The 1928 5 dollar bills are collectible notes that can be valuable. Star notes exist and they will sell for higher prices. Continue reading to learn more about these bills.

1928 5 Dollar Bill Red Seal

1928 5 Dollar Bill Red Seal Reverse

Specifications

Denomination: $5.00 USD
Type: Legal Tender Note
Series: One: Series of 1928, Red Seal

Value

Most of these bills in circulated condition will be worth more than their face value of $5. Bills in high condition grades will sell for more money. In addition, star notes will sell for a lot more money.

Most 1928 $5 red seal bills are worth around $20-27.50 in very fine condition. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $100.

The 1928 $5 red seal bill with the signatures of Julian and Vinson is much more valuable. This bill is worth around $55 in very fine condition. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $275.

Star Notes

Star notes are replacement bills that the United States printed. These star notes are more rare and thus more valuable. You can tell if you have a star note by looking to see if there is a star symbol before the serial number.

Most 1928 series $5 red seal star notes are worth around $100-150 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $400-600 for notes with an MS 63 grade.

Star note no. F-1525 with the signatures of Woods and Mellon is worth around $325 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is around $1,150 for bills with an MS 63 grade.

Star note no. F-1526 with the signatures of Woods and Mills is the most valuable star note. This bill is worth around $800 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is around $8,000 for bills with an MS 63 grade.

Star note no. F-1527 with the signatures of Julian and Morgenthau is worth around $200 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is around $700 for bills with an MS 63 grade.

Lastly, star note no. F-1529 with the signatures of Julian and Vinson is worth around $600 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is around $4,000 for bills with an MS 63 grade.

Grading System

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.

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:

The Red Book


See also:

1914 Five Dollar Bill