$1 1957 Blue Seal Silver Certificate Circ-UNC
Let’s start with the most common bill in circulation. The $1 bill. You’ve seen plenty of them in your life.
To the right you’ll see one that’s interesting, rare, and won’t break the bank. In fact, it’s one of the most consistently affordable notes around. The year is 1957 and it features a blue seal. For only $6.45 in Very Fine Condition, or $20.45 for Uncirculated Condition, this certificate is absolutely essential. Buy it here.
$2 1928 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note
Let’s take it back another 29 years; introducing the $2 1928 Red Seal Federal Reserve Note. This piece of currency was issued by the Federal Government, rather than the green seals or the blue seals. So many great things happened in the U.S. in 1928. Amelia Earhart made her journey to become the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The Boston Garden opened in Boston. The construction of the Hoover Dam was approved. The first regular schedule of television programming began. This was during the Roaring Twenties, after all. You can own a fascinating piece of history representing this iconic year in American history. Buy it here.
$5 1929 Federal Reserve Note F+ – Depression Era Currency
Deemed “the rarest of all 1929 notes”, this piece of currency was actually not issued in 1929. It was issued in 1933, at the height of the Great Depression. And any piece of currency that was issued during the depression is a must-have for collectors.
This note was issued under FDR’s order that it could not be exchanged for gold or silver. You were also not allowed to hoard gold coins, gold bullion, or gold certificates in the U.S.
Your $5 Federal Reserve Note F+ note may come from one of 12 Federal Reserve Banks. Buy it here.
Looking for the same note, but of higher value? Check out our $10 1929 Federal Reserve Note F+ -Depression Era Currency.
10 Trillion Dollar Zimbabwe Note 2008
Some collectors would argue that this piece of currency isn’t necessary for a collection. They’d say it’s worthless and doesn’t represent much.
I disagree. I think a major reason to collect coins and currency is to show people your collection. This is one of those notes that really gets non-collectors interested. They’re absolutely amazed at the story, the number on the bill, etc. After all, this is a real piece of currency. Buy them here.
Gary Dyner is the owner of Great American Coin Company. Connect with him on Google+.