United States Notes – Legal Tender Notes – 1928 – 1963 Red Seals

1928 – 1963 United States Notes/Legal Tenders

Small-size legal tender notes were printed from 1928 to 1966. They are also sometimes referred to as United States Notes. They will have a red seal and an 8 digital serial number. As a type, most legal tender notes are very common. 1928 $1s are generally considered the rarest and will have the highest premium over face value. 1966A $100 red seals are the least common and are generally worth around 15% more than their regular 1966 counterparts. Due note that some 1928 series $2s and $5s can have a higher value than some others, it all depends on condition and series letter (1928D, 1928F, etc)

The prices below are just a guideline of average offer prices. If your legal tender red seal note has a star symbol in the serial number or is in beyond perfect condition, the prices will be higher. Contact us and we can get you a more exact offer. All the links on this page will take you to pages on our sister site about old currency.



Poor Condition

Average Circulation

Perfect Condition

1928 $1 Red Seal




1928 $2 Red Seal




1928 $5 Red Seal




1953 or 1963 $2 Red Seal




1953 or 1963 $5 Red Seal




1966 or 1966A $100 Red Seal