Series of 1880 $20 Bill Value

Value of Twenty Dollar Bill From Series of 1880

 

Year:  1880 Type:  Legal Tender / United States Note Denomination:  Twenty Dollar Bill
Value:  The value of $20 notes from the series of 1880 is based on their condition, seal color, and signatures
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Description:  Series of 1880 twenty dollar bills are some of the most prolifically issued bills for the entire large size series.  These were first printed in 1880.  However, based on known signature combinations, 1880 $20 bills were still being printed in the early 1920s!

Each 1880 $20 bill has a similar design but the seal and serial numbers can be different colors.  Alexander Hamilton is featured on the left hand side of the bill.  A female figure holding a shield is pictured on the right hand side of the bill.  The back of 1880 $20 bills is fairly plain with some green overprints.

Large size star replacement notes were actually issued for the series of 1880 $20 bills.  We have a guide to all large size star notes.  Learn more about 1880 $20 star notes here.

Variations:  There are 18 different signature combinations on series of 1880 $20 bills!  That can make this a complicated issue to price and value.  The varieties relate to signature, seal type, and serial color differences.  The types of bills are below.

Scofield – Gilfillian – Large Brown Seal
Bruce – Gilfillian – Large Brown Seal
Bruce – Wyman – Large Brown Seal
Bruce – Wyman – Large Red Seal
Rosecrans – Jordan – Large Red Seal
Rosecrans – Hyatt – Large Red Seal
Rosecrans – Hyatt – Large Spiked Red Seal
Rosecrans – Huston – Large Spiked Red Seal
Rosecrans – Huston – Large Brown Seal
Rosecrans – Nebeker – Large Brown Seal
Rosecrans – Nebeker – Small Red Seal
Tillman – Morgan – Small Red Seal
Bruce – Roberts – Small Red Seal
Lyons – Roberts – Small Red Seal
Vernon – Treat – Small Red Seal
Vernon – McClung – Small Red Seal
Teehee – Burke – Small Red Seal
Elliott – White – Small Red Seal
1880 $20 bills with large brown seals tend to be the rarest.  However, other notes can be rare.  Please send us pictures of your note for exact pricing.

Inscriptions:  Act of March 3rd 1863  –  Engraved & Printed at the Bureau, Engraving & Printing  –  Register Of The Treasury  –  Treasurer Of The United States  –  Legal Tender For Twenty Dollars  –  Series of 1880   –  The United States Will Pay To Bearer Twenty Dollars Washington D.C.  –  United States Note  –  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  –  Printed at the Bureau, Engraving & Printing Treasury, Dep!  –  United States of America  –  This Note is a Legal Tender at its face value for all debts public and private, except duties on imports and interest on the public debt.  Counterfeiting or altering this note or passing any counterfeit or alteration of it, or having in possession any false or counterfeit plate or impression of it, or any paper made in imitation of the paper on which it is printed is felony, and is punishable by $5,000 fine, or fifteen (15) years imprisonment at hard labor or both.