The 1917 one dollar bills can be valuable depending on their condition. Keep reading to learn more about these bills.

1917 One Dollar Bill

1917 One Dollar Bill Reverse

Specifications

Denomination: $1.00 USD
Type: Legal Tender Note
Portrait: George Washington
Series: One: 1917

Value

The value will mainly depend on the bill's condition. Star notes do not exist for this series.

Most 1917 series $1 bills are worth around $75 in very good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $125. In extremely fine condition the value is around $175. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $400-425.

There is one rare variety to look for. It's the variety with the signatures of Burke and Elliot, with Burke to the left of Elliot. This note is worth around $115 in very good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $450. In extremely fine condition the value is around $700. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $1,475.

Grading System

Very good- A circulated note that has considerable wear to it. There might be one or two tears on the edge of the note. The note may be discolored, dark in appearance, or limp.

Very fine- A note that has been in circulation but not for a long time. The note is still relatively crisp. There may be some creases, folds, or light smudges.

Extremely fine- A note that shows small signs of having been in circulation. The note will be bright and it will have almost all of its original crispness. There might be one or two minor creases or folds but there are no stains, discolorations, or tears.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- A note that shows no signs of ever having been in circulation. The note still has its original crispness. The note is also well-centered.

 

Sources:

A Guide Book of United States Paper Money


See also:

1923 One Dollar Silver Certificate
1899 One Dollar Silver Certificate