Value of 1869 $500 Legal Tender Note

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


Year:  1869 Type:  Legal Tender / United States Note Denomination:  Five Hundred Dollar Bill
Value:  The value of five hundred dollar bills from 1869 is based on their condition
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Description:  These are truly amazing notes.  Everything from the series of 1869 is known as a rainbow note, due to the colorful paper.  Only the fifty and five hundred dollar denominations have different designs from other legal tender notes from the 1870s and 1880s.  So the 1869 $500 bill is a completely unique one year design.

John Quincy Adams is featured on the right hand side of the bill.  Lady Justice is pictured on the left hand side of the bill holding a sword and the scales of justice.  All money from 1869 has a red seal and serial number.  The serial number ends with a red star symbol.  It is currently thought that only four of these notes are known to exist.  Please contact us if you believe you have the fifth.



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 Five Hundred Dollars  –  Series of 1869  –  The United States Will Pay The Bearer Five 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.