Series of 1882 $20 Brown Back Value

Value of Twenty Dollar Bills from the Series of 1882 – Brown Back National Currency


Year:  1882 (1882-1901) Type:  National Currency Denomination:  Twenty Dollar Bill
Value:  The value of 1882 $20 bills is based on their condition, serial number, and bank of issue.
We purchase all series of 1882 $20 bills.  Send us an email to tell us what you have  We will respond quickly with our opinion and offer.
Description:  1882 twenty dollar bills as shown below are called brown backs by collectors.  They are called brown backs because the back of each note is mostly brown.  The back of each note will also have a number written on it.  The number has to be below 6100.  The number is known as the charter number, it does not affect value.  The value of brown backs is based on the bank of issue and condition.  If the serial number in the lower left area is 1, then expect a nice premium.

The $20 bill below is from Carlisle, Kentucky.  However, your bill could be from just about any bank and any town.  Notes from smaller towns will typically be more valuable than notes from big cities like New York or Boston, etc.  No matter what you have, send us a picture of it and we can give you our opinion.

Variations:  If your note is signed by Rosecrans and Morgan then you have a rare signature combination.  However, even if your twenty dollar bill is signed by someone else, it could still be valuable.  99% of collectors focus on bank of issue and serial numbers.  Signatures are important to almost no one.  Value is all about rarity.
Inscriptions:  National Currency  –  This Note Is Secured By United States Bonds Deposited With The U.S. Treasurer at Washington  –  Series 1882  –  Will Pay Twenty Dollars To Bearer On Demand  –  Bureau of Engraving & Printing Treasr Dept  –  Register of the Treasury  –  Treasurer of the United States  –  This Note is receivable at par in all parts of the United States in payment of all taxes and excises and all other dues to the United States except duties on imports and also for all salaries and other debts and demands owing by the United States to Individuals Corporations & associations within the United States except Interest on 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 $1,000 fine or fifteen year imprisonment at hard labor or both