1878 $20 Legal Tender Note Value

Value of Twenty Dollar United States Note From Series of 1878


Year:  1878 Type:  Legal Tender / United States Note Denomination:  Twenty Dollar Bill
Value:  The value of twenty dollar bills from 1878 is based on their condition and serial number.
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Description:  Series of 1878 $20 bills are not very popular right now.  They were only printed for one year and they have a very similar to design to other notes that are much cheaper.  As such, despite this being a relatively rare issue, it does not have a strong following with collectors.

Alexander Hamilton is pictured on the left hand side of the bill.  Victory holding a shield and sword is shown on the right hand side of the note.  The serial numbers are in blue ink.  The overprints are in red.  If you have a twenty dollar bill from 1878 then please send us an email to tell us about it.

Variations:  All 1878 $20 United States notes look the same with exception of the serial number, which will change for each note.  All notes were signed by Allison and Gilfillan.  

Inscriptions:  Act of March 3rd 1863  –  Engraved & Printed at the Bureau Engraving & Printing  –  Patented July 24th 1866  –  GW Casilear’s Patent Nov. 24 1868  –  Register Of The Treasury  –  Treasurer Of The United States  –  Legal Tender For Twenty Dollars  –  Series of 1878  –  The United States Will Pay The Bearer Twenty Dollars Washington D.C.  –  United States Note  –  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  –  Columbian Bank Note Company Washington D.C.  –  Printed at the Bureau, Engraving & Printing  –  United States of America  –  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 Fifteen (15) years imprisonment at hard labor or both.