Small Size One Dollar Silver Certificates (1928-1957) – Values and Pricing

The one dollar silver certificate was first issued in the United States in 1886. Today we are more familiar with the current sized one dollar silver certificates. Small sized $1 silver certificates were first printed in 1928. They were printed all the way up until the 1963, which is when the first one dollar federal reserve notes were issued.

1928 – 1934 – 19351957

One dollar silver certificates, no matter the year, all have similar traits. Each silver certificate has a blue seal, a portrait of George Washington, and they state “silver certificate” on them. You can also find these the two phrases:

“This certificate is legal tender for all debts public and private”

“The certifies that there is on deposit in the treasury of the united states of america one dollar in silver payable to the bearer on demand.”

There was actually a time when you could take silver certificates to Washington DC and exchange them for silver coins. However, that time has long since passed.

The most common one dollar silver certificate is from 1957, these can be in the form of regular 1957, 1957A or 1957B. None of them are rare and they were printed by the billions. You can buy one in circulated condition for $1.50, and packs of 100 are available for $600.

1935 $1 silver certificates come in all many varieties. They run from 1935 all the way to 1935H. None of them are rare. 1935 one dollar silver certificates can also be bought for $1.50 each.

1934 $1 silver certificates were only issued for that year. They are rarer than 1935 and 1957 issues. They sell for about $12 in circulated conditions.

1928 $1 silver certificates also come with many different varieties. The common 1928 one dollar silver certificates sell for $12 and rarer issues and star notes can certainly be worth more than that.

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1928 $1 Silver Certificates



1934 $1 Silver Certificates



1935 (A – H) $1 Silver Certificates



1957 (A & B) $1 Silver Certificates