresponding bank. The obverse of the note featured a borderless portrait of George Washington to left and wording in the entire center. The reverse featured a Bald Eagle in flight clutching an American Flag.
  • 1923: Both the one dollar United States Note and Silver Certificate were redesigned. Both notes featured the same reverse and an almost identical obverse with the same border design and portrait of George Washington. The only difference between the two notes was the color of ink used for the numeral 1 crossed by the word DOLLAR, treasury seal, and serial numbers along with the wording of the obligations. These dollar bills were the first and only large size notes with a standardized design for different types of notes of the same denomination; this same concept would later be used on small size notes.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

1864 $100 Dollar Bill Confederate States Civil War "C" Note Currency Paper Money1864 $100 Dollar Bill Confederate States Civil War "C" Note Currency Paper Money $23.50 Hgr 1864 $2 Confederate (1of2 Consecutive#) Pmg Au-50EpqHgr 1864 $2 Confederate (1of2 Consecutive#) Pmg Au-50Epq $44.00
Hgr 1880 $20 Rare (Hamilton) Awesome GradeHgr 1880 $20 Rare (Hamilton) Awesome Grade $477.77 Fr 765 1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note " Chicago " Gem Uncirculated Pmg 65Fr 765 1918 $2 Federal Reserve Bank Note " Chicago " Gem Uncirculated Pmg 65 $6,388.88
Large 1917 $1 One Dollar Bill United States Legal Tender Note Big Paper MoneyLarge 1917 $1 One Dollar Bill United States Legal Tender Note Big Paper Money $135.00 Hgr 1907 $10 Gold Cert (Much Rarer Than 1922) Super GradeHgr 1907 $10 Gold Cert (Much Rarer Than 1922) Super Grade $153.50
Hgr 1950C $100 Kansas City (Only 3 Finer) Pmg Gem 66Epq(Star)Hgr 1950C $100 Kansas City (Only 3 Finer) Pmg Gem 66Epq(Star) $228.50 Tim Prusmack Money Art. $2 United States Note Pcgs 69Ppq Superb GemTim Prusmack Money Art. $2 United States Note Pcgs 69Ppq Superb Gem $299.99
1917 $1 Fr.39m Mule - Legal Tender - Pcgs 58 Ppq - Best Offer!1917 $1 Fr.39m Mule - Legal Tender - Pcgs 58 Ppq - Best Offer! $339.00 Hgr 1928 $100 Gold Certificate (Rare Grade) High GradeHgr 1928 $100 Gold Certificate (Rare Grade) High Grade $700.00
Us 1880 $20 "Hamilton" Legal Tender Fr 147 Vf-Xf (-242)Us 1880 $20 "Hamilton" Legal Tender Fr 147 Vf-Xf (-242) $799.95 1923 Us Large Size $1 One Dollar Red Seal Legal Tender Rare Note Nice Condition1923 Us Large Size $1 One Dollar Red Seal Legal Tender Rare Note Nice Condition $257.00
Hgr 1929 $10 Kewanee, Il (Rare 6 Known) Awesome GradeHgr 1929 $10 Kewanee, Il (Rare 6 Known) Awesome Grade $150.50 Fr. 147 1880 $20 Twenty Dollars Large Size Legal Tender Note Pmg Very Fine-25Fr. 147 1880 $20 Twenty Dollars Large Size Legal Tender Note Pmg Very Fine-25 $699.95
Boonville, Missouri (Mo) $5 Large, Blue Seal 1902 National Bank Note, Ch 10915Boonville, Missouri (Mo) $5 Large, Blue Seal 1902 National Bank Note, Ch 10915 $699.00 Hgr 1907 $5 Speelman/White (Woodchopper) Appears Near UncirculatedHgr 1907 $5 Speelman/White (Woodchopper) Appears Near Uncirculated $222.50
Gorgeous Almost Unc+ 1899 5 Dollar Vernon Treat Silver Certificate Fr273 2955CGorgeous Almost Unc+ 1899 5 Dollar Vernon Treat Silver Certificate Fr273 2955C $1,999.00 Dothan, Alabama (Al) 1902 Large $5 National Bank Note - Ch. 7932 - Tough Bank!Dothan, Alabama (Al) 1902 Large $5 National Bank Note - Ch. 7932 - Tough Bank! $749.00
Hgr 1928 $50 Gold Certificate (Rare Grade) Very High GradeHgr 1928 $50 Gold Certificate (Rare Grade) Very High Grade $535.00 Hgr 1899 $2 Silver Certificate (Stunning Artwork) Rarer Lyons/RobertsHgr 1899 $2 Silver Certificate (Stunning Artwork) Rarer Lyons/Roberts $173.50
1886 $2 Silver Certificate Hancock Strong Very Fine1886 $2 Silver Certificate Hancock Strong Very Fine $1,195.00 Us 1890 $1 Treasury Ornate Back Fr 349 Pmg 12 Fine (-182)Us 1890 $1 Treasury Ornate Back Fr 349 Pmg 12 Fine (-182) $549.95
Hgr 1923 $1 U.S.Note (Red Seal Beauty) Awesome GradeHgr 1923 $1 U.S.Note (Red Seal Beauty) Awesome Grade $204.50 $50 National Currency intaglio 1800s Heath proof impression original plates$50 National Currency intaglio 1800s Heath proof impression original plates $62.00
Hgr 1914 $10 St Louis (Rare Glass Signature) Very High GradeHgr 1914 $10 St Louis (Rare Glass Signature) Very High Grade $95.00 Hgr 1922 $20 (Gold Certificate) Awesome GradeHgr 1922 $20 (Gold Certificate) Awesome Grade $177.50
"Key Pokerchip" 1923 $10 Legal Tender Very Fine"Key Pokerchip" 1923 $10 Legal Tender Very Fine $2,020.00 Hgr 1901 $10 U.S.Note (Stunning Bison Design) Awesome GradeHgr 1901 $10 U.S.Note (Stunning Bison Design) Awesome Grade $755.00
Hgr 1914 $20 New York (Rare Burke/Glass) Awesome GradeHgr 1914 $20 New York (Rare Burke/Glass) Awesome Grade $94.94 1923 $1 Silver Certificate in very high grade1923 $1 Silver Certificate in very high grade $300.00
1918 $1 Frbn Fr-746 ♚♚ San Francisco ♚♚ Pmg Ch About Unc 581918 $1 Frbn Fr-746 ♚♚ San Francisco ♚♚ Pmg Ch About Unc 58 $650.00 Hgr 1934A $500 New York (Stunning) Appears Near UncirculatedHgr 1934A $500 New York (Stunning) Appears Near Uncirculated $976.00
Hgr 1914 $50 X-Rare (Burke/Glass) Awesome GradeHgr 1914 $50 X-Rare (Burke/Glass) Awesome Grade $452.00 Ultra Rare 1880 $20 Legal Tender Star Fine/Very FineUltra Rare 1880 $20 Legal Tender Star Fine/Very Fine $2,235.00
Jecash Fr.-123 1923 $10 Legal Tender Serial# A590453B Pcgs Vf-20Jecash Fr.-123 1923 $10 Legal Tender Serial# A590453B Pcgs Vf-20 $3,650.00 Hgr 1928 $20 (Gold Certificate) Appears Near UncirculatedHgr 1928 $20 (Gold Certificate) Appears Near Uncirculated $180.00
Incredible 1901 $10 Legal Tender "Bison" Gem Almost UncirculatedIncredible 1901 $10 Legal Tender "Bison" Gem Almost Uncirculated $1,640.00 Kirksville, Missouri (Mo) $10 National Bank Note, 1929 Series, Ch 8276, Type 1Kirksville, Missouri (Mo) $10 National Bank Note, 1929 Series, Ch 8276, Type 1 $324.95
Hgr 1896 $5 Rare (Stunning Educational) High GradeHgr 1896 $5 Rare (Stunning Educational) High Grade $1,827.00 Hgr 1902 $10 New York Date Back (Rare 8 Known) High GradeHgr 1902 $10 New York Date Back (Rare 8 Known) High Grade $290.90
Hgr 1929 $100 National (Detroit, Mi) Appears Gem UncirculatedHgr 1929 $100 National (Detroit, Mi) Appears Gem Uncirculated $413.00 1891 $1 Treasury Note Stanton1891 $1 Treasury Note Stanton $66.00
Hgr 1896 $1 Silver Cert (Stunning Specimen!) Very High GradeHgr 1896 $1 Silver Cert (Stunning Specimen!) Very High Grade $555.55 Hgr 1899 $1 Black Eagle (X-Rare Serial#700) Pmg Choice Unc 64Hgr 1899 $1 Black Eagle (X-Rare Serial#700) Pmg Choice Unc 64 $701.00
Fr. 859c 1914 $5 Cleveland Federal Reserve Note # G6Fr. 859c 1914 $5 Cleveland Federal Reserve Note # G6 $914.25 1902 Plain Back Blair County National Bank Of Tyrone Pa $10 National Currency1902 Plain Back Blair County National Bank Of Tyrone Pa $10 National Currency $699.00
Lot of 100 Stars & Stripes Liberty Millon Dollar BillsLot of 100 Stars & Stripes Liberty Millon Dollar Bills $13.99 Ultra Rare 1862 $2 Legal Tender Extra FineUltra Rare 1862 $2 Legal Tender Extra Fine $770.00
Click to see more Large Size Notes items at ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 02/18/17 3:00pm.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay