Paper Money Reference Guide

Please do not use this website as traditional reference. It is meant for identification and acquisition purposes only. The website owner used personal preferences and rarity criteria to determine which notes are most collectible. Some notes designated as “No collectible value” or “Limited value” may have value to another buyer.

Best Paper Money Reference Guides and Websites

  1. Paper Money of the United States – Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg
    Considered the “Bible” of USA Paper Money Collecting, this book contains expansive information on currency from Colonial times to the present, plus encased postage stamps. Images and data for all Large Size Notes, Small Size Notes, United States Notes (Legal Tender Notes), Treasury or Coin Notes, Interest Bearing Notes, Refunding Certificates, National Bank Notes, Silver Certificates, Gold Certificates, and Fractional Currency are available. You can’t be a serious collector without this book!
    Purchase Paper Money of the United States Here
  2. National Bank Notes – Don C. Kelly
    Combining years of steadfast research, consultation with other collectors, and an intricate systematization of every known issuing bank charter, Kelly’s seminal work sits on the shelves of both major auction houses and casual paper money enthusiasts alike. A succinct introduction and history of National Bank Notes greets the collector, followed by examples of each type issued. The bulk of the book is Kelly’s magnum opus: notes issued, notes known and note values for every National Bank charter. A must have!
    Purchase National Bank Notes Here
  3. Track and Price Currency Software – Sandy Bashover, RCMS Inc.
    Indisputably the best collecting software available; something any serious collector, dealer or auctioneer must have. Track and Price is the ultimate combination of census, price guide and recent valuations in one place. Information is organized by Friedberg number. The number of notes known by condition, serial number and grade are provided in table format. This information is combined with recent values realized at major auctions, eBay and other venues. Finally, Track and Price offers estimated values of most notes by grade. Note values, census and recent sales for National Bank Notes from original issue to 1929 are also included. Information is updated at regular intervals, providing its users with a dynamic resource of paper money information.
    Purchase Track and Price Here

27 thoughts on “Paper Money Reference Guide”

  1. I have a 1929 ten dollar bill on it it says the farmers deposit of the first national bank of Pittsburgh. Just wondering the value of it. It’s in excellent condition

  2. I have a 1950 star note with the serial number 00036849 it’s federal reserve bank is san Francisco. In pretty good condition. I just want to know how much is it worth?

  3. Have 65 2003 star notes. Martin &stow signatures .consecutive serial numbers from 526 to 590. Fort worth printing. Minneapolis Minnesota and they are uncirculated. Need help with the value. Thank you for any help you can give.

  4. I have a SERIES 1981 A 100 dollar bill. Signature of secretary of treasury is Regan and signature of treasurer of the United States is Ortega. GREEN serial number is E 08818801 A. IS this bill worth anything or should I go ahead and spend? Thanks

    • Hi Chuck, this one is a spender. Most notes printed since 1934 don’t have collectible value with a few important exceptions.

  5. I have a 1934 $100 bill, serial #000166823A. Is it worth more than the $100. It’s not in perfect condition. I’m taking it to my bank for replacement.

  6. I have a 1988 series A $10 Bill with serial number g 07004751 c federal reserve bank of chicago Illinois.. how much is it worth

  7. Hello, Brendan…..

    I have twelve $100 Dollar bills:

    Series 1969C x 1 (Ramona B)
    Series 1974 x 1 (Neff)
    Series 1981A x 1 (Ortega)
    Series 1977 x 9 (All Morten)

    All are in excellent condition.
    Any value or are they all spenders?

    Thank you for your help,


    • Hi Doug, these are likely spenders. Notes from these series are still common to find in circulation.

      Notes with fancy serial numbers AND stars may be valuable. Please submit on the homepage.


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