Value of 1929 $100 Bills With A Brown Seal and Serial Numbers
One hundred dollar bills from the series of 1929 come in two different varieties. There are:
These notes look similar because they both have brown seals and serial numbers. Both have a portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Generally speaking both notes have very similar layouts as well. There are some important differences though.
1929 $100 Brown Seal National Bank Notes:
-have a bold black number written vertically on each side of the bill
-have a serial number that starts with a letter, has six numbers, and may or may not end with A
-have a title on the left hand side of the bill that says something about a national bank
1929 $100 Federal Reserve Bank Notes:
-have a bold black letter stamped four times on the bill
-have a serial number that starts with a letter, has eight numbers, and can end with an A or a star symbol
-have a title that includes the words “Federal Reserve Bank of”
Brown seal national bank notes tend to be worth more than Federal Reserve bank notes. However, there are exceptions to every rule. Select a classification above or a picture below to learn more about your 1929 brown seal $100 bill.