Series 1869 $50 Rainbow Bill Value

Value of Fifty Dollar Bill From Series of 1869 Rainbow Note


Year:  1869 Type:  Legal Tender / United States Note Denomination:  Fifty Dollar Bill
Value:  The value of fifty dollar bills from 1869 is based on their condition and serial number.
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Description:  1869 $50 bills are very rare.  They are also exotic looking.  This is the only fifty dollar bill that features Henry Clay.  The female figure on the right hand side of the bill is supposed to represent Peace.

All serial numbers on 1869 $50 bills will start with the letter Y.  Each serial number ends with a blue star symbol.  Based on known serial numbers, it appears that about 600,000 of these were printed.  Today more than 60 are known to exist.  The paper these were printed on is different colors, hence why collectors have nicknamed these rainbow notes.

Variations:  There are no varieties to the 1869 $50 bill.

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