Five Dollar Bill with a Star in the Serial Number – Values and Pricing
The traditional rarity within the five dollar star series has been the 1929 five dollar Federal Reserve Bank note from San Francisco. Today that note is one of three completely unique five dollar stars. The other two unique star notes are the back plate 307 1934A five dollar silver certificate and the 1934C mule narrow face silver certificate star. As you can see, all three of the unique notes are very specialized varieties.
A couple more rare notes, but not unique five dollar star notes are the 1929 Dallas Federal Reserve bank note and the 1928E red seal mule five dollar star.
The next tier of rarity would be the 1928B legal tender mule star and the 1928D legal tender star. The 1953B $5 silver certificate star is also quite rare.
1934A yellow seal North Africa five dollar stars are popular and sought after, as are many other 1929 Federal Reserve bank note stars.
Five dollar star notes from Hawaii are also very popular right now. Hawaii $5 stars come in both mule and non-mule varieties. The non-mule is slightly rarer in circulated condition and the mule is rarer in uncirculated condition.
All 1928, 1928A, 1928B, 1934, 1934A, 1934B, 1934C, and 1934D Federal Reserve notes all have the chance to be rare. When dealing with green seal Federal Reserve notes the issuing district, exact serial number, and condition are all very important.
Any $5 star note with red serial numbers from 1953, 1953A, 1953B, 1953C, and 1963 is common and only worth about $8 in circulated condition.
Green seal $5 stars from 1950 and newer are really just worth face value.
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