The 1928 one dollar silver certificate is common with around 640 million printed. Each note has a blue seal on the left side. In general, this silver certificate will not be worth much, but there are some rare varieties that can be quite valuable.

These were the first notes to be called funnybacks. The reason they are called funnybacks is because of the unique design on the back of the bill. The word 'one' is printed in a "funny" font that is quite different from anything ever printed on a bill. This nickname is not exclusive to the 1928 series, as the 1934 one dollar silver certificate bills have the same back design so they are also known as funnybacks.

1928 One Dollar Silver Certificate

1928 One Dollar Silver Certificate Back

Specifications

Denomination: $1.00 U.S. Dollar
Series: 1928
Type: Silver Certificate
Portrait: George Washington
Series: 6

How Much Is Your Bill Worth?

The value is mainly going to depend on the series and the condition. There were six different series that were issued. They include: 1928, 1928A, 1928B, 1928C, 1928D, and 1928E. The most common varieties are the 1928, 1928A, and 1928B issues. The 1928C, 1928D, and 1928E series are more rare and thus they sell for more money. Below are the values for each series in very fine condition and MS 63 uncirculated condition.

Series Very Fine MS 63 Uncirculated
1928 $32 $68
1928A $30 $70
1928B $30 $77.50
1928C $300 $600
1928D $125 $295
1928E $600 $1,350

Star Notes

Star notes are replacement notes that have a star next to the serial number. These star notes are more valuable than the standard notes. Below are the values for each star note series in very fine condition and MS 63 uncirculated condition.

Series Very Fine MS 63 Uncirculated
1928 $125 $550
1928A $90 $400
1928B $200 $400
1928C $17,500 Rare
1928D $4,000 Rare
1928E $10,000 Rare

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.

Conclusion

These 1928 bills can be valuable depending upon the series and condition. Therefore it's important to check which series you have. If your bill is valuable then its best to keep it safe in a currency holder.

 

Sources:

The Red Book