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$5 Silver Certificate & Federal Reserve Notes 1934 & 1950 & 1953

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US Silver Certificates31 of 38$1.00 Blue Seal Silver Certificates dating 1935 & 1957 Convenient Store Faux Paux
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Posted 4 years ago

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bahamaboy
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These are just a few examples of older currency. There was a time right on up until the mid 1960's when you could take any "silver certificate" and trade that note for actual silver dollars. Pic one is a Federal Reserve Note dated 1934. Pic two shows another green seal federal reserve note dated 1950 and in pic three you have a blue seal silver certificate note dating 1953. Notice on the top of this last bill where it says "silver certificate" and says along the bottom that $5 in silver to be paid to the bearer of this note on demand. Back in the day there were those that thought keeping the silver certificate notes would be a better investment than trading them for silver. Now notes like this are worth about $10-$15 each whereas $5 worth of silver coin is worth more than 10 times that amount. I'm not a currency collector per se but I do have several notes with most being the $1.00 silver certificates. Of the some 100 $1.00 notes, the total value for all would be less than $300 or about $2.95 per note. The ones in better condition, possibly a dollar more. But a dollar in silver is currently worth about $24-$27. Another one of those, "Boy I wish I could go back in time" things.

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  1. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 4 years ago
    I think I would have to keep "THAT" transportation device, super secret. This would enable me to have the most awesome collection, of the best of the best, in all things "old". And in addition, I would gather up every penny I could scrape together and go back and buy a boatload of all the old gold & silver United States coins I could possibly haul back with me. They would be purchased directly from the mint, on the day they were minted, to ensure the best possible condition of each piece. Then I would have the ultimate collection to be proud of. This would also give me the opportunity to turn on all of my friends to the best of what they liked and collected. That would be an incredible event to say the least.
  2. GILBERT MARTINEZ, 3 years ago
    have 10 dollar bill 1934 for sale
  3. bahamaboy bahamaboy, 3 years ago
    Thanks but I collect coins, not currency. That is unless it was very inexpensive. These notes are worth very little over their face value unless they are in almost perfect shape and/or are "star notes". My email address is located in the comments section of my 1st post if you are interested in further discussing your $10 note dated 1934. Thanks for stopping by to take a look.
  4. Tony blan, 3 years ago
    i have 2 $5.00 silver cert. blue seal 1953 and 1953a they probaly just worth face z
    vaule right?
  5. b q, 3 years ago
    we got a 1953 silver cert at truck stop when the cashier swiped it with a counterfeit pen & it left a mark. the guy who owned it had already eaten his lunch so the girl was going to call the police (he was broke) so my husband offered to buy it. it has a blue seal, signed by g humphrey?(can't read it) & ivy baker? priest, & has red & indigo fibers running through the paper. new bills are lighter than this one, and the blue fibers are more bluegreen. he took it to a bank to ask, they ran it & good & fake money thru a machine. fake money set off a signal, good money gave off a light, & this silver certificate did neither. are these old bills so different that they don't work on these pens & machines?
  6. Gwen Mercer, 3 years ago
    I have a $5 bill silver certificate - 1934D - how much would it be worth & where would i find a buyer.
  7. whatisit, 1 month ago
    I have some 1934 currency with the serial numbers and seals in blue. They are not silver certificates, they are Federal Reserve Notes. The "In God We Trust" is missing from the backs. Do you know the history of these?
  8. MrsGraham MrsGraham, 1 month ago
    These are great! Recently I happened to be in line behind some kids at a convenience store who were paying for candy and trying for a pack of cigarettes.... They had a stack of silver certificate One Dollar notes that they paid with. The clerk didn't notice they were special so I asked if she'd break my $20 and I took all of them in the change. Whew is someone going to be angry when they see that their Silver Cert collection has gone missing!

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