1882 $50 Brown Back Value

Value of Fifty Dollar Bills from the Series of 1882 – Brown Back National Currency


Year:  1882 (1882-1901) Type:  National Currency Denomination:  Fifty Dollar Bill
Value:  The value of 1882 $50 bills is based on their condition, serial number, and bank of issue.
We purchase all series of 1882 $50 bills.  Send us an email to tell us what you have admin@oldcurrencyvalues.com.  We will respond quickly with our opinion and offer.
Description:  Fifty dollar 1882 brown backs tend to be valuable and they are certainly very collectible.  The term brown back is a very creative collector designation used because the back of each bill is brown.  The back of the bill also contains a large number (lower than 6100) called the charter number.  The charter number alone will note affect the value.  The value of any 1882 $50 bill is based on which bank issued it and the condition of each.

The note below is from Baxter Springs in Kansas.  Your fifty dollar note could be from a different bank.  Notes from small towns, southern states, and western states tend to be more valuable than notes from the midwest and northeast.  However, no matter what you have, we strongly encourage you to send us a picture of it.  We are strong buyers and would be happy to make our best offer.


Variations:  There are three rare signature combinations for this issue:

Bruce – Jordan
Tillman – Roberts
Vernon – Treat

Even if your $50 bill isn’t signed by any of the above people, then there is still a good chance what you have is rare and valuable.  It all depends on the condition and bank of issue.

Inscriptions:  National Currency  –  This Note Is Secured By United States Bonds Deposited With The U.S. Treasurer at Washington  –  Series 1882  –  Will Pay Fifty Dollars To Bearer On Demand  –  Bureau of Engraving & Printing Treasr Dept  –  Register of the Treasury  –  Treasurer of the United States  –  This Note is receivable at par in all parts of the United States in payment of all taxes and excises and all other dues to the United States except duties on imports and also for all salaries and other debts and demands owing by the United States to Individuals Corporations & associations within the United States except Interest on 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 $1,000 fine or fifteen year imprisonment at hard labor or both