Old One Hundred Dollar Bills – Values and Pricing

Small Size One Hundred Dollar Bills (1928 – present) – Values and Pricing

Old style $100 bills featuring a small head Benjamin Franklin were printed from 1928 until 1993.  These one hundred dollars bills are typically broken down into groups based upon their seal colors, which can be:

Green – Brown – GoldRed

You will notice from the choices above that blue seal silver certificates were never printed for the one hundred dollas bill.  Yellow seal North Africa notes are also missing the $100 denomination from its print run.  However, there are still brown seal notes from 1929.  Gold certificates were printed for the one hundred dollar denomination.  Federal Reserve notes were printed, and they are mostly common.  Interestingly, the legal tender series skipped from the five dollar denomination right to the one hundred dollar denomination.

As with all collectible currency, the value of old one hundred dollar bills is based on condition, rarity, and serial number.  There are no old style one hundred dollar bills that are rare by themselves.  However, there are plenty of condition and serial number rarities out there.  Keep in mind that if the serial number of your $100 bill begins or ends with a star symbol, it could have extra value.  Use the seal color listing above or the picture guide below to select your one hundred dollar bill and learn more about what makes some old one hundred dollar bills rare.



Green Seal One Hundred Dollar Bills – Federal Reserve Notes – 1928 to current



Brown Seal One Hundred Dollar Bills – 1929



Gold Seal One Hundred Dollar Bills – Gold Certificates – 1928



Red Seal One Hundred Dollar Bills – Legal Tenders – 1966 & 1966A