Series of 1869 $100 Legal Tender Bill

Value of One Hundred Dollar Bill From Series of 1869 Rainbow Note


Year:  1869 Type:  Legal Tender / United States Note Denomination:  One Hundred Dollar Bill
Value:  The value of one hundred dollar bills from 1869 is based on their condition and serial number.
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Description:  This is the highest denomination from the rainbow series that can be considered collectible.  $500 and $1,000 notes were printed and are known to exist.  However, they are much too expensive for the average collector to buy.  The 1869 $100 bill as shown below is far from cheap, most examples start at high four figures.  This is the first year that saw the Abraham Lincoln and architecture design.

All legal tender notes from 1869 are called rainbow notes by collectors.  Each note has a red serial number than ends with a star symbol.  If you have an 1869 one hundred dollar legal tender, then tell us about it!




Variations:  All 1869 $100 bills are signed by Allison and Spinner; there are no varieties.

Inscriptions:  Act of March 3rd 1863  –  Bureau Engraving & Printing  –  Patented July 24th 1866  –  Patented Nov 24 1863  –  Register Of The Treasury  –  Treasurer Of The United States  –  This Note Is A Legal Tender For One Hundred Dollars  –  Series of 1869  –  The United States Will Pay The Bearer One Hundred Dollars Washington  –  Treasury Note  –  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  –  American Bank Note Co. New York.  –  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 15 years imprisonment at hard labor or both.